- KC Joyner, NFL Insider
Last week's topic in the "best of/worst of" series was vertical wide receivers, so I thought it would be appropriate to make this week's topic vertical cornerbacks.
As was the case with the receivers, this metric review measures medium (11-19 yards), deep (20-29 yards) and bomb (30-plus yards) pass attempts on a yards-per-attempt basis. Because cornerbacks tend to see fewer passes than wide receivers, I lowered the qualifying-attempt mark to 24. The yardage totals once again include "pass in the air" penalty attempts and yards (i.e., pass interference, defensive holding, illegal contact, etc.).
The Chargers have a lot going for them, including two of the best vertical cornerbacks in the league, writes KC Joyner.