Best NFL Cornerbacks Going Into the 2018 Season

Cornerback is arguably the most important position on defense. If you don’t have good cornerbacks, then you’re somewhat screwed. Who are the players among the best of them? We’re looking at the top ten best NFL cornerbacks going into the 2018 season. B

The Top Ten

1 Jalen Ramsey Jalen Ramsey

He’s the Jaguars future, alongside veteran A.J. Bouye. This defense is really the only thing holding the team together. Ramsey and the Jaguars defense carried them to the AFC championship. Now if offensive play can improve, they can make it to the big game. - PackFan2005

2 Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

The man at number one deserves this spot. He’s been consistent since he was drafted by the Cardinals. He’s been an excellent punt returner and corner. Now he has the task to lead a miserable Cardinals defense to victory. If there’s anyone who can do it though, it’s Peterson. - PackFan2005

3 A.J. Bouye A.J. Bouye

I had to put Bouye behind Ramsey, because they’re just really good. But Ramsey is above Bouye because he’s younger and more explosive. That however doesn’t mean Bouye isn’t good. He’s an elite corner that the Texans probably regret letting go. - PackFan2005

4 Marshon Lattimore Marshon Lattimore

We’ve reached yet another young corner, and he proved that he wouldn’t let down the Saints in 2017. Now we’re going into the 2018 season, and I expect even more from Lattimore. - PackFan2005

5 Marcus Peters Marcus Peters

Another addition for the Rams, Peters is now coming together with his former rival to create havoc on defense. Peters and Talib should strike fear into opposing offenses. - PackFan2005

6 Richard Sherman Richard Sherman Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.

This guy is past his prime. Xavier Rhodes should take his spot - DoroExploro13

An Achilles injury and signing with a new team won’t stop Sherman from unleashing his vengeance on the Seahawks. I’ll bet he’ll have another pro bowl caliber season in 2018. - PackFan2005

7 Xavier Rhodes Xavier Rhodes Xavier Rhodes is an American football cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
8 Darius Slay Darius Slay Darius Demetrius Slay, nicknamed "Big Play Slay", is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

I couldn’t forget the cornerback who had eight picks last year. He will “slay” opponents I guess. Yeah, bad pun... - PackFan2005

9 Casey Hayward Casey Hayward

Hayward absolutely exploded upon arrival in San Diego/Los Angeles. I’m no fan of him, but he’s still one of the elite corners in the NFL currently. - PackFan2005

10 Aqib Talib Aqib Talib Aqib Talib is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

Nice pickup for the Rams, who went all out in free agency during the offseason. I think he’ll produce just like he did with the Broncos. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Josh Norman Josh Norman Joshua R. Norman is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

2017 was a down year indeed, but I think 2018 will be a year of resurgence in the Redskins defense. - PackFan2005

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