Any dawg fan who has been paying attention to the NFL knows that the UW DBs had a great year. I thought that they might have led the league in interceptions by any school, so I ran the numbers and I was correct! UW DBs led the NFL with 19 interceptions this year, and that’s with arguably their best secondary player (Budda) getting zero.
This list only included corners and safeties.
This is a HUGE deal that we should be promoting the hell out of. Obviously this doesn’t fully capture the value a DB has, but it’s a great stat to show incoming recruits. For the DBs, obviously it shows how you can get developed into an NFL player. For the Linebackers, D-line, and ESPECIALLY the edge guys, it shows how much easier it will be to do your job when you have the best secondary in the country behind you.
I want to get this out into the twitter-sphere, and I can post a basic tweet about it, but I thought someone might be able to put it into a nice graphic. Imo, this is a really good opportunity to market how good our defense and DB development has been.