Best of the best best among the DBs

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay breaks down the skill sets needed for a college defensive back to make the leap to the NFL, and lists the top players in each area.

Updated: August 27, 2008, 2:50 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Evaluations are typically broken into two parts: universal football traits and position-specific skills. Production, durability, measurables and character are the four categories analyzed under the umbrella of universal football traits. Position-specific skills, as the phrase suggests, differ for each position.