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The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time  

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Big fan of Detroit football? Then check out this list of Detroit Lions cornerbacks with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting cornerback from throughout Detroit Lions history, including current cornerbacks and past ones. An important part of the Detroit defensive backfield, the CB position requires fast players to cover receivers, defend against pass offenses, and make tackles. Featuring 2018-2019 Lions and some of the greatest NFL cornerbacks of all time, the best Lions CBs include Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Dick LeBeau, Lem Barney, and Bruce McNorton.

Who are the best cornerbacks in Detroit Lions history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Detroit Lions starting cornerback.

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1
Night Train Lane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Night Train Lane

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

2
Darius Slay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

3
Lem Barney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

4
Dick LeBeau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

5
Dré Bly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

6
James Hunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
James Hunter

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

7
Alphonso Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

8
Bruce McNorton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Bruce McNorton

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

9
Bryant Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

10
Rashean Mathis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

11
Robert Bailey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1999

12
Bobby Watkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

13
Levi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Levi Johnson

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

14
Nevin Lawson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Nevin Lawson

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

15
Jerry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988

16
Luther Bradley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978

17
Leigh Bodden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2008

18
Kevin Scott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Kevin Scott

Seasons: 1993

19
Travis Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007

20
Eric Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2011

21
Fernando Bryant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

22
Walt Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Walt Williams

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

23
Terry Fair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time
Terry Fair

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

24
Otis Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2003

25
Todd Lyght is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001