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NFL Draft 2016: Every defensive back, team by team

Eli Apple

Eli Apple

More than 50 defensive backs were selected in this year’s NFL Draft — 52 to be exact, if you include Washington-bound linebacker/safety hybrid and second-round pick Su’a Cravens. That figure is up from 46 the previous year.

Seven DBs were taken in this year’s first round; up from five a year ago. And while the first DB drafted last year wasn’t called until the 11th overall pick (Vikings CB Trae Waynes), three DBs went in the top-11 this year: No. 5 Jalen Ramsey to the Jaguars, No. 10 Eli Apple to the Giants, and No. 11 Vernon Hargreaves III to the Buccaneers.

With each (no pun intended) passing year, it would appear defensive backs are becoming more valuable in the NFL. Just look at the salaries that the league’s best veteran DBs command in free agency, and look at how many rookies DBs are popping up on the draft tracker. Continue reading

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‘The U’ needs a stellar secondary to bounce back

Artie Burns

Miami (Fla.) is one of the elite of college football programs about which college football fans will say college football is always better when they are good.

In that sense, Miami is just like Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC and Texas, to name a few. But in so many other ways, “The U” is unlike any other program in the country.

The Hurricanes have a distinct aura and a swagger. They play at a different speed, with a different style, under a different spotlight. At least, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They are a combination of the Raiders and the Lakers made just for college football. Continue reading

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