Cornerback Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

Cornerback Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

2019 NFL Draft

Cornerback Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine


3. Byron Murphy, Washington 5-11, 180 (1)

Career Statistics: 74 tackles, 1 sack, 7 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 20 broken up passes, 2 forced fumbles

Why Byron Murphy Is Here On The List: Ultra-productive in his short time with the Huskies, he missed half of his first season injured, but managed to finish with six picks in 20 games of action. Great when the ball is in the air, he’ll attack, break up passes in key spots, and he’s not afraid to hit.

No, he’s not going to blow anyone away with his all-around skill set, but he’s going to be that cliché “check the tape” guy who stands out on the field. But he likely won’t go off in the workouts.

What The NFL Types Want To See: Is the raw speed there? He doesn’t have the central casting look, but can he be merely okay in the 40 and through the quickness drills? No one will expect wow numbers, but as long as he’s just okay, he should find his way in the first first round.

Bottom Line: Will he be worth a top 25 overall pick? That’s a wee bit of a stretch considering he might not have the raw tools to be an elite of the elite type of cover-corner, but he’ll be a safe pick. A great workout, though, will crank up his stock into a sure-thing first rounder.

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