2024 NFL Draft Betting Guide– Cornerbacks

2024 NFL Draft Betting Guide–

If you want to jump on your 2024 NFL handicapping, look at some of the top players at each position for the 2024 NFL Draft after the NFL Combine. If you don’t have quality cornerbacks, your pass defense is going to struggle. This year’s draft has some quality corners, which starts on April 25. We’ll take a look at the top CBs in the Draft.

(odds from Draft Kings)

Quinyon Mitchell from Toledo is listed as a -150 favorite to become the first cornerback selected, while Terrion Arnold from Alabama is a +130 favorite to become the first corner selected and -145 to become the second corner (Mitchel is +180).

1)Quinyon Mitchell, 6-0, 195, Toledo

Mitchell shined in the Senior Bowl, which he needed to do. Is very explosive with a 40 time under 4.35. He has all the tools to be a big-time corner at the next level. Had 52 pass breakups and six interceptions at Toledo. Round: 1

2)Terrion Arnold, 6-0, 189, Alabama

Arnold had a great Pro day in Alabama and has all the physical tools with long arms. A 4.50 40 is good but not great and might keep him from being the top corner drafted. Had 63 tackles, 6.5 TFls, 5 INTs and 17 passes defensed in 14 games on 2023. Round: 1

3)Cooper DeJean, 6-1, 205, Iowa

DeJean ran an impressive 4.34 40 and is a great athlete. There are some concerns he’s too big to play corner and might move to safety. Zone defense is probably his best scheme. Rounds: 1-2

4)Nate Wiggins, 6-1, 173, Clemson

Wiggins is a burner who ran a 4.28 40. He has tremendous upside with that kind of speed and length. Will need to get bigger. Had 29 tackles, two picks, 8 passes defended and two forced fumbles in 10 games last season. Rounds: 1-2

5)Kool-Aid McKinstry, 6-0, 199, Alabama

Another good corner from Alabama, McKinstry didn’t have a pick last season in 14 games, but did have 32 tackles and 7 passes defensed. Not a lot of teams throw at him. Not a burner at 4.55 40, but very smart. Rounds: 1-2

6)T.J Tampa, Iowa State, 6-1, 189

Tampa has good size and a very long wingspan. Had 22 career passes defensed, while playing for a zone-heavy scheme at Iowa State. Round: 2

7)Ennis Rakestraw Jr., 5-11, 183, Missouri

Ran a 4.47 at a Pro day while nursing a fracture in his right foot. Has elite press skills and enough speed to overcome lack of height. Foot issue might scare teams. Rounds: 2-4

8)Kamari Lassiter, 5-11, 186, Georgia

Lassiter has good length and decent speed. Has very quick feet and has good instincts to make up for the fact that he’s not a great athlete. Rounds: 2-3

9)Mike Sainristil, 5-9, 182, Michigan

Slot corner who played on a great Michigan defense and was a huge part of it. He’s a football player. Rounds: 3-5

10)Khyree Jackson, 6-3, 194, Oregon

Tall corner who posted an 11-1 broad jump at the NFL combine. Also had 10 pass breakups and 3 INTs at Oregon in 2023. Still needs to make some strides but his size and athleticism are alluring. Rounds: 3-4

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