Cornerbacks

1.Malcolm Jenkins (6’1, 201), Ohio State

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Strengths: Durability, versatility, size, great at shedding blocks and getting his nose in run support, fluid hips, very phyiscal in press coverage
Weaknesses: he has very few weaknesses and is a top 5 talent
Overview: Jenkins is a physical player and the best corner back in this draft. Jenkins plays a lot at safety in Ohio State’s system and that could add to his value due to the versatility. He is the number 1 corner on my board.

2. Vontae Davis (6’0, 204), Illinois*
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Strengths: Great size, strength, good speed, willing tackler and hitter, quick feet, fluid hip movement, experience
Weaknesses: Tackling technique, effort level, loses ground on double moves, needs to work on ball location
Overview Vontae Davis, brother of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, can make himself a lot of money this year. He was a three year starter for the Fighting Illini. Davis has the size you want in a conrnerback, he is a willing tackler and isn’t afraid to stick his nose in their to break up a pass. His fluid hip movement and hip work shows that he can develop in an excellent starter in the NFL. Davis has even contributed on special teams with two blocked punts.

3. D.J. Moore (5’10, 182), Vanderbilt*

4. Alphonso Smith (5’9, 190), Wake Forest

5. Darius Butler (5’10, 187), Connecticut

6. Sean Smith, Utah

7. Macho Harris (6’0, 200), Virginia Tech
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Strengths: Experience, good size, smooth hips, great in run support, willing/ sound tackler, very physical
Weaknesses: Overconfidence at times, always looks for big play resulting in getting burned, not overwhelmingly athletic, average speed and quickness, gives too big of a cushion
Overview: Macho Harris is definately best suited for the Cover 2 scheme. He has good size and physicality and will always stick his nose in there for the tackle. He is a three year starter and depending on the system, he could immediately start in the NFL.

8. Mike Mickens (6’0, 190), Cincinnati
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Strengths: Experienced, great awareness and reaction, excellent speed, athleticism, top end acceleration, nice footwork in and out of breaks, reacts very well
Weaknesses: Weight, needs to add muscle, poor ball skills, gets overly emotional at times, poor press coverage skills, below average tackler, gets beat on double moves
Overview Mike Mickens is a 4 year starter. He has shown the ability to play both zone and man coverage in Cincinnati’s defensive scheme. He needs to really improve his footwork and tackling technique. He isn’t afraid to get in there for the tackle, but he lacks the strength to finish it convincingly. If Mickens can bulk up a bit for the combine he should be a very valuable prospect.

9. Mark Parson, Ohio
10. Coye Francies, San Jose State
11. Jairus Byrd, Oregon
12. Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
13. Asher Allen, Georgia
14. Londen Fryar, Western Michigan
15. Kennan Lewis, Oregon State
16. Kevin Barnes, Maryland
17. Sherrod Martin, Troy
18. Jahi Word-Daniels, Georgia Tech
19. Domonique Johnson, Jackson State
20. DeAngelo Smith, Cincinnati
21. Ellis Lankster, West Virginia
22. Cary Harris, Southern Cal
23. Wopamao Osaisai, Stanford
24. Ryan Palmer, Texas
25. Glover Quin, New Mexico
26. Bradley Fletcher, Iowa
27. DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
28. Bruce Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
29. Lydell Sargeant, Penn State
30. Morgan Trent, Michigan
31. Jacob Lacey, Oklahoma State
32. Joe Burnett, Central Florida
33. Jerraud Powers, Auburn
34. Jason McCourty, Rutgers
35. Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State

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