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The Green Bay Packers aren’t hard to figure out at cornerback. They don’t want short cornerbacks (usually). They don’t want slow cornerbacks. And they don’t want slow-footed cornerbacks (usually).
In 2018, Justis Mosqueda dug into the draft picks by Ted Thompson and found some clear thresholds for the Packers at cornerback. They want cornerbacks standing almost 5-11, they want a 40-yard dash time of 4.57 or faster, and they want a three-cone time of 6.83 or better.
Brian Gutekunst has mostly followed this formula. Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson and Ka’dar Hollman all fit.
For the sake of this exercise, we are going to expand the three-cone time to 6.9, which is still a terrific time at cornerback. And we’ll rank the cornerbacks in the table by Dane Brugler’s rank in his top-100 players.
Hits in 2021 draft class
Patrick Surtain II
Greg Newsome II
The Packers have occasionally strayed away from the three-cone requirements (see: Pat Lee, Quinten Rollins). Even Josh Jackson was at 6.86, so these just misses must still be considered. And it’s a big list, especially in that second-round range where the Packers have been fine with straying a little bit.
Too short: Elijah Molden
Too short, three-cone misses: Asante Samuel Jr., Thomas Graham Jr., Shakur Brown, Tre Brown, Shemar Jean-Charles
Too slow, three-cone misses: DJ Daniel, Olaijah Griffin, Bryan Mills, Camryn Bynum
No testing: Caleb Farley, Zech McPhearson, Shaun Wade