Early Draft Rankings: Cornerbacks

Depending on how the first six picks fall in the draft, the Vikings could go after the top cornerback in the draft or wait until the later rounds to supplement their top free-agent pickup, Denard Walker.

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EARLY CORNERBACK RANKINGS
Draft ratings are never a perfect science, even for NFL teams that dedicate departments and year-round scouts to the important job of grading college players and trying to decide how their skills will transfer to the NFL. Here are Viking Update writer and draft fan Kevin Brown's early ratings for the 2003 class.
Under the height column, the first digit represents feet, the next two digits represent inches and the last digit represents how many eighths of an inch (so 6034 equals 6 feet, 3 and 4/8 inches).
GRADE DESCRIPTION ROUND
9.00
8.00
7.00
6.50
6.00
5.90
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.50
5.40
5.30
5.20
5.10
5.00
4.50
4.00
3.00
Once-in-a-lifetime player.
Perennial All-Pro player.
Potential All-Pro as a rookie.
Immediate starter as a rookie (except QB).
1st-round pick; should start by 2004.
Early 2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
3rd round pick.
3rd round pick.
4th-round pick.
5th-round pick.
6th-round pick.
7th-round pick.
Priority free-agent.
Free-agent who could make a team.
Worth bringing to training camp.
Possible camp player.
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1
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
5
6
7
FA
FA
FA
FA
NAME
COLLEGE
HT.
WT.
40
GR.
Newman, Terence
Trufant, Marcus
Woolfolk, Andre
Battle, Julian
Walton, Shane
Weathersby, Dennis
Florence, Drayton
Garrett, Kevin
Babers, Roderick
Groce, DeJuan
Wilson, Eugene
Davis, Sammy
Jones, Rushen
Henry, Cedric
Manning, Ricky Jr.
Cox, Torrie
Samuel, Asante
Faison, Rashad
Hardy, Kelly
Mance, Brian
Banks, Korey
Strickland, Donald
Lehan, Michael
Smith, Art
Whitaker, Ronyell
Oliver, Latroy
Asomugha, Nnamdi
Tillman, Charles
Nelson, Rhett
Hunter, Will
Sharpe, Ricky
Tucker, Maurice
Carlyle, Calvin
Knight, Kevin
Leftwich, Terrance
White, Victor
Bodden, Leigh
Walker, Frank
Jimoh, Adebola
Tucker, B.J.
Roberts, Terrell
McGee, Don
Cooks, Weldon
Goss, Jason
Hester, Marvious
Elpheage, Lynaris
McGee, Terrence
Bolden, Hirchel
Taylor, Ivan
Suggs, DeMario
Powell, Jemeel
Reed, Rayshun
Collins, Chris
Thomas, Robert
Hood, Roderick
Boston, Courtney
Holmes-Miller, Ricklan
Brown, Chris
O'Donald, D'Juan
Haith, William "Roc"
Johnson, D.J.
Thornton, James
Tatum, Derrick
Williams, Brandon
White, Bop
Adams, Blue
Johnson, Leroy
Sanchez, Jeff
Satterwhite, Yancey
Nelson, Broderick
Hunter, Joe
Dalton, Anthony
Crockett, D'Shaun
Green, Carnell
Watson, Derrick
Hanson, Joselio
Faulk, Stephen
Tarpley, Terence
Crawley, Wes
Robinson, Shawn
Clark, Clyde
Miles, Willie
Hinton, David
Carter, A.C.
Cromartie, Robert
Covington, Raheem
Sneed, Roderick
Malone, Victor
Colzie, Neal
Findley, Trent
Robinson, Travaris
Arbet, Kevin
Floyd, Marquis
Beckstrom, Jason
Cody, Rico
Dixon, Gerald
Singfield, Dahnel
Dyer, Nashville
Griffian, Rodney
Hookfin, Demetrius
Stanton, Jeffrey
Kern, Chris
Rhone, Tyrone
Yates, Cory
Johnson, Chris
Wynn, Jamal
Duncan, Antoine
Almonte, Jairo
Thompson, Carlos
Rideaux, Darrell
Tatum, Malcolm
Houston, Lovell
Moe, Eric
Carter, Shaddrick
Pittman, Montrail
Austin, Atif
Corker, Derrick
Jones, R.J.
Mullins, Lemuel
Albano, Gregg
Sailor, Ricky
Anderson, Jehu
Reed, J.R.
Reed, Denmark
Calahan, Ryan
Lambert, Mike
Irvin, Derek
LeRoy, Travis
Stackhouse, Isaac
Justin, Arabin
White, Trevor
Steward, Jerome
Johnson, Gary
Rhino, Kelley
Hall, Michael
Thompson, Vince
Plather, DeAngelo
Tabb, Clinton
Nash, Antonio
Kansas State
Washington State
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Notre Dame
Oregon State
Tuskegee
Southern Methodist
Texas
Nebraska
Illinois
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
Michigan State
UCLA
Pittsburgh
Central Florida
South Carolina
East Carolina
Clemson
Mississippi State
Colorado
