Antonio Cromartie Is Only The Eight Best Corner In The NFL?

I have a ton of respect for what Scott Wright has done with his website NFLDraftCountdown. Not only has the guy turned a sports writing hobby into a dream job, he has also gained lots of respect among league circles and is regarded as pretty damn knowledgeable. Fans the internet over visit NFLDraftCoutdown to get in-depth football player analysis everyday. So with all that in mind, it comes as more than just a slight shock that Scott has Antonio Cromartie rated so low in his NFL Player Rankings:


1. Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos
2. Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders
3. Nate Clements, San Francisco 49'ers
4. Terence Newman, Dallas Cowboys
5. Marcus Trufant, Seattle Seahawks
6. DeAngelo Hall, Oakland Raiders
7. Asante Samuel, Philadelphia Eagles
8. Antonio Cromartie, San Diego Chargers
9. Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings

No explanation accompanied these rankings, so it's hard to see what criteria Scott judges the players with. But I find it interesting that both Asante Samuel and Antonio Cromartie are ranked lower than DeAngelo Hall...a guy many people feel is hugely overrated. Ask Peyton Manning who he'd rather be facing; Hall or Cromartie?

Regardless of Scott's error in judgment, I'm still going to be a loyal reader of his and I suggest you do the same!

Link: Draft Countdown NFL Player Rankings

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Anonymous said... Aug 14, 2008, 9:24:00 PM

what a ripoff

Anonymous said... Aug 14, 2008, 10:15:00 PM

Cromartie is the only guy in the NFL who can go out and say he wants 15 picks this year without people laughing their assess off. If he isn't the cream of the crop, then I don't know who is.

ElectricFriar said... Aug 22, 2008, 11:34:00 AM

There is absolutely no way that Marcus Trufant and DeAngelo Hall are better than Antonio Cromartie. Yes, he will gamble a lot and may give up a big play from time to time, but how many other corners on that list do you think offensive coordinators actually gameplan for?

Sir Bolt said... Aug 23, 2008, 7:49:00 PM

Although I feel "Cro" will be a consensus top 5 DB by the end of this season, we have to remember that he's only had 1 solid season so far. How many players have we seen have "breakout" seasons only to be no-names for the rest of their careers? Too many to mention. Barring significant injury, Antonio will not fall into that category, but it's not accurate to rank him in the top 5 until he sustains his level of play from last season for another year or more.


Joe Fiorentino said... Dec 14, 2008, 4:51:00 PM

You, Sir Bolt, are clairvoyant...

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