2013 NFL Draft cornerback rankings

Wesley Hitt

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Alabama's Dee Milliner clearly distinguished himself as the top cornerback in the 2013 NFL Draft. While there is debate at many other positions, Milliner is almost universally considered the top cornerback in this class. While he's not quite on the same level as Morris Claiborne or Patrick Peterson, he's the best at the top of the class this year.

Behind Milliner, there is plenty of debate. We've pushed Xavier Rhodes of Florida State up to the second spot. The big dropper among cornerbacks? It's Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State. He's still a good cornerback. But his NFL Combine limits the amount of teams that may be interested in him. NFL teams are that fickle about cornerbacks. Without top speed, NFL teams won't think as highly of him.

Like many of the defensive groups this year, cornerback is loaded with depth. This class should produce a lot of starters. And it features the draft's biggest wild card, Tyrann Mathieu.

1. Dee Milliner | 5'11 7/8, 201 pounds | Cornerback | Alabama *
2. Xavier Rhodes | 6'2, 217 pounds | Cornerback | Florida State *
3. Logan Ryan | 5'11 1/8, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Rutgers *
4. Desmond Trufant | 5'11 5/8, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Washington
5. Johnthan Banks | 6'2, 185 pounds | Cornerback | Mississippi State
6. Jordan Poyer | 5'11 7/8, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon State
7. Blidi Wreh-Wilson | 6'0 3/4, 195 pounds | Cornerback | Connecticut
8. David Amerson | 6'1, 205 pounds | Cornerback | North Carolina State *
9. Darius Slay | 6'0, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Mississippi State
10. Jamar Taylor | 5'10 5/8, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Boise State
11. Will Davis | 5'11 1/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Utah State
12. Leon McFadden | 5'10, 193 pounds | Cornerback | San Diego State
13. D.J. Hayden | 5'11, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Houston
14. Tyrann Mathieu | 5'8 3/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | LSU
15. Mike Davis | 5'11 1/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Hawaii *
16. Tharold Simon | 6'2, 202 pounds | Cornerback | LSU *
17. Steve Williams | 5'8 7/8, 181 pounds | Cornerback | California *
18. Adrian Bushell | 5'9 3/8, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Louisville
19. Johnny Adams | 5'10 1/4, 185 pounds | Cornerback | Michigan State
20. Terry Hawthorne | 5'11 3/4, 195 pounds | Cornerback | Illinois
21. Nickell Robey | 5'7 1/4, 169 pounds | Cornerback | Southern California *
22. Micah Hyde | 5'11 3/4, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Iowa
23. Marc Anthony | 5'11 3/8, 196 pounds | Cornerback | California
24. Dwayne Gratz | 5'11, 201 pounds | Cornerback | Connecticut
25. Jay Jay Johnson | 5'9 3/8, 199 pounds | Cornerback | Purdue
26. Rod Sweeting | 5'11 1/4, 189 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia Tech
27. Brandon McGee | 5'11, 193 pounds | Cornerback | Miami
28. Allen Chapman | 5'11, 176 pounds | Cornerback | Kansas State
29. Sanders Commings | 6'0 1/8, 216 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia
30. Travis Howard | 6'1, 200 pounds | Cornerback | Ohio State
31. Terrence Brown | 6'1, 178 pounds | Cornerback | Stanford *
32. Nigel Malone | 5'10, 180 pounds | Cornerback | Kansas State

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