Cornerbacks 14) B.W. Webb, William & Mary
18) Brandon McGee, Miami (Fla.)
Despite hailing from an FCS school, Webb proved he belonged at the Senior Bowl. An eye-catching performance at the NFL Combine, which included top numbers in both jumps and shuttles, only added to his continuing rise up draft boards.
McGee’s standout performance at the East-West Shrine Game helped ease the criticism of his shaky senior season at Miami. McGee has kept his stock on the rise. 19) Tharold Simon, LSU
Few cornerbacks in this draft possess Simon’s impressive combinaNFL teams will be intrigued by tion of length, aggression and conHawthorne’s combination of ideal fidence. A one-game suspension in size, athleticism (4.44 seconds in 40- 2011 for failing a drug test could yard dash) and ability to tackle from turn some teams off. 22) Josh Johnson, Purdue the cornerback position. His lengthy 23) Marc Anthony, California injury history will be one concern, 20) Johnny Adams, Michigan St. especially after a scary concussion in 2012. Adams’ average size will drop him down draft boards, but he played 16) Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut bigger than his frame suggests.. A 40 time of 4.48 seconds at the NFL Gratz has the kind of size and Combine should help calm worries strength (22 reps of 225 lbs. at the about his makeup speed. Combine) needed to be an effective pressing cornerback in the NFL. 21) Will Davis, Utah State Teams may consider moving him to safety, but Gratz was his most effective at UConn when playing near the line of scrimmage. 15) Terry Hawthorne, Illinois
17) D.J. Hayden, Houston
How teams view Hayden’s recovery from a scary injury to his heart in 2012 will determine where he’s drafted. If the medical testing checks out, Hayden has the potential to be a top 100 pick. The talent is there.
24) Adrian Bushell, Louisville 25) Nickell Robey, USC 26) Micah Hyde, Iowa 27) Khalid Wooten, Nevada 28) Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech 29) Steve Williams, California 30) Devin Smith, Wisconsin
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