The 2016 NFL Draft process rolls along this month with players conducting workouts at school Pro Days. That will be followed by private workouts, which just about marks the end of the pre-draft process. With that in mind, we're back for another round of Mike Mayock position rankings. We went through them in February leading up to the NFL Combine.
Mayock posted his latest positional rankings back on March 8. Free agency got in the way, but with that slowed down, I thought I'd go back through each of his positions over the next week and a half. I suspect Mayock will be back with more rankings sometime in early April after Pro Days wrap up. We started with edge rushers, and moved on to defensive tackles, inside linebackers, interior offensive linemen, running backs, and tight ends. Today we look at cornerbacks.
The San Francisco 49ers have options at cornerback, but if they elected to go cornerback early, there are some really intriguing options. Mike Mayock's latest cornerback rankings also decided to make a notable adjustment. He moved defensive back Jalen Ramsey from No. 1 on the cornerback rankings to No. 1 on the safety rankings.
Ramsey is viewed by many as the best overall talent in the draft, but odds seem decent he slips to at least No. 3. We've heard plenty of talk about teams trading up to get one of the quarterbacks, but would someone potentially move up to get Ramsey? If you think he's a potentially transcendent secondary talent, and have you the assets to make a move, why not do it?
|Rk||February 10||March 8|
|1||Jalen Ramsey||Vernon Hargreaves|
|2||Vernon Hargreaves||Eli Apple|
|3||Mackensie Alexander||Artie Burns|
|4||Eli Apple||Williams Jackson III|
|5||Cyrus Jones||Mackensie Alexander|