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2010 Safety Reports
Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 207
40: 4.5
Year: 4Sr

Nate Allen

School: South Florida
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 85 /4/4. Junior totals included 52 tackles after 76 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore.
Positive: Athletic safety with nice size and skill. Displays a good head on his shoulders, effective in zone coverage and does a solid job recognizing, then anticipating, the action. Displays good movement skills to sideline, works well with cornerbacks, and shows a terrific burst of speed. Physical, aggressive, and explosive at the point. Solid open-field tackler. Better-than-average instincts and displays a nice feel for coverage.
Negative: Marginal burst to the ball out of his plant. Needs to improve his overall ball skills.
Analysis: Allen rebounded as a senior and really took his game to another level. He possesses the size/speed numbers as well is range NFL teams want in a centerfielder and is a prospect who should just get better over the course of time.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 203
40: 4.6
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Amaya

School: Nevada
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after he led the team in tackles, posting 89/1/9. Junior numbers included 60 tackles and four interceptions.
Positive: Athletic college safety who will get consideration at cornerback in the NFL. Aggressive, works hard to get involved in the action, and flies around the football. Wraps up tackling and always gives effort. Displays good sideline-to-sideline range, quickly gets to the flanks, and remains disciplined in centerfield. Takes good angles to the action and displays solid awareness.
Negative: Does not consistently play to his forty time, nor does he show great recovery speed. Lacks a sense of timing in pass defense. Slow turning his hips to transition with opponents down the field.
Analysis: Amaya possesses solid size/speed numbers and has the mentality to play at the next level. He has enough skill to get looks as a dime back.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 204
40: 4.54
Year: 5Sr

Braxton Amy

School: UTEP
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter and prior All-Conference selection. Played in eight games last season, posting 52/5/3. Missed the 2008 season with a knee injury. Led the team in tackles as a sophomore in 2006, finishing the year with 112/3/5. Has applied for a sixth year of eligibility.
Positive: Physical safety who's shown a lot of skill in the past. Displays sense of timing, gets up to defend the throw, and displays good hands for the interception. Effectively keeps the action in front of him. Physical, works hard to defend run plays or screen passes and throws his body around the field. Possesses a burst of closing speed.
Negative: Best facing the action and struggles in man coverage. Had difficulty returning from his knee injury.
Analysis: Amy showed a lot of potential early in his college career before being forced to the sidelines in 2008. He grades as a free agent prospect who could make a team as a ninth defensive back/special teams player. He should take advantage of a sixth year of eligibility if it is afforded to him by the NCAA.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Quinton Andrews

School: North Alabama
Position: S
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after posting numbers of 79/6/5. Started the prior three seasons at West Virginia totaling 77 tackles as a junior after 51 as a sophomore.
Positive: Physical, run defending safety best playing downhill. Breaks down well, strong at the point of attack and brings ball carriers down on initial contact. Fluid change of direction, aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents and causes turnovers. Moves well about the field.
Negative: Does not show a great sense of timing in coverage. Slow pedaling in reverse or turning his hips to transition with opponents. Does not make many plays in coverage.
Analysis: Andrews made an impact asked West Virginia as a redshirt freshman yet struggled to fit in with a program. He's a classic strong safety who could make it as a ninth defensive back in the NFL if he produces on coverage units.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 215
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Lucien Antoine

School: Oklahoma State
Position: S
Bio: Junior college transfer who finished with 65/2/2 as a senior. Played in two games the prior year and totaled one tackle before suffering a knee injury that ended his season.
Positive: Tough run-defending safety whose game is on the rise. Quick up the field, flies around the action, and sacrifices his body to stop the ball-carrier. Displays above- average range to the sidelines, a nice burst to the ball out and plays heads-up football. Fights hard to get off blocks and make plays. Attacks the action.
Negative: Must do a better job using his hands to protect himself. Average ball skills and rarely placed in man-coverage situations.
Analysis: Antoine comes off a successful senior campaign and has positioned himself as a middle-round choice after not receiving a draftable grade before the year began. He's a solid prospect for a zone system and offers a good degree of upside.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 212
40: 4.63
Year: 5Sr

Larry Asante

School: Nebraska
Position: S
Bio: Junior college transfer who started the past three seasons and was awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting career totals of 76/2/7. Junior totals included 67 tackles after a career-best 78 as a sophomore.
Positive: Well-sized run-defending safety who's been consistent in college. Good athlete, plays an aggressive brand of football, and looks intimidating in centerfield. Aggressively lays his shoulders into ball-carriers and lands some vicious hits. Shows a burst of closing speed, quickly defends the run and a solid open field tackler. Solid hands for the interception. Adequate skills pedaling in reverse and smooth opening his hips.
Negative: Does not display sense of timing in coverage nor feel in pass defense. Late reacting when the ball is in the air.
Analysis: Asante possesses the size and mentality to be used as a conventional strong safety at the next level. His game offers a nice degree of upside potential.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 206
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Antonio Baker

School: Louisiana Tech
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior seasons, when he led the team in tackles. Senior totals included 51 tackles, when he missed three games with a leg injury. Junior numbers included 115 tackles, after a career-best 118 as a sophomore.
Positive: Hard-hitting defensive back best defending the run. Quickly diagnoses the action, works well with cornerbacks and aggressively moves up the field. Tough against the run and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Does not always take proper angles to the action. Poor man-cover skills. Just an average burst of closing speed.
Analysis: Baker has been a tackling machine for Louisiana Tech and offers possibilities as a strong or zone safety.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.45
Year: 3Jr

