Top 5 NFL Cornerbacks of All-Time

Deion Sanders
"Primetime" Deion Sanders before Super Bowl XXX

There have been some truly dominant cornerbacks in the NFL throughout the history of the league. These players have been able to consistently disrupt opposing offenses and make life difficult for receivers. Here are the top 5 cornerbacks in NFL history:

Top 5 NFL Cornerbacks

#1 Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders for the 49ers
Deion Sanders for the 49ers

Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins from 1989 to 2005 and recorded 53 interceptions in his career. He was an eight-time Pro Bowler and was named First Team All-Pro six times. Sanders is known for his speed, agility, and ball skills, making him one of the best cover cornerbacks in the league. He was a key contributor to the 49ers' Super Bowl win in 1994 and the Cowboys' Super Bowl win in 1996.

#2 Rod Woodson

Ron Woodson
Ron Woodson

Woodson played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders from 1987 to 2003, and recorded 71 interceptions in his career. He was an eleven-time Pro Bowler and was named All-Pro six times. Woodson is known for his speed, agility, and ball skills, making him one of the best cornerbacks and safeties in the league. He was also a strong tackler and a leader on the field. He was a key contributor to the Ravens' Super Bowl win in 2000.

3 Darrell Green

Cowboys v Redskins X
Cowboys v Redskins X

Green played for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002, and recorded 54 interceptions in his career, also winning 2 Super Bowls. He is a seven-time Pro Bowler and is known for his speed, agility, and ball skills, making him one of the best cover cornerbacks in the league. He was also a strong tackler and a leader on the field.

#4 Dick "Night Train" Lane

Dick Lane of the Rams
Dick Lane of the Rams

Lane played for the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals, and Detroit Lions from 1952 to 1965, and recorded 68 interceptions in his career, which was an NFL record at the time of his retirement. He is a seven-time Pro Bowler and is known for his physicality, ball skills, and ability to make big plays at crucial moments. He was also a strong tackler and a leader on the field.

#5 Mel Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Raiders
Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Raiders

Blount played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983 and recorded 57 interceptions in his career. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and four-time Super Bowl winner. Blount is known for his physicality, ball skills, and ability to make big plays in crucial moments. He was also a strong tackler and a leader on the field. He was a key contributor to the Steelers' dynasty.

All of these players have left a lasting impact on the NFL and have set the standard for future cornerbacks to strive for. Their consistency, accuracy, and longevity have proven to be a testament to their skill. Their achievements, including their Pro-Bowl selections, awards, and records have solidified their status as true legends of the game. Their legacies will continue to be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

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