Yesterday, we wrapped up our 2014 Niners Nation wide rankings, putting together a solid top 15 of wide receivers. Now that the wide receiver position is finished up, we're back to start voting on cornerbacks. In a similar fashion, I'm thinking we'll have two sets of votes, putting together a top ten set of cornerbacks, along with five more at the bottom end of that second vote.
I've picked the first 25 cornerbacks based on Poldarn's mid-March consensus big board. His board consists of several different individual big boards, so it gives a little better idea of how people are ranking out all the prospects.
In ranking your prospects, I want you to keep a couple things in mind. You are ranking them in a vacuum. You are NOT considering if they'll be there when the 49ers draft at No. 30. Given the number of assets at their disposal, the 49ers could conceivably trade up for ANY of these cornerbacks. Please do not leave out a Darqueze Dennard or Justin Gilbert because you think other teams will draft them before the 49ers. Instead, you are simply considering how each player fits with the 49ers and their needs. If you think a highly rated cornerback is not the right cornerback for the 49ers, that's fine to not include them in your vote. People can disagree on that, as scouting has certain subjectivities to it.
The way the voting works, the guy you vote 1 gets 5 points, the guy you vote 2 gets 4 points, and so on down the line. That allows us to figure out some consensus rankings. I haven't decided yet, but I might run a second poll, removing the first five, and then figuring out 6-10. We'll see how this plays out the next 24 or so hours.
If you have any questions, let me know.