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NUC Draft Guru Prospect Analysis- Cordrea Tankersley |  Cornerback | Clemson | 6’1” | 200 lbs 9.1

NUC Draft Guru Prospect Analysis- Cordrea Tankersley | Cornerback | Clemson | 6’1” | 200 lbs

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Cordrea Tankersley Rating

9.1

NUC Draft Guru's Rating System looks at the following key area's of the players performance and calculated potential at the next level:

1 - Position Skills9.2

2 - Athleticism/Speed8.9
3 - Explosion9.2
4 - Technique9.1
5 - Playmaking9.2
6- Potential9.2
Reader Rating: ( 1 vote ) 9.3

Cordrea Tankersley

Cornerback, Clemson

6’1”, 200 lbs

By Nolan Fleming

Overview

Tankersley has certainly benefited from having one of the best defensive lines in the country. His defensive line consistently forced opposing quarterbacks to get the ball out quickly which allowed him to play in press coverage, an area that he thrives in. That being said, his run defense is below-average and will need to be improved on at the next level. Ultimately, Tankersley has the physical tools needed for him to develop into a shutdown corner in the NFL.

 

His Strengths

 

Tankersley is extremely physical at the line of the scrimmage and has exceptional ball skills. At 6’1” and 200 pounds he shows deceptive speed to keep with receivers and force quarterbacks to make difficult throws. His long arms are an unteachable asset, giving him more time to react off the line when in press coverage. Tankersley does show a willingness to get involved in run support, and has the body type to develop into an impact player in run defense.

Areas of Improvement

Similar to many young corners, Tankersley can be a bit sloppy when it comes tackling. He often fails to wrap up ball carriers, which is habit he will need to fix at the next level. At times his technique can go a bit astray and he will show a lack of discipline. As mentioned before, he has played his entire career on one of the nation’s top defenses. Although this isn’t necessarily a negative mark on his game, it does mean he is unproven in his ability to be a CB1.

Film

Cordrea Tankersley vs. Virginia Tech (2016)

Cordrea Tankersley vs. Troy (2016)

Current NFL Comparison

Byron Maxwell (Drafted in Round 6, 2011)

Cordrea Tankersley Highlight Film

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