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The Top Ten Cornerbacks In The NFL Draft

Anybody who watched the Eagles in 2010 knows that they must get help at the cornerback position.  Time and time again, quarterbacks were able to dial up the receivers who was matched up against the likes of Ellis Hobbs, Dimitri Patterson and Trevard Lindley.  Something must be done about it.  That’s why the Birds are likely to be looking for a cornerback with their first couple of picks.

Here’s a look at what the Top 10 cornerback group looks like, along with Brandon Burton of Utah, who looks very good as well.

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Height: 6-1. Weight: 212.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Projected Round (2011): Top 4 Pick.

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Projected Round (2011): Top 10 Pick.

Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2011): Top 25 Pick.

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2011): 2.

Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
Height: 6-1. Weight: 189.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Projected Round (2011): 2.

Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
Height: 6-0. Weight: 180.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
Height: 5-9. Weight: 181.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
Height: 5-10. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2011): 2-4.

Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
Height: 6-1. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
Projected Round (2011): 2-4.


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February 13, 2011 5:44 pm

I think you are going to regret leaving Brandon Burton from Utah off this list. He’s a great cover guy with a solid skill set that has been climbing the board. He also recently tweeted about running a 4.35 40 yard dash which might put him in the first two rounds.

February 13, 2011 7:14 pm

Here are 7 more CB’s that have projected to go in the 1st couple of rounds that have looked pretty good also by many NFL Observors/Scouts

#1)Davon House from New Mexico St at 6-0 185lbs (Projected 2nd Round)
#2)Shareece Wright from USc at 5-11 185lbs (Projected late 2nd-3rd Round)
#3)C Rucker from Mich State at 6-2 200lbs (Projected 3 Round)
#4) Chimdi Chekwa from Ohio State at 5-11 195lbs (Projected 3 Round)
#5)Jalil Brown from Colorado at 6-0 205 lbs (Projected 4th Round)
#6) Korey Lindsey from Southern Illinois at 5-11 185lbs (Projected 4th Round)
#7) Custis Marsh from Utah State at 6-0 195lbs (Projected 4th Round)

February 13, 2011 7:42 pm

I kind of hope the Eagles will wait until atleast the 3rd rd to draft CB. The FA CB group is pretty solid and they would be better off signing a proven vet than wasting an early pick. I like a lot of the corners this year, especially Burton from Utah, who Id like to see the eagles draft in the 3-4 rd range if possible.

Other than that as far as corner backs go for next year, I’d sign either Namdi or Cromartie, and let one of them lock it down with Samuel. Then allow Lindley, Patterson, Hanson, and a possible draft pick to fight for the nickel and dime CB positions. This allows us to improve our depth at the cb postion and on special teams since most likely two of them would be relegated there.

As far as other moves what are you guys thinking? The projected Salary Cap this year is going to be between 150 and 160mil once the CBA is settled. The Eagles are currently at 80m. I really see this team being only a few players away. They have the money and should use it to extend Vick, Jackson, and Mccoy ASAP.

After that I think they should solve the secondary problems like I said before, then hopefully Wash can get Babin and Haynesworth to philly to solve our pass rush and run def, and load up on oline, LBs in the draft.

February 14, 2011 3:19 am

Once you take in account the Franchise Tag for VIck,
The Eagles are over 100 Million, then add D-Jax, probably Free-Agent Re-signings of Bradley,Mickell,Akers,MJG,D PAtterson and all of a sudden you are
up to $125 Million..
If the Trade Kolb and get a high 1st Rd pick in return, then there’s another big salary…Until the CBA is worked out- there will be no free-agents going anywhere just like there will be no tradeds either.
I think most teams will be looking forward and conentrated on the Draft and try to retain players from their own squads at minimum type opf deals.. (lots of 1 year-2 year deals)

February 14, 2011 7:53 am

My dream offseason that will not happen to Birdsfan.

1. Eagles trade Kolb and 5th round pick for Cardinal or 49ers for their top pick.
Eagles draft Von Miller to play Will linabcker. Bradley SAM, Cheney MIKE and Miller WILL. Mature 4 year player that was a first round pick last year and got even better, but he a linebacker so the Eagles won’t draft him.
2. Pick the top OT available with the 23rd pick. The Wisconsin kid is the safest pick of all the tackles and will probably be there.
3. Sign Namdi or Bailey and use a mid round pick on another corner.
4. Draft a safety in the second round and let Clayton try to play strong safety. Q is a goner.
5. Let Washburn improve the defensive line and get Haynesworth if Wash wants him.
G, what do you think of Miller?

February 14, 2011 11:59 am

CB is deep this year. The Eagles need to sign someone like Nnamdi, but they need to draft a CB too, because both Asante and Nnamdi aren’t young, so they will need to find their eventual cheaper replacements. Plus, I am pretty sure Asante’s contract is up in a couple years. Don’t be surprised when he doesn’t get resigned. I think they will still have to spend a 1st rounder on a CB even if they went after Nnamdi. Maybe even another in the later rounds too, because we all know Hanson isn’t that good, but I think they are expecting Lindley to take over at some point.

I did my initial 1st round mock over the weekend….. I have the Eagles getting Harris.

