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Cornerbacks rule top of DB board

Evaluating defensive backs requires examining four separate skill sets

Originally Published: April 25, 2011
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

When evaluating defensive backs, it is important to consider all aspects of their games -- instincts, coverage skills, ball skills and run support. With our 2011 draft board finalized, here's how we rank the top cornerbacks and safeties in each of those skill sets, as well as our rankings of all defensive back prospects with draftable grades.


Which corners and safeties are tops in each skill area? How many prospects have draftable grades? Which defensive backs came off the board in the first two rounds in 2010, and how have the past three classes broken down? ESPN Insiders get all the answers. Insider