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CB Rankings

NFL Top 10 Cornerbacks

April 17, 2010 by Andy Benoit | best cornerbacks in nfl, charles woodson packers, darrelle revis jets, nfl best cornerbacks, nfl cornerback rankings

Friendly Disclaimer: The following list is influenced largely — but not strictly — by film study of all 32 teams from the 2009 season. It is not a prediction for the 2010 season, though the future isn’t utterly ignored. Stats weren’t acknowledged, though player with poor numbers generally don’t sneak onto Top 10 lists anyway. Vague enough for you? Top 10 lists tend to be. That’s why most of you will have no trouble finding ways to gripe over what you’re about to read.

10. Jabari Greer, New Orleans Saints

Rarely gives up completions, plus can cover inside or outside no matter if it’s man or zone.

9. Leon Hall, Cincinnati Bengals

Key in allowing Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to be aggressive with his front seven.

8. Dunta Robinson, Atlanta Falcons

Doesn’t make a lot of picks, but doesn’t give up a lot of completions either.

7. Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie, Arizona Cardinals

Ascending third-year pro who started drawing Revis-like assignments down the stretch last season.

6. Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos

Not impenetrable but still capable of matching up with opposing teams’ best receiver each week.

5. Asante Samuel, Philadelphia Eagles

Consistently baits quarterbacks as the best off-coverage defender in the game.

4. Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee Titans

Has textbook fundamentals. Penchant for big plays and a feisty demeanor make him shutdown caliber.

3. Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

Is often asked to play pure man coverage with little to no safety help.

2. Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers

Jack of all trades who somehow gets better with age.

1. Darrelle Revis, New York Jets

If you need an explanation, you probably don’t understand football anyway.

Wait, What About….

Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets

Not even close. Doesn’t play hard in zone coverage or against the run, and has shoddy technique.

Corey Webster, New York Giants

Worthy of Top 10 status; those who put him on their list would likely have him in slots 8, 9 or 10.

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings

Isn’t exactly young anymore. Got hurt and struggled mightily down the stretch in ’09.

DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins

Overpaid and overhyped. Ever seen the guy tackle?

Quintin Jammer, San Diego Chargers

Solid starter, but you probably wouldn’t think of him if he didn’t have such a catchy name. (See Bob Smith Test.)

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How so? Do you watch Samuel play football? You can't if you agree with his placement. He's an extremely average cover guy and has no place on that list. Facts are facts.

Also, I have no reason to be sour, we have one of the top secondaries in the NFL.

According to...?

In 2009, the Saints D ranked 26th in Pass Yards. I know yards aren't everything, and you'll point to INTs, but if you're 26th in Yards allowed, that's quite a bit of bending. Continue to bend and you'll eventually break (See Falcons D in 2009).

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According to...?

In 2009, the Saints D ranked 26th in Pass Yards. I know yards aren't everything, and you'll point to INTs, but if you're 26th in Yards allowed, that's quite a bit of bending. Continue to bend and you'll eventually break (See Falcons D in 2009).

Reasons for having high yards allowed:

-Not trail in any football game for the first half of the season. Teams forced to pass to ball against our PREVENT defense and play catch up.

-Garbage yardage at the end of football games.

-Top three corners both missing almost half of the season and us playing guys off the street (Chris McAllister and Mike McKenzie)

-Etc

When Greer and Porter were healthy, our Defense ranked in the top 10. That is a fact. When they came back, we beat Warner, Farve, and Manning. All three of them threw CRUCIAL picks.

Look at any good football site that rates CBs and you'll see Greer and Porter ranked pretty high. Also, look at any article that has NFL secondaries ranked and you'll see us close to the top. Goto any neutral football forum and find a thread on top CB duos and you'll find the Saints. Enough?

Regardless, my point isn't about how good our secondary is, that's solidified. I was making a point about how average of a corner Samuel is and how that writer needs to have his credentials taken for putting him at #5.

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