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Odds stacked against DBs

With wide receivers getting bigger every year, defensive backs are at a distinct disadvantage.

Updated: February 23, 2004, 2:42 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Consider for a moment that the consensus top coverage player in the 2004 draft -- Ohio State's Chris Gamble -- played more at wide receiver than at cornerback in college, and spent only about one season on the defensive side of the football, and it becomes far easier to understand why some secondary coaches here for the combine are beginning to update their résumés.

For the early portion of the combine, the coordinators and secondary coaches watched as a parade ...

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