Eric Berry

School: Tennessee
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and all-American honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 83/2/7, after 72/7/13 the prior year. Totaled 86 tackles and five interceptions as a freshman.
Positive: Gifted defensive back with a complete game. Physical, works to get involved in the action, and is a hard hitter. Plays with a great degree of suddenness and flashes on the scene. Terrific sideline-to-sideline range and quick getting to the flanks to help cornerbacks in coverage. Forceful up the field on the blitz and sacrifices his body to make plays. Effectively lines up over the slot receiver and displays solid ball skills. Shows a burst to the ball and quick to close. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action. Displays great range and covers a lot of area on the field.
Negative: Inefficient and does not always take correct angles to the action.
Analysis: Berry made an impact the moment he stepped on the field at Tennessee and is considered a high-character player who does the little things well. He offers a tremendous amount of upside at the next level, and he has a complete game, which will be effective in a variety of systems. Berry should quickly see starting action in the NFL and produce as a rookie.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Marcel Bowman

School: Boston College
Position: S
Bio: Former reserve who moved into the starting lineup as a senior then posted 73/2/2.
Positive: Nice-sized strong safety prospect with a degree of upside. Effectively diagnoses the action, aggressive in run defense and quick up the field tackle. Puts his shoulders into ball-carriers, hard-hitting and works to mix it up. Strong wrap up tackler and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact.
Negative: Lacks quickness in his game and more of a loping runner who takes a while to get it going. Limited sideline-to-sideline range and better off in the box. Not efficient, overruns the action, and usually arrives a half-step late in coverage.
Analysis: Bowman did a solid job after moving into the starting lineup as a senior, and he has potential in a zone system or as a conventional strong safety.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 206
40: 4.61
Year: 4Sr

Sergio Brown

School: Notre Dame
Position: S
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons who collected 50 tackles and broke up two passes as a senior after junior numbers of 28 tackles with six pass defenses.
Positive: Physical run-defending safety best up the field. Works to get off blocks, has a burst of speed, and fast to the ball-carrier. Looks the part on the field.
Negative: Primarily used at the line scrimmage and displays marginal ball skills. Shows a lot of hesitation in his game.
Analysis: Brown is a well-sized defensive back who

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 214
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Stevie Brown

School: Michigan
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who led Michigan in tackles last season when he played linebacker and posted 80/8/1, intercepting one pass and breaking three more. Junior totals included 64/2/3.
Positive: Underrated defensive back with solid size and instincts. Quickly changes direction, goes sideline to sideline in centerfield, and effectively diagnoses the action. Solid open field tackler who wraps up at the point of attack. Physical, works to mix it up yet also plays smart football. Better-than-average skills in man coverage. Hard hitter, gives effort defending the run, and aggressively lays his shoulders into ball-carriers.
Negative: Marginal playing speed and does not show closing burst. Bounced around the field and was unable to develop at one position the past two years.
Analysis: Brown has been a productive defender the past two seasons and is a physical, run-defending safety best between the numbers. He's unlikely to be drafted yet could easily make a roster as a ninth defensive back who should be productive on special teams.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 209
40: 4.45
Year: 3Jr

Morgan Burnett

School: Georgia Tech
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons and named as an All-American in 2008. Junior totals included 85/4/4, after 93/7/8 as a sophomore.
Positive: Physical, run-defending safety best between the numbers. Quick up the field, shows a good head for the ball, and has a burst of speed. Strong at the point, wraps up tackling, and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Fast in a straight line or laterally, fluid turning his hips. Fluid turning his hips to run with opponents in coverage, fast in a straight line or laterally, and displays the ability to recover to the action. Possesses a nice move to the throw and works hard to make plays.
Negative: Slow to react and displays hesitation in his game in coverage.
Analysis: Burnet possesses a lot of skill and the ability to start on the NFL level in a zone system that asks him to play between the numbers. He has limitations in coverage yet has enough athleticism to eventually develop into a complete safety.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Myles Burnsides

School: Northwest Missouri State
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman season and named as an All-American player after his junior and senior seasons. Totals last year included 82 tackles and five interceptions. Registered 71 tackles as a junior after 85 as a sophomore.
Positive: Smart, disciplined defensive back with nice instincts. Quickly reads the action, has a burst of straight-line speed, and is physical in run defense. Quick up the field, hard-hitting, and wraps up tackling. Works well with cornerbacks in the secondary and does an admirable job in coverage when placed over the slot receiver.
Negative: Lacks classic safety size and speed. Does not display top sideline-to-sideline range.
Analysis: Burnsides as a hard-working prospect who gets the most from his talent. Physically, he does not look the part yet he's a competitive defender who gets the job done. Unlikely to be drafted, his warrior mentality will give him a chance to make it as a special teams ace.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 231
40: 4.62
Year: 4Sr

