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Defensive Backfield Draft Tracker

DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD

Rounds: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Round 1

OrderTeamPlayerPositionCollege
1RenegadesDerron SmithSAFFresno State
2GuardiansJamar SummersCBUConn
3RoughnecksDeji OlatoyeCBNorth Carolina A&T
4DefendersElijah CampbellCBNorthern Iowa
5WildcatsJack TochoCBNC State
6DragonsJhavonte DeanCBMiami
7BattleHawksHerb MillerSAFFlorida Atlantic
8VipersArrion SpringsCBOregon

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Round 2

OrderTeamPlayer NamePositionCollege/NFL
1VipersPicasso NelsonCBSouthern Miss
Analysis: Picasso Nelson was a 4-year starter at Southern Mississippi. He primarily lined up as a nickel corner, but has experience playing on the outside as well. He is at his best inside where he demonstrates the quickness to mirror between the numbers. He plays tough and physical in run support and can strike to dislodge passes at the catch point.
2BattleHawksWill HillSAFFlorida
3DragonsChris DavisCBAuburn
Analysis: Chris Davis is notorious for his "Kick Six" return TD in the Auburn-Alabama rivalry. He spent 2 seasons with the Chargers primarily as a returner and special teamer. He plays a tough, physical brand of football and has the strength to beat up receivers at the line. He shows good zone awareness in coverage and offers return versatility.
4WildcatsJaylen DunlapCBIllinois
5DefendersDesmond LawrenceCBNorth Carolina
6RoughnecksRobert NelsonCBArizona State
Analysis: Undrafted out of Arizona State, Robert Nelson played in 20 career NFL games. He is a quick, sudden athlete with good play speed to stay in phase with receivers downfield. He shows good burst to the ball in zone coverage and flashes playmaking skills when he trusts his instincts.
7GuardiansLorenzo DossCBTulane
8RenegadesTreston DecoudCBOregon State

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Round 3

OrderTeamPlayerPositionCollege
1RenegadesDashaun PhillipsCBTarleton State
2GuardiansDavid RiversCBYoungstown State
3RoughnecksTrae ElstonSAFOle Miss
4DefendersJalen MyrickCBMinnesota
Analysis: Jalen Myrick was a 7th-round NFL draft selection by the Jaguars in 2017 and he played one season with the team. He is known for his speed after running a 4.28 forty-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine. He displays excellent quickness and body control in man coverage. He plays tougher in the run game than his size might suggest.
5WildcatsC.J. MooreCBNorth Carolina Central
6DragonsKentrell BriceSAFLouisiana Tech
Analysis: Kentrell Brice was a 4-year contributor at Louisiana Tech. He went undrafted, but played 36 NFL games with the Packers including 14 starts. He has good size and is an explosive tackler. He can play from single high where he displays very good reaction quickness.
7BattleHawksD'Montre WadeCBMurray State
8VipersDemontre HurstCBOklahoma

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Round 4

OrderTeamPlayer NamePositionCollege/NFL
1VipersJude Adjei-BarimahCBBowling Green
2BattleHawksDexter McCoilSAFTulsa
Analysis: Named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2014, Dexter McCoil won a CFL championship before signing with the Chargers and 49ers and played in 26 NFL games. He is a long safety/linebacker hybrid with outstanding awareness and ball skills. He also brings physicality in the box.
3DragonsSteve WilliamsCBCalifornia
Analysis: Steve Williams was a 5th-round NFL draft selection by the Chargers in 2013. He played 33 games in the NFL and was most recently a regular contributor in the AAF. He is a very good athlete with outstanding movement skills. He closes on the ball very quickly. He can play inside or outside.
4WildcatsRoman TatumCBSouthern Illinois
5DefendersDoran GrantCBOhio State
6RoughnecksMarqueston HuffSAFWyoming
Analysis: Marqueston Huff was selected in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Titans. He played 41 games as a rotational safety and cornerback in the NFL. He offers good range and physicality from the backend. His aggressive play has tone-setting potential.
7GuardiansDravon Askew-HenrySAFWest Virginia
8RenegadesKurtis DrummondSAFMichigan State
Analysis: Named the Big 10 Defensive Back of the Year in 2014, Kurtis Drummond signed as a UDFA with the Texans where he has been on the team's active roster and practice squad. He is long and rangy on the back end. His athleticism and ball skills maximize potential for downfield playmaking ability.

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Round 5

OrderTeamPlayerPositionCollege
1RenegadesJosh HawkinsCBEast Carolina
2GuardiansDemetrious CoxSAFMichigan State
3RoughnecksSaQwan EdwardsSAFNew Mexico
4DefendersBradley SylveCBAlabama
5WildcatsJordan PowellSAFWidener
6DragonsChanning StriblingCBMichigan
7BattleHawksKenny RobinsonSAFWest Virginia
Analysis: After earning First-Team All-Big 12 honors and hauling in 7 INTs over his first two collegiate seasons, Kenny Robinson opted to enter the XFL draft following his true sophomore season. Most of his experience came from single-high alignment where he demonstrated desired awareness and range for that role. His natural ball-hawking skills make for big play potential in man or zone coverage. He has the fluidity to play deep coverage or line up against slot receivers closer to the line of scrimmage.
8VipersMarcelis BranchSAFRobert Morris

