NFL Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?  

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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 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. Who's your pick?

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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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Arizona Cardinals

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72 49
Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Jacksonville Jaguars

3
58 37
Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
New Orleans Saints

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50 35
Stephon Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
New England Patriots

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58 46
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Minnesota Vikings

6
46 40
Darius Slay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Detroit Lions

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24 17
Kyle Fuller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
kwillymac added Kyle Fuller

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35 34
Tre'Davious White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Buffalo Bills

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42 43
A.J. Bouye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Jacksonville Jaguars

10
43 45
Aqib Talib is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams

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42 44
Casey Hayward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Los Angeles Chargers

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42 47
Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
San Francisco 49ers

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39 47
Marcus Peters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams

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29 35
Desmond Trufant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Atlanta Falcons

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24 34
Janoris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
New York Giants

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23 36
Kendall Fuller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Kansas City Chiefs

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18 35
Jimmy Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Zack Scott added Baltimore Ravens

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27 50
Josh Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Washington Redskins

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8 23
Robert Alford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
kwillymac added Atlanta Falcons

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17 38
Trumaine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Trumaine Johnson New York Jets

21
14 36
William Jackson III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
William Jackson III Cincinnati Bengals

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15 45
Malcolm Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Tennessee Titans

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12 43
Dre Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who is the Best Cornerback in the NFL Right Now?
Cincinnati Bengals