Kam Chancellor

School: Virginia Tech
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 68/2/5. Junior totals included 52 tackles after a career-best 79 as a sophomore.
Positive: King-sized safety best playing downhill and defending the run. Takes good angles to the action, shows a burst of closing speed, and can be a dominant run-stuffing safety. Displays solid sideline-to-sideline range, works to get involved in the action, and easily brings opponents down on initial contact. Possesses a physical nature to his game and easily boxes out opposing receivers to defend the throw. Effectively reads the action, quick up the field, and a hard hitter who aggressively lays the shoulder pads into opponents.
Negative: More of a loping defensive back who lacks quickness. Possesses marginal ball skills, struggles with his back to the action, and rarely gets his head around to locate the pass. Lacks great speed to the flanks. All too often does too much hitting rather than wrap-up tackling.
Analysis: Chancellor has been a productive run defender for Virginia Tech and is an imposing figure in the middle of the field. His downhill playing style leads most to believe he's best suited in a zone system. Chancellor has also been a productive on special teams, a skill he must transfer to the next level.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 222
40: 4.69
Year: 4Sr

Barry Church

School: Toledo
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 98/1/220 when he also had 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Totaled 93 tackles as a junior after 92 during a sophomore season.
Positive: Big, strong safety prospect who may also get consideration at outside linebacker. Forceful up the field, strong at the point, and hard-hitting. Wraps up tackling and easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Displays ability in space and a solid open field tackler.
Negative: Shows minimal quickness in his game. Ineffective making plays in coverage.
Analysis: Church is a well-sized defensive back and the prototypical strong safety best up at the line of scrimmage. He must improve his ball skills to have a career at the next level but also offers a special teams mentality.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.56
Year: 5Sr

Harry Coleman

School: LSU
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who lined up at both linebacker and safety. Senior totals included 77 tackles and nine tackles for loss. Posted 71 tackles as a junior. Has never intercepted a pass in college.
Positive: Tough, run-defending safety forceful up the field. Effectively diagnoses the action, forceful on the blitz, and works hard to get a pad on ball-carriers. Fluid changing direction, nicely redirects to ball-carriers and wraps up tackling. Effective making plays in the open field and gets depth on pass drops.
Negative: Easily blocked from the action or turned from plays by a single opponent. Lacks a great closing burst. Struggles staying downfield with opponents.
Analysis: Coleman is an adequately sized defender best making plays downhill. He has limitations in coverage and would be best as a conventional strong safety or in a zone system. Coleman has a special teams mentality and should make an active roster next season.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 192
40: 4.52
Year: 4Sr

Kurt Coleman

School: Ohio State
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 68/5/9 after 78/4/9 as a junior. Posted 64 tackles as a sophomore. Effective special teams player at Ohio State.
Positive: Underrated college safety with a complete game. Smart, tough and creates opportunities for his team. Works well with cornerbacks, displays terrific awareness and solid instincts. Reads the action, recognizes routes in zone coverage and displays a nice break to the ball. Aggressive, works hard to get involved in the action and wraps up tackling. Takes good angles to plays and very efficient. Displays solid sideline to sideline range in centerfield and covers a lot of area.
Negative: Possesses just average size and speed. Marginally explosive.
Analysis: Coleman is one of the more complete safeties in this draft yet will be downgraded because he lacks the great measurables. He offers the ability to play in several systems and has starting potential. In many ways Coleman reminds us of Ed Reed when the All Pro enter the draft in 2002.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 196
40: 4.81
Year: 5Sr

Martin Corniffe

School: Howard
Position: S
Bio: Former running back who moved to safety his sophomore season. Senior totals included 53/1/3 after 58 tackles as a junior.
Positive: Tough, physical safety best playing downhill. Quick up the field in run defense, has a burst of closing speed, and shows a physical nature to his game. Quickly finds the ball and wraps up tackling.
Negative: He struggles in man coverage situations and possesses just marginal ball skills. Does not always take proper angles to the action, is late getting to the play laterally.
Analysis: Corniffe is a well-sized defensive back with poor speed for the next level. He's a strong safety prospect and must make his mark on special teams to have any chance of sticking on an NFL roster.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 207
40: 4.59
Year: 5Sr

Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith

School: UTEP
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Led team in tackles as a senior with 108. Junior totals included 77/2/3. Posted 90 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Adequately sized, run-defending safety best playing downhill. Shows quickness in his overall game, covers a large amount of area on the field, and uses his hands to protect himself. Makes plays laterally. Aggressive, puts his shoulder pads into ball-carriers and goes for the knockout blow.
Negative: Lined up at outside linebacker as a senior and pass coverage duties were kept to a minimum. Marginal ball skills prior to his senior season.
Analysis: Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith is a tough, aggressive safety who lays it on the line to stop opponents. Possessing marginal size/speed numbers, he's potentially a ninth defensive back but must make his mark on special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Kendell Davis-Clark

School: Michigan State
Position: S
Bio: Part-time starter at both cornerback and safety the past two seasons after playing 11 games with the first team as a sophomore at cornerback. Senior totals included 26 tackles after 27/1/3 as a junior. Career numbers of 72 tackles came during a sophomore season.
Positive: Versatile defensive back with solid size. Aggressive, quick reading the action, and displays a burst of speed. Quick up the field, moves well to the sidelines, and has a nice break to the ball. Aggressive in all aspects of the game and forcefully makes his way through blocks to the ball-carrier.
Negative: Struggles in man coverage situations and does too much face-guarding. Not a sure handed wrap-up tackler.
Analysis: Davis-Clark has been an adequate college defensive back who is most effective facing the action. He offers possibilities as a backup in a zone system at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 194
40: 4.62
Year: 5Sr

