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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
On Friday ESPN.com has a well-written article (forgive my bias) on the Hall of Fame career of Rod Woodson and where he fits among all-time great cornerbacks.
One of the NFL experts who chimed in on the subject was Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who provided ESPN.com with his top-five list of corners in no particular order:
Lewis quote: "I don't know if you could ask for a better player with both physical talent and mental ability."
Lewis quote: "Just the overall smoothness of his coverage skills. No matter what the other 10 guys on defense were doing, you knew Deion was shutting down his man."
Lewis quote: "The quickness, the speed. Out of the break, [he's] always in step with his man."
Lewis quote: "Physical. Great at playing the ball in the air. One of the greatest bump-and-run corners."
Lewis quote: "Willie [is in this group] for what he did and when he did it."
A special thanks to Marvin Lewis for providing his picks to the AFC North blog. So who makes your list of top five cornerbacks?