Bill Williamson of ESPN has been ranking players at all the different positions in the AFC West. Corey Liuget was listed as the top defensive lineman in the division by them and now Eric Weddle has been listed as the top defensive back in the division. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone except for the players that vote on the NFL Top 100 or the players that vote for the Pro Bowl. Eric Weddle gets no respect around the league and it is ridiculous.
He is the best defensive back in the league. For some reason he doesn’t get voted into the Pro Bowl. That just drives him even more. This season he will be balling even harder and will look to prove his status around the league as the best defensive back.
In our starting secondary, he will be the only returning piece from last season. Everything around him has been blown up and it will be up to him to make the transition smooth. He will have to get Shareece Wright, Derek Cox and Brandon Taylor all on the right page.
Weddle is always around the football and quarterbacks around the league try to avoid throwing in his direction. If the other guys in the secondary can step their games up, we will have a sick defense that will force turnovers.
Corey Liuget and Eric Weddle will be leading this defense in the future and we should have a few more playmakers stepping it up this season. I look forward to seeing this defense put in work.