ESPN's Matt Miller releases cornerback draft rankings & pro comparisons
We are officially less than one month away from the 2023 NFL Draft.
With mock draft season heating up, ESPN's Matt Miller took an in-depth look at one position in particular ahead of next month's festivities in Kansas City.
The draft analyst recently asked NFL scouts, general managers and coaches for their cornerback rankings for the 2023 draft class.
Below are the top five corners from the poll, along with pro comparisons from Miller for each prospect:
1. Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
Size: 6-foot, 181 pounds
2022 Stats: 12 games, 41 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, 2.5 tackles for loss
Accolades: Consensus All-American (2022), First-Team All-Big Ten (2022), Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year (2022)
Pro Comp: Jaire Alexander
2. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
Size: 6-foot-1, 197 pounds
2022 Stats: 12 games, 50 tackles (35 solo), four interceptions, seven passes defensed, one tackle for loss
Accolades: First-Team All-Pac-12 (2022)
Pro Comp: A.J. Terrell
3. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
Size: 6-foot-2, 193 pounds
2022 Stats: 10 games, 27 tackles (21 solo), 11 passes defensed, one fumble recovery
Accolades: First-Team All-Big Ten (2022), 2x Third-Team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
Pro Comp: Marlon Humphrey
4. Deonte Banks, Maryland
Size: 6-foot-0, 197 pounds
2022 Stats: 12 games, 38 tackles (25 solo), one interception, eight passes defensed, 0.5 sacks
Accolades: All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2022)
Pro Comp: Byron Jones
5. Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
Size: 6-foot-1, 166 pounds
2022 Stats: 12 games, 46 tackles (26 solo), six interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one tackle for loss, three defensive touchdowns
Accolades: Consensus All-American (2022), First-Team All-SEC (2022), Second-Team All-SEC (2021)
Pro Comp: Donte Jackson
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