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NFL1000 Cornerback Rankings: Keenan Lewis Worth Every Penny

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Corey White, #26 (79/100)

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Coverage: 67/80

"Corey White (6’1”, 205 lbs, two seasons) is best suited to be a slot cornerback in the NFL, but he was forced to do more for the Saints last season due to injuries. White performed relatively well in coverage. He is somewhat inconsistent with his all-around performance, but he showed off impressive feet, good awareness and an ability to use his length to locate the football at the catch point. White has a slender build and is relatively tall, so he isn’t able to play very physical coverage. Instead, he looks to mirror receivers before attacking the football when it arrives."

The Saints can’t rely on White as their No. 2 corner opposite to Keenan Lewis: he is a good slot cornerback but will have to improve A LOT to play outside. Not that he can’t but he has some work to do.