Defensive Backs (11)

Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins, Ty Law, Ed Reed, Aeneas Williams.

Modern Positional Average

Defensive Backs: Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins, Ty Law, Ed Reed, Aeneas Williams.

Stats

  • Games 202.6
  • Approximate Value 134
  • AV/G 0.6614
  • Pro Bowls 8.8
  • First Team All-Pros 3.4
  • Interceptions 48
  • Tackles 861.8
Peterson has played eight seasons and has been to eight Pro Bowls.  An ninth one this season seems unlikely as he is suspended for the first six games of this year due to PED use.

Stats

  • Games 128 (-74.6)
  • Approximate Value 97 (-37)
  • AV/G 0.7578 (+0.0964)
  • Pro Bowls 8 (-0.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 3 (-0.4)
  • Interceptions 23 (-25)
  • Tackles 387 (-474.8)
Sherman was and is the most known defensive players of the last ten years and the Super Bowl Champion with Seattle is well over the MPA in AV/G. 

Stats

  • Games 119 (-83.6)
  • Approximate Value 91 (-43)
  • AV/G 0.7641 (+0.1027)
  • Pro Bowls 4 (-4.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 4 (+0.6)
  • Interceptions 32 (-16)
  • Tackles 414 (-447.8)
Entering his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, Weddle is on a three-season Pro Bowl streak.  His last First Team All-Pro was in 2014. 

Stats

  • Games 185 (-17.6)
  • Approximate Value 102 (-32)
  • AV/G 0.5513 (-0.1101)
  • Pro Bowls 6 (-2.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 2 (-1.4)
  • Interceptions 29 (-19)
  • Tackles 1067 (+205.2)
Thomas joins the Ravens after nine years as a Seattle Seahawk where he was a huge part of their Super Bowl XLVIII win.  He was injured last year and only played in four games.

Stats

  • Games 125 (-77.6)
  • Approximate Value 85 (-49)
  • AV/G 0.6800 (+0.0186)
  • Pro Bowls 6 (-2.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 3 (-0.4)
  • Interceptions 28 (-20)
  • Tackles 684 (-177.8)
Doesn’t part of this feel like a “what could have been?”  As we are writing this, Berry is a Free Agent, a cancer survivor and suffering from severe Achilles issues.  While we try to stay impartial, we are cheering for Berry to return!

Stats

  • Games 89 (-113.6)
  • Approximate Value 54 (-80)
  • AV/G 0.6067 (-0.0547)
  • Pro Bowls 5 (-3.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 3 (-0.4)
  • Interceptions 14 (-34)
  • Tackles 448 (-413.8)
Talib is on his second season with Los Angeles and his five Pro Bowls were consecutive from 2013 to 2017.

Stats

  • Games 143 (-59.6)
  • Approximate Value 79 (-55)
  • AV/G 0.5524 (-0.109)
  • Pro Bowls 5 (-3.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 1 (-2.4)
  • Interceptions 35 (-13)
  • Tackles 453 (-408.8)
Smith is on a four-season streak of Pro Bowl Selections.

Stats

  • Games 99 (-103.6)
  • Approximate Value 57 (-77)
  • AV/G 0.5758 (-0.0856)
  • Pro Bowls 4 (-4.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 1 (-2.4)
  • Interceptions 20 (-28)
  • Tackles 566 (-295.8)
Harris’ four Pro Bowls occurred in the last five seasons and he was a force in Denver Super Bowl 50 win.

Stats

  • Games 123 (-79.6)
  • Approximate Value 67 (-67)
  • AV/G 0.5447 (-0.1167)
  • Pro Bowls 4 (-4.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 1 (-2.4)
  • Interceptions 19 (-29)
  • Tackles 471 (-390.8)
This could be the end of the road as Grimes (as of this writing is unsigned). His last Pro Bowl was in 2015.

Stats

  • Games 148 (-54.6)
  • Approximate Value 68 (-66)
  • AV/G 0.4595 (-0.2019)
  • Pro Bowls 4 (-4.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 0 (-3.4)
  • Interceptions 33 (-15)
  • Tackles 575 (-286.8)
Jenkins’ three Pro Bowls came in the last four seasons and he has two Super Bowl rings, one with New Orleans and one with Philadelphia.

Stats

  • Games 151 (-51.6)
  • Approximate Value 70 (-64)
  • AV/G 0.4636 (-0.1978)
  • Pro Bowls 3 (-5.8)
  • First Team All-Pros 0 (-3.4)
  • Interceptions 17 (-31)
  • Tackles 782 (-79.8)