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Who is more valuable: Aaron Donald or Stephon Gilmore?
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When it comes to defense, there may not be more dominant players than Aaron Donald and Stephon Gilmore. Donald is one of the most disruptive defensive lineman in the league who can play outside and inside, causing so much chaos by himself, he opens things up for his teammates on the line. Stephon Gilmore relishes matchups with the best wideouts and completely erases them from the game. Who is more valuable? 🏈

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Aaron Donald had a strong case to be NFL MVP in 2018 when racked up a league-high 20.5 sacks and 25 tackles for loss. That is what you call "valuable."

Not only does he get his numbers, he helps his teammates get theirs too. He commands double teams and triple teams, opening things up for his guys to exploit one-on-one matchups and get the sack or the stop.

Gilmore can erase one guy, but Donald gets the attention of a few. That's true value.

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The NFL has become a passing league and rule changes made it easier for quarterbacks to throw and receivers to catch. One position that it didn't help was cornerback, but Stephon Gilmore still found a way to dominate. He held a share of the league-high six interceptions and led the league with 20 passes defended last year. There aren't a lot of corners who can shutdown one side of the field like that.

If quarterbacks aren't looking for the receiver Gilmore is covering, he's helping the defense play 11 vs. 10. If quarterbacks are looking at the receiver and sees him draped all over him, that's precious milliseconds that allows his lineman to get to the quarterback.

Donald can dominate, but Gilmore is a shutdown corner with an emphasis on the "shutdown." He is more valuable.

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Who is more valuable: Aaron Donald or Stephon Gilmore?
Aaron Donald
Aaron Donald
Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore