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NFL Scouting Combine 2017 measurements: Tall corners abound

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One of the characteristics we’ve discovered the Raiders like these days from a cornerback is size. Their two starters last season were 6-2 Sean Smith and 6-1 David Amerson. They also spent a draft pick a few years back on 6-3 Keith McGill.

Tall corners have become more common in recent years. Most credit the success of players like Seahawks 6-3 corner, Richard Sherman. Raiders defensive coordinator, Ken Norton Jr, came over from Seattle, so he shares the opinions in the Raiders organization about he value of a tall corner.

There were several 6-3 cornerbacks in this year’s combine including Brian Allen out of McGill’s alma mater, Utah, Jeremy Clark out of Michigan, and Kevin King out of Washington. Allen in particular also boasts 34-inch arms, which means there isn't a receiver in the league who can catch a pass over him.

Other big corners include 6-2.5 Ahkello Witherspoon out of Colorado, 6-2 Treston Decoud out of Oregon State, 6-2 Rasul Douglas out of West Virginia.

Player School Height Weight Arm Hand
Adams, Jamal Louisiana St 5116 214 33 3/8 9 1/4
Allen, Brian Utah 6030 215 34 10
Awuzie, Chidobe Colorado 6000 202 30 5/8 8 1/2
Baker, Budda Washington 5095 195 30 5/8 9
Carter, Jamal Miami (Florida) 6010 218 31 9 3/8
Clark, Chuck Virginia Tech 6000 208 32 1/4 9
Clark, Jeremy Michigan 6030 220 32 7/8 9 3/8
Conley, Gareon Ohio St 6000 195 33 9 1/2
Decoud, Treston Oregon St 6020 206 33 9 1/4
Douglas, Rasul West Virginia 6020 209 32 3/8 9 1/4
Elder, Corn Miami (Florida) 5110 183 31 1/4 8 3/4
Evans, Justin Texas A&M 5115 195 32 9 3/4
Ford, Rudy Auburn 5110 205 30 1/4 8 7/8
Gerry, Nathan Nebraska 6020 218 31 1/4 9 1/4
Griffin, Shaquill Central Florida 6000 194 32 3/8 8 3/4
Hairston, Nate Temple 6000 196 31 9 1/2
Harvey-Clemons, Josh Louisville 6040 217 35 3/8 10 3/8
Hill, Delano Michigan 6010 216 32 1/8 9 3/8
Hooker, Malik Ohio St 6010 206 33 1/4 10 3/4
Humphrey, Marlon Alabama 6000 197 32 1/4 8 3/4
Jackson, Adoree' USC 5100 186 31 3/8 9 1/4
Jackson, Eddie Alabama 6003 201 32 1/4 9 1/4
Jenkins, Rayshawn Miami (Florida) 6010 214 32 3/4 9 5/8
Jerome, Lorenzo St Francis-Pa 5100 204 30.625 8.625
Johnson, Jadar Clemson 6003 206 32 9.25
Johnson, John Boston College 6000 208 32.5 9.875
Jones, Josh North Carolina St 6010 220 32 9.375
Jones, Sidney Washington 6000 186 31.5 9.375
Kazee, Damontae San Diego St 5100 184 30.875 8.625
King, Desmond Iowa 5100 201 31.125 9.625
King, Kevin Washington 6030 200 32 9.5
Lampkin, Ashton Oklahoma St 6000 189 31 9.375
Langley, Brendan Lamar 6000 201 32.375 9.5
Lattimore, Marshon Ohio St 6000 193 31.25 8.875
Lewis, Jourdan Michigan 5100 188 31.625 9.25
Likely, Will Maryland 5065 180 29 9.5
Luani, Shalom Washington St 5110 202 32 9.75
Maulet, Art Memphis 5110 189 31.25 9.625
Maye, Marcus Florida 6000 210 32.5 9.125
Melifonwu, Obi Connecticut 6040 224 32.5 9.125
Moreau, Fabian UCLA 6000 206 31.375 9
Myrick, Jalen Minnesota 5100 200 31.625 8.75
Nicholson, Montae Michigan St 6020 212 33.375 9.5
Robinson, Ezra Tennessee St 5110 189 31.5 8.75
Shelton, Sojourn Wisconsin 5090 177 31 8.375
Stribling, Channing Michigan 6010 188 31.5 8.5
Sutton, Cam Tennessee 5112 188 30 8.25
Tabor, Teez Florida 6004 199 32.25 9.125
Tankersley, Cordrea Clemson 6012 199 32.25 9.125
Thompson, Tedric Colorado 6000 204 31.5 9.625
Tocho, Jack North Carolina St 6000 202 31.625 9.375
Travis, Damarius Minnesota 6010 206 31.75 9
Tyson, Mike Cincinnati 6010 204 31.75 9.25
White, Marquez Florida St 6000 194 32.125 10
White, Tre'davious Louisiana St 5110 192 32.125 9.125
Williams, Marcus Utah 6010 202 32.5 9.5
Wilson, Howard Houston 6010 184 31.375 9.625
Wilson, Quincy Florida 6014 211 32.25 9.625
Witherspoon, Ahkello Colorado 6026 198 33 9.875
Woods, Xavier Louisiana Tech 5111 197 30.375 9.375