Colts, Packers, Bucs tops among playoff secondaries

Scouts Inc. has ranked the defensive backs from all 12 playoff teams, and Bob Sanders and the Colts' secondary have come out on top.

Originally Published: January 1, 2008
By Scouts Inc.
The Colts have toiled in the Patriots' shadow in the AFC this season, but according to Scouts Inc., the Indianapolis defensive secondary is second to none among all playoff teams.

You might think the sum of this secondary is greater than its individual parts, but there are some excellent players in this group. SS Bob Sanders is a known commodity and one of the best defensive players in the league when healthy. He is a game changer and a nasty physical presence. The Colts also have two young players who fly under the radar: CB Marlin Jackson and FS Antoine Bethea. Both have come on in a big way this year and have bright futures in the NFL.