FBS Defensive Backs 2011

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  1. TwentyTwo

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    Blake Gideon Texas (Sr) FS6'-1" 205
    Started every game he has played...enters sr. season with 184 career tackles/ 7 INT's; could see him as a starter in NFL for years!
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    Harrison SmithNotre Dame(Sr)FS/SS 6'-2" 214
    Had an excellent 2010! Transformed himself into one of the best safeties in the nation. 7 INT's last season including game saver vs USC+ 3 picksin the Sun Bowl vs Miami...wonder if the Tennessee Vols miss him?
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    John Boyett Oregon (JR) SS 5'-10" 198
    Ballhawking safety has 8 career INT's;was 2nd Team AA from SI; 2nd on team in tackles 78;team-high in BCS Game vs Auburn with 11; scored TD vs Az St.
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    Brandon Hardin Oregon State (Sr) CB 6'-2" 216
    Phil Steele Pre-season 2nd Team All PAC 12; 15 career starts; one of the biggest corners in the nation!
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    *courtesy Phil Steele

    Brian Peters Northwestern (Sr) FS 6'-4" 215
    209 career tackles/ 7 INT's/9 TFL's
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    Sean Baker Ball State(Sr) FS6'-1" 205
    Schools all time leader with 16 INT's
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    Ty Zimmerman Kansas State (Soph) FS6'-1" 202
    former QB too talented to keep off field was Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in the Big12
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    Travis Bradshaw Rice (Sr)FS 6'-1" 210
    Tackling machine led Nation as soph.(286 career)of course began career as walk-on
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    Feel free to add any imput....I'll be back soon to post some more




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  2. Leonardfan

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    nice job [​IMG]
     
  3. whiteathlete33

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    It will be interesting to see how many of these guys get drafted but Gideon, Baker, and Peters should.
     
  4. snow

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    Alex Lauricella JR Cornerback, had 5 pass deflections last year, not much else but he injured himself in the first game and played on it for about half the season and wound up having to miss the 2nd half (I think hip and groin issues). Has 4.3 speed. Hopefully he can stay injury free and light it up this year.
     
  5. whiteathlete33

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    Snow, I've checked Tulane's depth chart and it looks like they have moved Lauricella to safety and he's no longer a starter.
     
  6. TwentyTwo

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    Thanks Leonardfan[​IMG]

    Yeah your right whiteathlete33...it should be interesting...Baker should be a "no brainer"; but after Lainhart's Draft snub; can't get my hopes up. I would hope Harrison Smith gets drafted as well....however Colin Jones-TCU was a pleasant suprise when he came out of no where posting 40's in mid 4.3 range/37"VJ;drafted by the 49ers in 6th Round...so they are out there waiting to impress!

    Austin Cassidy Nebraska (Sr) FS 6'-1" 210
    Former walk-on 3.89 GPA....started final 7 games last year and never looked back...becoming the leader of the secondary; scored a TD on INT vs Iowa State
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    Nick Sukay Penn State (Sr) FS6'-1" 207
    Tore pectoral muscle last half of season; should regain his starting spot
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    Drew Astorino Penn State (Sr) SS 5'-10" 202
    Leader of secondary; Honorable Mention All Big 10
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    Bubba Forrest New Mexico (Sr) FS/SS 6'-1" 205
    Sporting News Pre-Season 1st Team MWC...Big time tackler ;100 last season& couple of picks; leader in secondary
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    Logan Link Purdue (Sr) SS 6'-1" 204
    Poised for another productive season; Led team 91 tackles 10'...Won Hammer Award in Spring 10' for Hardest Hitter....former walk-on
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    Dane Turner Boise State (soph) CB 5'-10" 179
    Listed as starter according to Sporting News ahead of Sr. Antwon Murray...will keep an eye out..I'm sure there are plenty of people itching to move him to Safety
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    Want to post some more but have to wake up too early in the morning...
     
  7. snow

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    Just awesome. Move the only guy that could stay with a receiver in man coverage to backup safety. That makes perfect sense. I know Bob Toledo has gotten praise for getting more white players, but in reality he is a horrible coach. I don't think he is responsible for Tulane getting white players, I know they stick to strict academic criteria and Toledo has cried before that he needed "more athleticism" which we all know what is code for being that guys like Alex hav plenty of athleticism. He has blamed the players for losing since he is a horrible coach. "Its not the scheme....its the players." They had a decent offensive coordinator last year, they would be rolling on offense and then then it seem like a total change in gameplan (which looked like Toledo overriding the play calls) and them going into a shell. "Lets run 3 straight times into a wall and play prevent D" kind of mentality with a touchdown lead.

