AFC North: Top 10 Impact Players

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Oct 26, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Haden

Next up is the man who locks up A.J. Green and Antonio Brown. Joe Haden flies a bit under the radar, when asked about the best corner in the league. Yes, there is Richard Sherman, Yes, there is Darrelle Revis and even Patrick Peterson but, there is also Joe Haden.

Haden does not get as much credit as he deserves because he plays for Cleveland. The same way T.J.  Ward didn’t get much credit when he played there. Ward left to go to Denver and by doing so his stock as one of the top safeties in the league increase drastically.

When the Browns play Cincinnati Haden follows A.J. Green around like a hawk. Last season in both games, A.J. only had 3 receptions for 23 yards in one game and 5 catches for 49 yards in another. Talk about locking up one of the leagues best. Haden is the lone Brown on this list, but he deserves to be, as he is the best corner in the division and one of the best in the league.