A White Cornerback Is Drafted In The Third Round
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The Iowa and Wisconsin NCAA football programs tend to specialize as destinations for white players, rather like Gonzaga’s basketball program in Spokane building itself by being the place for white high school players to go. Last fall, the Iowa Hawkeyes even started two white cornerbacks. The older one, Riley Moss, was drafted in the third round of the 2023 NFL draft this week. The younger one, Cooper DeJean, might be even more promising.

It’s hard to say who was the last white cornerback drafted. Troy Apke was drafted in the 4th round out of Penn State, and has drifted back and forth between being designated a safety and a cornerback, while mostly playing on special teams. Julian Edelman started a playoff game as a third cornerback before settling in at slot receiver for the Patriots.

Also, I don’t believe any Samoans have played cornerback in this century’s NFL.

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