Many teams in 2017 season , had problems in their secondary defense. So, the first round of the NFL will be full of defensive back picks. Here, we introduce for you, the top 5 of this position that may be selected by teams that have those needs. Those teams in our opinion are San Francisco 49 ers, the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,  Chicago Bears,  Green Bay  Packers, Seattle Seahawks and The New England Patriots.

CB Denzel Ward

From Ohio state, he earned the  first-team All-American and all-conference accolades in 2017, according to the with the NFL draft profiles 37 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions, and 15 pass breakups (ranked in the top 10 in the nation).  He covered Marshon lattimore when he was drafted last year as CB in Ohio State.  And Lattimore had a great year with the Saints.

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S /CB Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama defensive players year after year appear to be in the first picks of the NFL draft. This year one of the top players will be Minkah Fitzpatrick. He led the team with six interceptions and 186 interception return yards, returning two more pick-sixes to set the school career record with four. He was named a first-team All-American by multiple outlets for his efforts (66 tackles,, seven pass break-ups).  Also, he helped his team to win the National Championship  vs Georgia in that great comeback.

S Dermin James

Out of Florida State, 6″3′ high. He is tall, had long arms and sure tackling. He is expected to be selected in the first round. In the NFL draft analysis, is considered to be a versatile weapon that can be deployed anywhere on the field on any given snap. Quick to squeeze routes approaching his area of influence.  He is an impact player and leader in the locker room. Some analyst compare him to Eric Berry.

CB Mike Hughes

From Central Florida, the  2017 unbeaten college team, with a great defensive unit.  According to the NFL draft profile analysis he is capable of making huge changes to field position and momentum. Eludes first tackle on punt returns and can change field position battle quickly. Downhill kick returner with speed to house it once he gets his crease. But as a weakness the analysis shows that has room for improvement as a tackler.

 

CB Josh Jackson

Out of Iowa. Josh Jackson is an impact player, he is fast, strong and had 8 interceptions in 2017.  NFL Draft analysis indicates that  he had a mind-blowing ball-hawking season with 27 passes defense including eight interceptions. Tall with long arms and Allowed 41.3 percent completion rate. Made a play on 25.7 percent of his targets.  However, in the weakness is stated that  needs to tighten up tackling. Questions are being raised about his long speed. Buys into route breaks a little too hard from trail and can be double-moved

 

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