Cornerback Cornelius Marquis Elder, 28, plays for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL).
He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft while playing college football for the University of Miami.
Elder has also played for the Detroit Lions and New York Giants. Elder was a four-star running back out of high school and the two-time Mr Football Player of the Year in Tennessee. He excelled in two sports in high school and was given a basketball scholarship at Purdue.
He joined the basketball squad as soon as he got to the University of Miami. He opted to devote all of his attention to football after tearing the meniscus in his right knee.
The Carolina Panthers selected Elder in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 152nd overall. Due to a knee injury, he was put on injured reserve on September 3, 2017. On August 30, 2019, Elder was released following the last round of roster cuts.
On October 13, 2021, Elder was signed off the Panthers’ practice squad. The 11th of January 2022 saw him resign. Elder was released by the Commanders on August 30, 2022, and the following day he was signed to the practice squad.
How Good Is Corn Elder?
Corn Elder, a two-year starter at cornerback, is a tough, physical player with great instincts who has the ability to play numerous positions in the NFL.
Despite his lack of outstanding size, he has adequate speed and short-area quickness to match up adequately in the slot or on the outside.
In the previous two seasons, he served as a blitzer and made an impression with his propensity for getting to the ball. He can ride receivers through a jam at the line of scrimmage using an underneath route. He is twitchy and tough. In the return game, Elder is a threat as well.
What Happened To Corn Elder?
Elder was signed off of the Panthers’ practice squad on October 13, 2021. He re-signed on January 11, 2022.