The 2020 NFL Draft is only 14 days away from being under way, it’s time to start finalizing your rankings. Here is the final Top 10 Cornerback rankings!
The 2020 NFL Draft is so close yet so far away as we spend this difficult time trapped indoors. The NFL Draft will give everyone a much needed break away from all of what is going on around our country right now. The NFL will take center stage April 23-25 but in a different manner than usual as the draft will be held virtually. It’s a chance to see something new that we haven’t seen before that could possibly lead to even more revamping of the draft in the future. The virtual draft may provide the NFL with small tweaks that they can add into the draft day experience in the future.
The first two picks in this year’s draft are pretty much set in stone so the draft really doesn’t start until pick three. Meaning that the draft really doesn’t start until the Lions possibly select Ohio State’s Jeffrey Okudah. The draft starting with a cornerback is perfect in a year that could possibly see five cornerbacks go in the first round based on team preferences. The cornerback position is now a premium position in today’s NFL and you can never have too many guys who can cover. Okudah is the cream of the crop in this class but he is only the beginning of what is a special group of corners.
This writer believes there will be cornerbacks taken in the 4th and 5th rounds who can contribute as starters. A lot of guys in this class have scheme versatility which makes this class even stronger because you don’t have to project them to only a certain number of teams. Meanwhile there are other guys who are really good in individual portions of their game. Some guys will be stars if placed into a zone scheme that allows them to use their high football intelligence and ball skills.
Other guys are press-man extraordinaires who can tap into their stardom early on if placed on a team who relies heavily on beating receivers up at the line. This writer could easily find 20 or so cornerbacks that he likes from this class though. Unfortunately there are only 10 spots when it comes to a top 10. With that being said, here is your final top 10 cornerback rankings for the 2020 NFL Draft class.