NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Top Cornerback Prospects

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Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) intercepts a pass. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

 

The 2014 NFL Draft is only a week away, and as we inch closer, I will continue providing my position rankings for the draft and discuss which prospects the Green Bay Packers may consider selecting come draft day.

I have already provided my rankings for safety, tight endinside linebackerwide receiverdefensive lineoffensive line, and outside linebacker. Click on the links if you’d like to check these outs.

With the re-signing of Sam Shields this offseason, cornerback may not be a dire need for the Packers going into the draft, but with Tramon Williams entering a contract year and the possibility of Micah Hyde switching to safety, it’s possible Green Bay will look to draft a cornerback.

The Packers may also look  to this cornerback class to find their answer at safety. They may draft a bigger, physical corner, like Utah’s Keith McGill or Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, with the intent of switching him to safety.

Here are my top 25 cornerbacks for the 2014 NFL Draft. I grouped the players into four tiers.

Tier One being potential impact players at the next level.

Tier Two being players who could be solid starters or make contributions as a rookie.

Tier Three being developmental prospects who have some upside but may not be ready to contribute immediately.

And Tier Four being role players who could offer depth on the roster.

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