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December 3, 2008The 2008 NFL draft didn't have a defensive back selected until the 11th pick, which is the deepest the draft had gone without a defensive back being selected since 2001.
The 2009 defensive back class looks a lot more talented, especially at the front end. In fact, three could come off the board in the top 15 picks.
Mike Lombardi, Andrew Brandt and Wes Bunting of the National Football Post break down this year's top 10 defensive backs.
1. FS Taylor Mays (6-3/230), USC
2. CB Malcolm Jenkins (6-1/202), Ohio State
3. FS William Moore (6-1/224), Missouri
4. CB Vontae Davis (6-0/204), Illinois
5. CB Sean Smith (6-2/215), Utah
6. CB Alphonso Smith (5-9/192), Wake Forest
7. CB D.J. Moore (5-10/184), Vanderbilt
8. CB Trevard Lindley (6-0/178), Kentucky
9. CB Victor Harris (6-0/200), Virginia Tech
10. FS Derek Pegues (5-10/196), Mississippi State
NationalFootballPost.com is a football insider Web site featuring Andrew Brandt, the vice president of the Green Bay Packers for the past nine years, and Michael Lombardi, who has worked in NFL front offices for 22 years, including nine years with Cleveland and eight with Oakland.