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 TeamYearly INT Avg.Career INT’s
Ken Reaves128  (’66-’73)3.08337
Rolland Lawerence88  (’73-’80)4.87539
Scott Case1211  (’84-’94)2.530
Deion Sanders145  (’89-’93)3.7853
Ashley Ambrose133  (’00-’02)3.2342
Ray Buchanan127  (’97-’03)3.9147
DeAngelo Hall104  (’04-’07)3.939

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.