Players – past and present – for both LSU and Florida have been going back-and-forth for years regarding which schools should be considered the real “DBU” – meaning which school produces the best defensive backs at the next level. Ohio State apparently believes there should be a third team in that debate.
Friday morning, the SEC Network tweeted out a graphic that compares the two schools – by defensive backs drafted in the last five years, 10 years and 20 years. They also included a statistic regarding how many of those players have been drafted in the first two rounds.
Ohio State responded in short order, adding its statistics to the mix.
The Buckeyes stack up very well. In fact, if you go back to 2000, they’re actually more impressive. They’ve also had more players drafted in the first round than both LSU and Florida.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 11, 2019
In the 2017 NFL Draft, Marshon Lattimore was taken No. 11, while Malik Hooker was taken No. 15 and Gareon Conley was taken No. 24. In 2018, Denzel Ward went No. 4 overall. The Buckeyes have some legit stars at the next level.
Florida and LSU play each other this week, so they’ve got bragging rights on the line this week. Ohio State, meanwhile, has a bye.
As for the debate, we don’t expect any of the three teams to concede any time soon. All are producing NFL prospects at a ridiculous rate.