Max Henson Staff Writer
Charlotte, NC April 2, 2013:
MAYOCK’S TOP CORNERBACKS
6-0, 201 pounds, Alabama
The top cornerback prospect in the draft, Milliner was a consensus All-American in his final season at Alabama, recording 54 tackles, two interceptions and 22 passes defensed… Finished his three-year college career with 136 tackles, six interceptions and 41 passes defensed… Milliner’s athleticism and production have him slated to come off the board early in the first round.
6-2, 210 pounds, Florida State
Rhodes brings rare and highly sought-after size to the cornerback position… Was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2012 after notching 39 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes defensed… Rhodes was a major contributor for three seasons and is projected to be a first-round pick.
6-0, 190 pounds, Washington
The younger brother of former NFL cornerbacks Marcus and Isaiah Trufant, Desmond saw his stock rise after an impressive Senior Bowl performance, and most see him as a late first-round pick… A four-year contributor, Trufant finished his career with 195 tackles, six interceptions and 38 passes defensed.
6-1, 195 pounds, Connecticut
Wreh-Wilson was a starter during all four years of his college career… Compiled 180 tackles, eight interceptions and 35 passes defensed… A late-riser in Mayock’s position rankings, Wreh-Wilson is projected to be a mid-round selection.
5-10, 184 pounds, William & Mary
Webb burst onto the scene as redshirt freshman in 2009 when he ranked second in the nation with eight interceptions… Set a school record with 48 career starts… Finished his career with 11 interceptions, 151 tackles and 30 passes defensed… Expected to be a mid-round selection.
6-0, 192 pounds, Mississippi State
Slay, another one of the top corners available, finished first among corners with a 4.36 40-yard dash (Milliner ran a 4.37). Slay is expected to be a second-round pick.
5-9, 181 pounds, California
Williams – a late-round projection – tied Rhodes and Webb with a 40.5 vertical, the top mark among corners.
5-10, 188 pounds, Southeastern Louisiana
Alford, who could come off the board in the second or third round, tied with Rhodes and Webb with an 11-0 broad jump.