Safeties

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1. Deionte Thompson
College: Alabama
Height: 6’1″, Weight: 195
Deionte Thompson’s thin frame is a cause for concern, but his ability as a defender cements him at the top of my rankings. He’s a long safety who has great anticipation. He’s strong in coverage and his athleticism jumps out at you right away. He’s proven himself to be a good tackler as well. Assuming he can add some size without losing his athletic ability, Thompson can be a force in the NFL.


2. Darnell Savage Jr
College: Maryland
Height: 5’11”, Weight: 198
Teams may worry about Savage’s size, but his talent is difficult to ignore. Savage has fantastic instincts. He’s great at reading a quarterback’s eyes and closes on the ball with incredible quickness. Despite his small stature, he did a great job shedding blockers and was a force in the backfield.


3. Johnathan Abram
College: Mississippi State
Height: 5’11”, Weight: 205
Johnathan Abram plays well in pass coverage and can deliver a vicious hit. Abram’s closing speed is incredible and he looks like a bullet when he makes his move. He does need to clean up his tackling, he’s prone to arm tackles and his aggressiveness can make him overplay his position.


4. Taylor Rapp
College: Washington
Height: 6’0″, Weight: 208
A versatile safety, I was impressed with what Taylor Rapp brings as a blitzer. He has tremendous quickness and hits his gaps incredibly well. He’s a constant threat to blow up any play. Rapp was solid in pass coverage and is a sound tackler as well.


5. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
College: Florida
Height: 5’11”, Weight: 210

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has some nice tools but also has some work to clean up in his game. He’s a versatile player who moved all around Florida’s defense and has ideal athleticism. He can make some incredible tackles but often times they’re incredible because his angles are terrible. His coverage will also need to be improved.

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