4. AJ Bouye, CB, 2013
The Houston Texans took a flier on Bouye as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 draft. A player that was never really considered a draftable prospect. He wasn’t invited to the combine and didn’t show out all that well on his pro-day.
The Texans thought he was worth a flier. Boy, were they right. In his first year, Bouye had to adapt to the NFL pace and was eventually played on IR. He worked his butt off the following offseason and came back ready to compete for the 2014 season.
For his Texans career, he collected six interceptions, one fumble, one touchdown, and 137 tackles. By the end of the 2016 season, he had set the NFL world on fire. Not only did he grade out well but, he performed well and locked down opposing receivers.
He finished the 2016 season with two interceptions in the playoffs. That officially cemented his status as an elite NFL corner. So much so that the Jaguars signed him to a five year $67.5 million deal.
Had the Texans retained his services, Bouye would be a lot higher on this list. Possibly vying for the number one spot when it’s all said and done.