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Ranking the 2014 DB prospects

Defensive back cheat sheet: Rankings, grades, market value, teams in need

Updated: May 2, 2014, 12:46 PM ET
By Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

We could see several defensive backs go in the first two rounds of the draft, although it wouldn't be a surprise if none were taken in the top 10 picks.

How does our board stack up? I've ranked the DBs below and grouped them based on their round grade, and have included the average number of cornerbacks and safeties to go off the board in each round over the past five years. You'll also see the traits we study when evaluating the position and the teams looking to draft a corner or safety in the 2014 draft.

First-round grades

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Grade: 93): The top defensive back in this year's class, Clinton-Dix has very good range, instincts, ball skills and playmaking ability.

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