Van Eskridge

School: East Carolina
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons besides seeing extensive action with the first team as a freshman. Awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors the past four years. Led the team in tackles as a senior posting 102/6/9 after 97 tackles as a junior. Sophomore totals included 104 tackles.
Positive: Well-sized run-defending safety best playing downhill. Aggressive, fast up the field, and willingly lays his shoulders into ball-carriers. Strong at the point, wraps up tackling, bringing ball-carriers down on initial contact. Good hands for the interception.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills and indecisive when the pass is in the air. Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range and usually a step late arriving on the scene.
Analysis: Eskridge is a physical safety who looks the part in centerfield. Flashing skills in zone coverage, he is a potential backup with the special teams mentality.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 188
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Bryan Evans

School: Georgia
Position: S
Bio: Started 13 games as a senior and recorded 50 tackles while breaking up three passes. Part-time starter the prior three years. Recorded 24 tackles as a junior and 26 during his freshman season. Has one career interception in college.
Positive: Undersized college safety with limited upside. Displays good speed to the flanks, solid range in centerfield, and remains disciplined with coverage assignments. Shows a head for the ball in run defense and shows a burst to the action.
Negative: Has too many tackles broken, which result in long gainers for the opposition. Often takes poor angles to the action. Shows indecision in his game.
Analysis: Evans showed flashes of ability as a junior yet never elevated his game last season. He possesses poor size/speed numbers and is a potential dime back/special teams player for the next level.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 212
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Marcus Ezeff

School: California
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons, posting 28 tackles as a senior after 66/3/6 apart your.
Positive: Adequately sized safety best defending the run. Possesses a burst of straight-line speed, attacks ball-handlers and is an aggressive hitter. Plays with a nice degree of suddenness and flashes on the scene. Wraps up tackling. Displays coverage skills in zone.
Negative: Struggles in man coverage situations, missing assignments. Poor recovery speed. Late reactor, and lacks top instincts.
Analysis: Ezeff is a well-built defensive back with possibilities at strong safety. Could make a roster for a team that keeps nine defensive backs if he makes his mark on special teams.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 203
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Cody Grimm

School: Virginia Tech
Position: S
Bio: Posted career numbers of 106 tackles as well as 12.5 tackles for loss and 4 sacks as a senior when he became a full-time starter. Junior totals included 71 tackles, with 14 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and two interceptions.
Positive: Physically aggressive safety best playing up the field or in the box. Smart, remains disciplined with assignments and plays heads-up football. Crashes up the field to defend the run and sells out to stop ball-carriers. Nicely flows the action, wraps up tackling, and brings opponents down on initial contact. Efficient and takes good angles to the play. Sells out on the blitz and flies up the field to make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
Negative: Possesses an average change direction and loses momentum when he must immediately alter his angle of attack. Marginal ball skills.
Analysis: Grimm is a high-revving defender who goes very hard and chases around the field to get involved in the action. Used more as a linebacker type of defender at Virginia Tech, his responsibilities were to make plays in the box or up the field. Needs work on his ball skills and lacks classic defensive backs size, yet he has the mentality and approach to the game, which could help him make a roster as a traditional strong safety.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 207
40: 4.68
Year: 5Sr

Dominique Harris

School: Temple
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 71/1/9. Finished his junior season with 66 tackles after 81 as a sophomore.
Positive: Hard-hitting safety best defending the run. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to get off blocks, and nicely flows to the ball-carrier. Displays solid range in centerfield, effective facing the action and shows good route recognition. Solid open- field tackler. Possesses a burst of straight-line speed.
Negative: Marginal ball skills and struggles in man coverage with his back to the play. Does too much face guarding and does not correctly positions himself against opponents.
Analysis: Harris has been a solid player for Temple the past two seasons yet really does not translate well to the next level. His best opportunity is as a conventional strong safety or a defense that would place him in a zone system.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Will Harris

School: USC
Position: S
Bio: Posted career numbers as a senior after moving into the starting lineup, registering 69/4/4. Primarily a backup at safety and cornerback early in his USC career.
Positive: Underrated defensive back prospect whose game is on the rise. Displays good range in centerfield, makes a lot of athletic plays, getting vertical and contorting in midair to defend the throw. Fast to the flanks, works well with cornerbacks and does a nice job positioning himself against opponents to make plays on the ball. Aggressive, quick up the field, and helps out run defense.
Negative: Does not consistently take correct angles to the action. Slow to react, and lacks top instincts.
Analysis: After sitting on the bench most of his USC career, Harris made his mark last season and showed himself to be a legitimate NFL prospect. He displays good range in centerfield, and he has possibilities as a backup free safety and special teams player.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.63
Year: 5Sr

Courtney Herndon

School: Kansas State
Position: S
Bio: Played in 12 games as a senior, posting 13 tackles and breaking up two passes after career totals of 61/2/6 as a junior when he started 10 games.
Positive: One time highly rated safety who struggled to see playing time as a senior. Displays above-average awareness, good range in centerfield, and works to get involved. Flashes ability playing over the slot receiver, has a burst of closing speed, and possesses a good head for the ball in run defense.
Negative: Possesses poor speed. Failed to meet expectations in 2009.
Analysis: Prior to last season Herndon display all the skills necessary to be an eighth or ninth defensive back in a zone system. He must quickly get his game back on track and produce this summer to have any chance of getting out of camp.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Eddie Hicks

