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10 best cornerbacks of all time in NFL history

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Who are the 10 best cornerbacks of all time in the NFL? It’s been a point of discussion recently. It’s also hard to gauge considering some of the vastly different eras these candidates played in.

The best CB of all time can potentially be found in a certain former Patriots and Raiders cornerback who dominated in the 1970s and 1980s. Perhaps, a more modern player in Richard Sherman tops the list. What about Deion Sanders?

Below, we provide you with our 10 best cornerbacks of all time.

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10. Lester Hayes

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9. Richard Sherman

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8. Mel Renfro

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7. Willie Brown

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6. Darrell Green

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5. Charles Woodson

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4. Mel Blount

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3. Rod Woodson

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2. Mike Haynes

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1. Deion Sanders (best cornerback of all-time)

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