February 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFL former cornerback Deion Sanders shown on the red carpet at the Super Bowl XLVI-Inaugural NFL Honors Red Carpet and Awards Show at the Old National Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons All-Falcons Poll: Cornerbacks

Dec 04, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) celebrates making a play during the third quarter against the New York Jets at FedEx Field. the Jets defeated the Redskins 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Well here is yet another poll series where you as the fan can pick which player is your favorite player at each and every position on offense and defense. The basics are as follows:

Each position will have its own set of parameters for a player to make it onto the list, each poll will be accompanied by a chart that shows each player’s statistics compared to their peers to illustrate why they qualify for the poll and for the readers base of knowledge, the defensive scheme will be a 4-3 (2 CB’s, 1 FS, 1 SS, 2 OLB’s, 1 MLB, 2 DE’s, 2 DT’s), the offensive scheme will be the I-formation (1 RB, 1 FB, 1 QB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 T, 2 G, 1 C).  The end of the series will be a chart on who plays each position and a poll to see how well you think it came out. This paragraph will precede each poll for reference.

Now to get down to brass tax. This poll will include the cornerback position. After some research the criteria for the position is as follows: The player must have played on the team for AT LEAST 3 consecutive seasons, the players career INT Avg. must be AT LEAST 2 INT’s per year, and lastly the player DOES NOT have to begin or end their career in Atlanta. So, now that the ground rules have been set lets go to the charts to see what we have:

Name # of Years in League # of Years on Team Yearly INT Avg. Career INT’s
Ken Reaves 12 8  (’66-’73) 3.083 37
Rolland Lawerence 8 8  (’73-’80) 4.875 39
Scott Case 12 11  (’84-’94) 2.5 30
Deion Sanders 14 5  (’89-’93) 3.78 53
Ashley Ambrose 13 3  (’00-’02) 3.23 42
Ray Buchanan 12 7  (’97-’03) 3.91 47
DeAngelo Hall 10 4  (’04-’07) 3.9 39


So now you have the numbers lets hear what you have to say. Pick 2 of the 7 available and the top 2 become the cornerbacks for the All-Falcons team.


All-Falcons Cornerbacks

  • Deion Sanders (84%, 97 Votes)
  • Ray Buchanan (23%, 26 Votes)
  • Rolland Lawerence (21%, 24 Votes)
  • DeAngelo Hall (15%, 17 Votes)
  • Scott Case (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Ashley Ambrose (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Ken Reaves (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 115

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