Noah Igbinoghene – CB (Auburn)
Despite Auburn having an extremely tough schedule in 2019, Noah Igbinoghene showed his potential to be a starter in the NFL.
Igbinoghene has plenty of upside and although he will need coaching up during the initial stages of his development, any team that drafts the cornerback is going to get a promising prospect.
He recorded 42 tackles and seven pass deflections during his final college season, which was preceded by 45 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and an interception in 2018.
What Igbinoghene lacks in on-field alertness, he more than makes up for in athleticism. He emerged as Auburn’s top corner during his time at the school and he possesses fantastic recovery abilities when he is beaten on a route.
He is a very good tackler who has the potential to develop even more in the NFL. Igbinoghene should be someone on the Vikings’ radar at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, where he is expected to test very well.
Anyone drafting Igbinoghene should not expect a high level of performance as a day one starter right away. He is going to need some time to develop at a position where it is notoriously difficult for players to make a significant impact during their rookie season.
The NFL is brutal for young cornerbacks thanks to the pass-happy approach of many teams. But Igbinoghene does have a high ceiling if given the chance to develop.