Cornerback is probably one of the most under-appreciated positions in the NFL; I don't think I really understood that until I began combing the Internet to research for this article.
Unfortunately there hasn't been a lot of research and information compilation on all the greats who have played this position in the history of the NFL. I decided to spend some time rectifying that.
While some of the players could be deserving of being moved a couple of places, take a look at the most comprehensive list of the top fifty 50 cornerbacks that has been put together, and enjoy the analysis.
The top few slots might end up really surprising you.
I'd like to thank a few people who gave me some input on compiling the rankings:
Zagerbombs, Philly, Armstrong, and especially Dr. Who?
Thanks for your help, and on to number 50...