With 34-year-old Eric Allen having slowed considerably, the Raiders might vault Tory James into the starting lineup at right cornerback. Because most teams tend to throw away from Charles Woodson, playing opposite him is a tall order—but don't tell that to the fifth-year James. When he was 15, he used to measure himself every day to make sure he hadn't grown too tall to play the position he loves. "The thing back then was short, quick corners, and some people wanted me to switch positions, but I always felt like I could run with those guys," says James, who prefers to be listed at 6'1" despite being nearly an inch taller. "Then the trend shifted, and they needed someone to cover the big wide receivers. I hit the NFL at the perfect time."