2025 NFL Draft cornerback class is loaded and features two likely top-ten selections

A look at the 2025 NFL Draft cornerback class.
Travis  Hunter
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One of the standout positions in the 2025 NFL Draft is cornerback. This class includes two probable top-ten picks, Travis Hunter and Will Johnson. Additionally, the group boasts significant depth, with 60 players making my preseason watch list.

2025 NFL Draft: One cornerback to watch in each conference

ACC: Dorian Strong, Virginia Tech

In 2023 Dorian Strong led all FBS cornerbacks in completion rate allowed (27.3 percent) and yards allowed per coverage snap (0.24) while ranking second in passer rating allowed (11.8) according to Pro Football Focus.

Big 10: Will Johnson, Michigan

A corner who has a good shot of being a top-five pick next April is Michigan’s Will Johnson. Last season the 6-foot-2 corner allowed just a 29.1 passer raring and in 2022 he earned a 91.1 man coverage grade which led all true freshmen.

2025 NFL Draft prospect Will Johnson
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Big 12: Travis Hunter, Colorado

One of the most dynamic players in college football is Travis Hunter of Colorado. The biggest question with this two-way star is what will be his NFL position cornerback or wide receiver. I like him better as a corner due to his outstanding ball skills and ability to completely shut down his man.

SEC: Julian Humphrey, Georgia

Georgia’s Julian Humphrey is a player who hopes to break through this season. Despite missing five games last year he showed the potential to be a day-two draft pick in the 2025 NFL Draft.

Non-Power Four: Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame

Yet another prospect who enters the year with a high draft grade is Notre Dame’s Benjamin Morrison. Morrison has shut down some of the top receivers in college football and over the last two years against former Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. he forced more incompletions (three) than he allowed catches (two).

2025 NFL Draft Cornerback Watch List

Domani Jackson, Alabama

Travis Hunter, Colorado

Will Johnson, Michigan

Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame

Sebastian Castro, Iowa

Tacario Davis, Arizona

Jabbar Muhammad, Oregon

Denzel Burke, Ohio State

Dorian Strong, Virginia Tech

Quincy Riley, Louisville

Cobee Bryant, Kansas

Ricardo Hallman, Wisconsin

Tony Grimes, UNLV

Kam Alexander, Oregon

Shavon Revel, East Carolina

Dontae Balfour, Charlotte

Daquan Evans, USF

BJ Mayes, Texas A&M

Xavier Scott, Illinois

Glendon Miller, Maryland

Justin Walley, Minnesota

Tommi Hill, Nebraska

Davison Igbinosun, Ohio State

Jordan Hancock, Ohio State

Robert Longerbeam, Rutgers

Kobe Singleton, Oregon State

Anthony Johnson Jr., Western Kentucky

Jordan Oladokun, Bowling Green

Jalen Huskey, Maryland

Capone Blue, Wake Forest

Yahsyn McKee, Miami of Ohio

RJ Delancy III, Wisconsin

Bilhal Kone, Western Michigan

Treydan Stukes, Arizona

Zemaiah Vaughn, Utah

Samy Johnson, Arkansas State

Shemar Bartholomew, Georgia Southern

Gavin Pringle, Georgia State

Dyoni Hill, Marshall

MJ Daniels, South Alabama

Jeadyn Lukus, Clemson

Brandon Johnson, Oregon

Marcus Allen, North Carolina

Jakob Robinson, BYU

Corey Thornton, Louisville

Mello Dotson, Kansas

Terrance Brooks, Texas

A'Marion McCoy, Boise State

Virdel Edwards II, Hawaii

Noah Tumblin, San Diego State

Jay'Vion Cole, San Jose State

Cameron Oliver, UNLV

Jason Marshall Jr., Florida

Julian Humphrey, Georgia

Daylen Everette, Georgia

Maxwell Hairston, Kentucky

Zy Alexander, LSU

Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M

Marcus Harris, California

Melvin Smith Jr., Southern Arkansas