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Patrick Peterson, the No. 1 2016

As ESPN does some projections, the Cardinals star is at the top.


We know that Patrick Peterson is a very good cornerback. He has the respect of his peers, too, as he was selected for a Pro Bowl berth in just his second year. He already is one of the league's best, although he defeinitely has room to improve.

Project him forward to 2016 and ESPN's Herm Edwards, former NFL coach, believes he will be the best in the game. He wrote an Insider post giving his top 10 corners in 2016. Peterson is at the top.

I watched him when he was at LSU and knew he was going to be a star. He's a physical specimen at 6-foot-1 and 219 pounds, and he'll be only 26 years old entering the 2016 season. Peterson has great ball skills and recovery speed, although at times he could use better technique. Plus, he offers added value as a dangerous return man.

The best in the game in three years? I think it is not out of question. He has the potential and the work ethic. He wants to be the best. He thinks he is already, but works hard to be even better.

It's the perfect storm.

Behind him are Richard Sherman, Leon Hall, Joe Hadan and Janoris Jenkins. Is that where you think he should be by then?

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