Now with five positions down (quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive end and defensive tackle) it's on to the cornerbacks.
cornerbacks tend to be some of the most athletic players in the league and they need to be. They usually match up against the most athletic offensive player and their job is to shut him down. The receiver knows the route, the cornerback doesn't. Because of this cornerbacks need to be quick and be very reactive.
The best cornerbacks are called "shutdown corners." Any cornerback could shut a receiver down for a play or two, but its the best of the best that can do that over the course of a game and even a season.
So here it is the league's 10 best cornerbacks.
Tomorrow I'm counting down the best middle linebackers in the game today.