Cornerbacks Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft

The most important part of a defensive secondary is the cornerback. Here you can find every cornerback selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

While having a good pass rush is essential to a strong defense, it also helps when teams can lock down one side of the field with a single player. That’s where the elite cornerback can help. Here are all the cornerbacks taken in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Which Cornerbacks Were Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo | Philadelphia Eagles

Round 1, Pick 22

It took 22 picks before a defensive secondary player was selected. The Eagles made Quinyon Mitchell the CB1 of the 2024 NFL Draft class.

A three-year starter at Toledo, Mitchell had 45 passes defended, six interceptions, and 116 tackles across his final three seasons. Mitchell has the physical foundation of a high-level playmaker, and he has the instincts of one, too.

Particularly in off-man and zone, he’s adept at recognizing routes and breaking early on passes. Still a work in progress in press-man coverage, Mitchell needs some development but has the potential to be a future shutdown corner in the NFL.

Terrion Arnold, Alabama | Detroit Lions

Round 1, Pick 24

Just two picks later, the second cornerback went off the board when the Lions selected Alabama’s Terrion Arnold.

A two-year starter, Arnold amassed 20 passes defended and six interceptions to go along with 108 total tackles. He provides immediate support to a secondary that struggled at times last season.

As one might expect from a former five-star recruit, Arnold is a special mover. In short ranges, he has an incredibly uncommon mix of foot speed, hyperactive twitch, and fluidity.

And as a vertical mover, Arnold is an instant accelerator with the long speed to recover ground. Arnold should start right away.

Nate Wiggins, Clemson | Baltimore Ravens.

Round 1, Pick 24

The third cornerback off the board goes to the Baltimore Ravens. Finally, without a glaring need at wide receiver, the Ravens look to add to an already quality defense, but one that seems to suffer from the injury bug.

Nate Wiggins is a young and promising CB who has all of the tools to be a productive and multidisciplined cover man at the next level.

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At around 6’2″, 182 pounds, he’s a lean athlete with an enthralling mix of quickness, elite closing speed, fluidity, and ball skills.

While Wiggins is not great against the run, he’s athletic and well-rounded to contribute right away. Given the proficiency of the Ravens’ coaching staff, fans should have every confidence he can emerge into a starting-caliber corner at the NFL level.

Cornerbacks Drafted on Day 2 or 3

4) Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 41 | New Orleans Saints

5) Kamari Lassiter, Georgia
Round 2, Pick 42 | Houston Texans

6) Max Melton, Rutgers
Round 2, Pick 43 | Arizona Cardinals

7) Mike Sainristil, Michigan
Round 2, Pick 50 | Washington Commanders

8) Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri
Round 2, Pick 61 | Detroit Lions

9) Renardo Green, Florida State
Round 2, Pick 64 | San Francisco 49ers

10) Andru Phillips, Kentucky
Round 3, Pick 70 | New York Giants

11) Elijah Jones, Boston College
Round 3, Pick 90 | Arizona Cardinals

12) Jarrian Jones, Florida State
Round 3, Pick 96 | Jacksonville Jaguars

13) Khyree Jackson, Oregon
Round 4, Pick 108 | Minnesota Vikings

14) Decamerion Richardson, Mississippi State
Round 4, Pick 112 | Las Vegas Raiders

15) T.J. Tampa, Iowa State
Round 4, Pick 130 | Baltimore Ravens

16) Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
Round 5, Pick 136 | Seattle Seahawks

17) Tarheeb Still, Maryland
Round 5, Pick 137 | Los Angeles Chargers

18) Cam Hart, Notre Dame
Round 5, Pick 140 | Los Angeles Chargers

19) Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
Round 5, Pick 145 | Denver Broncos

20) Jarvis Brownlee, Louisville
Round 5, Pick 146 | Tennessee Titans

21) Josh Newton, TCU
Round 5, Pick 149 | Cincinnati Bengals

22) Deantre Prince, Ole Miss
Round 5, Pick 153 | Jacksonville Jaguars

23) Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State
Round 5, Pick 157 | Carolina Panthers

24) Caelen Carson, Wake Forest
Round 5, Pick 174 | Dallas Cowboys

25) Qwan’tez Stiggers, Toronto (CFL)
Round 5, Pick 176 | New York Jets

26) Marcellas Dial, South Carolina
Round 6, Pick 180 | New England Patriots

27) D.J. James, Auburn
Round 6, Pick 192 | Seattle Seahawks

28) Ryan Watts, Texas
Round 6, Pick 195 | Pittsburgh Steelers

29) Micah Abraham, Marshall
Round 6, Pick 201 | Indianapolis Colts

30) Kamal Hadden, Tennessee
Round 6, Pick 211 | Kansas City Chiefs

31) Daequan Hardy, Penn State
Round 6, Pick 219 | Buffalo Bills

32) Jaden Davis, Miami (FL)
Round 7, Pick 226 | Arizona Cardinals

33) Myles Harden, South Dakota
Round 7, Pick 227 | Cleveland Browns

34) M.J. Devonshire, Pittsburgh
Round 7, Pick 229 | Las Vegas Raiders

35) Kalen King, Penn State
Round 7, Pick 255 | Green Bay Packers

Other Position Groups in the 2024 NFL Draft

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