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2013 NFL Draft: Cornerback Rankings

Could the Miami Dolphins land one of the top cornerbacks in this year's NFL Draft? Here's my ranking of the top 10 corners.


Despite signing Brent Grimes this offseason, the Miami Dolphins can still use the 2013 NFL Draft to upgrade the cornerback position. Here's a look at the top ten cornerbacks in this year's draft (according to me):

1 Dee Milliner 6'1" 201 pounds
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2 Desmond Trufant 6'0" 190 pounds
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3 Xavier Rhodes 6'2" 210 pounds
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4 Jamar Taylor 5'11" 192 pounds
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5 Johnthan Banks 6'2" 185 pounds
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6 David Amerson 6'1" 205 pounds
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7 D.J. Hayden 5'11" 191 pounds
8 Darius Slay 6'0" 192 pounds
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9 Jordan Poyer 6'0" 191 pounds
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10 Blidi Wreh-Wilson 6'1" 186 pounds

Milliner at the top of the list should not be all that surprising. Everyone sees him as the top cornerback in this draft, and he's expected to be a top 5-10 pick this year.

Rhodes and Trufant are interchangeable at this point, as far as I am concerned. Both of them will be first round picks, and it really only depends on what your preferences are. Some scouting reports say Trufant is fluid and Rhodes is stiff in his drop back, while others say the exact opposite. I think it really depends on which tape you are watching, and which one of the two you want to see as the better one.

The other seven players are likely second round or early third round picks. Taylor, Banks, and Amerson should all land in the second round. Taylor has the potential to be something special at the NFL level, but will likely need time to develop to that level. Hayden, Slay, Poyer, and Wreh-Wilson being available later in the second or early in the third.

How late would you want to see the Dolphins target the cornerback position? If they don't address it in the first round, is there someone else you want to see them grab?