Benjamin St-Juste - Commanders CB
He has the numbers, but cornerback Benjamin St-Juste sums up everything wrong with the Washington Commanders' boom-or-bust secondary. The third-year cornerback leads the NFL in "forced incompletions," according to Pro Football Focus, which came as a surprise to many who've watched the team closely this season.
This many broken-up passes should be the hallmark of a true shutdown corner. Instead, St-Juste is just as likely to get beat deep as he is to get his hands on the ball. Maybe more likely.
He should be a physical mismatch able to play press on an island, but the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder gets burned on the outside too often. Like when rookie Jalin Hyatt beat him for the New York Giants in Week 7.
The Commanders need St-Juste to put it all together after the bye. Consistency can make him the matchup cover man the next defensive coordinator can use against an opponent's WR1 each week.