The Opening paired America's premier quarterbacks and receivers to create passing attacks college football coaches dream about. However, those revered offensive prospects had to contend with an elite array of defensive backs who aimed to prove themselves on the big stage at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Several safeties and cornerbacks shined against top-tier competition, validating their invitations to the showcase event and their lengthy lists of scholarship offers. Based on performances in Beaverton and annual summer evaluations, recruit rankings recently changed.
We analyzed the new top-10 list of defensive backs (according to 247Sports' composite rankings), and our analysis included what we saw at The Opening and on game film. Here's a detailed look at players who will spend the coming years driving college quarterbacks crazy.
This article is part of Bleacher Report's CFB 200 Recruiting Rankings Series. The overall rankings are based on the 247Sports Composite, which takes into account every recruiting service's rankings. The positional rankings also correspond with those composite scores. Stay tuned over the next two weeks as we take an in-depth look at college football's stars of tomorrow.