B/R NFL 1000 2013: Top 100 Cornerbacks

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B/R NFL 1000 2013: Top 100 Cornerbacks
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Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears

A cornerback in today’s NFL must be able to limit targets, limit receptions and keep scores to a minimum. Being a cover corner is the most important aspect to the position—and that’s why coverage skills received the largest share of our B/R NFL 1,000 grade for 2012 cornerbacks.

As with all the positions in this year's position-by-position rankings, we are scoring criteria at different weights but always adding up to a maximum of 100. Cornerbacks can receive up to 70 points for coverage, 15 for run defense and 15 for tackling.

Our scouting team reviewed film from the 2012 season of more than 100 cornerbacks to come up with the top 100. The rankings are based on the cornerbacks' 2012 performance, with no credit received for career achievements or potential.

Players who played fewer than 200 snaps at cornerback didn't qualify for the rankings. Among them: Darrelle Revis (more on him in the next slide).

In the case of a tie, we broke it based on which cornerback we'd rather have on our team right now.

All stats from Pro Football Focus.

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