NFL Power Rankings: Who Are the Top 50 Active Defensive Backs in the League?

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NFL Power Rankings: Who Are the Top 50 Active Defensive Backs in the League?
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Cornerback is probably the most difficult position to play effectively in the NFL, and safety is becoming increasingly tough with the new breed of tight ends dominating the league.

Find a shutdown corner, and he can completely take away one side of the field. Cornerbacks on this list were graded heavily on their coverage skills, the most important attribute of a successful corner, but I also looked for good all-around players who play well in run-defense, can rush the quarterback and don’t commit too many penalties.

For safeties, I looked for players who can play multiple aspects of the game, but I focused more heavily on a blend of pass-defense and run-defense. I combined the cornerbacks and safeties on one list, picking 29 corners and 21 safeties for my top 50.

And if you missed any of my other top 50 lists, click here.

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