Ever since being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He’s earned the respect of many throughout the league, including some of the top players at his position.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay took to Twitter to let people know that he was going to watch some of the tape from his peers, and Humphrey was one of the players who Slay ended up highlighting, alongside New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
Slay is entering his ninth season in the NFL, so to say that he’s watching the tape of Humphrey, who’s entering his fifth year, is high praise for the former University of Alabama star. Even for a player with 406 total tackles and 20 interceptions Slay still wants to improve his game, and is probably looking to Humphrey to see how the Baltimore defensive back has become so dominant in using his physicality to force the football out of ball carriers hands as well as disrupt their overall timing.
Slay also said he was watching Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s tape.
Humphrey is becoming an example for cornerbacks all around the league, and that speaks to the player that he’s already become. The way he’s ascended so fast has been astounding, and he still has plenty of room to grow. With the way his career has been going, he’ll continue to be an anchor on the Ravens’ defense for years to come.