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The Top Five: Best Cornerbacks in the NFL

Article By on 9th July, 2009

... a lot as of late. Unfortunately, there is really 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.


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