NFL free agency 2022: Best cornerbacks available

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball against Steven Nelson #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Having a secondary that can actually defend passes is important. Here are five of the most reliable cornerbacks available through NFL free agency.

It typically benefits teams to have reliable players on their roster. If you want your NFL franchise to win more than lose, sign good players.

As the league prepares for the NFL free agency period to get going, this is the perfect opportunity to start familiarizing yourself with a few talented defensive backs who could make a significant difference four your favorite team.

Here are five of the best cornerbacks available this year in NFL free agency.

NFL free agency: 5 best cornerbacks available in 2022 free agency

5. Steven Nelson

Several teams could use the talents of someone like Steven Nelson. Currently with the Philadelphia Eagles, Nelson is coming off a season in which he picked off one pass and recorded 50 tackles during the regular season.

The 29-year-old Nelson isn’t exactly all that young anymore, and he certainly won’t be getting younger, but he has been durable and consistent throughout the seven seasons he has spent in the NFL.

So far, Nelson has played in 98 regular season games while making 84 starts. Throughout his career up to this point, Nelson has recorded 341 tackles and eight picks during the regular season.

He may not be the most dominant corner out there and there are certainly guys available who are more proficient at picking off passes, but Nelson is a solid option for teams who need a reliable veteran who can record some tackles.

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