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Star cornerback Patrick Surtain II may be on a bad team, but the Denver Broncos certainly made the right pick when they took him in the NFL Draft. Surtain II flashed his dominance again on Sunday afternoon. While the Broncos fell to the New York Jets, the superstar defensive back kept one of the best young receivers in the NFL quiet.

Surtain II covered Jets receiver Garrett Wilson, one of the brightest talents in the league, on 20 of Wilson’s routes Sunday afternoon in the Mile High. According to Next Gen Stats, Surtain put the clamps on him.

“Surtain allowed just 1 reception for 12 yards & had an interception on 4 targets in coverage against Wilson, with an average target separation of 1.6 yards,” Next Gen Stats posted.

Yes, it’s true that the Broncos faced Zach Wilson. But the BYU quarterback looked sharp last week against Kansas City and had every opportunity to do so against the Broncos again on Sunday. And even though everyone knows how good Wilson is and the attention he brings, Surtain still held his own and then some.

He has already looked like one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, if not the best. He’s taking a lot after his father, a former All-Pro himself in his heyday.

After his big day, and absurd performance, the NFL world had plenty to say about Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II.

[Next Gen Stats]

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