2021 NFL Draft: Breaking down the top three cornerbacks

Greg Newsome II #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Greg Newsome II #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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The 2021 NFL Draft will bring in some talented cornerbacks as teams look for the next shutdown corner.

The top cornerbacks in this year’s draft will be selected fairly early on during the first round of the event. This annual event where young men see their dreams of playing for the NFL become a reality. They have finally got to the league and now will have to continue to prove themselves as the years go on. Their careers will all shake out differently as some will find success while others fizzle out of the ultra-competitive league.

There are only 32 prospects that will hear their names called on night one of the draft and that high honor will go to most of those on this list. Even though some names are not found on this top three, there are some very promising prospects left off of this article. Those players are very solid in their own right and will have a bright future in the NFL after the draft concludes.

Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

Greg Newsome II had a short but very impressive collegiate career at Northwestern. He only started for around two seasons during his time there. He is raw but that is not always the worst knock on a player. He will turn 21 in May so that youth is a huge upgrade for his draft stock. Not only is his youth a major influence on his stock but so is his tape. He has the size and speed that every NFL team covets in a young corner.

The best part about Newsome is the ability that he brings now and the growth he can continue with. He will probably be taken anywhere from the late first round to the early second depending on what teams want to select later in the night.