The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl is upon us. Beginning January 22nd, 110 senior football prospects will interview with and practice in front of hundreds of NFL coaches and scouts. Tuesday morning, the players will weigh-in and then both teams will lightly practice in the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday are the two biggest practice days when both squads practice in full pads. This culminates in the game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The game can also be seen live on NFL Network.
Deep Fried Draft will have it covered all week. Look for daily write-ups about the practices each day.
Below I rank the cornerbacks playing in this year's game. I go from best to worst.
**Please note that these rankings are based on what I have seen up to this point. What I see upon further tape study, Senior Bowl performance, and the rest of the draft process will likely change these rankings.**
***This also reflects the roster that was announced in early January***
1 Amani Oruwariye Penn State Sr 6'0 209
A three-year starter with eight career picks, Oruwariye is likely to hear his name called in the first two rounds. Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy says that Oruwariye is one of the most physically impressive players they saw this fall.
2 Rock Ya-Sin Temple Sr 6'2 190
More than just an awesome name, Rock Ya-Sin is a tremendous player. He transferred up from FCS Presbyterian. After recording five picks for the Blue Hose as a junior, Ya-Sin has two picks in 2018 with twelve passes defensed. The trend of long corners continues.
3 Kris Boyd Texas Sr 6'0 195
Boyd is a good cover corner. He has solid length and decent ball skills.
4 Isaiah Johnson Houston Sr 6'2 195
Johnson is a former wide receiver. He has four career interceptions and 12 PBUs. Johnson has the length and ball skills teams crave.
5 Lonnie Johnson Kentucky Sr 6'3 206
Johnson is a long-armed corner. He is a JUCO transfer. It is safe to question his ball skills. Johnson has zero career picks.
6 Jordan Brown South Dakota State Sr 6'1 195
Brown has good ball skills (seven career INTs) and nice length. He is not afraid to get his nose dirty. I want to see how he handles the top flight WRs he will see this week.
IC Corey Ballentine Washburn Sr 6'0 204
I had to Google where Washburn was (Kansas for those interested). Ballentine has track speed with great special teams’ value. He has averaged over 30 yards per kick return in his career.
2019 Senior Bowl: Ranking the CBs
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