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The Cardinals have a legacy of greatness at cornerback

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Gil Brandt’s greatest corners of All-Time features a number of Cardinals.

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For the Arizona Cardinals, one position has always been one of a strength. That has been cornerback.

The strength throughout the history of the team can be seen in Gil Brandt’s greatest NFL players, cornerbacks, ranking, where four Cardinals players of past and present find their name on the list.

21. Roger Wehrli

St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1982

Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times

Recorded 40 career interceptions

Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Wehrli was one of the best corners of his generation, allegedly, Roger Staubach coined the term “shutdown corner” in regards to Wehrli’s play.

17. Patrick Peterson

Arizona Cardinals, 2011-2016

Voted to six Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times

Has recorded 20 interceptions through six seasons, while starting in all 96 career games

Ranked No. 19 on 'The Top 100 Players of 2017

Peterson is continually one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL and his play has him on a path to the NFL Hall of Fame.

11. Dick "Night Train" Lane

Los Angeles Rams, 1952-1953; Chicago Cardinals, 1954-1959; Detroit Lions, 1960-1965

Voted to seven Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times

Recorded 68 career interceptions, which ranks No. 4 on the all-time list

Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lane was not like Wehrli or Peterson thus far, but he played five seasons with the Cardinals, getting to five Pro Bowls and making there All Pro teams with the Cardinals organization.

8. Aeneas Williams

Phoenix Cardinals, 1991-1993; Arizona Cardinals, 1994-2000; St. Louis Rams, 2001-2004

Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times

Recorded 55 career interceptions

Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Maybe the greatest defensive player in Arizona Cardinals history, Williams was the Cardinals in their early days in the valley.

You went to watch Larry Centers on offense and Williams on defense.

He was a special talent in a dark time for the team.

It is safe to say, the Arizona Cardinals have always done well with cornerbacks.