- Todd McShay, Scouts Inc.
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.
Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.