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

Freak Athlete Derwin James is College Football's Next Superhero

Derwin James is college football's next superhero. Though he's played in only 14 collegiate games, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound redshirt sophomore from ...

By: Brandon Hall

'My Safety Plan' by Tony Jefferson of the Baltimore Ravens

NFL safety Tony Jefferson, who signed a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, recalls his experience ...

By: Tony Jefferson

He Started Playing Football at Age 3. Now LSU DB Jamal Adams is Ready to Achieve his NFL Dream.

Jamal Adams started playing football at a mere 3 years old. Admittedly, he wasn't tracking down receivers and unleashing crushing tackles like he did ...

By: Andy Haley

Ohio State CB Kendall Sheffield Lost his Black Stripe Faster Than Any Buckeye Ever Has

Urban Meyer instituted a tradition at Ohio State University when he became the Buckeyes' head coach in 2012. Every freshman or first-year Buckeye ...

By: Rob Scott

Former Ohio State DB Malik Hooker Shows Off Incredible Hands By Catching High-Speed Footballs Out of the J.U.G.S. Machine

Former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker is expected to be one of the first two safeties off the board in the 2017 NFL Draft, and there's even a chance t...

By: Jordan Zirm

Latest Videos in Defensive Back

Treston Decoud Builds Explosion With Single-Leg Band Jumps

NFL DB Treston Decoud uses this single-leg exercise to develop explosion and speed on the football field.

Improve Your Speed and Quickness With Treston Decoud's Single-Leg Hops

Take a page from this NFL DB and his performance coach by incorporating this plyometric drill into your speed workouts.

Get Fast Feet With Treston Decoud's Speed Ladder Change-of-Direction Drill

Try to match the NFL DB's fast feet as he flies through the ladder on this key footwork and speed drill.

Challenge Your Footwork With Treston Decoud's Left-to-Right Jumps

See if you can master this difficult speed and quickness drill from the NFL DB and his performance coach J.J. McCleskey.

Treston Decoud's Circle-Around-the-Cone Drill for Fast Feet and Tight Cuts

NFL DBs have the fastest feet around, so it's no surprise that Treston Decoud performs a variety of footwork exercises, including this cone drill.