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Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?

Updated August 16, 2021 23.6k votes 3.9k voters 34.8k views64 items

List RulesVote up the top lockdown cornerbacks in the NFL today.

Who is the best cornerback in the NFL right now? 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? What would your rankings look like?

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 long time vets like Patrick Peterson, not to mention Darius Slay, A.J. Bouye, and Marshon Lattimore, 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. 

Vote up the best current cornerbacks in the NFL below and help deide which cornerback is 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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  • 1
    New England Patriots
    1,414
    956

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceRock Hill, South Carolina

  • 2
    JoeyCramer addedGreen Bay Packers
    826
    552

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 3
    Los Angeles Rams
    1,289
    909

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Tennessee

  • 4
    Buffalo Bills
    980
    691

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

  • 5
    LuckyDarth123 addedBaltimore Ravens
    100
    40

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceHoover, Alabama

  • 6
    New Orleans Saints
    891
    716

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

  • 7
    Philadelphia Eagles
    888
    742

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceBrunswick, Georgia

  • 8
    Footballfan101 addedMiami Dolphins
    286
    216

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

  • 9
    kwillymac addedDenver Broncos
    600
    496

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

  • 10
    Minnesota Vikings
    840
    714

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 11
    LuckyDarth123 addedNew York Giants
    76
    34

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplacePleasant Grove, Alabama

  • 12
    Baltimore Ravens
    570
    483

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceOakland, California

  • 13
    Dallas Cowboys
    37
    3

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceGaithersburg, Maryland

  • 14
    Las Vegas Raiders
    500
    440

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplacePerry, Georgia

  • 15
    Carolina Panthers
    462
    467

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceTucker, Georgia

  • 16
    LuckyDarth123 addedMiami Dolphins
    245
    274

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceNyack, New York

  • 17
    LuckyDarth123 addedHouston Texans
    31
    24

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

  • 18
    Miami Dolphins
    16
    7

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

  • 19
    Washington Football Team
    254
    320

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

  • 20
    Cleveland Browns
    10
    3

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York

  • 21
    Indianapolis Colts
    504
    667

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

  • 22
    Denver Broncos
    7
    1

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplacePlantation, Florida

  • 23
    New England Patriots
    7
    1

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceImmokalee, Florida

  • 24
    LuckyDarth123 addedPittsburgh Steelers
    30
    33

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceFort Washington, Maryland

    #559 of 1,341 The Best Football Players Ever#8 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time#374 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • 25
    Carolina Panthers
    7
    3

    PositionCornerback

    BirthplaceAlpharetta, Georgia