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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

CB: Nate Wiggins | Clemson

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 173
  • School: Clemson
  • Class: Junior
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Quick and fluid in movement, Wiggins has some of the quickest change of direction in the draft class. His elite footwork allows him to anticipate routes and his 4.28 40-yard dash speed (first among all CBs) allows him to make up for it when he doesn’t. His narrow frame sacrifices an ability to cover running plays to the boundary and making open-field tackles in space. As a result, his likelihood of playing nickel at the next level is decreased even if his coverage ability allows for it.

OVERVIEW: Originally out of Westlake High School in Atlanta (the same program as A.J. Terrell), Wiggins brings a high pedigree from both his high school days and his college days at Clemson, where head coach Dabo Swinney has him next in line on a long list of talented Tigers defensive backs. Wiggins' coverage ability has stood tall against some of the nation's top talent. The highlight moment of his college career came when he picked off consensus top-three quarterback Drake Maye twice in one game against North Carolina.

COMPARISON: Joey Porter Jr.