Chris Culliver Named To Sports Illustrated’s All-Underrated Team
Sports Illustrated recently released their NFL All-Underrated team and Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver makes an appearance.
Culliver was a prized free agent acquisition as head coach Jay Gruden noted at the NFC Coaches Breakfast in March.
“Chris Culliver was one of the better corners we had graded and [was] a major target for us,” Gruden said. “I like his toughness, I think he’s a great tackler, great competitor, obviously — you could see that on tape — and I think he has the ability to travel with the better receivers. You’re going to see it — Dez Bryant, the Odell Beckhams in our division that’ll give him an opportunity to do that.”
Gruden sees Culliver as a player “that’s going to stick his head in there and make tackles and really fly to the football.”
“You can just see him competing on every down and in every phase, getting his hands on people at the line of scrimmage, running to the football, and doing a great job in run support,” Gruden said.
“There’s really not a lot of weaknesses that I’ve seen in his game, and we’re excited to have him.”
According to Sports Illustrated, Culliver’s allowed opponent passer rating was 66.5 last season – sixth best in the NFL.