Several schools in the country have claimed to produce the best defensive backs in the country, but CBS Sports revealed who they believe to be “DBU.”
According to Jon Solomon of CBS Sports, Texas produces the best defensive backs of any school in the country. Former Longhorns’ Earl Thomas and Michael Griffin are Pro Bowlers, and Aaron Ross, Aaron Williams, Kenny Vaccaro, Cedric Griffin and Tarell Brown all have established careers.
The criteria used by CBS included combined number of NFL starts, Pro Bowlers, draft picks and first round picks.
Texas has had five defensive backs drafted in the first round over the last decade, tied with Alabama. The Longhorns have had 12 defensive backs drafted in the last decade.
In the rankings, South Carolina surprisingly checked in at No. 2. Johnathan Joseph, D.J. Swearinger and Stephon Gilmore have all had steady careers in the NFL.
The rest of the list included Ohio State at No. 3, LSU at No. 4, Miami at No. 5 and Florida at No. 6.
(h/t CBS Sports)