Giants.com takes a look at NFL.com's scouting reports on the 2017 draft prospects:
Leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Media's Mike Mayock unveiled his first position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft. The draft expert will update this list a few times before the first round eventually kicks off April 27 in Philadelphia.
In the meantime, Giants.com will take a closer look at each position. Today, we break down Mayock's top cornerbacks:
SIDNEY JONES, WASHINGTON
NFL.com Scouting Report: Jones is a "casino cornerback" who has the ball skills and instincts to tilt the odds in his favor when quarterbacks look his way. His toughness and desire to make plays on the ball is remarkably similar to his friend and off-season workout buddy, Marcus Peters. Jones has lockdown corner talent but will have to prove he can add muscle without sacrificing speed. His football character and play traits should make him a long-time starter with Pro Bowl potential. NFL comparison: Marcus Peters.
MARSHON LATTIMORE, OHIO STATE
NFL.com Scouting Report: Average-sized, one-year starter with explosive athleticism and a loaded tool box. He has the feet, hips and agility to be a lockdown cornerback and the ball skills to make teams pay for looking in his direction. His lack of experience could show up early, but he has the confidence and competitive nature that should help him overcome those issues. He has the ability to become a Pro Bowl cornerback early in his career. NFL comparison: Vontae Davis.
MARLON HUMPHREY, ALABAMA
NFL.com Scouting Report: Talented height-weight-speed prospect who comes from NFL bloodlines. Might need time for his technique to catch up with his traits. Coverage inconsistencies could cause him to struggle against quality competition early on, but his mental makeup and recovery talent should help him pull through. Has the instincts and run-support skills to become an early starter for a zone-cover defense, but it will be hard for teams looking for a lockdown, man corner to pass on all of those physical gifts early in the draft. NFL comparison: Jimmy Smith.
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TEEZ TABOR, FLORIDA
NFL.com Scouting Report: Tabor has terrific size and quickness, but it will be interesting to see how he times in the forty. While he has some lapses in judgement and awareness in coverage, his nine career interceptions didn't happen by accident. He is a pure cover corner with the ability to pattern match around the field, but don't expect him to be a plus tackler in run support. He has the traits of a first-round cornerback, but some teams may be put off by some of his annoyances. NFL comparison: Darius Slay.
TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE, LSU
NFL.com Scouting Report: Full-time starter for better part of four years and one of the premier mirror-and-match cornerbacks in the game. Has the feet, athleticism and instincts for prolonged coverage responsibilities and his twitch will always have him near the throw. Best suited for all forms of man coverage. Should compete as special teams performer. Lacks run-support physicality to be an every-down corner, but he's talented enough to challenge for slot duties right away. NFL comparison: Tracy Porter.
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