Stocking talent in the secondary is crucial for defensive success, especially with many teams having more sophisticated passing attacks today. There is much talent to be had at the position, but the challenge for college coaches is to recruit the defensive backs who are the best fits for their schemes.
Many top defensive back prospects still remain uncommitted, including a cover man from Texas who compares to Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson. Alabama has its eyes set on a legacy recruit, and the big cornerback just so happens to be a potentially seamless fit into the Tide's defensive scheme.
Several safeties on this list are so versatile and skilled that they lack any scheme limitations.