Could tall cornerbacks stock rise just because the Seahawks “Legion of Boom”?
After watching the “Legion of Boom” many have concluded they need big corners like Richard Sherman, because he was so dominate. The only problem is there are not that many. Phil Savage, director of the Senior Bowl, put as many tall safeties as he could in the cornerback group just to beef up the potential pool of tall corners, but there were not that many.
There are more than 50 wide receivers in the 2014 draft class over 6-1 and there are fewer than 20 corners that are over 6-1. Getting tall corners who can’t flip their hips, close on a receiver or run isn’t going to solve the problem. No doubt there will be teams that acquire tall corners but it will be hard to find someone close to what Sherman can do.