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NFL Draft Positional Overview: Cornerbacks

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Over the next few days, Chargers.com will continue to take a closer look at some of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft by position group. Today, it's cornerbacks (all pro day results courtesy of Pro Football Focus).

Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-2, 208 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 18 reps
40-yard dash 4.42 seconds
Broad jump 131 inches
Vertical jump 39 inches

Matt Miller says: "If you designed a cornerback in a lab, they'd probably look like Surtain. Alabama coaches LOVE his work ethic, competitiveness and fire."

See where Miller has Surtain going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Jaycee Horn, South Carolina

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-1, 205 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 19 reps
40-yard dash 4.39 seconds
Broad jump 133 inches
Vertical jump 42 inches

Matt Miller says: "Horn's physical makeup is special, but his attitude is even better. Few college cornerbacks like to play physical football consistently, but Horn puts it on every rep."

See where Miller has Horn going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech

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Matt Miller says: "A ballhawk with the speed to thrive in man coverage, Farley has it all from an athletic standpoint."

See where Miller has Farley going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-0, 192 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 18 reps
40-yard dash 4.37 seconds
Broad jump 123 inches
Vertical jump 40 inches
3-cone drill 6.94 seconds

Matt Miller says: "A long, athletic, agile cornerback with coverage versatility in his game, Newsome has NFL starter traits no matter the defense you want to run."

See where Miller has Newsome II going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State

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Pro Day Results (5-foot-10, 180 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 12 reps
40-yard dash 4.45 seconds
Broad jump 124 inches
Vertical jump 35 inches
3-cone drill 6.95 seconds

Matt Miller says: "Small cornerbacks who aren't afraid to come through the receiver and fight for the ball or rock a running back in the open field will always have a place in my heart. Samuel is feisty and aggressive."

See where Miller has Samuel Jr. going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

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