- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

DEFENSIVE BACKS

It has been four years since a cornerback has gone in the top 10. During that stretch, three safeties have been top-10 picks. But this year’s cornerback class is far stronger than the safety group.

Pos Name School Ht Wt

It would be a stunner if he’s not the first DB chosen. He finished his career with 11 interceptions and 17 pass breakups.

CB Vontae Davis Illinois 5-11 203



He might sneak into the bottom of the first round, but there are questions about his size despite 21 career interceptions.

S Louis Delmas W. Michigan 5-11 194

With 11 career interceptions, he could be the only safety to go in the first round because he can cover running backs and tight ends.

CB Darius Butler Connecticut 5-10 183

A four-year starter for the Huskies is physical in the mold of Green Bay’s Al Harris. He’s probably a second-round pick.

Redskins analysis

A year after drafting a cornerback and two safeties, the Redskins would seem unlikely to go this route because five corners and five safeties are already on the roster. A possibility could be a cornerback who falls deep into the second day.

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