NFL Network analyst DeAngelo Hall ranks Cardinals Patrick Peterson league's best cornerback
NFL Network Analyst, and former Washington Redskin CB DeAngelo Hall ranked the top 10 CBs in the league heading into 2019. He ranked Cardinals Patrick Peterson #1. DeAngelo Hall played 14 years in the league and finished his career with 43 interceptions. He's been in the league long enough to know what makes a great cornerback.
The three-time Pro Bowler had this to say about Arizona star cornerback;
He sits at the top of my list for all the same reasons he's been voted to eight consecutive Pro Bowls. Peterson, who is dominating much in the same way Darrelle Revis did before him, excels in man coverage and is also great in zone defense. Over the past few seasons, there hasn't been much that offenses (or receivers, for that matter) could do to get the CB1 off his game. And as with all great cornerbacks, he's seeing fewer targets thrown to his side of the field -- but he often makes opponents regret it when they do test him.
However, I can't put Peterson in this spot without addressing the six-game suspension he'll serve for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, which will make him ineligible for this season's Pro Bowl and snap his streak of consecutive selections to the game at eight. ( Side note: The only other player to be selected to each of the last eight Pro Bowls is Tom Brady.) Some may think Peterson should be lower on this list because he's missing six games, but his superb production and incomparable impact keep him at the top.
Peterson has been making a name for himself. he's been invited to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons in the NFL. One of the thing many forget about Peterson is that he has yet to miss a single game in his 8-year career. It's a shame it will have to come to an end with this year's suspension.