The Arizona Cardinals have one of the elite cornerbacks in the league in Patrick Peterson.

But who will line up opposite him in 2017?

Could they take a cornerback to help shore up their secondary in the 2017 NFL draft?

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With that in mind, the Heat Index takes a look at the top cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL draft class, as ranked by several sites.

If the Cardinals take a cornerback in the first round, it will be the first time they have done so since taking Peterson No. 5 overall in 2011.

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Ranking NFL draft cornerback prospects: Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey No. 1, Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore No. 2, Washington’s Sidney Jones No. 3 (Editor’s note: Jones recently hurt his leg at Washington’s pro day), Florida’s Teez Tabor No. 4, USC’s Adoree’ Jackson No. 5 Lattimore No. 1, Florida’s Quincy Wilson No. 2, Jones No. 3, Ohio State’s Gareon Conley No. 4, Tabor No. 5

Sports Illustrated: Lattimore No. 1, Wilson No. 2, Jones No. 3, Iowa’s Desmond King No. 4, Humphrey No. 5 Lattimore No. 1, Jones No. 2, Humphrey No. 3, Wilson No. 4, Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis No. 5 Lattimore No. 1, Tabor No. 2, Jones No. 3, Wilson No. 4, Conley No. 5 Humphrey No. 1, Lattimore No. 2, Wilson No. 3, Jackson No. 4, Jones No. 5 Lattimore No. 1, Jones No. 2, Tabor No. 3, Wilson No. 4, Humphrey No. 5

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Some other CBs listed in the rankings:

  • LSU’s Tre’Davious White
  • Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie
  • Clemson’s Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson 
  • UCLA’s Fabian Moreau
  • Colorado’s Ahkello Witherspoon
  • Houston’s Howard Wilson
  • Washington’s Kevin King
  • Tennessee’s Cameron Sutton
  • Lamar’s Brendan Langley     
  • LSU’s Dwayne Thomas   
  • West Virginia’s Rasul Douglas 
  • Tennessee State’s Ezra Robinson

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The April 27 draft is coming up very quickly.

We don’t have to wait long now to find out what the Cardinals will do their pick at No. 13.

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