Friday, June 28, 2013

PFF: Woodson and Williams Are Among The Best CBs Over The Past Five Years

It was a little sad to read this article, knowing that CB Charles Woodson is now a member of the Oakland Raiders, but over the past five years, Pro Football Focus has rated Woodson as the second best cornerback  in football (well behind No. 1; Darrelle Revis):
However, the article says that Woodson's high ranking is due in large part to his outstanding 2008 and 2009 seasons and he's now in the twilight of his career (obviously), so it's not expecting him to repeat that performance over the next five years.

At No. 7 is CB Tramon Williams. He might not be able to maintain that same level of performance over the next five years, there are questions being asked about him, but he's been consistent and able to play through injuries, so at least he has a chance.

Over the past five years, excepting the 2011 season, the Packers have had one of the best pass defenses. They were especially dominant in 2010, when a strong post-season from Williams helped carry them into the Super Bowl. The times are changing, three starters in their outstanding 2010 secondary (Nick Collins, Charlie Peprah, and Woodson) have been released in the last 12 months, and the players that will hopefully make them great over the next five years aren't the same ones.

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