2017 NFL Draft big board: Top 10 cornerback prospects

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Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) intercepts the ball from Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Josh Reynolds (11) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) intercepts the ball from Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Josh Reynolds (11) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

2. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (6-1, 198) — Film Grade: 84.0

Quick Take: Humphrey can be a difficult player to figure out. He’s very effective at jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage and he competes hard in jump ball situations.

He’ll contest plenty of catches and he has the strength and size to knock around receivers. He’s also a solid tackler and very aggressive against the run. You have to admire the competitive fire he plays with.

However, there area downsides to his game. Humphrey looks a bit stiff at times changing direction and can get beat by quicker wide receivers. He also bites on double moves and fakes at times or will lose track of his guy and allow a big play behind his coverage.

He’s the cornerback that looks dominant at times, but then makes some head-scratching blunders. Hopefully, in time he minimizes these mistakes, and his raw ability shines through. His ceiling is very high.

Traits: 1. Athletic Ability (8/10)  2. Awareness (7/10)  3. Speed (9/10)  4. Strength (5/5)  5. Impact/Playmaking (8/10)  6. Man Coverage (8/10)  7. Zone Coverage (9/10)  8. Ball Skills (8/10)  9. Run Support (4/5)  10. Tackling (4.5/5)  11. Competitiveness (9/10)  12. Size (4.5/5)

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