February 14, 2011 12:24 pm

Eagles would be wise to draft two CB’s in the first 4 rounds and not spend the money on a CB in Free Agency. There is alot of talent in the draft @ CB. Also if they can they should sign an OL in FA; as well as any role players like QB or RB to back up Mcoy and Vick. Spend the high draft picks on CB’s & DE’s.

February 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Paulman’s Dream Off-Season

#1) Trade Kolb and Eagles 1st Rounder (#23) to the 49ers for their 1st Round
Pick (#7 Overall), their 3rd (#76th) and one of their 4th’s (#107th)
(the 49ers have 10 Selections going into this this 2011 Draft)
#2) Trade DT M Patterson and a 5th Rd (#151) to the Panthers for a 2012
3rd Round pick which will end up being #70th selection range in 2012

Eagle’s now have the Following Draft Selections after the Trades
Here are my pciks assuming no big free-agents are purued or signed

1st Rd (#7th Overall from 49ers)-Select DT M Dareus 6-3 310 lbs Alabama
2nd Rd(#55 Overall own pick) – Select OT J Pinkston 6-4 310lbs Pittsburgh
3rd Rd (#76 Overall f/49ers) – Select OLB KJ Wirght 6-3 250lbs Miss St.
3rd Rd (#86 Overall own pick) – Select CB C Ruker 6-2 200 lbs Mich State
4th Rd (#104 Overall f/Redskins)- Select FB O Marecic 6-1 245lbs Stanford
4th Rd (#107 Overall f/49ers) – Select OG W Rackley 6-4 310lbs Lehigh
4th Rd (#120 Overall-own pick) – Select S R Sands 6-4 220 lbs WVU
5th Rd (#147 Overall from Chargers) – Select CB J Brown 6-0 205lbs Colorado
6th Rd (#184 Overall – own pick) – Select TE L Smith 6-6 267lbs Marshall
7th Rd (#216 Overall- own pick) – Select Kicker K Forbath from UCLA

That’s it for now ..

February 14, 2011 1:38 pm

If the NFL keeps the current pace at which the salary cap rises…… The salary cap will be around 140. Although, I did read one report that the owners are pushing for a lower cap in the new CBA around 110, which there are quite a few teams already over that. I don’t know how they would be able to manage that in such a short amount of time. Players would have to be cut or renegotiate big time on almost every team.

Also, Vick would only cost the Eagles around 17 million on the tag….. They will sign him longer term and take a lower cap hit on him around 15 probably. Sticking with the 17 though, and then resigning D-Jax, which won’t cost over 10, probably around a cap hit of 7, IMO…..That would put the Eagles at around a cap of 105 million. Any of them other players they resign won’t cost more than 10 mill against the cap. They should be around 115 if they re-sign them. Leaving them 25 million in cap if the projected 140 turns out to be right. Nnamdi isn’t gonna cost over 15, and might not even get around that. When he signed his contract with the Raiders, many questioned it, and said Davis is insane. No one is will give him a similar contract. Unless, he wants to go back to the Raiders.

February 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Have to keep in mind Draft Picks too Sports Bum,
If Eagles end up trading Kolb or packaging some picks and end up with
a top 10 Draft pickin the 1st Round from the Cardinals,49ers.Dolphins,Vikings or Titans, that selected draft pick/player would be big $$$ and take another large amount of available cap space…
I expect the Eagles to release FB L Weaver, which saves them some $$, but I really think they will concentrate on the Draft and not really pursue the
big-name Free-Agents at all

February 14, 2011 2:50 pm

Well, I don’t really see the NFL happening unless there is a CBA and I believe there will be a rookie wage scale in the new CBA so that is why I am overlooking the draft. They won’t cost as much anymore.

February 14, 2011 3:24 pm

Jimmy Smith has been rising a lot lately and likely will go before Harris. I have been liking him a lot too. Last year, teams only threw to him about 20 times. In his Junior and Senior seasons combined, he gave up a total of 11 completions, with only 1 being a 1st down. He is a shutdown corner, the mold of a Revis or Asomugha. If he fell to the Eagles, they better grab him.

February 14, 2011 8:06 pm

We’ve got eleven holes and ten fingers. Kolb’s value is going to be key for us to shore up this defense.

February 15, 2011 8:26 am

CB Brandon Harris I am not that impressed with.. I watched a lot of Hurricaines
games this year and he just doesn’t show me much.. Did anyone see how badley he was torched by Notre Dame in the SUn Bowl.. He looked terrible and was beaten beadly all game by the Notre Dame Receivers and A freshman QB
Jimmy Smith is a beast and will proably be gone in the #10-#20 Overall pick Range and is physical with size which is exactly what th eEagles need to match up against some of these big WR’s they play
I hate to say it, but the Cowboys are very high on him too

February 15, 2011 9:03 am

Paulman – that might be the worse plan I’ve ever seen. You fail to address any of our major needs and give us lower ranked players from a WEAK draft. If you are going to reach, best to fish in the deeper holes (DE) and we have to assume we will not be able to land a CB in free agency.

February 16, 2011 7:05 pm

To Dixie
Eagles have Victor Abriami coming back and the kid from the Canada League
P Hunt.. plus Graham,Teo,Sapp whoc gain 15 lbs all at DE with Cole,Parker,Tapp