14. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Ravens (16th overall – 2017)
There are a couple of active players on this list (you could probably guess the other one), and it’s always difficult when trying to rank guys who are still playing. Especially when they’re as young as Marlon Humphrey is.
Humphrey may only be 25-years-old at the time of writing, but he’s already established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in Ravens history. The 16th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Humphrey has more than lived up to expectations in the NFL.
He’s a two-time Pro Bowler, one-time first-team All-Pro, and widely seen as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. In reality, he’s only scratching the surface of what he might accomplish in Baltimore.
Humphrey may very well continue to climb this list as the years go on, but for now, it’s hard to justify him cracking the top-10. He still deserves consideration, though.
13. Chris McAlister, CB, Ravens (10th overall – 1999)
Marlon Humphrey may one day hold the title of “best cornerback in Ravens history.” But for now, that honor has to go to Ravens great Chris McAlister.
Drafted 10th overall in that excellent 1999 draft class, McAlister quickly emerged as one of the best cornerbacks in football. He made three Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro once during his 10 years in Baltimore.
McAlister was a crucial part of that 2000 Ravens defense that walked away as Super Bowl champions and he was the first true shutdown cornerback in franchise history.
The Ravens wanted a true No. 1 corner when they drafted McAlister 10th overall. They got just that and more.