We witnessed one of the all-time great rookie cornerback classes in 2022 with alumni such as All-Pro first round pick Sauce Gardner (Jets) and Pro Bowl selection Tariq Woolen (Seahawks).
While just seven cornerbacks were chosen through the first two days of the NFL Draft last year,
there would be a grand total of 35 who heard their name called by the end of Day Three. So what does the 2023 NFL Draft Class have in store for an encore?
Expect lots of cornerbacks off the board, in a fast and furious manner! Coming off a strong performance at the Reese’s Senior Bowl,
Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon possesses top-notch instincts and physical traits, along with the ability to line up on either side of the field.
However, no cornerback may be more physical than Joey Porter Jr. (it runs in the family),
as the Penn State playmaker man brings size, athleticism and change of direction ability,
along with the propensity to create turnovers.
Meanwhile, Oregon blazer Christian Gonzalez is expected to test amongst the elite percentile at the NFL Scouting Combine,
which could create an interesting conversation as to who is CB1 inside NFL war rooms.