Even casual followers of the NFL Draft have probably heard the hype around this year’s cornerback class already. The more the process goes on, the more legitimate that hype seems to be.
An important thing to remember with every NFL Draft is that a player being projected as a ‘first round pick’ and ‘first round talent’ are two different things. It scales year-to-year. Team needs and just the overall availability of players the draft can significantly skew the board. Think about it this way – what are the odds that every single year, there would be exactly 32 first-round-worthy players in the NFL Draft, and that those 32 players line up positionally with what teams are looking for?