• Derek Stingley Jr.‘s best game as a pro: Stingley saw four targets on Sunday but didn’t allow a catch. He hauled in two impressive interceptions and broke up the other two passes.
• Joey Porter Jr. is stepping up: The first-round rookie consistently prevents separation and has allowed just a 38.5% completion rate on throws into his coverage.
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If quarterback is the most important position on the football field, then limiting the effectiveness of that player is the most important thing a defense can do.
A team can do this in two ways: It can pressure the passer to disrupt his timing, rhythm and accuracy, or it can shut down the opposing receivers.
These rankings will combine PFF coverage grades with our Successful Coverage Over Expected (SCOE) data, which looks at how well each coverage defender performed on non-targeted coverage snaps, as we grade every coverage defender’s ability to prevent separation whether they are targeted on the play or not.
Here are the top 32 cornerbacks for the 2023 season through Week 13. For more grades and statistics on the league's best cornerbacks, check out PFF Premium Stats.