School: Southern Mississippi
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter and multiple All-Conference selection. Senior totals included 64/5/3 after 64 tackles and four interceptions during his junior campaign.
Positive: Opportunistic defensive back with solid size. Quick up the field defending the run, fast to the sidelines, and possesses a fluid change of direction. Shows good hands for the interception, and is constantly around the ball.
Negative: Easily taken from the action by blocks. Struggles battling opponents to defend the throw. Does not always take proper angles to the action.
Analysis: Hicks has flown under the radar screen the past three seasons yet is a serviceable player who could end up on a roster as a ninth defensive back.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 211
40: 4.59
Year: 5Sr

Xavier Hicks

School: Washington State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 81/3/4 as a senior after 78 tackles as a junior.
Positive: Hard-charging, run-defending safety who makes plays sideline to sideline. Breaks down well working his hands to protect himself, fast up the field, and wraps up tackling. Remains disciplined in coverage assignments.
Negative: Marginal playing speed and does not show the ability to quickly close to the action. Does not sell out on the blitz. Marginally instinctive.
Analysis: Hicks is a nice-sized safety with limited cover skills and best playing downhill or up the box. Offers potential as a conventional strong safety if he makes his mark on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 190
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Brett Johnson

School: California
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter with totals of 50/1/5 as a senior after 43/to/3 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Solid zone safety best between the numbers. Remains disciplined with assignments, displays a burst of speed and is aggressive defending the run. Quick up the field and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Lacks top speed to the flanks and struggles covering centerfield sideline to sideline. Does not always take proper angles to the action and is inefficient.
Analysis: Johnson possesses the size/speed numbers an underlying skills to develop into an eight defensive back for a zone system.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Clement Johnson

School: North Carolina State
Position: S
Bio: Junior college transfer who posted 63/2/1 as a senior.
Positive: Average-sized safety best defending the run. Shows a physical nature to his game, chases the action hard, and wraps up tackling. Effectively diagnoses plays, has a burst to the ball and is very quick up the field defending the run.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills and usually late getting to the action in coverage. Displays minimal explosion in his overall game.
Analysis: Johnson is a physical safety also experienced returning kicks. Lacks the great measurables for the next level yet will have a chance to make a squad if he produces on special teams.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 203
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Robert Johnson

School: Utah
Position: S
Bio: Junior college transfer who moves into the starting lineup as a sophomore at Utah. All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 70/6/6. Junior numbers included 41/4/3.
Positive: Opportunistic defensive back with an improving game. Solid athlete who displays good awareness as well as speed to the sidelines. Plays heads-up football, displays a sense of timing, and shows good ball skills. Gets vertical over opponents and nicely adjusts to defend the throw or come away with the interception. Hard hitter who looks to intimidates opponents. Aggressive in all areas of the game yet also plays disciplined football.
Negative: Lacks fluid footwork moving in reverse. Has more built-up speed and takes a while to get going. Over-pursues the action and occasionally takes incorrect angles to plays.
Analysis: After showing flashes of ability the prior two seasons, Johnson really put together a complete game last year. He's a smooth centerfielder with the ability to play sideline to sideline, and he just needs to refine the details of his position before he's NFL ready.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 221
40: 4.59
Year: 4Jr

Chad Jones

School: LSU
Position: S
Bio: All-Conference selection as a junior when he became a full-time starter and then posted career numbers 74/3/6. Started six games as a sophomore and finished the year with 50/1/6.
Positive: Large, forceful safety with an incomplete game. Effective facing the action, has a burst to the ball, and physically beats down opponents. Delivers crunching blows to ball-carriers, and is a strong open-field tackler. Effective facing the action and displays good hands for the interception. Possesses a quick burst of closing speed.
Negative: Takes incorrect angles to the action. Marginally instinctive. Does not show great sideline-to-sideline range, and late getting to the flanks.
Analysis: Jones has the physical skills to play at the next level, but he lacks the range to be a true centerfielder. A move to outside linebacker is not out of the question, but Jones needs a lot of work on his overall game. His decision to leave for the NFL was a bit premature, yet his size will entice a number of NFL teams.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 214
40: 4.51
Year: 3Jr

Reshad Jones

School: Georgia
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a sophomore. Totals last season included 73/4/7 after 76/5/3 in
Positive: Athletic safety prospect with a large degree of upside to his game. Explosive and flashes on the scene in run defense. Covers a lot of area on the field, gets vertical, and makes some very athletic plays in midair. Displays a burst of closing speed, stops ball-carriers dead in their tracks, and plays to his size. Forces the action up the field and can be an intimidating defender.
Negative: Shows hesitation in coverage, misses assignments and usually late getting to the sidelines. Marginally instinctive and does not display a feel for coverage.
Analysis: Jones is a nice-sized safety who showed ability of the past three seasons and forces the action moving downhill. He needs a lot of work on his coverage skills, yet he has the underlying ability to be a player at the next level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
40: 4.72
Year: 5Sr

Jordan Lake

School: Baylor
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 92 tackles and broke up one pass as a senior after junior numbers of 97/3/10. Posted a career-best 120 tackles as a sophomore when he intercepted two passes and broke up eight more.
Positive: Hard-hitting, run-defending safety that
Negative: Marginal skills in coverage, does not get great depth on drops and struggles playing the ball in centerfield. Not a sturdy safety. Inefficient and takes too many steps to get to the action. Lacks the great measurables for the next level.
Analysis: As a sophomore in 2007 Lake looked like a promising prospect as a zone safety. His play has leveled off since, but Lake does have an outside chance to make it as a ninth defensive back if he proves his worth on special teams this summer.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 198
40: 4.73
Year: 4Sr

