Posted this in another thread, but it is relevant here too. Link. I decided to look something up. No DB, neither Cornerback nor Safety, has ever been drafted #1 overall. Safeties have generally gone higher than CBs. The highest drafted DB was Safety Eric Turner who was #2 overall in his Draft and several CBs have gone #3 overall. The most recent one was Shawn Springs in 1997. In the last 10 years (2000 - 2010) only 7 CBs have gone in the top 10, the highest was Terence Newman at #5. Deion Sanders went #5 in his Draft and I think there should be a law that no CB goes higher than Deion so that Patrick Peterson is within trade range of us at #6. : Here's another cool fact I did not know. The first ever true DB drafted was Tom Landry in 1947. Prior to that guys were drafted as Backs and played Offense and Defense. The next true DB drafted was Don Shula in 1951. Kind of cool huh?