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Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now? 

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Updated February 14, 2020 19.4k votes 3.3k voters 30.5k views 28 items

From breaking up passes to making tackles on receivers, the top NFL cornerbacks play an important role on the field. They've got to be quick, powerful, and fearsome—and all the players on this list of NFL cornerbacks are just that. Whether they're a part of an impenetrable duo or are simply known as one of the best defenders in football, who do you think are the best cornerbacks in the NFL right now?

When it comes to current cornerbacks, few hold down the CB position better than players like Jalen Ramsey, Xavier Rhodes, and Casey Hayward. However, you've also got to consider guys like Patrick Peterson, who may be one of the best Arizona Cardinals, not to mention Darius Slay, A.J. Bouye, and Josh Norman, among others. In short, there are plenty of killer corners out there going up against the best wide receivers, but only one can be considered the very best. What would your rankings look like?

Check out the list of current cornerbacks below and give votes to the players you think are at the top of their class. While you're at it, cast a vote for the best linebackers in the NFL today.

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Stephon Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cornerback and Defensive back from Rock Hill, South Carolina

Teams: New England Patriots

Age: 25

2
Tre'Davious White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars

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Darius Slay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Darius Slay Cornerback from Brunswick, Georgia

Teams: Detroit Lions

Age: 24

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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Teams: Arizona Cardinals

Age: 25

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Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cornerback and Wide receiver from Compton, California

Teams: San Francisco 49ers

Age: 30

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Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: New Orleans Saints

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Jaire Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
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Kyle Fuller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
kwillymac added Kyle Fuller

Teams: Chicago Bears

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Marcus Peters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

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Casey Hayward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Casey Hayward Cornerback from Perry, Georgia

Teams: Los Angeles Chargers

Age: 26

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12
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
A.J. Bouye Cornerback from Tucker, Georgia

Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars

Age: 27

13
Byron Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added Byron Jones
14
Jason McCourty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
LuckyDarth123 added Cornerback from Nyack, New York

Teams: Tennessee Titans

Age: 28

15
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Xavier Rhodes Cornerback from Miami, Florida

Teams: Minnesota Vikings

Age: 28

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Jimmy Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Zack Scott added Cornerback from Fontana, California

Teams: Baltimore Ravens

Age: 30

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Kendall Fuller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Desmond Trufant Cornerback from Tacoma, Washington

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

Age: 25

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Aqib Talib is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cornerback from Cleveland, Ohio

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Age: 29

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Janoris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Janoris Jenkins Cornerback from Pahokee, Florida

Teams: New York Giants

Age: 27

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Jonathan Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Joe Elliott added Jonathan Jones

Teams: Auburn Tigers football

Age: 22

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Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Tennessee Titans

23
William Jackson III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Cincinnati Bengals

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Kareem Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
LuckyDarth123 added Kareem Jackson Cornerback and Defensive back from Macon, Georgia

Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Houston Texans

Age: 30

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Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cornerback from Greenwood, South Carolina

Teams: Washington Redskins

Age: 28