Defensive back is by far the strongest unit of prospects from the small-school level.  Former Gator Janoris Jenkins notwithstanding, cornerback has two more potential top 100 draft picks with another four selections through the late rounds.

Defensive Backs

Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr Comments
1-2Janoris JenkinsNorth AlabamaCB4SrTerrific cover corner that has shown flashes of brilliance. Off the field issues forced him from Florida and shoulder issues could red-flag him.
2ndTrumaine JohnsonMontanaCB4SrGifted small school cornerback with outstanding size/speed numbers. Offers a lot of upside and likely the initial non-IA player selected next April.
4thRyan SteedFurmanCB4SrFluid, natural cornerback with terrific ball skills. Highly thought of in scouting circles. Best backed off the line of scrimmage.
5thChristian ThompsonSouth Carolina StS4SrAggressive, instinctive safety with a terrific head for the ball. Does not show great athleticism on the field yet constantly puts himself in a position to make plays.
5-6Josh NormanCoastal CarolinaCB4SrSmart and fundamentally sound cornerback with good ball skills. Terrific job reading and diagnosing the action. Deep speed may be an issue.
7thAsa JacksonCal PolyCB4SrSkilled cornerback that can also be used as a return specialist.
7-FAJustin Haulcy-BatemanCal LutheranCB5SrFormer quarterback that moved to corner as a junior. Limited football experience and just scratching the surface of his skills.
FAVidal NelsonJames MadisonS5SrBig, quick safety with good speed. Best playing downhill and struggles in coverage.
FAJerron McMillianMaineS5SrDevastating hitter that displays terrific explosion and suddenness in his game. Marginal ball skills and late arriving on the scene in coverage. Possible zone safety.
FAYari KingSouth Carolina StateCB4Jr
FAMarcus LottCoastal CarolinaS4SrTough, aggressive safety that shows skill in the box or up the field.
FATrevor CostonMaineS5SrAdequate athlete that displays solid sideline to sideline range yet lacks classic safety size and ball skills.
FATorian PhillipsWagnerCB3JrUndersized yet feisty cornerback that shows solid ball skills.
FAMatt JohnsonEastern WashingtonS5SrStraight line, downhill safety with a good head for the game.
FADominique McDuffieAppalachian StateS4Sr
FADeshawn SheadPortland StateS5SrAthletic safety with terrific size/speed numbers. Looks the part but does not make a lot of plays on the ball.
FAMicah PellerinHamptonCB5Sr
FAAntonio DennardLangstonCB4SrSmall school corner with solid ball skills but average size/speed.
FADaniel EavesNorth Dakota StateS5SrHeady safety with adequate ball skills.
FATremayne GrahamRichmondCB5SrAdequate college cornerback that flashes skill in man coverage yet lacks the speed and quickness necessary for the next level.
FADevonte ReynoldsNorfolk StateS4Sr
FAEdward GaineyAppalachian StateCB4Sr
FALaron ScottGeorgia SouthernCB5SrTough aggressive cornerback that displays adequate ball skills.
FAJustin BethelPresbyterianCB4Sr
FAJeremy JonesWayne StateCB5SrDynamic small school safety with poor size/speed numbers for the next level.
FADonovan RichardSouth Carolina StateS5SrPhysical college defender used at linebacker. Smart, tough and may have possibilities as a traditional strong safety.
FADominic BellGramblingCB4SrPotential zone cornerback at the next level.
FARick VolcinNorfolk StateS4Sr
FAJose GumbsMonmouthS5Sr
FAAndre LylesFayetteville StateS4Sr
FAReshaude MillerMorgan StateS4Sr
FAIan WildMercyhurstS4Sr
FABryan BlanfortSoutheast Missouri StateS5Sr
FAJeremy CaldwellEastern KentuckyCB5Sr
FAMike AllenJames MadisonCB5Sr
FACorey WhiteSamfordS4Sr
FAA.J. DavisJacksonville StateCB5Sr
FAAnthony JohnsonJackson StateCB6SrOne time highly rated prospect that hoped to return from injury yet was denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.