Marvin Lewis' top five cornerbacks


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:

Rod Woodson

Lewis quote: "I don't know if you could ask for a better player with both physical talent and mental ability."

Deion Sanders

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."

Darrell Green

Lewis quote: "The quickness, the speed. Out of the break, [he's] always in step with his man."

Mel Blount

Lewis quote: "Physical. Great at playing the ball in the air. One of the greatest bump-and-run corners."

Willie Brown

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?