JD2 Preview: Defensive Backs

Saturday, Texas hosts JD2, and LonghornDigest.com will review each position group expected to be on campus for the event. Up next, it's the defensive backs.

Colin Janice, West Orange-Stark

What is it with West Orange-Stark and producing small, play-making cornerbacks? Janice is one of the best pound-for-pound players in the state, somebody who plays about eight billion positions and seems to succeed at all of them. But in college, he'll be a cornerback, where his speed and ball skills should outweigh his lack of ideal height.

Antwuan Davis, Bastrop

If you were making a team of players who would show out the best at a combine, Davis would have to be among the top players anywhere. After all, how many guys combine 6-foot size at cornerback with a legitimate 4.3-flatish 40-time. That's what Davis does. He was banged up a year ago, but now that he's back healthy, he's tearing through the track season as he should. The common thought is that he prefers A&M because of the Aggies' successful track program.

George Baltimore, Mansfield

Baltimore is an interesting guy to watch in that he's a safety who is somewhat built like a cornerback. And because of that, you could see him getting passed over for other, more physically gifted safeties. But that could be a mistake in that Baltimore's size doesn't stop him from covering half the field and hitting anything that moves. In short: the kid can play football.

Kameron Miles, West Mesquite

Originally thought to be a Junior Day I guy, Miles may have something in common with those players in that he might be on track for an offer. Physically, he's what you look for, a 200-plus pound safety who can run. With Texas having a number of blindingly fast safeties already on roster, Miles stands out as somebody Texas could throw into the box to help stuff up the run. And he could even continue to grow into a smaller outside linebacker.

Maurice Smith, Fort Bend Dulles

Smith is a versatile safety who isn't quite fluid enough to be a full-time cornerback. But he could fit in as a nickel back or a free safety, somebody with great height who can roam the field with nice ball skills. Smith is somebody who has seen his stock rise of late, and judging by the other safeties on roster, Smith could be somebody who would fit in well at Texas.

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