Cordrea Tankersley is a shutdown cornerback. An NFL team can assign him a receiver and that receiver’s chances of making a catch just dwindled, even if pass interference is required. Honestly though, Tankersley sticks to his man. If he improves his tackling and run support, he could provide ample production for an NFL team. He carries NFL size and speed. What’s not to like?
40 Time: 4.37
- 2015: Third Team All-ACC
- 2016: First Team All-American
NFL Draft Board Analysis
NFL Draft Board Potential
Cordrea Tankersley first appeared on the NFL Draft Board in February for the 2017 NFL draft. One NFL.com mock NFL draft send Tnakersley to Green Bay with pick #29. The NFL Draft Board failed to provide a consensus on who Green Bay will draft at this time. The sheer number of edge rushers on the 2017 NFL Draft Board works in Tootie Tankersley’s favor. Not every team needs an edge rusher.
Comparative Position Ranking on the NFL Draft Board
Cordrea Tankersley appears only once on the NFL Draft Board. So, his chances to receive a call from an NFL team in the first round falter. With NFL size and speed, Tankersley’s ceiling rises above many other second and third round choices. And, his proficiency in his primary duties, coverage, puts his floor pretty high. An NFL team could play him against a wide receiver, slot receiver, or at safety. Tankersley’s versatility carries some weight also. Tankersley may not go in the first round of the NFL draft. But, he should last much longer afterwards.
- 2016: Ohio State, Troy, Virginia Tech
- 2015: South Carolina, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech
- The #9 player overall coming out of high school, #37 wide receiver, #39 safety.
- Can play corner or safety.
- Can play man or zone.
- Brother labeled him “Tootie” upon first sight and name stuck.
- At 6-1, 200, has NFL size
- With a 4.37 40, has NFL speed
- Great first drop step.
- Excellent hip swivel.
- Situationally aware, able to track his man and the quarterback’s eyes when in space.
- Can beat the receiver to the catch point.
Areas of Concern
- Tackles like a grappler. Wraps up high on the runner and sometimes loses the tackle. Not a big hitter.
- Can get tied up with a blocker.
- Gets the occasional pass interference.