2023 NFL Draft Cornerback Class: Christian Gonzalez, Devon Witherspoon Lead a Stacked Group

The 2023 NFL Draft CB class could be one of the deepest groups in recent memory, with stars like Christian Gonzalez and Devon Witherspoon leading the way.

By now, we know the 2023 NFL Draft CB class is strong — but just how strong is it? Here’s a full listing of the cornerbacks eligible to be selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, including several who could be in contention to go within the top 16.

2023 CB Draft Class

These are the CBs for the 2023 NFL Draft, listed by last name in alphabetical order:

  • Anthony Adams, Portland State
  • Kiefer Askew, John Carroll
  • Alex Austin, Oregon State
  • Tyler Baker-Williams, NC State
  • Deonte Banks, Maryland
  • Brandon Barbee, SE Louisiana
  • Dennis Barnes, UTEP
  • Brandon Barnes-Brown, Fayetteville State
  • Jakorian Bennett, Maryland
  • Jarrick Bernard-Converse, LSU
  • Caleb Biggers, Boise State
  • Mekhi Blackmon, USC
  • Elijah Blades, Buffalo
  • Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
  • BJ Bohler, Florida A&M
  • Isaiah Bolden, Jackson State
  • Lance Boykin, Coastal Carolina
  • TaRiq Bracy, Notre Dame
  • Derrick Bradley Jr., Mount Union
  • Jailen Branch, Bentley
  • Christian Braswell, Rutgers
  • Montrae Braswell, Missouri State
  • Julius Brents, Kansas State
  • Myles Brooks, Louisiana Tech
  • Natrone Brooks, Southern Miss
  • Cameron Brown, Ohio State
  • Arquon Bush, Cincinnati
  • Robert Carter, West Georgia
  • Justin Clark, Wisconsin
  • Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville
  • C.J. Coldon, Oklahoma
  • Timarcus Davis, Arizona State
  • Tyon Davis, Tulsa
  • Cedrick Dort Jr., Wisconsin
  • Rey Estes, Grambling State
  • Davon Ferguson, Bowling Green
  • Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
  • Justin Ford, Montana
  • Ja’Lon Freeman, SE Oklahoma State
  • Adrian Frye, Texas Tech
  • Darrious Gaines, Western Colorado
  • Mekhi Garner, LSU
  • Eric Garror, Louisiana
  • Steven Gilmore, Marshall
  • Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  • Art Green, Houston
  • Kahlef Hailassie, Western Kentucky
  • Dorian Hardin, Idaho College
  • Corione Harris, Southern
  • Tobias Harris, Old Dominion
  • Siriman Harrison Bagayogo, Guelph
  • Tre Hawkins III, Old Dominion
  • Kaleb Hayes, BYU
  • Dathan Hickey, Yale
  • Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
  • Geo Howard, Charlotte
  • Isaiah Huff, Assumption
  • Kevin Hyde, Slippery Rock
  • Keenan Isaac, Alabama State
  • Jermichael Isom, California (PA)
  • DJ Ivey, Miami (FL)
  • Dorian Jackson, Western Michigan
  • D’Shawn Jamison, Texas
  • Anthony Johnson, Virginia
  • Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State
  • Malik Johnson, Central State
  • C.J. Jones, Western Kentucky
  • Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M
  • Jordan Jones, Rhode Island
  • Nic Jones, Ball State
  • Steven Jones Jr., Appalachian State
  • Ferlando Jordan, SE Louisiana
  • Ronald Kent Jr., Central Michigan
  • Isaiah King, Buffalo
  • Dexter Lawson Jr., Appalachian State
  • Jeremy Lucien, Vanderbilt
  • Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama
  • Jartavius Martin, Illinois
  • Corey Mayfield Jr., UTSA
  • Coi Miller, Houston Christian
  • Mark Milton, Baylor
  • Cameron Mitchell, Northwestern
  • Tyler Moore, Fort Valley State
  • Riley Moss, Iowa
  • Tiawan Mullen, Indiana
  • Jai Nunn-Liddell, Kentucky State
  • Chu Ogbonna, Akron
  • Kento Ogushi, Waseda (Japan)
  • Kaleb Oliver, Western Kentucky
  • Jordan Perryman, Washington
  • Clark Phillips III, Utah
  • Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  • Tyler Richardson, Tiffin
  • Eli Ricks, Alabama
  • Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  • Kordell Rodgers, Texas State
  • Darius Rush, South Carolina
  • Eric Scott Jr., Southern Miss
  • Jaleel Scroggins, Shaw
  • Jay Shaw, Wisconsin
  • Nehemiah Shelton, San Jose State
  • Cam Smith, South Carolina
  • Keidron Smith, Kentucky
  • Terell Smith, Minnesota
  • Ameer Speed, Michigan State
  • Tyrique Stevenson, Miami (FL)
  • D’Jordan Strong, Coastal Carolina
  • Starling Thomas V, UAB
  • Cory Trice, Purdue
  • DJ Turner, Michigan
  • Amechi Uzodinma II, Ball State
  • Carrington Valentine, Kentucky
  • De’Jahn Warren, Jackson State
  • Prince Washington, Sacramento State
  • Quavian White, Georgia State
  • Darius Williams, Texas A&M Commerce
  • Garrett Williams, Syracuse
  • Jaylin Williams, Indiana
  • Ronald Williams II, Michigan State
  • Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  • Tre Wortham, UConn
  • Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State
  • Datrone Young, Duke

Who Are the Top Cornerbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft?

This is the year to need a cornerback. We’ve had plenty of strong cornerback classes in the recent past, but the 2023 NFL Draft CB group is one of the deepest in recent memory. Over 120 prospects are eligible at the position, with countless different molds, player types, and projections.

In the Round 1 and early-round conversation alone, you’ve heard over a dozen names, such as Christian Gonzalez, Devon Witherspoon, Joey Porter Jr., Kelee Ringo, Eli Ricks, Tyrique Stevenson, Clark Phillips III, Emmanuel Forbes, Cam Smith, Jaylon Jones, and Deonte Banks.

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The all-star circuit provided a small glimpse into the sheer depth the CB class has to offer. Prospects like Kei’Trel Clark, Myles Brooks, Terell Smith, Nic Jones, and Arquon Bush shined at the Shrine Bowl, while others like Darius Rush, Kyu Blu Kelly, Riley Moss, and Jakorian Bennett showed off their skills in Mobile.

As strong as the top group is, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The 2023 NFL Draft CB group will have quality options available at every round, and even in the UDFA pool, there should be plenty of buy-low prospects to peruse.

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