NFL Draft 2016: Top 20 Secondary Prospects

  1. Jalen Ramsey, 6’1″, 209, CB/S, Florida State

Arguably the best player in the entire draft due to athleticsm and versatility.

Projection: Top 5

2. Vernon Hagreaves III- 5’10”, 204, CB, Florida

Has the upside of shut down corner, but is a bit undersized and big body wide receivers have won against him

Projection: Mid First

3. William Jackson III 6′, 189, CB, Houston

Jackson has the physical make up to be a long time shut down corner, but is raw in his footwork, and need to put on some muscle.

Projection: first round

4. Eli Apple 6’1, 195, CB, Ohio State

He has the physical look and has the foot work to be good. Still he is raw his ability to read the play and will need to be coached up.

Projection: late first-early 2nd round

5. Karl Joseph- 5’10” 205, S, West Virginia

Probably the best safety prospect in the class, and very versatile but an ACL injury in September last year will bring questions.

Projection: Late first-early 2nd round

6. Mackensie Alexander- 5’10” 190, CB, Clemson

Was the Darrelle Revis of college football and put player on an island. His size and tackling abilities seem to be his biggest draw back.

Projection: Late first- Early 2nd round

7. Keanu Neal- 6′ 211, S, Florida

One of the hardest hitters in college football. He sometimes relies to heavily on he hit and missed tackles are what he will need to work on.

Projection: Round 2

8. Kendall Fuller- 5’11” 187, CB, Virginia Tech

Has the blood of the fourth Fuller brother to be drafted in the NFL. He is coming off of a meniscus injury and which will have to be monitored.

Projection: Round 2

9. Vonn Bell- 5’11” 199, S, Ohio State

Bell ran the defense from his safety spot in Ohio State, and was a major role player in their national championship run. A low upside guy but really has no down side and fits as a strarting safety.

Proejction: round 2

10. Darian Thompson- 6’2″ 208, S, Boise State

Has the tape of a potential first rounder, but his combine showed athletically he is more of a 3rd-4th rounder. He claims he was sick and only time will tell but it did hurt his stock.

Projection: 2nd round

11. Jeremy Cash- 6’212, S, Duke

Really only plays in the box and drew comparisons to Deone Buchanon.

Projection: Late 2nd- Early 3rd

12. Artie Burns- 6′ 193, CB, Miami

Has the size and speed to be a shut down corner, but is very raw in his ability as of right now.

Projection: 3rd round

13. TJ Green- 6’2″ 209, CB, Clemson

Played safety in college, but was much better in man than in diagnosing plays and stopping the run. With his size he is a high upside project at corner.

Projection: 3rd round

14. Xavien Howard- 6′, 201, CB, Baylor

He is big and has ball sklls, but hasn’t shown he has the physicality and speed to maintain.

Projection: 3rd round

15. Jalen Mills- 6′ 191, S/CB LSU

Has everything you want in a free safety/corner back prospect, but has some major off-field questions and a 2014 domestic abuse report.

Projection: Late 3rd-4th round

16. Will Redmond- 5’11” 182, CB Mississippi State

Is a quick corner with solid balls skills. He will probably be drafted to be a slot corner and can fit into the role immediately.

Projection: Late 3rd- Early 4th

17. Sean Davis- 6’1″ 201, CB/S, Maryland

He is fast, tall, and can make tackles. He is not a guy who can guard you in man and would be better off converting from a zone corner to a strong safety.

Projection: Late 3rd- Early 4th

18. Tyvis Powell- 6’3″, 211, S, Ohio State

Has the size and all skills to be really productive, but he is a player who has slipped mainly due to missed tackles and coverages.

Projection: 4th Round

19. Zach Sanchez- 5’11”, 185, CB, Oklahoma

The size shows he will probably be limited to slot duties, but he has quality ball skils and should have a low floor.

Projection: Round 4

20. Cyrus Jones-5’10” 197, CB, Alabama

A former wide receiver and has the skills to play corner, but is really raw in his tackling and playing the run.

Projection: Round 4

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