The Top Five: Best Cornerbacks in the NFL


Published: July 9, 2009

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... no such thing as a shut-down corner in the NFL today.

The last guys who could have been considered as such were Rod Woodson and Deion Sanders. While the NFL still has some great corners, a shut-down corner does not exist.

The loss of the shut-down corner is not due to a drop off in talent, but a change in scheme over the past decade. A corner who is relied on to absolutely shut down his man on every play really does not exist any longer.

The sophistication of offenses has resulted in teams playing a lot more zone coverage, and a corner cannot be a shut-down guy in the zone.

These guys come as close to a shut-down corner as the NFL has to offer.


Honorable Mention: Darrelle Revis (New York Jets)

32 games started, 1 sack, 8 INTs, 1 TD, 33 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 119 tackles, one-time Pro Bowler

Revis is a young guy who's starting to get some whispers...

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