Tillman among NFL's best cornerback run stuffers

Tillman among NFL's best cornerback run stuffers
May 7, 2012, 11:55 pm
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After sifting through game footage, profootballfocus.com figured out the best cornerbacks in the NFL against the run. They chose not to simply focus on tackles, as those can be made after the receiver they are covering makes a catch. Where does Bears CB Charles Tillman rank? Check out the list below:

Rank
Name
Team
Tackles
1
Richard Marshall
ARZ
36
2
Ronde Barber
TB
33
3
Charles Woodson
GB
30
4
Jason McCourty
TEN
29
5
Charles Tillman
CHI
22
6
DeAngelo Hall
WAS
20
7
William Gay
PIT
17
8
Jabari Greer
NO
17
9
Cedric Griffin
MIN
17
10
William Middleton
JAX
16

Tillman also ranked No. 6 in defensive stops, which is a tackle that prevents the offense getting 40 percent of required yardage on first down, 60 percent on second and 100 percent on thirdfourth down. By this metric, Tillman had 10 stops.