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USA Today has Patrick Peterson as the sixth best cornerback in the NFL

NFL: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to offseason rankings one thing is for certain... They are there to drive discussion.

When Doug Farrar, a well traveled football writer, put together his 11 best outside cornerbacks in the NFL list he had Patrick Peterson on it at sixth.

Here is what he said:

Peterson has always had unbelievable footwork, hip turn, and the ability to trail receivers downfield, and he’s just added to that physical skill set over the years with his understanding of offenses and route concepts. He’ll be 30 in 2019, but Peterson can still bring it with the best. He’ll miss the first six games of the 2019 season due to a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, but when he does return, new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will at least have the good sense to have Peterson stacking No. 1 receivers as he was built to do.

Peterson is one of the most consistent players at the position and for all the hand wringing about the player, he is the singular entity that has graced these types of rankings the last eight seasons.

Players come and go, but Peterson is always on the top X cornerbacks in the NFL list.

So, who is in front of Peterson?

Farrar’s top five:

5. Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins
4. Brandon Carr, Baltimore Ravens
3. Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills
2. Kyler Fuller, Chicago Bears

  1. Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots

What do you think of Farrar’s list?