Stokes, a former three-star recruit, was a talented high school track runner who was set to compete on the Bulldogs' track and field team but didn't after spring practice of football. Despite hearing some Day 2 draft hype after the 2019 season, Stokes returned to Georgia for another season, coming up with four interceptions and solidifying -- if not improving -- his draft stock.
Strengths: Stokes plays at a great size with a frame that could easily add weight. Stokes' best trait is his overall speed, capable of keeping up with the deep threats of today's game. Has long lanky arms to play the ball and get between receivers to hold them up. Stokes developed last season in terms of his overall physical play, complementing his athleticism and intelligence to be able to thrive in zone when needed. Stokes' high ceiling could entice a team to pick him earlier than many project.
Weaknesses: Stokes' initial punch in press is weak and won't really control receivers in short routes and jam coverage. Got away with his overall athleticism a bit in college and will need to be more refined at the next level. Had his fair share of struggles as a tackler as well. Stokes still needs to add to his frame in order to have a better chance when going against physical receivers.
Pro comparison: Trae Waynes, Bengals -- Waynes and Stokes are speedy, long corners with upside to entice any front office in the NFL. However, with that upside will come some mistakes and growing pains. Waynes is an established CB2 in the NFL; Stokes will look to beat that mark once he gets picked.