Kendrick Lewis

School: Mississippi
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 84/2/10. Junior totals included career numbers of 85 tackles and four interceptions.
Positive: Small yet fierce safety who works hard in centerfield. Hustles around the field, physical against the run and aggressively puts his shoulders into ball-carriers. Fights hard to defend the pass, taking on big receivers, and wraps up at the point of attack. Remains disciplined with assignments. Helps out on coverage teams.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills, shows a lot of hesitation in his game, and does too much trailing receivers rather than covering them. Marginal burst to the ball.
Analysis: Lewis is an overachiever who plays bigger than his size/speed numbers and has been productive on the field. He's a marginal athlete who lacks the upside yet has shown ability on special teams and could catch on as a dime back at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 203
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

James Lockett

School: Tulsa
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 68/1/2. Also recorded 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Junior year included 82 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.
Positive: Aggressive college defensive back best making plays up the field. Plays with a good degree of suddenness, flashes on this scene, and shows a burst of speed bearing down on the action. Breaks down well, bends his knees and works his hands to protect himself. Shows a lot of toughness in his overall game and works very hard. Effectively reads receivers eyes and gets his head back around to locate the ball. Strong tackler.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills, not smooth pedaling in reverse and lacks sideline- to-sideline range.
Analysis: Lockett was very productive in the Tulsa system, one which asked him to primarily play downhill. He plays much bigger than his listed size and offers a special teams mentality, which makes him one to consider in the late rounds.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
40: 4.48
Year: 5Sr

Christop Maragos

School: Wisconsin
Position: S
Bio: Western Michigan transfer who became a full-time starter last season, then posted career numbers of 49/4/6. Junior totals included 45/1/1.
Positive: Undersized safety prospect with the speed necessary to play on the NFL level. Effective facing the action, fast up the field, and works to get involved defending the run. Displays coverage skills between the numbers and quickly locates the ball. Displays a nice degree awareness and make sure his teammates are in proper position.
Negative: Lacks the great sideline-to-sideline range and speed to the flanks. Struggles if placed in man coverage.
Analysis: Maragos is an athletic prospect who was productive in the secondary as well as on special teams at Wisconsin. He offers possibilities as an inexpensive dime back for an NFL squad.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
40: 4.32
Year: 4Sr

Taylor Mays

School: USC
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors since his sophomore season. Led USC in tackles as a senior, posting 96/1/3. Junior totals included 53 tackles after 65 as a sophomore. Has five career interceptions to his credit.
Positive: Aggressive, king-sized safety who can be an intimidating force over the middle. Plays with a large degree of suddenness, flashes on the scene, and explosive at the point of attack. Very aggressive, displays a burst of speed, and drives through ball-carriers, putting his shoulders into opponents and then wrapping up at the point of attack. Easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Quickly picks up cover assignments, displays a good head for the ball, and makes a lot of athletic plays. Big-time hitter and makes opponents pay for entering his zone.
Negative: Straight-line defensive back who lacks speed to the flanks and overall range in centerfield. Plays a bit stiff. Struggles with coverage assignments. Lacks a quick backpedal and not smooth turning his hips to run with opponents. Slow making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: An imposing looking prospect in the secondary, Mays plays to his size and can be an intimidating force. He's been very productive on the college level and is a solid NFL prospect, although his game does have limitations. Best playing downhill, Mays is likely to struggle in anything other than a zone system or scheme that asks him to play outside the numbers. He

Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Kyle McCarthey

School: Notre Dame
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first team as a sophomore. Led the team in tackles as a senior, posting 101/5/5 after junior totals of 110/2/1.
Positive: Small yet ferocious safety who attacks ball-carriers. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action, physical in all aspects of the game, and works hard to get involved in the play. Remains disciplined with assignments, very instinctive, and shows a closing burst bearing down on the action. Displays good route recognition in zone and fights hard to break up passes.
Negative: Loses momentum when he must immediately change direction or alter his angle of attack. Possesses marginal ball skills and struggles in man coverage assignments. Does not display great speed to the flanks.
Analysis: McCarthey is a hard-hitting safety best playing between the numbers and downhill. Lacks classic size at strong safety yet has the approach that should make and successful at the position.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Danny McCray

School: LSU
Position: S
Bio: Part-time starter the past three seasons who totaled 44 tackles as a senior after 53 the prior year. Career numbers of 64/2/3 came during his sophomore season.
Positive: Adequately sized safety most effective playing between the numbers. Displays above-average instincts, effectively positions himself against opponents, and possesses good hands for the interception. Quickly closes to the action of a burst of speed, voluntarily defends the run, and wraps up tackling. Displays a good head for the ball in run defense as well as a feel for coverage.
Negative: Easily blocked from the action by a single opponent. Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range.
Analysis: McCray has displayed flashes of skill throughout his college career, yet he never elevated his game the way many thought possible. He offers potential in a zone system, yet he will have to make his mark on special teams for any opportunity to stick on a roster.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 210
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Bo McNally