    This is part of the reason why some of our whiter teams struggle to win games, players not in the right position and just horrible play calling. This is why I am not too upset over Colorado St losing some white starters for this year, the coaching sucks its like they don't care about winning. Luckily we have teams like Nebraska and last year Arizona's defense was awesome. We can only hope for some up and coming coach to stay at a white program. Coaches like Urban Meyer at Utah got sucked into the SEC because of greed(although they have had some good coaching staffs afterward). Tulsa had Gus Malazhn who was a great coordinator and had a fairly white team put up great numbers, now at Auburn helping affletes put up great numbers. Thats why I admire the Boise coach, he is great at the x's and o's (was the offensive coordinator from 01-05 and has been the head coach since) and could go somewhere else to make more money but he doesn't. Granted his offensive scheme is probably the most complicated in college and I doubt he would be able to run it in the SEC but still there are only a few schools that have both the coaching and fairness for our guys to shine, Boise and BYU seem to be at the top with the longest, Nebraska as well. Texas Tech was pretty fair with Leach and produced Welker and Amendola but hes gone. Hopefully teams like Tulane, Wyoming (good d last year but o was horrible) and Colorado St step it up with coaching staffs (even though they had a decrease in whites this year). I mean elite athleticism can shine through at times but its really hard to get noticed on a team with bad coaching, McGuffie was an example of this last year, he was able to overcome bad playcalling to show a few glimpses but didn't reach his full potential. The coaches are partly to blame because they couldn't find a consistent quarterback, going through 4 guys with a different scheme for each one, hopefully next year they have a better plan. Unfortunately some of the best x's and o's guys are in the SEC because it pays the most. Bo Pelini was a big part in LSU's success in 07 so he is one of the few that have left for greener (whiter) pastures. Hopefully he can get into the National Title game next year with Martinez and Burkhead lighting it up on offense and guys like Crick anchoring a great d because apparently no matter how good Boise does they are not going to get a real shot. It looks like the Fiesta Bowl is the highest an undefeated season will get them, maybe that will change with the move out of the WAC, I dunno.

    and for the black troll (probably still reading this site) on here a while back claiming white teams in high school always win because of better coaching thinking this might support his point, just not true. I think the coaching at the high school level is more even throughout most teams so you are just witnessing whites vs blacks on level playing fields. Even the best coaches have a smaller time to work with their players and have to focus more on basics, they don't have time to "outscheme" teams like at the college level.
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  8. Jack Lambert

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    Here's a guy we've missed for the last two years.. NC State safety Brandan Bishop. Last year, he had 64 tackles and 4 INTs. He even started 8 games as a true freshman in 2009 for the Wolfpack! He totaled 32 stops in 2009.

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    <div></div><div>Awesome pic! Especially love how the FSU's affletes head is down.[​IMG]</div>
     
  10. TwentyTwo

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    Thanks Jack Lambert! Brandan Bishop was under my radar until I read this year's NC State preview(family man now with 2 lil' one's lost focus)...was going to post him in my next round of list/pics. [​IMG]At 6'-2" 210 maybe he can grow into the next John Lynch!
    Cody Davis Texas Tech (Jr.) WS 6'-2" 194
    ALL Big 12 Honorable Mention last season...Freshman A-A Team(Phil Steele)
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    Zeke Motta Notre Dame (Jr.) SS 6'-2" 215
    Started 8 games last year...
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    Kevin Kroboth Temple (Sr.) SS/CB 6'-0 198
    Started 9 games at CB in 09'/returned a few kickoffs...6 starts at SS last year; project starter at SS this season
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    Daniel Sorenson BYU (Soph.) SS 6'-2" 200
    Projected starter...lettered asFreshman/ 3.5 of his 17 tackles were for loss; 1 INT
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    Jordan Kovacs Michigan (Jr.) SS 6'-0 195
    Interesting "underdog"story making the team as walk-on in "open try out"; overcame serious knee injury before that...started 21 career games
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    Brishen Matthews Ole Miss (Soph.) SS 5'-11" 200
    Played in all 12 games as freshman...projected starter this season; posted a game high 8 tackles in Spring Game
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    Of course...Let's hear it for the 2011 Colorado Buffalo's[​IMG]2 projected white CB's to start...



    Parker Orms
    (Soph.) 5'-11" 180
    Tore his ACL in first game last year...made an immediate impression when given the chance
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    Arthur Jaffee (Sr.) 5'-11" 210
    Did not go to CU to become Special Teams phenom; former walk-on Tailback
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    Tanner miller of iowa is a true soph. and should start. <div></div><div>Kinda funny coming out of high school he was a track star and great size for S or WR but no FBS offers, he was going to go to UNI but at the last minute Iowa had a spot open and offered him. He went from being not FBS material to being the top back up S in his true freshman season</div>
     
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  15. Hawkeye2

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    I was reading Phil Steele's list of DB's the other day and even though he is a castewhore he is fairly accurate with the draft he had for free safty
    3. Blake Gideon Texas
    4. Harrison Smith Notre Dame
    5. Sean Baker Ball State
    10. John Boyett Oregon

    and for Strong Safety
    8. Jordan Kovacs Michigan
    Personally I think Gideon is probably top 3 amongst all safties. Also Kovac's is better than his numbers would indicate, he was hurt a lot last year, and the other DBs at Michigan were terrible.
     
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    What ever happened to Craig Bills he was a corner that rivals ranked as the number 10 prospect at Safety in the class of 09. He went to BYU and I haven't heard anything about him since, also I think his brother is at BYU as well.
     

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