2013 NFL Draft cornerback rankings

Kevin C. Cox

How an NFL Draft website ranks cornerbacks varies greatly from how and NFL team stacks its board. Sites have to include everyone. Teams can cater their board to the scheme they run. The way the board falls for a zone team differs from a board from a man coverage team.

Each year, about 35 to 40 cornerbacks are selected in the draft. This year we have 35 corners rated. While there are some that will be drafted that we missed, many of these players are the same you've seen here throughout the year.

In our final cornerback rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft, Alabama's Dee Milliner remains on the top. He's the most complete corner in the draft and could be a top 10 pick. The depth after Milliner is impressive. Xavier Rhodes and Desmond Trufant are likely first-round picks, and Jamar Taylor of Boise State could be as well.

We rank Rutgers' Logan Ryan and Mississippi State's Johnthan Banks higher than Taylor, though. Their timing numbers weren't very good, but Ryan and Banks are playings that should excel in zone systems.

1. Dee Milliner | 5'11 7/8, 201 pounds | Cornerback | Alabama *
2. Xavier Rhodes | 6'2, 217 pounds | Cornerback | Florida State *
3. Desmond Trufant | 5'11 5/8, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Washington
4. Logan Ryan | 5'11 1/8, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Rutgers *
5. Johnthan Banks | 6'2, 185 pounds | Cornerback | Mississippi State
6. Jamar Taylor | 5'10 5/8, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Boise State
7. Jordan Poyer | 5'11 7/8, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon State
8. Blidi Wreh-Wilson | 6'0 3/4, 195 pounds | Cornerback | Connecticut
9. Darius Slay | 6'0, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Mississippi State
10. David Amerson | 6'1, 205 pounds | Cornerback | North Carolina State *
11. Robert Alford | 5'10 1/8, 188 pounds | Cornerback | Southeast Lousiana
12. D.J. Hayden | 5'11, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Houston
13. B.W. Webb | 5'10, 184 pounds | Cornerback | William & Mary
14. Will Davis | 5'11 1/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Utah State
15. Leon McFadden | 5'10, 193 pounds | Cornerback | San Diego State
16. Tyrann Mathieu | 5'8 3/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | LSU
17. Mike Davis | 5'11 1/4, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Hawaii *
18. Tharold Simon | 6'2, 202 pounds | Cornerback | LSU *
19. Steve Williams | 5'8 7/8, 181 pounds | Cornerback | California *
20. Adrian Bushell | 5'9 3/8, 186 pounds | Cornerback | Louisville
21. Johnny Adams | 5'10 1/4, 185 pounds | Cornerback | Michigan State
22. Nickell Robey | 5'7 1/4, 169 pounds | Cornerback | Southern California *
23. Dwayne Gratz | 5'11, 201 pounds | Cornerback | Connecticut
24. Josh Johnson | 5'10, 199 pounds | Cornerback | Purdue
25. Terry Hawthorne | 5'11 3/4, 195 pounds | Cornerback | Illinois
26. Micah Hyde | 5'11 3/4, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Iowa
27. Marc Anthony | 5'11 3/8, 196 pounds | Cornerback | California
28. Jay Jay Johnson | 5'9 3/8, 199 pounds | Cornerback | Purdue
29. Rod Sweeting | 5'11 1/4, 189 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia Tech
30. Brandon McGee | 5'11, 193 pounds | Cornerback | Miami
31. Allen Chapman | 5'11, 176 pounds | Cornerback | Kansas State
32. Sanders Commings | 6'0 1/8, 216 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia
33. Travis Howard | 6'1, 200 pounds | Cornerback | Ohio State
34. Terrence Brown | 6'1, 178 pounds | Cornerback | Stanford *
35. Nigel Malone | 5'10, 180 pounds | Cornerback | Kansas State

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