FSU Football Makes Strong Case For ‘DBU’ Crown

    FSU football made a strong case for the title of "DBU." The Seminoles tweeted out an infographic featuring their latest star, Jalen Ramsey.

    March 30, 2016


    FSU football is claiming to be “DBU” with an infographic it tweeted out on Wednesday.


    The great debate between the Florida Gators and LSU Tigers as to who’s the real king of producing NFL defensive backs is well documented. Which program is the real DBU?

    There are a lot of names to rattle off: Patrick Peterson, Joe Haden, Tyrann Mathieu, Reggie Nelson, etc. Some Gators fans even claim Janoris Jenkins despite the fact he was kicked off the team after three seasons.

    Florida and LSU might have to make room for a new voice in the debate, though. FSU football’s recruiting account tweeted an infographic of former Seminoles in the NFL while quoting ESPN’s NFL Live that, “They [FSU] have become DBU,” in big gold letters.

    The Seminoles sent Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams to the NFL last year, and both were picked in the second round. The year prior the ‘Noles watched Lamarcus Joyner become a second-round pick.

    In 2013, Xavier Rhodes was taken at No. 25 overall by the Minnesota Vikings. And in 2010, Patrick Robinson was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the last pick in the first round.

    There is definitely a case to be made for the garnet and gold, and it’s about to get even stronger.

    FSU’s Jalen Ramsey is projected as a top-five pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and has even received some recognition as a possible No. 1 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans.

    The Seminoles claimed Ramsey being selected first overall would mark the first time a defensive back was drafted at No. 1 since 1956 when the Pittsburgh Steelers took Gary Glick from Colorado State – even though Glick was listed as a quarterback coming out of college and even spent time at running back and kicker.

    If Ramsey were to be the first off the board come April 28, he would be the first true defensive back selected with the top pick and the highest since the Cleveland Browns took safety Eric Turner out of UCLA with the No. 2 pick in 1991.

    Even the GOAT of all defensive backs was at his alma mater, further bolstering FSU’s argument.

    MORE: Better Draft Prospect, Jalen Ramsey Or Vernon Hargreaves

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