The debate over the leagues best corner is always a good 1. The names are always changing and no one guy stays at the top for that long. I can recall guys at the top of the list like Ty Law, Dre Bly, Charles Woodson, Champ Bailey, Nate Clements, Asante Samuel, and we all know the 2 at the top of the list now days, Revis and Asomugha. The list is huge and the guys at the top never stays the same for long. There is a new guy who is coming into his own and climbing up this list at an alarming rate, his name is Aqib Talib.
When the Bucs drafted Aqib in 08 I would be lying if I said that I knew a whole lot about him, who he was, or if he was good enough to be drafted where he was. As a matter of fact I thought Talib was Antoine Cason who was the number 1 DB prospect that year(I am glad he wasn't might I add). It did not take long for Aqib to get himself know though, he was key in helping the Bucs in their playoff hunt in 08. Talib was also 1 of the very few bright spots in 09 he definitely was making himself known as someone who will be an asset in our secondary.In 2010 Talib will make an argument for himself as 1 of the leagues best Corner. You really did not see Talib as a victim of a big play, and he picked off 6 passes in 11 games. Slowly but surly Talib is becoming a guy QBs do not want to throw too.
Talib has picked off 15 passes in 3 years that is more than a lot of highly rated shut down corners (Revis, Champ Bailey, Nnamdi Asomugha). The thing with Talib is that early in his career he has become more of a ball hawk, but 2010 he showed flashes of his shut down abilities. Not only is Talib a proven ball hawk but he is also a good tackler, you can tell he has been well schooled by the great Ronde Barber. Aqib Talib has to have his name entered as 1 of the leagues best corner there is no doubt about that, it is only a matter of time before he becomes number 1 on that list.