Bengals cornerbacks are best in AFC

In honor of the holiday season, Eric Allen hands out his rankings of the cornerbacks groupings in the AFC.

Updated: November 26, 2005, 7:49 PM ET
By Eric Allen | ESPN Insider
Since it's the season for giving and giving thanks, I've decided to give out medals to the secondaries in the NFC and AFC. I've broken them up into four categories: bronze, silver, gold and the ultimate prize is the platinum medal which sparkles like the cornerbacks that play for that team. Here's my look at the AFC, which has the best secondaries in the league and also some of the very worst. While the bottom four teams are there for several reasons, they could move up the ladder if maturity or injury issues start to improve.

Eric Allen

NFL studio analyst
Eric Allen, a 14-year NFL veteran and was one of the NFL's premier defensive backs, joined ESPN in August 2002 as an NFL studio analyst. His primary role is providing analysis for ESPNEWS' Monday Quarterback.