How Do Scouts Break Down NFL Cornerback Prospects?

June 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The one question I'm asked most by readers, Twitter followers and prospective writers is, "How do you break down NFL prospects?"

It is also one of the toughest questions to answer in a tweet or quick email exchange.

Here, I'll go deeper.

Each position requires different criteria for scouting, but the method of scouting remains the same. Tape study, background checks and pre-draft workouts are all a part of the puzzle that makes up a player's scouting report. But what goes into a deeper study of each position and each player at that position?

Want to see the other breakdowns? Check them out below.
Quarterbacks Running backs Wide receivers Tight ends Offensive linemen Defensive ends Defensive tackles Outside linebackers Inside linebackers  
1. Knowing Your Coverages
Scouting cornerbacks to play in the NFL comes with a unique set of challenges, as each player is asked to execute five different types of coverage on a routine basis.<...

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