The position of a NFL cornerback has become even more crucial as the league shifts to be more pass heavy. Bigger and taller receivers have long had an advantage overthe usually smaller cornerbacks, but players like Richard Sherman have started to change that stereotype. Which corner would you want locking down the other team’s number one wide receiver?

#1: Richard Sherman

​The top cornerbacks on the Seahawks is also one the best in the NFL. Sherman has been a critical part of the Legion of Boom for the past five seasons. In that time, Sherman has made the Pro Bowl three times and has 26 interceptions.

Sherman is so good that opposing quarterbacks have refused to throw the ball anywhere near the outspoken cornerback.

#2: Darrelle Revis

​Darrelle Revis came back to his home with the Jets last season after a solid year with the Patriots and did not disappoint. Revis picked off a total of five passes last season and remained one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. There's a reason the name "Revis Island" exists, and quarterbacks remain afraid to throw near Revis.

#3: Josh Norman

Josh Norman was the best defensive player on a Panthers team that went 15-1 and made a run at the Super Bowl last season. He proved his elite cornerback status by holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 54 when targeted, the lowest in the NFL for 2015.

#4: Patrick Peterson

​There are plenty of good cornerbacks in the NFC West, but Patrick Peterson stands above all but Richard Sherman. He was voted to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl in 2015 and hasn't missed a single one in his career. The lockdown corner is also one of the best punt returners in the NFL.

#5: Chris Harris

One of the best cornerbacks in the game has finally started to garner the recognition he deserves. Harris has been voted to two consecutive Pro Bowls in 2014 and 2015 and he played a key part in the Broncos 2015 Super Bowl run. Harris is so good that he actually gave up zero touchdowns in the 2014 season.

#6: Joe Haden

​Star cornerback Joe Haden has been producing for the Browns ever since he was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. The two time Pro Bowler has 16 interceptions in his career and is widely recognized as one of the best cornerbacks in the game. He played only five games in 2015, but should be fully healthy and ready to go for the Browns in 2016.

#7: Aqib Talib

When he’s not struggling with the law, Talib is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Talib played a key role in the Broncos Super Bowl run last season by breaking up a two point conversion pass from Tom Brady that would have tied up the AFC championship game. The Broncos just hope he doesn’t get any stupid penalties this season.

#8: Vontae Davis

Vontae Davis is slowly starting to prove that he deserves to be mentioned among the elite cornerbacks by being named to two consecutive Pro Bowls in his past two seasons. In that time frame, Vontae has had a combined 8 interceptions. In his seven year NFL career, Davis has a solid 21 interceptions.

#9: Brent Grimes

Brent Grimes has overcome some injury struggles in his career to make three consecutive Pro Bowls in his seasons with the Miami Dolphins. In those three seasons, Grimes had 13 interceptions and effectively locked down most of the elite wide receivers he faced. Now he will offer those skills to the Buccaneers, who desperately needed a lockdown cornerback.

#10: Stephon Gilmore

​Stephon Gilmore has already developed into one of the better cornerbacks in the NFLand has repeatedly drawn comparisons to stars like Darelle Revis. When he stays healthy, he is one of the best cornerbacks on the field and in the game.

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