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The Best Detroit Lions Cornerbacks Of All Time

Updated September 20, 2018 1.2k votes 187 voters 2.9k views38 items

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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  • Night Train Lane1
    100
    12

    Night Train Lane

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

  • Darius Slay2
    105
    28

    Darius Slay

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

  • Dick LeBeau3
    71
    12

    Dick LeBeau

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

  • Lem Barney4
    84
    25

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

  • Dré Bly5
    53
    18

    Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

  • Rashean Mathis6
    30
    17

    Rashean Mathis

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Bryant Westbrook7
    27
    16

    Seasons:  2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

  • Robert Bailey8
    23
    13

    Seasons: 1999

  • James Hunter9
    20
    12

    James Hunter

    Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

  • Terry Fair10
    21
    15

    Terry Fair

    Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

  • Luther Bradley11
    15
    10

    Seasons: 1979, 1978

  • Bruce McNorton12
    18
    15

    Bruce McNorton

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

  • Bobby Watkins13
    15
    12

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

  • Walt Williams14
    12
    9

    Walt Williams

    Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

  • Jacob Lacey15
    13
    10

    Seasons: 2012

  • Nevin Lawson16
    26
    29

    Nevin Lawson

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

  • Levi Johnson17
    13
    12

    Levi Johnson

    Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

  • Travis Fisher18
    10
    8

    Seasons: 2008, 2007

  • Alphonso Smith19
    13
    14

    Seasons: 2011, 2010

  • Fernando Bryant20
    10
    11

    Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

  • Bobby Smith21
    8
    7

    Seasons: 1966

  • Bobby Thompson22
    6
    6

    Bobby Thompson

    Seasons: 1965, 1964

  • Corey Raymond23
    7
    9

    Corey Raymond

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

  • Eric Wright24
    9
    12

    Seasons: 2011

  • Otis Smith25
    8
    10

    Seasons: 2003