2009 NFL Draft: Under-and-Overrated DBs

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Published: March 19, 2009


... so closely grouped. 

A matter of inches and pounds can make you "undersized." Not tenths but hundredths of a second can make you "slow."

For corners, the amount of tackles you rack-up are not as important as your tackling ability. For safeties, interceptions are impressive, but scouts really want to see if you can get your nose into every play. 

Every year defensive backs fly up the draft board with impressive combines. While athleticism is very important, if you're constantly resorting to your elite speed to make-up for poor positioning, you probably don't deserve to be on the field.

Future Stars

Right now it looks as though there are two cornerback prospects that are locks in this year’s draft. 

Both Vontae Davis and Malcolm Jenkins have very high floors that they have established with their play on the field, and high ceilings due to their astonishing ph...

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