It’s chart time, folks!
Recently, Florida and LSU fans have been getting into daily spats about which school has produced more talent in their defensive backfields, and should get to claim the title “DBU”. So I think it’s time to settle the debate once and for all.
First, though, a little context:
It all started when Florida released this video titled “DBU”. LSU sophomore Jamal Adams laughed at the video on twitter, saying, “Lol, just because yall got a little video, don’t make you DBU. Just saying.” From that point on, more and more players and fans started throwing their opinions into the mix until it got to the point where I had no choice but to make this graphic and silence everyone on the LSU side once and for all. Even Dante Fowler got in on the fun, as you can see by scrolling through my last several retweets. It’s just gotten out of hand.
Most of the trash talking has just consisted of both sides listing off the various high profile defensive backs to come through the school. Florida’s got Lito Sheppard, Reggie Nelson, Joe Haden, Janoris Jenkins, Ahmad Black, Matt Elam and Vernon Hargreaves (among several others) to boast of, while LSU can claim LaRon Landry, Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, and more.
Yet nobody’s provided any stats so far. No numbers. Just names. That ends now.
So without further ado, here it is:
There’s no doubt in my mind that this chart will need some updating in the years to come as guys like Vernon Hargreaves, Jalen Tabor, Duke Dawson, Brian Poole, Keanu Neal and Quincy Wilson continue to develop and receive accolades. Of course, LSU has some young DB’s that could… ah, well, I’ll update the chart after each year. Use it to gloat for now.