School: Stanford
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter and Stanford
Positive: Run-defending safety with good size. Effectively diagnoses the action, is fast up the field, and displays a burst of closing speed. Remains disciplined with assignments, willingly throws his pads into the pile, and flies around the action trying to stop ball handlers. Wraps up tackling and brings opponents down on initial contact.
Negative: Inefficient and does not consistently take proper angles to the action. Usually a half-step late arriving on the scene in coverage. Does not display a quick break to the ball or the ability to follow receivers out from their routes.
Analysis: McNally is a downhill safety with a one-dimensional style. Best off in a zone type of system, he has a special teams mentality, which will give him and upper hand in camp this summer.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 218
40: 4.52
Year: 4Sr

Jeromy Miles

School: Massachusetts
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter who began his college career at Navy. All-Conference and an All- American player the past three years. Senior totals included 62//2/5 after 104/3/5 as a junior.
Positive: Hard-hitting safety best in the box or playing downhill. Aggressively pursues ball-handlers, explosive at the point of attack, and a solid open field tackler. Remains disciplined with assignments, effectively reads the action, and takes good angles to the play. Works well with cornerbacks and plays with a nice degree of awareness.
Negative: Lacks speed to the sidelines. Marginal ball skills.
Analysis: Miles is an aggressive defensive back best in run defense. He's a traditional strong safety with potential in a zone system. He also possesses the skills necessary to be a very good special teams player in the NFL.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 209
40: 4.71
Year: 4Sr

Cam Nelson

School: Arizona
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 74/1/3 as a senior after 67 tackles the prior year.
Positive: Tough, run-defending safety best making plays up the field. Aggressive, displays a burst of closing speed, and chases around the field, working to get involved in the action. Displays a good degree of quickness in his game and fights hard to get the ball-carrier.
Negative: Does not show a sense of timing in coverage. Late reacting when the ball is in the air. Must do a better job wrapping up ball-carriers.
Analysis: Nelson is a traditional run-defending safety best in the box or close to the line. Offers a special teams mentality, which will be his ticket to the next level.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Mike Newton

School: Buffalo
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection after his junior and senior seasons. Totals last year included 85/2/8. Totaled 112 tackles as a junior and 86 during a sophomore season.
Positive: Tough, run defending safety best playing down hill. Fast in a straight line, keeps the action in front of him and displays some suddenness to his game. Displays adequate sideline to sideline range and works well with cornerbacks. Hard-hitting and likes to mix it up.
Negative: Inefficient, consistently takes improper angles to the action and all too often comes up the field to quickly then gets caught out of position. Does more hitting rather than wrapping up tackling. Indecisive in coverage.
Analysis: Newton is a hard-hitting safety always willing to mix it up but a prospect who must learn to play with it himself. Offers special teams potential at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 197
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Matt O'Hanlon

School: Nebraska
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who finish with 64/5/4 as a senior after 52 tackles the prior year.
Positive: Aggressive run-defending safety best up the field. Effectively diagnoses the action, displays a burst of closing speed, and throws his body around the action to make the tackle. Explosive against the run, displays good overall awareness and wraps up tackling.
Negative: Lacks top speed to the sidelines. Struggles in coverage and beaten by tight ends.
Analysis: O

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 200
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Randy Phillips

School: Miami-Fl
Position: S
Bio: Senior totals included 53/2/1 when he became a full-time starter. Suffered a knee injury 2008 and played just two games. Junior totals of 2007 included 34/2/3.
Positive: Fluid safety who flashes skill in coverage. Pulls over the slot receiver in nickel situations, quick flipping his hips in transition, and effectively runs laterally with opponents. Displays a nice burst to the ball out of his plant. Solid sideline-to-sideline range.
Negative: Does not always play with himself and often over-pursues the action. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Phillips has shown flashes the past four seasons at Miami yet never pulled together a complete game. He's an adequate athlete who could make it as a ninth defensive back if he shows well on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 214
40: 4.6
Year: 6Sr

Josh Pinkard

School: USC
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter at cornerback who began his college career at safety. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 59/2/9. Junior totals included 39 tackles. Missed the
Positive: Aggressive college cornerback who projects to safety at the next level. Physical, jams opponents at the line of scrimmage, and slows their release off the snap of the ball. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to get off blocks, and is physical. Plays with a nasty attitude, fast up the field, and willingly defends running plays or screens. Aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents, and is a hard hitter.
Negative: Very quick out of his backpedal and lacks an explosive burst to the ball. Marginal ball skills and struggles making plays with his back to the action.
Analysis: Pinkard has been a resilient player on the college level and a prospect who overcame a number of injuries to get his game back on track. His size and playing style dictate a move back to safety in a system where he can chase the action.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 211
40: 4.59
Year: 5Sr

Nick Polk

School: Indiana
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter who began his career at receiver before ultimately switching to safety as a sophomore. Senior totals included 53/2/4 after 52/1/2 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic safety with solid size/speed numbers. Moves well sideline to sideline, aggressive and works hard to get involved in the action. Quick up the field, voluntarily defends the run and wraps up tackling. Displays some suddenness to his game and flashes on the scene.
Negative: Does not display the top end speed. Marginal skills in coverage. Shows hesitation to his game.
Analysis: Polk is a size/speed prospect who's shown development since moving to the safety position three years ago. He offers a degree of upside and has potential as a ninth defensive back in a zone system.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.42
Year: 5Sr

