- Aug 20, 2005
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I think we had the exact same top three, in that order.A little while ago we were discussing DBU in here...
ESPN released a Position U article today
Defensive Back U
With just a few glances at Twitter during the season, you'll see that Florida and LSU players -- current and former -- and their official football team accounts are constantly bombarding the internet with claims of "DBU."
It actually might be college football's best rivalry over the past few years.
Unfortunately for both schools, they have to take a back seat to the real DBU: Ohio State.
Since 1998, Ohio State has 26 all-conference seasons by defensive backs (tops in the country) and six All-American seasons, which ranks second behind that of Alabama and LSU (eight). Since the 1998 season, 30 Buckeyes defensive backs have been drafted, among them 12 first-round picks, including three -- Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker and Gareon Conley -- in 2017.
After the Buckeyes, it was a run of SEC teams, with LSU, Alabama and Florida taking spots two through four. -- Edward Aschoff
1. Ohio State
Notable players: Marshon Lattimore, Denzel Ward, Eli Apple, Malcolm Jenkins
Notable players: Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams
Notable players: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Mark Barron, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Notable players: Vernon Hargreaves III, Joe Haden, Reggie Nelson
5. Florida State
Notable players: Jalen Ramsey, Derwin James, Myron Rolle