Each earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2021, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Cowboys corner Trevon Diggs were considered the best two lock-down players in the NFL this past season.
So, who is the better corner: Ramsey or Diggs?
Ramsey doesn't appreciate these comparisons. Not because he doesn't respect Diggs, but because their styles of play are so different.
"I hate it when people compare me and Trevon. We play completely different," Ramsey said. "I always play out of phase, he always plays in phase... It's a different style of how he plays.
"If you are a guy who plays in phase a lot, you're going to have to have a lot of picks -- which he does... It's working out for him. He's one of the best at doing that."
In just his second NFL season, Diggs logged a league-leading 11 interceptions -- two of which he returned for touchdowns. But with this risk-reward style of play, he also allowed 1,068 yards and five scores in coverage, per Pro Football Focus. Ramsey notched just four interceptions with his more conservation coverage style, but also gave up far fewer yards.
These two elite cornerbacks are a perfect example of how there's more than one way to get the job done.