Bessire: CB Ranks and Projections

Last Updated: 2/25/2016 7:35 PM ET
Projections for every ranked cornerback are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2015 projected statistics for what each player would be expected to do as a 16 game starter on a totally average NFL team against a completely average NFL schedule. Read more about how rankings and projections are done (also includes 2012 rankings and projections).

Below, we include an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player. This score is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. A score of seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position as a rookie; an eight or above can be expected to start adequately and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, standout player who could star.

As a matter of context, at this time last year, using the same process, the top five cornerbacks were Bradley Roby (8.9), E.J. Gaines (8.1), Jason Verrett (8.1), Darqueze Dennard (8.0) and Andre Hal (7.8)

Cornerback 2015 Projected NFL Rookie Stats

Rank Player Tackles INTs PBU Score
1 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu 67.0 2.5 10.2 8.1
2 Eric Rowe 65.7 1.1 11.5 8.1
3 Steven Nelson 68.1 3.5 9.2 8.0
4 Troy Hill 61.6 1.1 12.2 8.0
5 Quinten Rollins 61.7 6.7 8.6 8.0
6 Donald Celiscar 54.9 3.0 11.9 7.9
7 JaCorey Shepherd 36.3 2.9 13.8 7.9
8 Damian Swann 70.1 3.7 8.3 7.9
9 Marcus Peters 51.1 4.8 10.4 7.9
10 Kevin Johnson 59.3 2.1 10.1 7.9
11 Robertson Daniel 51.2 1.6 12.3 7.8
12 Craig Mager 63.3 2.9 9.8 7.7
13 Byron Jones 59.9 3.9 8.4 7.7
14 P.J. Williams 70.9 1.5 9.1 7.7
15 Trae Waynes 56.3 3.5 8.7 7.7
16 Jacoby Glenn 51.9 5.0 9.4 7.7
17 Quandre Diggs 68.6 3.3 8.0 7.6
18 Jonathon Mincy 72.4 1.1 8.7 7.6
19 Senquez Golson 47.2 7.9 7.3 7.5
20 Greg Henderson 57.0 1.0 10.7 7.5
21 Kevin White 52.9 2.1 9.8 7.3
22 Jalen Collins 47.0 1.5 9.8 7.2
23 Ronald Darby 55.8 1.3 8.5 7.1
24 Doran Grant 55.4 3.7 7.5 7.0
25 D'Joun Smith 55.8 2.0 8.8 6.9
26 Garry Peters 46.6 1.1 10.3 6.9
27 Lorenzo Doss 49.1 4.2 8.3 6.9
28 Charles Gaines 38.9 3.1 9.9 6.9
29 Josh Shaw 70.9 2.5 5.0 6.6
30 SaQwan Edwards 48.2 2.2 8.9 6.6
31 Merrill Noel 52.0 3.1 7.0 6.4
32 Deshazor Everett 66.1 1.3 6.3 6.3
33 Cam Thomas 51.2 2.9 6.8 6.2
34 Alex Carter 45.6 1.1 8.1 6.1
35 Justin Coleman 47.5 3.1 6.2 6.1
36 Tye Smith 60.3 1.5 6.5 6.0
37 Curtis Riley 52.1 0.5 7.8 6.0
38 Julian Wilson 45.4 1.5 7.2 5.9
39 Bernard Blake 37.9 1.0 8.9 5.9
40 Bryce Callahan 40.6 2.7 7.5 5.8
41 Bobby McCain 46.0 4.4 5.1 5.8
42 Ladarius Gunter 34.2 2.4 7.7 5.7
43 De'Ante Saunders 38.5 3.9 6.9 5.7
44 Jeremiah Johnson 44.6 1.0 5.4 5.1
45 De'Vante Bausby 26.7 2.7 7.1 5.0
46 Cody Riggs 43.9 1.0 4.5 4.8
47 Imoan Claiborne 32.7 2.3 5.1 4.5