Defensive Back Articles

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.

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Patriots DB Malcolm Butler Has Wanted to Cover Julio Jones For 4 Years. Will Finally Get His Shot

The last time the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons played each other, Patriots star cornerback Malcolm Butler was still in college, busy cover...

5 Strategies Athletes Can Use to Prevent Groin Strains

Have you ever found yourself frustrated or wondering why all of your favorite team's defensive backs are sidelined with groin injuries? Or upset because...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...