The NFL Network’s “Top 100” series continues today and Los Angeles Chargers Corner Casey Hayward came in at 59 overall.
Hayward moved up the list compared to last year, but he is still too damn low on this list. Only moving up 5 spots from 64 last year is garbage.
Who's the top corner in the league?— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 22, 2018
"Top corner in the league? Casey Hayward." - @Keenan13Allen pic.twitter.com/KQKeznVc2t
When you look at what Hayward has done the last 2 years, the fact that he isn’t in the top 25, let alone the top 50, is just disrespectful.
In 2017 he allowed the lowest completion percentage of any starting CB in the league (42.7%) and only 20 of his snaps came from the slot, all the rest were on the perimeter matched up against #1 WRs.
In 2017 and 2016 he has 42 passes defended and 11 INTs. He is shutting down WRs better than pretty much every other defender in the league. In fact, Pro Football Focus had Hayward as not only their top pass defender in the league this year, but he also had the highest single game score of any CB this year.
Casey Hayward’s play on the field the last 2 years should have him being mentioned with Patrick Peterson, Chris Harris Jr., Darius Slay, the Jaguars CBs, and Marcus Peters. Casey Hayward is an elite corner and deserved a higher ranking.
He seems to agree.
Last year I was #64, this year I’m #59 on the top 100 and even though I see I’m trending the right direction, y’all got to be crazy to think there are 58 players better than me in the NFL.— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) May 22, 2018