Here is the final list talking about the Top 50 true freshman defensive backs and their impact on the season. I intended to have this out back at the end of March but was overlooked.
One team stood out on this list being Ohio St. The Buckeyes have 6 players (2 Top 10) listed and 5 of them had significant playing time.
Out of the Top 50 True Freshman on this list, 39 (78%) contributed in some way this past season. Of the 39 players with stats, 9 were from my Top 10. 1 player moved to WR PS#5 Jacoby Stevens of LSU 1 start played in 6 games with 2 receptions for 32 yards.
Three players on this list had over 55 tackles. PS#12 Thomas Graham of Oregon led the group with 62 tackles. In 2nd was PS#33 Grant Delpit from LSU with 60 tackles. 3rd came PS#32 Derrick Tucker of Texas A&M with 55. Only two players recorded a sack on the list PS#9 Stanford Samuels of Florida St and PS#10 Isaiah Pryor of Ohio St.
One player that really stands out on this list is PS#2 Darnay Holmes of UCLA. Not only did he start in 11 games had 39 tackles and 3 interceptions he had 33 kick returns for 715 yards 21.7 avg and 3rd team PAC-12 KR honors (PS).
Overall the Top 50 true freshman DB’s contributed 634 tackles, 69 PBU’s and 19 interceptions this past season.
Top 50 true freshman DB’s for 2018.