Defensive Back Rankings 2025 NFL Draft

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LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2024

Player Rankings - Defensive Back

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Denzel
Burke

CB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
190lbs 6-1 4.50 6 11
86.3
He’s tall-framed with long arms to match. With his powerful hands, straight-line speed, and fluidity in his hips, turning and chasing...
2

Travis
Hunter

CB
Jackson State   Mascot
Jackson State Mascot
165lbs 6-1 4.40 2 14
86.0
Instinctive, adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, and strong in zone coverage. Hunter has the quick feet and loose hips to...
3

Rod
Moore

S
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
198lbs 6-0 4.40 12 21
85.2
Moore tracks the ball well and does a nice job of getting his head around in plenty of time to avoid flags. Instinctive, adept at reading...
4

Malaki
Starks

CB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
205lbs 6-1 4.35 4 27
85.0
With his length, athleticism, and natural ball skills, Starks will be highly valued by press cover teams and could earn a top 100...
5

Andrew
Mukuba

S
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
195lbs 6-0 4.33 11 30
84.4
Excellent sitting back as a single-high safety, taking in routes and reading the quarterback’s eyes Tracks the ball well downfield and...
6

Will
Johnson

CB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
190lbs 6-3 4.44 6 32
84.0
Has good ball skills to locate and attack the ball in the air. Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and...
7

Shilo
Sanders

S
Colorado   Mascot
Colorado Mascot
195lbs 6-0 4.54 7 41
83.6
He’s a willing and capable hitter in run support and closes fast to make plays against quick screens. Willing in run support, coming...
8

Deshawn
Pace

S
Cincinnati   Mascot
Cincinnati Mascot
212lbs 6-2 4.55 8 57
82.0
Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at number 93. He wrote: "The 6-2, 212-pound senior has very good speed,...
9

Jason
Marshall Jr....

CB
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
200lbs 6-1 4.50 7 73
80.7
On the boundary, he has the strong core and hips to latch on to receivers and escort them to the sideline. He possesses the...
10

Malachi
Moore

S
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
198lbs 6-0 4.50 37 75
80.5
He’s tall-framed with long arms to match. With his powerful hands, straight-line speed, and fluidity in his hips, turning and chasing...
11

Jalen
Catalon

S
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
202lbs 5-10 4.50 11 76
80.4
Before the 2021 season Catalon was a slam dunk first-round pick in our mind - he'd put up great numbers while consistently dominating and...
12

Jahdae
Barron

S
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
192lbs 5-11 4.45 12 78
80.3
Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Barron has solid ball skills. Great on route recognition and has...

2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
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2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.