The NFL's best outside cornerbacks, No. 2: Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

Peterson has developed into one of the game's great corners—and overall athletes.
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Peterson walked into the NFL in 2011 as one of the best athletes in the game at any position, which set an impossibly high bar for acceptable performance that he has somehow met in making three All-Pro teams in his first five seasons. When he gets beat, he gets beat for splashy plays and long touchdowns, but those are infrequent side effects of his eye for the big play, and his lockdown capabilities make opportunities for his marks to solve him a rarity.