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Name: Corn Elder

School: Miami (FL)

Position fit: Slot cornerback

Stats to know: Missed just four of the 70 solo tackles he attempted in 2016.

What he does best:

  • Outstanding tackler. Finished the 2016 season with 66 solo tackles, tied for eighth among cornerbacks in all of college football, and missed just four.
  • Really impressive in zone coverage. Reads and reacts quickly to force incompletions.
  • Good athlete who possesses the speed to cover receivers downfield.
  • One of the best cornerbacks in the nation when it comes to his work against the run. Gets himself into the right position and secures the tackle more often than not.
  • Great fit as a slot corner in the NFL. Played just 48 snaps there in 2016, but allowed just 0.33 yards per route run.
  • Spent time at both, right and left cornerback, as well as in the slot.

Biggest concern:

  • Not a good fit in man coverage.
  • Prone to be beaten by double moves. Bites too hard on the initial move and is left for dust with the second.
  • Struggles against bigger receivers. Another reason why he is a better fit on the inside at the next level.
  • Not really a playmaker. Had just three interceptions and 13 pass breakups over the past three years.

Player comparison: Captain Munnerlyn, Minnesota Vikings

PFF scouting report: Corn Elder, CB, Miami (FL)

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21 minutes ago, jrry32 said:

He seems like the sort of player that Pleasant has historically gotten the most from.

Lions now have 4 young talented CBs who need solid coaching.If Pleasant can mold this group into anything of significance, he'll earn a HC job sooner than later. 

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12 hours ago, Louis Friend said:

Lions now have 4 young talented CBs who need solid coaching.If Pleasant can mold this group into anything of significance, he'll earn a HC job sooner than later. 

So we should be cheering for him to do a pretty decent job but not a total bang up job so that he sticks around. 

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47 minutes ago, Karnage84 said:

So we should be cheering for him to do a pretty decent job but not a total bang up job so that he sticks around. 

Isn't this usually the case? We want the lions to do a good job, but not that good so we have a good draft pick?

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1 minute ago, LionArkie said:

Isn't this usually the case? We want the lions to do a good job, but not that good so we have a good draft pick?

I also don't want to lose a good coach too early. 

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On 4/3/2021 at 11:07 AM, Karnage84 said:

I also don't want to lose a good coach too early. 

I'm fine with losing coaches if it's because they're good. If someone else wants to steal a coach to be a coordinator or head coach then that's a good thing for this team. 

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