Teams have different philosophies on a CB's size

There are so many strong CB prospects that teams have the luxury of debating whether to go tall or short in the first round.

Originally Published: April 26, 2006
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

For two years, NFL cornerbacks have felt they've been getting the short end of offseason rule interpretations. The emphasis on no illegal contact with receivers 5 yards past the line of scrimmage has drawn increased penalty flags. In addition, the influx of tall receivers has made cornerbacks' jobs more challenging.

As time goes on, though, cornerbacks are starting to stand tall. The demand for highly skilled cover corners has taken top salaries at the position into the $6 million and $7 ...

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