Much like at tackle, the future of the Patriots top two corners is unclear beyond 2021. It’s unlikely the team will hold onto both J.C. Jackson and Stephon Gilmore long-term, and with Jason McCourty still a free agent there’s no clear next man up at the outside corner position. Stokes is a former track star, but he’s not one of those prospects whose hype is tied just to his speed. At 6-foot-1, he has the size to battle with bigger receivers down the field, and can make his presence felt pressing at the line and hand fighting down field. He also doesn’t tend to sell out for INTs, going for pass breakups instead - something that should stand out to Patriots coaches. As a three year starter for the Bulldogs, he has 26 pass breakups and four picks. Tackling has been the biggest issue in his game as a three-year starter at Georgia. He’ll need to add weight and muscle in the NFL, but once he does that Stokes has the upside to be a starting-caliber cornerback. Down the road, he could play opposite Gilmore or Jackson, whoever the Patriots end up keeping between the two.