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Champ Bailey was better.
I liked Champ a lot, I always saw him as a pinnacle, prototype #1 CB with insane prime longevity… but not a transcendent or revolutionary player.
Charles Woodson was that for me. He could cover anybody, had the speed for guys like Steve Smith and Moss or the size for Fitzgerald and Megatron, was better than anyone else named in this thread after the skill player had the ball in his hands, whether it was a run play or a quick slant or a HB Screen. You don’t want Deion in that scenario, Champ was good, but Charles was elite in pursuit. GB played him at LB, they played him at safety. Best ever college DB, only one to ever win the heisman. One of 5 CBs ever to win NFL defensive MVP. Made pro bowls EIGHTEEN years apart. Pro Bowl while Bailey was in college, and again 3 years after he retired. Was all pro right off the bat at 23 and still all pro at 35. Unbelievable