1. Patrick Peterson
Number one is a talented punt returner, but also the best corner on the schedule and only getting better.
Patrick Peterson was the fifth overall pick of the Cardinals in the 2011 draft. A highly touted rookie out of LSU, Peterson has done nothing to disappoint. After a modest, two interception performance as a rookie, he took the league by storm in 2012 with seven interceptions. He has never posted less than two interceptions in a season, and has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his five career seasons.
He can also break a game as a punt returner, taking four punts back for touchdowns in his career. If he doesn’t beat you on defense, which he does a lot, he can beat you on special teams.
His PFF grade overall was an 86.9, ranking him fifth among NFL cornerbacks. His cover skills are superb, earning him a grade of 87.1. The Cardinals may be known for a high-powered offense, but they cannot be ignored on defense either, especially Peterson.
Bucs’ fans, what do you think? Did I get this right? Is there someone missing?