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5 NFL Cornerbacks Who Are Better Than Richard Sherman

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5 Cornerbacks Who Are Better Than Richard Sherman

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Richard Sherman has been all over the place in recent days and his epic rant after the win in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers has eclipsed all the attention that should exist when the Super Bowl XLVIII is only a few days away.

The Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback first bashed 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree – in case you haven’t seen it you might live under a rock, but you can check some reactions here, here and here – and later proclaimed he was the best cornerback in the NFL.

Really, Mr. Sherman?

There’s no doubt Sherman is a dominant force in the NFL and that he is one of the best defensive players. He is a legit playmaker capable of making this happen and his talent can’t be questioned. He is still young and his potential gives him the chance to be the best in the near future, but to say he is THE BEST RIGHT NOW could be a little bit off the edge.

Whether it is because of a leadership trait, the experience of having a better career, the raw skills or even a similar talent but with better behavior – both on and off the field – there are five cornerbacks that can be considered better than Richard Sherman right now. One of them is even in the Super Bowl and the other four showcased their talents all across the regular season and the playoffs.

Without further ado, read on to find five CBs who can easily be considered better than Richard Sherman right now.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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5. Sam Shields - Green Bay Packers

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Sam Shields had a stellar year where he made a name for himself as one of the premiere defensive players in the NFL. He is certainly one of the best CB out there and he reckons to be a force in Green Bay’s defense.

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4. Champ Bailey - Denver Broncos

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The experienced corner will finally live his first Super Bowl next week and he will enter the game as the defensive leader of the Denver Broncos. Despite a poor collective performance, Champ Bailey stood above the rest of his teammates and his leadership, talent and experience make him one of the best and most reliable CBs in the NFL right now.

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3. Aqib Talib - New England Patriots

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Aqib Talib was usually in charge of guarding the toughest wide receiver and did it extremely well during this season, showing he is one of the top one-on-one defenders in the NFL right now. His season ended with a huge hit by Wes Welker in the playoffs and the game clearly could’ve had a different outcome had Talib stayed on the field the whole game.

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2. Joe Haden - Cleveland Browns

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Joe Haden was the best CB in the NFL during much of the regular season and he would’ve been much better with a competent supporting cast surrounding him on defense. Sadly for him, the Cleveland Browns weren’t good this season, but he definitively gets consideration as one of the best corners in the game.

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1. Darrelle Revis - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Darrelle Revis has insane athleticism and he’s the ultimate shutdown corner. He came back from a huge injury sustained in 2012 to play all 16 regular season contests with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was the best in the NFL at his position even if he wasn’t able to make a huge impact statistically speaking.