"Night Train," Deion head NFL historian's top cornerbacks of all time

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NFL historian John Turney goes deep into NFL history, ranking his top 108 cornerbacks of all time.

Who are the best cornerbacks in the history of the NFL? Good question. And league historian John Turney of Pro Football Journal has the answer.

In fact, he has 108 of them.

That’s how many cornerbacks Turney ranks in his latest evaluation, and it begins with familiar names like “Night Train” Lane, Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson and Charles Woodson. But work your way down the list, and you may find some you’ve either forgotten or didn’t know.

Like former Denver star Louis Wright.

Of Turney’s top 15 cornerbacks, he’s the only one who’s either not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame or eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And here's what makes that choice so intriguing: Wright has never been discussed as a finalist or semifinalist. So what makes him Hall-of-Fame worthy to Turney?

Why? Keep on reading …

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