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Even In The Off-Season, Brent Grimes Gets Recognition

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Brent Grimes keeps getting his due.

It's not as though he doesn't get his recognition around here. By my archives count, The Falcoholic has mentioned him 153 times. But that doesn't mean I don't get warm and fuzzy when I see him getting national recognition.

On the USA Today list, Grimes appears at number nine of the best cornerbacks in the NFL today. Here's what they have to say about the selection:

Like Williams, the Atlanta Falcons' Brent Grimes progressed from undrafted anonymity in 2006 to Pro Bowler opposite Dunta Robinson in 2010, finishing with 87 tackles, five picks and 23 pass break-ups.

A Pro Bowl berth and numerous picks won't convince everyone--even Falcons fans--that Grimes is the real deal. He'll always have to contend with those who think he's too short to be a great corner. But for the rest of us, it's gratifying to see Grimes mentioned as one of the best corners in the league.

The only problem with this poll? Brandon Flowers of Kansas City should be higher but is still relatively unknown, and I don't believe that Devin McCourty of New England is better than Grimes, though he's damn good. But I suppose it's not worth burning their offices down over that.

Does Grimes belong at #9 on this list? Sound off.