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247Sports weighs in on who can claim the title of DBU.
One school has produced nine NFL first-round defensive back draft picks in the last 15 years. Is it Miami (Fla.), Ohio State or Texas?
Consistency should have been a factor, I think this list looks a bit different if you find a way to put that in there. Miami wouldn't even be in the top 5. Also the sample size is a little big to determine "current" position U.
Where is A&M at??? Thought they were DBU.
Who cares about the 3 first rounders Miami had? 2 were busts. Longevity. Tarrell brown a 5th rounder. Chykie brown a late rounder
Yup. Measuring DBU by only number of top draft picks is just flat wrong
...hoping 24/7 writer Steve Helwagen puts together a Probation U top 10 as well...I suspect he'll have the same school @ the top
Well they have half as many as Texas, but they were all SEC good so thats why they are DBU
I think it's a legitimate factor, but it shouldn't be given the amount of weight it was IMO.
That list is not very good for many reasons. One it goes back 15 years so you could have a school dominate DB's for the first five years but not do much recently. Second it only it puts to much weight on when a guy is drafted and not how they do in the league. I think right now there is no question that Texas is DBU. Now ten years ago I would say no doubt Miami.
We have 7 DB's logging considerable time or starting in the league - Miami with only 3, and Ohio State with only 4.
This list is a joke.
Add Vaccaro to that last after this year and it's not even close.
Not to mention UT has 2 Thorpe award winners and a Thorpe finalist over a 4 year stretch...
I have not opened the article and I don't plan to based on some of the comments. I do not care for the author's reasoning. Texas has more dbs in the league and they are all competing at a high level earning superbowl rings. Add in vaccaro. If Texas is not #1, this author is a joke for coming out with a ridiculous article.
Why do people get worked up over these kinds of made up designations?
Regardless of what team has the best DBs in the NFL the UT coaches have a strong history of DB success to sell future recruits.
Who cares about made up names that are subjective:
raw numbers from 21 days ago
Quality should be accounted for WITH quantity. I like Texas or Miami as No. 1. Then followed by LSU.
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Should probably figure out a more in-depth analysis. Cut off on the first 3 rounds is quite subjective. It would seem that the list should weight total draft picks (maybe 7 pts for 1st round, 6 for second, down to 1 for a 7th), rosters made, seasons started in NFL, and pro bowl appearances. I would also weight recent results higher than past results. Should we weigh school X having 3 first rounders 15 yrs ago the same school Y having 3 this yr? I think as a recruiting site the more interesting study would by position coach.
Douche Bag U. Lead by Johnny Heisman.
The defense would like to enter Exhibit A:
Chyckie Brown - Ravens
Michael Huff - Ravens
Aaron WIlliams - Bills
Blake Gideon - Broncos
Aaron Ross - Giants
Quentin Jammer - Chargers
Tarell Brown - 49ers
Earl Thomas - Seahawks
Michael Griffin - Titans
Cedrick Griffin - Redskins
Kenny Vaccaro - ?
I rest my case
Without looking, if Texas isn't #1, the list is wrong.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by pmoney87 16 months ago
Shitty article. IMO.
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