Here at NFLMocks we are continuing to preparations for the 2011 NFL Draft. We are flying through our Scouting Reports and have put out our 1stMock Draft. Now we are ranking the top 5 draft eligible prospects at each position. These rankings help complement our Big Board but you will also find some players that are not on our Big Board. We are giving each player a NFL player comparison but I caution everyone to take those comparisons lightly. We hope that you use our rankings to help figure out who your team may target in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Top 5 Cornerbacks
The 2011 Cornerback prospects are a very unique bunch. I cannot remember a group that possessed such great size and athletic ability. All of the players in our top 5 are over 6 feet and all have good strength and mass. This is going to be an important year for NFL defenses as they try to defend bigger and stronger wide receivers. I completely expect to see all five of our top 5 taken in the first round. Patrick Peterson tops our list and I am very high on this guy. He is a true shut down cornerback and when he is drafted should be within the top 10 in the league. Just ask the Jets how much of an impact a shut down corner has on a defense. After Peterson there is a small drop off in talent, as where Peterson can go in the top 5 the next guys are more in the 12-25 pick range. Ras-I Dowling is our #2 rated corner and he is a big physical player that boasts a lot of physical ability. The next two players both come from the Univeristy of Texas in Curtis Brown and Aaron Williams. It will be interesting to watch both of these players this year as they try to adjust to life without the leadership of Earl Thomas. Lastly we have Prince Amukamara and he could easily end the season #2 on our list. Amukamara may not be as athletic as the others but he has better instincts.
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