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CBS Sports: Bills have a top-20 NFL cornerback in Rasul Douglas

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The Buffalo Bills have had a lot of changes in the secondary this offseason.

Good news is, Rasul Douglas was not among them.

Acquired at the 2023 NFL trade deadline, Douglas seamlessly fit in with the Buffalo defense. He looks like a new No. 1 cornerback for at least the near future following the departure of Tre’Davious White.

Reflecting that was a list produced by CBS Sports. The outlet named the 20-best cornerbacks in the NFL and Douglas appears.

Below is the CBS Sports breakdown on Douglas, followed by their entire cornerback rankings:

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Douglas was a fairly innocuous contributor through the first few years of his career, but over the last three seasons has been dynamite in coverage. He has 22 pass breakups and 10 interceptions against 10 touchdowns allowed during that time, allowing passer ratings of 43.7, 84.0, and 70.5 in that span. He has shown the ability to play both outside and in the slot, which is a nice bonus.

20. Derek Stingley Jr., Texans

Dec 31, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) in action during the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

19. Rasul Douglas, Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 07: Rasul Douglas #31 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after a 21-14 victory against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

18. Jamel Dean, Buccaneers

Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jamel Dean (35) tackles Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) during the second half of a 2024 NFC wild card game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

17. Daron Bland, Cowboys

Jan 7, 2024; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) intercepts a pass intended for Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

16. Devon Witherspoon, Seahawks

Dec 31, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon (21) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren (30) during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

15. D.J. Reed, Jets

Dec 28, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Jets cornerbacks Sauce Gardner (left) and D.J. Reed (4) before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

14. Kendall Fuller, Dolphins

Jun 4, 2024; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) catches the football during mandatory minicamp at Baptist Health Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

13. Darious Williams, Rams

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 09: Defensive back Darious Williams #31 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes for a touchdown after an interception during the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

12. Trevon Diggs, Cowboys

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 05: Trevon Diggs of the Dallas Cowboys and NFC and Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills and AFC talk during the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium on February 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

11. Marshon Lattimore, Saints

Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) intercepts a pass against New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

10. Marlon Humphrey, Ravens

Nov 3, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) looks on during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

9. Denzel Ward, Browns

Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) during the second quarter in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023.

8. L’Jarius Sneed, Titans

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Running back Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers is pushed out of bounds by cornerback L’Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs after a 24-yard gain for a first down in overtime of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 25-22 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

7. Jaire Alexander, Packers

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 09: Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers in action during the NFL match between New York Giants and Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

6. Jaylon Johnson, Bears

Dec 18, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) celebrates a pass breakup in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

5. Trent McDuffie, Chiefs

Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie (22) warms up before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

4. Charvarius Ward, 49ers

Jan 7, 2024; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua (17) catches a touchdown pass against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward (7) during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

3. Jalen Ramsey, Dolphins

Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) brings down Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (11) during the first half of the 2024 AFC wild card game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

2. Patrick Surtain II, Broncos

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 07: Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass against cornerback Pat Surtain II #2 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of their game at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 27-14. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

1. Sauce Gardner, Jets

Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner (1) celebrates following a play during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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