Ranking the Room: NFC North Cornerbacks

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 16: Kyle Fuller
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DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 16: Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay #23 runs with the ball past Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) during the third quarter at Ford Field on December 16, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 16: Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay #23 runs with the ball past Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) during the third quarter at Ford Field on December 16, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

3. Detroit Lions: Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Quandre Diggs, Jalen Tabor, DeShawn Shead, Jamal Agnew

Darius Slay could be argued to be the top cornerback in the division. However, his group sits at number three due to their limited depth behind him. Neither Nevin Lawson or Quandre Diggs could be looked at as above average at this point. Tabor started to grow a bit in his rookie season and has potential to see some work as a zone cornerback. He could be the starting outside cornerback ahead of Lawson by opening day.

DeShawn Shead has had some success in Seattle but is coming off of a devastating injury. On top of that, his success in Seattle seems to mimic that of Byron Maxwell or Walter Thurmond at best. Still, if he could push Diggs to step up his play in the slot it would help. Jamal Agnew is a special teams asset who will not see defensive snaps often.

Overall this team is desperate for Tabor to take that step forward and pay off the second round value that they invested in him. Until then, it is Slay and a bunch of guys heading into the season.