Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NFL Draft Position Breakdown

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

NFL Draft Position Breakdown

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Today: Defensive backs - Tuesday: Receivers

TOP 10 CORNERBACKS

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1. Malcolm Jenkins***Ohio State******6-0***204***1

2. Vontae Davis***Illinois*********5-11***201***1

3. Darius Butler***Connecticut******5-10***183***1

4. Alphonso Smith***Wake Forest******5-9***193***1-2

5. D.J. Moore******Vanderbilt******5-9***184***2-3

6. Coye Francies***San Jose State******6-0***185***2-3

7. Jairus Byrd******Oregon*********5-10***207***2-3

8. Sean Smith******Utah*********6-3***209***2-3

9. Cary Harris******Southern Cal******5-11***187***2-3

10. DeAngelo Smith***Cincinnati******5-10***194***3-4

THE NEXT 10

11. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii, 5-9, 187; 12. Victor "Macho" Harris, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 198; 13. Kevin Barnes, Maryland, 6-0, 184; 14. Mike Mickens, Cincinnati, 5-11, 186; 15. Asher Allen, Georgia, 5-9, 184; 16. Woodny Turenne, Louisville, 5-11, 200; 17. Chris Owens, San Jose State, 5-9, 181; 18. Lydell Sargeant, Penn State, 5-8, 190; 19. Londen Fryar, Western Michigan, 5-10, 195; 20. Jahi Word-Daniels, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 191.

ANALYSIS

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Keep scanning the list above. You won't find a real shutdown corner, because there aren't any in this class. Projected by some clubs as a safety, Jenkins appears to be the top prospect, but he lacks top-end speed. Utah's Sean Smith could wind up being the best of the group because of his size and athleticism.

JAGUARS AT CORNERBACK

It's likely the Jaguars will keep Brian Williams - who played safety last year - opposite Rashean Mathis at corner. Still, the team lacks depth at the position. Scott Starks, Will James and Brian Witherspoon likely will battle it out for the nickel job. The Jaguars still need reserves because of the potential for injury. Three defensive backs finished last season on injured reserve.

TOP 10 SAFETIES

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