Welcome back everyone. We continue our power rankings of the 2018-19 NFL starters with a look at one of everyone’s favorite positions, THE CORNERS! Everyone loves debating the greatness of cornerbacks. It’s one of the hardest positions in the NFL to play and when you have a guy who is an absolute stud at the position, it helps your team tremendously in the march towards the Super Bowl.

So, who is the top corner in the AFC heading into this season?

GLAD YOU ASKED!

 

 

 

32. Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns)

Age: 21
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: Rookie
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: Rookie
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

31. Jason Verrett (Los Angeles Chargers)

Age: 27
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: Didn’t play enough
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: Didn’t play enough
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 30th (2017), 2nd (2016), 13th (2015)


 

30. Gareon Conley (Oakland Raiders)

Age: 23
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: Didn’t play enough
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: Didn’t play enough
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

29. Dre Kirkpatrick (Cincinnati Bengals)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: F
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 21st (2017), 31st (2016)


 

28. Vontae Davis (Buffalo Bills)

Age: 30
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: F
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 32nd (2017), 16th (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

27. Morris Claiborne (New York Jets)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: F
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 16th (2017)


 

26. Cordrea Tankersley (Miami Dolphins)

Age: 24
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: F
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: D-
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

25. Xavien Howard (Miami Dolphins)

Age: 24
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: D
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

24. Brandon Carr (Baltimore Ravens)

Age: 32
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: C+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 20th (2017), 25th (2016), 30th (2015)


 

23. Johnathan Joseph (Houston Texans)

Age: 34
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 19th (2017), 5th (2016), 10th (2015)


 

22. Joe Haden (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Age: 29
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 31st (2017), 29th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

21. Kenny Moore (Indianapolis Colts)

Age: 22
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

20. Trumaine Johnson (New York Jets)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B-
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 9th (2017), 8th (2016)


 

19. Malcolm Butler (Tennessee Titans)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: D-
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 5th (2017), 13th (2016), 14th (2015)


 

18. Steven Nelson (Kansas City Chiefs)

Age: 25
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

17. Quincy Wilson (Indianapolis Colts)

Age: 21
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 29th (2017)


 

16. Aaron Colvin (Houston Texans)

Age: 26
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

15. Artie Burns (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Age: 23
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 15th (2017)


 

14. T.J. Carrie (Cleveland Browns)

Age: 27
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. Jimmy Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

Age: 29
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A-
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 3
Previous Rankings: 18th (2017), 26th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

12. Adoree’ Jackson (Tennessee Titans)

Age: 22
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 28th (2017)


 

11. Bradley Roby (Denver Broncos)

Age: 26
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: D
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Chris Harris (Denver Broncos)

Age: 29
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 1st (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


 

9. Jason McCourty (New England Patriots)

Age: 30
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 3
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

8. Rashaan Melvin (Oakland Raiders)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 3
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

7. A.J. Bouye (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Age: 26
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A-
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 6
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2017)


 

6. William Jackson (Cincinnati Bengals)

Age: 25
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 1
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

5. Stephon Gilmore (New England Patriots)

Age: 27
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: D
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2017), 4th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

4. Kendall Fuller (Kansas City Chiefs)

Age: 23
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: D
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

3. Jalen Ramsey (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Age: 23
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 7th (2017), 21st (2016)


 

2. Tre’Davious White (Buffalo Bills)

Age: 23
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 27th (2017)


 

1. Casey Hayward (Los Angeles Chargers)

Age: 28
2017-18 Pass Coverage Grade: A+
2017-18 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2017-18 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 4th (2017)