Both of the Green Bay Packers starting cornerbacks, [intlink id=”143″ type=”category”]Charles Woodson[/intlink] and [intlink id=”82″ type=”category”]Tramon Williams[/intlink], made ESPN’s cornerback power rankings list.
Woodson finished third and Williams finished seventh.
Not surprisingly, the top two in the rankings were the [intlink id=”69″ type=”category”]New York Jets[/intlink]’ Darrelle Revis and the [intlink id=”29″ type=”category”]Oakland Raiders[/intlink]’ Nnamdi Asomugha, who received all the first and second place votes.
The [intlink id=”374″ type=”category”]Philadelphia Eagles[/intlink]’ Asante Samuel and [intlink id=”27″ type=”category”]Denver Broncos[/intlink]’ Champ Bailey were close behind Woodson. The trio was separated by only five points.
The [intlink id=”35″ type=”category”]Minnesota Vikings[/intlink]’ Antoine Winfield was the other cornerback to finish ahead of Williams.
If you want to make any argument about the rankings, it’s probably that Williams should be higher, at least higher than Winfield and probably Bailey at this stage of his career. Bailey has had a Hall of Fame career, power rankings shouldn’t be lifetime achievement awards, though. As for Winfield, did anyone see how bad the Vikings secondary was last season?
I think charles is getting the benefit of the doubt because he’s a veteran playmaker that has been in the game for so long.. Tramon has been a huge success this season and it can only get better. I dont think he (Tramon) should look into it too much.. He’s definitely one of the guys that got us back on top and i think sometime in the near future he will be Top 3 if not very top of that list. Charles is our guy had been for years.. People are forgetting that Just last year he was Defensive POY. He should be on the top and Tramon should be Number 7.. All the more reason to play harder next year.
Shows how little having a great CB means. Tramon and Woodson are the only players on the list to have won a Super Bowl and it was the same one.
Are you sure they won the same one? I could have swore they won Super Bowls in different years.
I don’t consider myself bias when I say Tramon is at least a Top 5 CB. His game improved greatly since the 09 season, and barring injury will continue to get better. Excellent in coverage; ball hawk; great feet.
I wouldn’t be shocked if Shields makes that list in upcoming years.