Cornerback Rankings 2024 NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (29) against Minnesota Golden Gophers during their game at Huntington Bank Stadium at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 2021. Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch;
Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Denzel Burke (29) against Minnesota Golden Gophers during their game at Huntington Bank Stadium at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 2021. Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch;

CORNERBACK PROSPECT RANKINGS 2024 NFL DRAFT

Kool-Aid McKinstry from Alabama stands out in the 2024 NFL Draft Cornerback class with his all-encompassing skill set. Combine with prototypical size, he boasts elite technique, speed, and agility, and is able to mirror receivers deep. He made first-team All-SEC in 2022, and assuming continues to develop could be a top-five selection.

Denzel Burke of Ohio State, a former four-star recruit, showed promise with a 58.3 QB rating when targeted in his freshman year. Despite some regression in 2022, Burke's explosive athleticism, flexibility, and physicality still make him an exciting cover man prospect, with some room for refinement.

Javon Bullard from Georgia brings versatility and an aggressive mentality to the table. As an active nickel defender in 2022, he showed agility, and obvious technical skills as he surrendered a QB rating of just 77.6

Kalen King of Penn State earned national recognition in 2022, making a name for himself by snagging three interceptions and making 15 pass defenses. Despite just average size, King's athleticism, excellent ball skills, and physicality make him a potential first-round selection.
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LAST UPDATED: 03/02/2024

Player Rankings - Cornerback

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Cooper
DeJean

CB
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
203lbs 6-0 4.50 2 23.2
89.3
Cooper DeJean is a potential first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft. His ability in zone defense and effectiveness in space suggest he'll...
2

Nate
Wiggins

CB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
173lbs 6-1 4.28 3 24.3
88.9
Nate Wiggins emerges as a potential top-five cornerback prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, offering a compelling blend of physical...
3

Quinyon
Mitchell

CB
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
195lbs 6-0 4.33 4 24.4
88.4
Quinyon Mitchell has the tools to make an immediate splash in the NFL, but he's got some polishing to do first. His game tape from Toledo...
4

Terrion
Arnold

CB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
189lbs 6-0 4.50 6 31.6
87.8
Terrion Arnold emerges from Alabama's football crucible as a high-caliber cornerback prospect for the NFL Draft. His transition from...
5

Kool-Aid
McKinstry

CB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
199lbs 6-0 4.55 1 19.7
87.7
Kool-Aid McKinstry brings a compelling mix to the table, and there's no doubting his ceiling at the next level. The kid shows up on...
6

Ennis
Rakestraw Jr...

CB
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
183lbs 5-11 4.51 7 37.4
86.8
Ennis Rakestraw Jr. has solidified himself as a premier man-coverage CB out of Missouri, showcasing elite press skills and a natural...
7

Kamari
Lassiter

CB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
186lbs 6-0 4.58 8 40
86.7
Kamari Lassiter stands out as a notable perimeter cornerback prospect, showcasing a unique blend of physicality and instinctual play....
8

T.J.
Tampa

CB
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
189lbs 6-1 4.45 14 57.3
86.2
TJ Tampa's size and press coverage skills stand out, offering the physicality to jam receivers at the line and disrupt routes early. His...
9

Max
Melton

CB
Rutgers   Mascot
Rutgers Mascot
187lbs 5-11 4.39 25 82.3
85.6
Elite quick twitch athlete - put up a 99 percentile Broad jump, 94 percentile Vertical, and a 4.39 forty at the combine. Speed gives him...
10

Mike
Sainristil

CB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
182lbs 5-9 4.47 19 71.5
85.5
Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. Sainristil has the quick and surprisingly powerful...
11

Kris
Abrams-Drain...

CB
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
179lbs 5-11 4.44 22 75.1
84.9
Has a nice blend of length, speed, and quickness. He’s at his best mirroring routes underneath, showing fluid movement skills and the...
12

Khyree
Jackson

CB
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
194lbs 6-4 4.50 26 82.4
84.5
Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow up screens. Has...

2024 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Cornerback

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2024 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Cornerback

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.