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Round 6

OrderTeamPlayer NamePositionCollege/NFL
1VipersMicah HannemannSAFBYU
Analysis: Michah Hannemann played 44 games at BYU before signing with the Browns and Chargers during the 2018 offseason. He played both corner and safety in college - he is versatile enough to project as a nickel defender. He has good play speed and is a tough high-low defender in the run game. He can also return punts.
2BattleHawksMarquez WhiteCBFlorida State
3DragonsCody BrownSAFArkansas State
4WildcatsAhmad DixonSAFBaylor
Analysis: A first-team All-American as a senior, Ahmad Dixon was a 7th-round NFL draft selection by the Cowboys in 2014. He played 11 NFL games as a special-teamer. His best traits are his physicality and on-field energy. He has a safety/linebacker hybrid play style as a box enforcer. His short area explosiveness allows him to make key stops when ball carriers are in striking distance.
5DefendersReggie ColeCBMary Hardin-Baylor
6RoughnecksEd ReynoldsSAFStanford
Analysis: Ed Reynolds was a 2013 First-Team All-American at Stanford and was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Eagles. He played in 16 NFL games, including 10 starts. He is a smart, instinctive safety with above average ball skills. He is a reliable tackler in the box or in space.
7GuardiansAndrew SorohSAFFlorida Atlantic
8RenegadesMontrel MeanderSAFGrambling State

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Round 7

OrderTeamPlayerPositionCollege
1RenegadesJohn Franklin IIICBAuburn
2GuardiansJeremiah McKinnonCBFlorida International
3RoughnecksBrendan LangleyCBLamar
Analysis: Brendan Langley was a 3rd-round NFL draft selection by the Broncos in 2017. He played 16 games over two seasons in Denver, primarily as a reserve defensive back and return man. The former college wide receiver possesses good ball skills. He has desired size and speed with strong upside as a zone corner.
4DefendersRahim MooreSAFUCLA
Analysis: Once a 2nd-Team All-American and all-conference performer at UCLA, Rahim Moore was selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Broncos. He went on to start 54 games for the Broncos and Texans and recorded 9 INTs in his NFL career. He is known for his high football IQ and awareness to find the ball. He demonstrates excellent hands to create turnovers when the ball is in range.
5WildcatsHarlan MillerCBSoutheastern Louisiana
Analysis: Harlan Miller was a 6th-round NFL draft selection by the Cardinals in 2016. He spent 3 seasons on and off the team's practice squad. He is a quick-twitch athlete with an aggressive play style. He flashes impressive ball awareness and break-up skills.
6DragonsJordan MartinSAFSyracuse
Analysis: Jordan Martin is a former college cornerback and safety. He had a tryout with the Jets before earning a starting role in the AAF. He has a good height/weight/speed combination. He has extensive experience playing single high coverage and can brings solid hit power as a downhill run defender.
7BattleHawksTrovon ReedCBAuburn
8VipersLashard DurrCBMississippi State

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Round 8

OrderTeamPlayer NamePositionCollege/NFL
1VipersHerb WatersCBMiami
2BattleHawksJoe PowellSAFGlobe Tech
3DragonsTyson GrahamSAFSouth Dakota
4WildcatsJerome CouplinSAFWilliam & Mary
5DefendersTyree KinnelSAFMichigan
6RoughnecksKendall AdamsSAFKansas State
7GuardiansTerrence AlexanderCBLSU
Analysis: Terrence Alexander was a 4-year contributor during his time at Stanford and LSU. He spent the 2019 offseason with the Vikings. He is an above average athlete who shows good toughness as a force defender against the run.
8RenegadesDoyin JibowuSAFFort Hays State

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Round 9

OrderTeamPlayerPositionCollege
1RenegadesDonatello BrownCBValdosta State
2GuardiansNydair RouseCBWest Chester
3RoughnecksDeatrick NicholsCBSouth Florida
Analysis: Deatrick Nichols was a 3-time All-AAC performer at South Florida before signing with the Cardinals. He was a member of the team's practice squad in 2018, appearing in 2 games. He has slot corner size and traits with good ball production. He plays sticky man coverage with desired range in zone.
4DefendersCarlos MerrittSAFCampbell
5WildcatsMike StevensCBNC State
6DragonsMohammed SeisayCBNebraska
7BattleHawksTrey CaldwellCBLouisiana Monroe
8VipersRobenson TherezieSAFAuburn

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Round 10

OrderTeamPlayer NamePositionCollege/NFL
1VipersBryce CanadyCBFlorida International
2BattleHawksRyan WhiteCBAuburn
3DragonsSterling MooreCBSMU
Analysis: Sterling Moore carved out a 7-year NFL career after going undrafted. He played in 82 games (including 7 playoff games) and was a member of the 2011 AFC Champion Patriots team. He offers the versatility to line up inside, outside, or as a hang defender. He's a smart player and flashes outstanding ball skills.
4WildcatsBryce CheekCBAkron
5DefendersLadarius GunterCBMiami
Analysis: Ladarius Gunter was undrafted out of Miami, but he ended up playing in 28 NFL games including 15 starts as one of the Packers' full-time starting CBs in 2016. He is a strong height/weight player with a feisty demeanor in coverage. He flashes playmaking ball skills. He is best suited to play in a zone-heavy scheme.
6RoughnecksJustin MartinCBTennessee
7GuardiansRanthony TexadaCBTCU
8RenegadesRonald MartinSAFLSU

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