We continue our series of my projected top 25 players in the NFC South for the 2012 season with No. 10:
Jabari Greer, cornerback, New Orleans
What he did in 2011: He had only one interception, but broke up 18 passes while usually covering the opponent’s top receiver. New Orleans had problems in the secondary, but Greer wasn’t one of them. He’s also not afraid to come up and play the run or the short pass, as evidence by his career-high 71 tackles.
Why he’s No. 10 in 2012: A lot of people may disagree with me on this, but I’d like to say two things about Greer. He’s the best cornerback in the NFC South and he’s also the division’s most-underrated player. If I had to pick one NFC South cornerback to go out and cover a top-notch receiver, Greer would be my choice. He is consistently good. I’d like to see him get more interceptions, so he can start getting the recognition he deserves. I think that could happen. I think new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is going to make the New Orleans pass rush better and that will lead to more quarterback mistakes and more interceptions by Greer.