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Published: July 3, 2017 at 09:07 a.m.
Updated: June 4, 2018 at 05:07 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL cornerbacks of all time

NFL.com senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history. Take a look at how all 24 of his selections stack up.

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  • Kansas City Chiefs, 1983-1993; Oakland/Los Angeles, 1994-1998<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 42 career interceptions 24

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    24. Albert Lewis

    Kansas City Chiefs, 1983-1993; Oakland/Los Angeles, 1994-1998
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 42 career interceptions

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2008-2012; New England Patriots, 2012-2013; Denver Broncos, 2014-2016<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one times<br>
&raquo; Has recorded 33 career interceptions, nine of which he's returned for touchdowns 23

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    23. Aqib Talib

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2008-2012; New England Patriots, 2012-2013; Denver Broncos, 2014-2016
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one times
    » Has recorded 33 career interceptions, nine of which he's returned for touchdowns

  • Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1977-1986<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 39 career interceptions 22

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    22. Lester Hayes

    Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1977-1986
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Recorded 39 career interceptions

  • Detroit Lions, 1959-1972<br>
&raquo; Voted to three Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Recorded 62 career interceptions, tied for 10th on the all-time list<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 21

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    21. Dick LeBeau

    Detroit Lions, 1959-1972
    » Voted to three Pro Bowls
    » Recorded 62 career interceptions, tied for 10th on the all-time list
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997-2012<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 47 career interceptions, eight of which he returned for touchdowns 20

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    20. Ronde Barber

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997-2012
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 47 career interceptions, eight of which he returned for touchdowns

  • New England Patriots, 1995-2004; New York Jets, 2005, 2008;
 Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-2007; Denver Broncos, 2009<br>
&raquo; Three-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 53 career interceptions, seven of which he returned for touchdowns 19

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    19. Ty Law

    New England Patriots, 1995-2004; New York Jets, 2005, 2008; Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-2007; Denver Broncos, 2009
    » Three-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 53 career interceptions, seven of which he returned for touchdowns

  • St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1982<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 40 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 18

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    18. Roger Wehrli

    St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1982
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 40 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Arizona Cardinals, 2011-2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Has recorded 20 interceptions through six seasons, while starting in all 96 career games<br>
&raquo; Ranked No. 19 on 'The Top 100 Players of 2017' 17

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    17. Patrick Peterson

    Arizona Cardinals, 2011-2016
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Has recorded 20 interceptions through six seasons, while starting in all 96 career games
    » Ranked No. 19 on 'The Top 100 Players of 2017'

  • New York Jets, 2007-2012, 2015-2016; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2013; New England Patriots, 2014<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 29 career interceptions 16

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    16. Darrelle Revis

    New York Jets, 2007-2012, 2015-2016; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2013; New England Patriots, 2014
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Recorded 29 career interceptions

  • Detroit Lions, 1967-1977<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 56 career interceptions, seven of which were returned for touchdowns<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 15

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    15. Lem Barney

    Detroit Lions, 1967-1977
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 56 career interceptions, seven of which were returned for touchdowns
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Green Bay Packers, 1961-1969; Dallas Cowboys, 1970-1972<br>
&raquo; Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Five-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 48 career interceptions, seven of which he returned for touchdowns<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 14

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    14. Herb Adderley

    Green Bay Packers, 1961-1969; Dallas Cowboys, 1970-1972
    » Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Five-time NFL champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Recorded 48 career interceptions, seven of which he returned for touchdowns
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • San Francisco 49ers, 1961-1976<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 47 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 13

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    13. Jimmy Johnson

    San Francisco 49ers, 1961-1976
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Recorded 47 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Washington Redskins 1999-2003; Denver Broncos, 2004-2013<br>
&raquo; Voted to 12 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 52 career interceptions, four returned for touchdowns<br> 12

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    12. Champ Bailey

    Washington Redskins 1999-2003; Denver Broncos, 2004-2013
    » Voted to 12 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 52 career interceptions, four returned for touchdowns

  • Los Angeles Rams, 1952-1953; Chicago Cardinals, 1954-1959;
 Detroit Lions, 1960-1965<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 68 career interceptions, which ranks No. 4 on the all-time list<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 11

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    11. Dick "Night Train" Lane

    Los Angeles Rams, 1952-1953; Chicago Cardinals, 1954-1959; Detroit Lions, 1960-1965
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 68 career interceptions, which ranks No. 4 on the all-time list
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1964-1977<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time<br>
&raquo; Recorded 52 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 10

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    10. Mel Renfro

    Dallas Cowboys, 1964-1977
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one time
    » Recorded 52 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Seattle Seahawks, 2011-Present<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Has recorded 30 career interceptions thus far 9

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    9. Richard Sherman

    Seattle Seahawks, 2011-Present
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Has recorded 30 career interceptions thus far

  • Washington Redskins, 1983-2002<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 54 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

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    8. Darrell Green

    Washington Redskins, 1983-2002
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro one times
    » Recorded 54 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1993; Arizona Cardinals, 1994-2000;
 St. Louis Rams, 2001-2004<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 55 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 7

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    7. Aeneas Williams

    Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1993; Arizona Cardinals, 1994-2000; St. Louis Rams, 2001-2004
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 55 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers, 1970-1983<br>
&raquo; Four-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 57 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

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    6. Mel Blount

    Pittsburgh Steelers, 1970-1983
    » Four-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 57 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Denver Broncos, 1963-1966; Oakland Raiders, 1967-1978<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 54 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 5

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    5. Willie Brown

    Denver Broncos, 1963-1966; Oakland Raiders, 1967-1978
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro five times
    » Recorded 54 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Oakland Raiders, 1998-2005, 2013-2015; Green Bay Packers,
 2006-2012<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 65 career interceptions (tied for fifth all-time) and returned 11 of those for touchdowns (tied for second all-time) 4

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    4. Charles Woodson

    Oakland Raiders, 1998-2005, 2013-2015; Green Bay Packers, 2006-2012
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
    » Recorded 65 career interceptions (tied for fifth all-time) and returned 11 of those for touchdowns (tied for second all-time)

  • New England Patriots, 1976-1982; Los Angeles Raiders, 1983-1989<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 46 career interceptions<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

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    3. Mike Haynes

    New England Patriots, 1976-1982; Los Angeles Raiders, 1983-1989
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro two times
    » Recorded 46 career interceptions
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Pittsburgh Steelers, 1987-1996; San Francisco 49ers, 1997; Baltimore Ravens, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-2003<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 71 career interceptions, which ranks No. 3 on the all-time list<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2

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    2. Rod Woodson

    Pittsburgh Steelers, 1987-1996; San Francisco 49ers, 1997; Baltimore Ravens, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-2003
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Recorded 71 career interceptions, which ranks No. 3 on the all-time list
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Atlanta Falcons, 1989-1993; San Francisco 49ers, 1994; Dallas Cowboys, 1995-1999; Washington Redskins, 2000; Baltimore Ravens, 2004-2005<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Recorded 53 career interceptions and returned nine of those for touchdowns, which ranks tied for fourth all-time<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1

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    1. Deion Sanders

    Atlanta Falcons, 1989-1993; San Francisco 49ers, 1994; Dallas Cowboys, 1995-1999; Washington Redskins, 2000; Baltimore Ravens, 2004-2005
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Recorded 53 career interceptions and returned nine of those for touchdowns, which ranks tied for fourth all-time
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame