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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10. Greg Stroman / Virginia Tech / 6'0", 180

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

    12. Parry Nickerson / Tulane / 6'0", 175

    13. Davontae Harris / Illinois St. / 6'0", 200

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

    15. Deatrick Nichols / S. Florida / 5'10", 189

    16. Jamar Summers / UCONN / 6'0", 190

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

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

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

    20. Brandon Facyson / Virginia Tech / 6'1", 197

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

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

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

    24. Emmanuel Moseley / Tennessee / 5'11", 184

    25. Heath Harding / Miami (OH) / 5'10", 186

    26. Josh Cox / C. Michigan / 5'11", 190

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

    28. Levi Wallace / Alabama / 6'0", 183

    29. Demetrius Monday / Kent St. / 5'10", 204

    30. Ryan Carter / Clemson / 5'9", 180

    31. Shawun Lurry / N. Illinois / 5'8", 180

    32. Curtis Mikell / Southern Miss / 5'8", 170

    33. Blaise Taylor / Arkansas St. / 5'9", 170
     
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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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