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Best fits for top DB prospects

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In discussing prospects for the NFL draft, it's easy to place each player into a single, neat positional category, but that often tells an incomplete story as to how a prospect will fit in today's NFL -- and that is especially true for defensive backs. A DB's role will often change from one week to the next.

Take a guy like Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, for example. One week he might match up with a No. 1 receiver like the Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant on the outside all game, and the next he might be shadowing a big pass-catching tight end like Jimmy Graham in the slot or out wide. Would we define him as a free safety for that game? A cornerback? It might change from week to week.

Let's take a look at where the defensive back prospects in the mix to be drafted in the first three rounds fit best in the NFL.