John Pagano’s Six Keys to Playing Nickel Cornerback in the NFL

John Pagano’s Six Keys to Playing Nickel Cornerback in the NFL
In our first Understanding An Undervalued Position article, we used former first round pick Kyle Wilson’s experience and the NFL’s evolving personnel tendencies and current contract data to explore the increasing value of nickel cornerbacks in today’s NFL. This article goes deeper; using Coach John Pagano’s keys to playing nickel cornerback: processing, physicality, and coverage, […]

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Understanding an Undervalued Position: Are Nickel Cornerbacks Worthy of First Round Picks?

Understanding an Undervalued Position: Are Nickel Cornerbacks Worthy of First Round Picks?
In 2010, the Jets drafted Kyle Wilson, cornerback out of Boise State, with the 29th pick of the first round. With Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie already on the roster, Wilson was the third first-rounder in the Jets’ corner room and the talent needed at nickel for their aggressive 46, man-heavy scheme.  Kyle Wilson Breaks […]

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