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The myth of small corners

Before the Dallas game a lot of Eagles fans were complaining about the lack of size the Eagles have at corner. The secondary struggled up until last week especially against Plaxico Burress, who used his 6'5" frame to go up and get balls consistently.

The common question from Eagles fans was "why can't we get a big corner who can matchup with big recievers instead the small guys we have?"

The answer?  Tall corners are pretty much like the Easter Bunny, they don't really exist.

This is a list of almost every notable corner in the game and how tall they are. Last year's pro bowlers are italicized...

Champ Bailey is 6 foot
Ronde Barber is 5-10

Dre Bly is 5-9
DeAngelo Hall is 5-10
Quentin Jammer  6 foot
Pacman Jones 5-10
Ricky Manning Jr. 5-9
Lito Sheppard 5-10
Mike McKenzie 6
Terence Newman 5-11
Deltha O'Neal 5-11
Dunta Robinson 5-9
Antrel Rolle 6
Samari Rolle 6
Fred Smoot  5-11
Shawn Springs 6
Marcus Trufant 5-11
Nathan Vasher  5-10
Antoine Winfield 5-9
Charles Woodson 6-1
Sheldon Brown   5-10
Ty Law  5-11

If I missed any worthwile names let me know...

Only Charles Woodson is over 6 feet tall. Al Harris is also 6-1. Calling the Eagles DBs "small" is just not fact. They're average. You will never find a corner able to matchup size wise with the big WRs in this leauge. Guys that are fast and 6'4" play wideout. Funny enough, the last 6'3" corner I remember was Bobby Taylor...

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