AFC North: 2011 Cornerback Power Rankings

AFC North shut out in CB rankings

April, 19, 2011
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The AFC North didn't register a single player in the top 10 of ESPN.com's cornerback Power Rankings. And after watching the inconsistent pass defenses throughout the division last season, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

Joseph
Joseph
Cornerbacks such as Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns didn't get a single vote from our panel. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph was the only player from the division to make the ballot. I voted Joseph No. 10 and AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky voted him No. 7. Joseph finished No. 12 in the final tally.

Joseph, a pending free agent, remains underrated. As you can see from this list, there are not a lot of elite cornerbacks in the NFL, and Joseph probably lands somewhere in that second tier. If he plays for a higher-profile team next season and stays healthy, Joseph could get more recognition as one of the league's better cover corners.

Here is the complete voting:

ESPN.com's cornerback Power Rankings

1. Darrelle Revis, Jets

2. Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders

3. Charles Woodson, Packers

4. Asante Samuel, Eagles

5. Champ Bailey, BRoncos

6. Antoine Winfield, Vikings

7. Tramon Williams, Packers

8. Devin McCourty, Patriots

9. DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

10. Cortland Finnegan, Titans

Walker's cornerback Power Rankings

1. Darrelle Revis, Jets

2. Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders

3. Charles Woodson, Packers

4. Asante Samuel, Eagles

5. Champ Bailey, Broncos

6. Antoine Winfield, Vikings

7. DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

8. Courtland Finnegan, Titans

9. Devin McCourty, Patriots

10. Johnathan Joseph, Bengals

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