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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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