2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Draft Prospects Top 5 Cornerbacks (Video)

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Jan 4, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) answers questions during Media Day at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Lamarcus Joyner – Florida State

Lamarcus Joyner is considered one of the top corners in the draft but his value is that of a late first round early second round pick. The Florida State senior had a solid 2013 campaign but failed to impress at the scouting combine. At 5′ 8″ Joyner is also one of the smaller corners in the 2014 draft.

Combine Results – 5.24

40 Yard Dash – 4.55

Vertical Jump- 37.5 inches

Broad Jump – 124 inches

Scouting Reports


"Joyner stands a mere 5-8. But that size hardly proved a problem at Florida State, and Joyner’s dual cornerback/safety experience will be tempting."

NFL.com – Position Rank #5

"Versatile defender capable of playing any position in the secondary. Size is not ideal, but a coach looking for a nickel back will rank Joyner near the top of the charts."

Mock Draft

Todd McShay: #24 Cincinnati Bengals

"Defensive end is one of Cincinnati’s top needs, but the only available prospect worth drafting in this scenario is Notre Dame’s Stephon Tuitt, who is a better fit as a 5-technique in a 3-4 defense. But cornerback is also among the team’s top three needs, and Joyner is one of the best defensive playmakers in this class (plus, he fits the Bengals’ M.O. of drafting big-name players from traditional powerhouse schools). Joyner lacks elite size but he is a quick, fast, instinctive defensive back who plays bigger than his size, and could play a Tyrann Mathieu role for this defense. If Cincy passes on a corner at No. 24, it could find a very good one in Round 2."

Mel Kiper: Not a projected 1st round pick

Fansided: Not a projected 1st round pick