Slimm's 2018 Cornerbacks (Seniors)

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  1. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    1. M.J. Stewart / N. Carolina / 5'11", 202

    2. Kameron Kelly / San Diego St. / 6'2", 200

    3. Arrion Springs / Oregon / 5'11", 205

    4. Duke Dawson / Florida / 5'10", 208

    5. Darrius Phillips / W. Michigan / 5'10", 191

    6. Jordan Thomas / Oklahoma / 6'0", 190

    7. Alijah Holder / Stanford / 6'2", 186

    8. Jamarcus King / S. Carolina / 6'2", 180

    9. Devron Davis / UTSA / 6'0", 210

    10. Greg Stroman / Virginia Tech / 5'11", 174

    11. Parry Nickerson / Tulane / 6'0", 180

    12. Derrick Tindal / Wisconsin / 5'11", 181

    13. Anthony Averett / Alabama / 6'0", 183

    14. Josh Kalu / Nebraska / 6'0", 198

    15. Tony Brown / Alabama / 6'0", 198

    16. Deatrick Nichols / S. Florida / 5'9", 186

    17. Davontae Harris / Illinois St. / 5'11", 203

    18. Avonte Maddox / Pittsburgh / 5'9", 183

    19. Henre' Toliver / Arkansas / 6'1", 185

    20. Brandon Facyson / Virginia Tech / 6'1", 195

    21. Linden Stephens / Cincinnati / 5'11", 190

    22. Jalen Davis / Utah St. / 5'10", 185

    23. Deion Harris / N. Dakota / 6'2", 182

    24. Dane Cruickshank / Arizona / 6'1", 204

    25. D'Montre Wade / Murray St. / 5'11", 192

    26. Chris Lammons / S. Carolina / 5'10", 190

    27. Johnathan Alston / N.C. State / 6'0", 210

    28. Jamar Summers / UCONN / 5'11", 189

    29. Andre Chachere / San Jose St. / 6'0", 200

    30. Danny Johnson / Southern / 5'10", 194

    31. Rashard Fant / Indiana / 5'10", 175

    32. Lance Austin / Georgia Tech / 5'10", 185

    33. Bryon Fields / Duke / 5'11", 180

    34. Josh Cox / C. Michigan / 5'11", 197

    35. Ryan Carter / Clemson / 5'9", 180
     
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  2. j-off-her-doll

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    Getting into this CB group, there's a lot to like. I like each if the top 4. Phillips had a dip in activity in 2016, and I'd like to see Springs improve in that area in general, but both defend the pass very well, and Phillips has star potential as a playmaker. Thomas and Stewart are studs.

    I also like Harding and Fant a lot as slot CB's. Very good all-around players, who should be able to step in and contribute early, because they contribute in so many different ways.

    Parry Nickerson will have to add significant weight, but, if he's able, he also shows a lot of promise. 5'8 is tough to draft, but I wouldn't bet against Lurry making a team in 2018.

    As usual, Slimm, these rankings are excellent.
     
  3. TedSlimmJr

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    I'd like to see Jordan Thomas be more physical. Has a tendency to play not physical enough for me. He ranks #1 among my Senior CB's more by default than because I'm in love with him.

    There's a few who could overtake him for the top spot here by the time it's all said and done.

    Tony Brown is by far the most physically talented corner on this list. Watch out if he ever figures it out.

    Averett is underrated in coverage. He was Bama's best cover corner the last month of the season last year.

    I also really like Harding and Fant. Good eye as usual.
     
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    Really underwhelming senior class
     
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    Deatrick Nichols has looked really compelling as a slot/nickel corner this year for South Florida, and that's a position that has seemed increasingly hard in the NFL to get right in a way that can impact the game positively for the defense.

    The physicality and aggressiveness on Nichols is tremendous.
     
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    Just getting around to Kameron Kelly, and he's having an outstanding year. I think he and Penny are the real deal, and as we get closer to draft time, I expect people to catch on. Kelly reminds me a bit of a faster, more fluid Rasul Douglas from last year. He made the game-clinching INT against Stanford. Would be a good fit for Miami or Buffalo in the AFC East. Carolina, Atlanta, Seattle, Minnesota, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia are also good fits. I know Slimm and CK know this, but he's a converted WR, and he has the ball skills you'd expect from one, but he's much more physical, active, and interested in tackling than you'd expect from a converted WR. Seems like a good dude - articulate, humble, big goals.
     
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    Wilkins looks pretty good, too. Glad to see USF doing well.
     
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    Hmm wondering what happened to my comments I made a while back. I know the site had some upgrading maybe thats it but I remember talking about the USF CB situation because this list had Tajee Fullwood and i had disagreed and mentioned Deatrick Nichols name because he was not listed. Now I come back Tajee is gone insert Nichols and my comments is gone.
     
  9. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    You made the comment in my underclassman cornerback thread from last year. It's still there...

    http://finheaven.com/threads/slimms-2017-cornerbacks-underclassman.331801/



    Fullwood's been playing safety for the past few years, and he's a top 10 Senior safety prospect in this class on my board. Not sure why you believe Deatrick Nichols is so good, yet seemingly don't appreciate Fullwood as an NFL prospect. His play and ability to make big plays has been so instrumental in big games for USF, including the win over South Carolina last year in the bowl game. Couple that with his versatility and special teams ability as the primary punt returner (where he was top 25 nationally in punt return average) and you have a kid who stands a pretty good shot at carving out an NFL career. He has prototypical size and athletic ability that the NFL covets. Furthermore, I know what he does in practice for USF. I know how consistently he makes big plays in practice, along with Deatrick Nichols.

    Nichols is a nickel back or slot corner in the NFL.

    I welcome any and all comments regarding these rankings that I put out. But the bottom line is they're mine. They're what I see. Anybody can disagree with whatever they want, but there is no "wrong guy". They're my prospects on my list in my order based off my time and my study.

    My question is, what's your point? I'll be glad to critic any list, ranking, or material from any expert out there. Are you an expert or not?
     
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    First, thank you for correcting me didn't realize it was in another thread. Thought that with the new updates to the board there was some lost posts.

    Secondly, when I originally posted that comment was because you had Tajee up there when I thought Nichols was better (in my opinion) but he wasn't even on the list. As a USF season ticket holder I watch all the games and by no means does that make me an "expert" but all I was merely questioning was I didn't think Tajee was so good to be on the list and now have our best CB (Nichols) up there. Thats all.

    Thirdly, I enjoy your reports and rankings been following them for years but sure there are times when I disagree. I don't want you to take offense to it but cause I do value your work. My extent of "expertise" is watching a games and if someone catches my eye I evaluate further. So I don't put the work you do or at the scale you do but I do recognize talent when I see it.. but once again thank you for your work and happy holidays.
     

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