Top Cornerbacks for the 2012 NFL Draft

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21. Emanuel Davis, East Carolina, 5’11” 190 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**

22. Neiko Thorpe, Auburn, 6’2″ 185 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**

23. D’Anton Lynn, Penn State, 6’1″ 210 (Senior)

Lynn had a high number of tackles for a corner last season (75) and a low number of interceptions (3).  He will certainly need to be a better pass defender to make it in the NFL. (Nick Hlebichuk)

24. Brandon McGee, Miami (FL), 6’0″ 190 (Junior)

**No scouting report yet available**

25. Josh Robinson, UCF, 5’10” 192 (Junior)

**No scouting report yet available**

26. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut, 6’0″ 191 (Junior)

Now we’re getting to two of my favorite underclassmen. Wreh-Wilson, at 6 feet 1 inch, 190 pounds, has been playing football for all of two years. He came to Connecticut as a soccer player and has developed well over the past two seasons. This past year, Wilson racked up four interceptions and even returned two of them for touchdowns. He has shown the capability to play bump-and-run, and although he is still learning the nuances to his game, I expect him to take a large step forward next year. Landry Jones essentially avoided him in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, so teams recognize the force he is on the field; now, only time will tell if he can continue that momentum. If he decides to declare for next year he would probably be a third round pick, but I could see him developing into a first rounder in due time. He has a rare combination of athleticism and size that is not often seen at the position. (Ethan Hammerman)

27. Troy Stoudemire, Minnesota, 5’10” 195 (Senior)

Stoudemire has a chance to be one of the most illustrious return men in NCAA history. If he has 190 yards of kick returns this year, he will break the NCAA record. Over the last three seasons, he has returned 115 kicks for 2,929 yards, and despite his great success, he has surprisingly not returned any for touchdowns. Very versatile player who switched to cornerback last year, though not by his own choice. Stoudemire was so put off by the fact that the Minnesota coaching staff wanted to use him at cornerback instead of receiver that he vowed to quit the team. I’m sure he’s happy that he didn’t, because he is probably the Gophers’ best cover corner, and with his experience at receiver, he has excellent ball skills. In his first season as a cornerback, Stoudemire had 37 tackles, two fumble recoveries, an interception, and five broken up passes. He needs to continue to hone his craft as a cornerback, but the size and ball skills are there, the only thing that’s missing is experience. As a receiver, Stoudemire had 26 receptions for 306 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore, and then as a junior, saw some spot duty and caught six passes for 114 yards and a score. He will probably get drafted or at least make an NFL camp as a return specialist with upside as a corner or receiver.

28. Troy Woolfolk, Michigan, 6’0″ 195 (Senior)

Woolfolk missed last season with an injury, so how he bounces back this season will have a major impact on his draft stock.  He is really a complete mystery to NFL teams, who really have not gotten a good look at how he can compete. (Nick Hlebichuk)

29. Jordan Mabin, Northwestern, 5’11” 185 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**

30. Antonio Fenelus, Wisconsin, 5’9″ 193 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**