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

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

A Solid Workout Program for Next-Level Defensive Backs

Defensive backs have to be sharp and versatile on the field. To enable them to move effectively in any direction, their training needs to address se...

By: Jamal Baptiste

3 Drills Every Defensive Back Needs to Train With

Often a team's last line of defense, defensive backs are indispensable. Their major function is to cover fast receivers and stop plays that slipped ...

By: John Cissik

Top 5 Attributes College Coaches Look For In a Defensive Back

Although college football coaches have different recruiting requirements, when selecting defensive backs, they all commonly look for a few key attri...

By: Pat Curran

Latest Videos in Defensive Back

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.

Devin and Jason McCourty Off-Season Speed and Agility Training

Twin brothers Devin and Jason McCourty provide an exclusive look into their off-season speed and agility <a href=""><strong>football</strong></a> training at their alma mater, Rutgers University.

Four-Cone Backpedal and Break Drill With Devin and Jason McCourty

In this football training video, NFL cornerbacks and twin brothers Devin and Jason McCourty perform a Four-Cone Backpedal and Break Drill during an off-season workout at Rutgers University.

Devin and Jason McCourty Defensive Back Drill

NFL cornerbacks and twin brothers Devin and Jason McCourty improve their coverage skills by performing a DB Route Tree, a drill that mimics different wide receiver routes and patterns they'll face during the season.