Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) after making a catch during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants won the game 15-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles WR says NFL has no shutdown corners

As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13 on Sunday afternoon, Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant has been studying film on Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who many consider to be one of the top defensive backs in the NFL.

While Peterson could provide a tough challenge, Avant doesn’t seem too concerned about the match up because he doesn’t believe Peterson is a shutdown corner.

In fact, Avant doesn’t believe there are any shutdown corners in the league today.

There’s no shutdown corners in this league,” Avant told CSNPhilly.com. “That’s just the honest truth. There are very, very, very good players and [Peterson is] a very, very good player and that’s just what you have. But in this league, with all of the rules and all of the things that that can transpire when the quarterback is accurate, there is no one that can literally be lock down. He’s in the top two or three best, but there’s still no lock down.”

Avant can make those comments because he never faces off against a team’s top corner, so he really doesn’t get a taste of the top talents in the league.

If he were to match up against Peterson and torch him with an impressive stat line, then he would be able to make those comments. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see that happen.

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