Minnesota
Northeastern (Mass.)
Virginia Tech
Syracuse
California
Louisiana-Lafayette
Colorado State
Syracuse
San Diego State
South Florida
Oregon State
North Carolina
Temple
Winston-Salem
Duquesne
Tuskegee
Utah State
Wisconsin
Oregon State
North Texas
Texas-El Paso
Texas Christian
Georgia Tech
Tulane
Northwestern State (La.)
Alabama
Louisiana-Lafayette
Michigan State
California
Troy State
Central Arkansas
Hofstra
Auburn
Sam Houston
Oklahoma State
Alabama-Birmingham
Illinois State
Liberty
Iowa
Morris Brown
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Cincinnati
Southern Mississippi
Tulane
Marshall
Michigan State
UCLA
Western Washington
Utah
California-Davis
Jackson State
Texas Tech
Pennsylvania
Marshall
Air Force
Pittsburgh
Navy
Tennessee
Arizona
Indiana
Florida
Northwestern
Colorado
Houston
Florida A&M
Tennessee-Martin
Auburn
Southern California
West Georgia
Notre Dame
Fort Valley State
Alabama
Buffalo
Kent State
Lambuth
Louisiana State
Tuskegee
Mount Union
Wisconsin-Stout
Southern Mississippi
Louisville
Nevada-Las Vegas
Missouri
Temple
Central Florida
Southern California
Florida State
Colorado
Wisconsin-Stout
Midwestern State (Tex.)
North Carolina A&T
Iowa State
Southern Illinois
Missouri
Morris Brown
Bentley
Texas Tech
Toledo
South Florida
Grambling
Wyoming
Buffalo
Graceland
Ripon
South Carolina
Northern Arizona
Boston College
East Carolina
Villanova
Georgia Tech
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Virginia Military Institute
Rowan
Susquehana
5103
5111
6013
6022
5105
6005
6002
5093
5086
5095
5103
5116
5111
5095
5085
5092
5107
5085
5106
5103
5097
5100
5116
6003
5087
5080
6023
6011
6000
5100
5116
5110
5111
5072
5111
6000
6000
6000
6002
5104
5091
5102
6002
5100
5102
5090
5095
5104
6003
5113
6002
5092
5092
5090
5096
5100
5110
6003
5114
5092
5100
5102
5104
5104
5102
5094
5100
5096
5094
5112
5110
5086
5076
5080
5101
5090
5100
5094
5105
6010
6010
5110
5112
5073
5070
5090
5112
5110
6000
6002
5093
5110
5110
5092
5114
5095
5114
5100
5110
5096
5110
5104
5086
5090
6000
5116
5092
5100
5100
5082
5113
6000
6000
5100
5100
5072
5114
6000
6020
6020
5100
6010
5110
6010
5100
5090
5100
6020
5092
5110
5080
5082
5080
5072
5100
5092
6012
6010
5090
189
199
197
205
184
204
198
194
192
192
192
186
202
181
185
181
185
193
192
189
188
187
196
195
191
188
213
207
196
193
189
187
185
185
185
203
205
205
188
188
203
190
185
183
178
170
201
196
189
195
186
185
183
195
190
172
200
195
191
190
190
190
187
186
184
183
183
176
175
173
171
195
186
185
178
166
185
185
193
190
194
177
175
195
192
185
185
178
199
196
191
190
190
188
188
187
182
176
175
175
175
200
180
180
195
186
184
180
177
173
162
195
190
188
183
182
180
169
203
190
190
188
188
183
193
191
190
190
190
185
184
182
180
179
177
176
175
175
170
4.29
4.38
4.41
4.42
4.55
4.37
4.39
4.31
4.36
4.48
4.40
4.42
4.46
4.38
4.42
4.47
4.49
4.49
4.37
4.56
4.50
4.44
4.49
4.48
4.44
4.38
4.43
4.43
4.39
4.45
4.50
4.29
4.35
4.29
4.55
4.60
4.38
4.48
4.48
4.34
4.58
4.48
4.45
4.56
4.47
4.42
4.48
4.37
4.39
4.37
4.40
4.41
4.48
4.45
4.42
4.28
4.52
4.52
4.42
4.55
4.49
4.54
4.38
4.43
4.46
4.53
4.45
4.45
4.50
4.50
4.45
4.50
4.40
4.60
4.55
4.40
4.44
4.45
4.50
4.50
4.49
4.35
4.52
4.41
4.43
4.52
4.55
4.38
4.52
4.39
4.54
4.60
4.48
4.50
4.49
4.45
4.48
4.50
4.45
4.44
4.38
4.45
4.50
4.47
4.33
4.49
4.47
4.44
4.55
4.28
4.43
4.47
4.58
4.42
4.52
4.53
4.50
4.50
4.60
4.58
4.36
4.45
4.50
4.56
4.64
4.47
4.60
4.56
4.45
4.44
4.52
4.45
4.37
4.49
4.35
4.45
4.48
4.55
4.52
6.50
6.25
6.25
5.75
5.60
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.40
5.40
5.30
5.25
5.15
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.05
5.05
5.05
5.01
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
4.95
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.30
4.30
4.25
4.25
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.10
4.10
4.10
4.10
4.10
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.75
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50

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