Top NFL cornerbacks may be able to help their team get to Super Bowl
Yet one element stands apart — quite literally at times.
Nearly every team still vying for the Super Bowl has an elite cornerback often capable of shutting down an opponent’s top receiver all by himself.
The NFC playoff bracket has three of the conference’s four Pro Bowl cornerbacks: Green Bay’s Jaire Alexander, Los Angeles’ Jalen Ramsey and New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore. There’s also Los Angeles’ Darious Williams, who quietly had one of the most impressive coverage seasons in the league, and Tampa Bay’s underrated duo of Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean.
On the AFC side are Pro Bowlers Tre’Davious White of Buffalo — a second-team All-Pro — and Marlon Humphrey of Baltimore, along with the Ravens’ Marcus Peters and Cleveland’s Denzel Ward.