Defensive Back

In the game of football, defensive backs are the key to shutting down high powered offensive. At the NFL level, DBs match up against the multiple wide-receiver sets, loaded with athletes usually taller and stronger than they are. That's why defensive backs drills work on footwork, and why DBs put a premium on the 40-Yard Dash. You have to be both quick and fast to play football as a defensive back, and STACK's has the inside info to get you there.

Latest in Defensive Back

An In-Season Speed and Agility Workout for Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers

In-Season Speed and Agility for Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs Speed and agility are critical abilities for football players, but especially wide...

By: John Cissik

5 Reasons Why Every High School Football Player Should Play 7-on-7

Last week, STACK attended the 2016 IMG 7v7 National Championship. More than 60 teams from around the country converged on Bradenton, Florida, to b...

By: Brandon Hall

Tyrann Mathieu Goes Vegan, Is Recovering From ACL Surgery 'Like Wolverine'

Photo via When the Arizona Cardinals lost safety Tyrann Mathieu to a torn ACL with two games left in the 2015 regular season, it imm...

By: Jordan Zirm

Lock Down Your Side of the Field with the DB Backpedal and Weave Drill

Athletically gifted defensive backs can rely on their speed and agility to close on a ball and disrupt a short pass play. However, cover corners who h...

By: Zac Clark

Defensive Back Drills to Improve Your Footwork

Since leaving Vanderbilt University in 2008 ReShard Langford has spent time as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs and the...

By: Joseph Potts

Latest Videos in Defensive Back

6 Reactive Footwork Drills for Defensive Backs from Broncos CB Chris Harris, Jr.

The Super Bowl champion cornerback shows some of the drills he performs during the offseason to stay sharp on the field.

Defensive Back Footwork Drills with Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

Try these cone drills to be faster and more agile in coverage.

Why Pro Bowl DB Chris Harris Jr. Refused to Get a 'Real Job'

Before he was a Pro Bowl player and Super Bowl champion, Chris Harris Jr. was unemployed and doubted. This is how he proved everyone wrong and worked his way to being an elite NFL DB.

National Guard: Man-to-Man Coverage Technique

Brandon Godsey, Ohio National Guard Captain and former NFL player, demonstrates the defensive back technique used in man-to-man coverage.

Path to the Pros 2012: Janoris Jenkins

Janoris Jenkins is out to prove he's one of the most complete cornerback prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft.