3 Reasons Why Shutdown Cornerbacks Are Becoming Less Valuable

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3 Reasons Why Shutdown Cornerbacks Are Becoming Less Valuable
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The term "shutdown cornerback" tends to get thrown around loosely, but when it comes down to it, there just aren’t many guys you can leave on an island against the Calvin Johnsons of the world.

Although cornerbacks continue to be one of the more heavily drafted positions, spending a first-rounder or investing big bucks in free agency on a shutdown corner isn’t the best way for a team to devote its resources.

Let’s take a look at three reasons shutdown cornerbacks are becoming less valuable in today’s NFL

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