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Miami Hurricanes CB Corn Elder Drafted by Carolina Panthers in the NFL Draft

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Corn looks to lock it down for the Panthers in 2017

Corn Elder goes from playing ball in South Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina . A premier corner for the Hurricanes, Corn will now set his sights on covering receivers in the NFC South.

The five foot ten, 183 pound cornerback is excellent in coverage, especially given his ability to make a play on the ball. In the play below you can see his ability to not only recover, but also make a play on the ball. Fast enough to stay with the receiver in man coverage, Elder has great vision and enough agility to cover the field in zone.

After originally committing to Miami as a running back, Corn made the switch to cornerback, where he excelled for four seasons. He finished the 2016 season with 76 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 3 sacks, and was tied for fifth in the ACC in passes broken up (12) and passes defended (13).

Corn joins the Panthers whoare two years removed from a Super 50 appearance. Carolina promoted Steve Wilks to defensive coordinator after Sean McDermott left to become the Buffalo Bills head coach. In a 4-3 defense, which Miami employed in the 2016 season, the Panthers use plenty of zone coverage, which best suits Corn’s skill set. Elder should be able to compete for significant playing immediately. This makes two consecutive drafts in which a Miami CB has been selected (Artie Burns, 2016).