Dorian Porch

School: Virginia Tech
Position: S
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons, posting totals of 42/1/3 as a senior after 48/1/4 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic defensive back with terrific size/speed numbers. Displays terrific range on the field and fast moving in every direction. Effectively picks up assignments in zone, reading receivers eyes and locating the pass. Gets vertical and contorts to defend the throw in midair. Displays good hands for the interception.
Negative: Tends to come up the field a little too quickly, bites on play-action passes and gets caught out of position. Possesses just average ball skills. Showed minimal consistency at Virginia Tech.
Analysis: Porch possesses the size and speed to be a starter at the next level and has flashed the ability to do so on occasion. He's a terrific developmental prospect who could be used as a dime back/special teams player if he improves the details of his game.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Jamie Robinson

School: Florida State
Position: S
Bio: Two years starter with totals of 74/4/6 as a senior after 37/1/2 the prior year.
Positive: Adequately sized defensive back who flashes athleticism. Displays terrific closing speed, fast up the field and flashes on the scene. Gets vertical and contorts to defend the throw, while also displaying good hands for the interception. Makes a lot of athletic plays on the field.
Negative: Indecisive, lacks instincts and does not always make plays when he has the opportunity.
Analysis: Robinson is an incomplete defensive back, yet he has shown definite signs of improvement the past two seasons. He has the size and speed to make it at the next level as a ninth defensive back/special teams player if he continues to develop his game.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Myron Rolle

School: Florida State
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Totals in 2008 included 62 tackles after 67 tackles as a sophomore. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and did not play football in 2009 choosing to spend the year studying at Oxford.
Positive: Well-sized, athletic safety who decided to pursue a different course in his life. Fluid moving about the field, displays good speed to the sidelines and solid range in centerfield. Strong enough to defeat blocks, and brings opposing ball carriers down on initial contact.
Negative: Displays poor instincts and consistently a half-step late arriving in coverage. Does not always take proper angles to the action. At times, over-pursues plays and removes himself from the action.
Analysis: After an All-American season as a freshman, Rolle has watched his play on the field level off, and in many instances, even regress. He's an intelligent individual who possesses the size/speed numbers for the NFL but must quickly elevate his play on the field to be anything other than a dime back.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Anderson Russell

School: Ohio State
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter totaled 49/3/6 as a senior after junior totals of 37/2/5. Posted a career-best 63 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Tough, run-defending safety who plays bigger and stronger than his size. Fast up the field, wraps up tackling and a strong open field tackler who brings opponents down on initial contact. Displays a nice burst of speed, keeps his focus and works hard. Does not bite on play action passes and stays with assignments.
Negative: Displays some ability to cover between the numbers yet lacks lateral speed and range in centerfield. Struggles staying with receivers out of their breaks and really does not have a good break to the throw.
Analysis: Russell has been very productive on the college level yet really does not project well to the NFL. He'll offer possibilities as a strong safety or in a zone system yet must make his mark on special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 198
40: 4.42
Year: 5Sr

Shann Schillinger

School: Montana
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 90/4/10. Junior totals included four interceptions.
Positive: Athletic safety with a large degree of upside. Plays with an aggressive attitude, attacks the ball handler and a hard hitter. Takes good angles to the action. Works hard to get involved. Effectively reads the action and keeps plays in front of him.
Negative: Does not play to his 40 time, displays marginal recovery speed, and is not fast to the flanks. Just average ball skills in coverage.
Analysis: Schillinger is a free agent prospect with the underlying athletic skills to make a roster at the next level. He must improve the details of his game, learn to be more than just a downhill player, and contribute on special teams for any chance to make it on the NFL level.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 220
40: 4.62
Year: 5Sr

Quentin Scott

School: Northern Iowa
Position: S
Bio: Junior college transfer who broke into the starting lineup as a senior then posted 49/5/4. All-Conference selection last season.
Positive: Nice-sized safety prospect best playing downhill. Looks imposing, strong at the point of attack, delivers a blow to ball-carriers and aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents. Defeats blocks on his way the action and brings ball-handlers down on initial contact, and does an adequate job reading pass plays facing the action.
Negative: Does too much body tackling and does not consistently wrap up at the point of attack, Lacks great range in centerfield and shows minimal quickness in his game.
Analysis: Scott displayed a lot of skills last season, his first as a starter at Northern Iowa. He's a traditional strong safety and may get consideration at outside linebacker. Scott is a developmental prospect who will have to make his mark on special teams to have a career at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
40: 4.63
Year: 5Sr

Andre Sexton

School: Oklahoma State
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter who lined up at linebacker the past two seasons and posted 71/3/6 after junior totals of 11/1/4, when he was an All-Conference selection.
Positive: Aggressive defensive back best defending the run. Chases the action hard and works to make plays. Displays a burst to the ball, effectively recognizes the action and sells out on the blitz. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Negative: Marginal ball skills. Undersized at linebacker and slow for the secondary.
Analysis: Sexton was a productive college player and projects as a run-defending zone safety for the next level and should lend a hand on special teams.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 216
40: 4.59
Year: 5Sr

Terrell Skinner

School: Maryland
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 67/1/3 as a senior after 63/1/3 prior year.
Positive: Hard-working defensive back who plays sideline to sideline. Physical, likes to mix it up, and defends the pass or run. Works to get off blocks, fast up the field, and a hard-hitting defensive back who goes for the knockout blow. Above-average skills diagnosing the action and shows coverage ability if placed over the tight end.
Negative: Lacks an explosive burst to the ball out of his breaks. Marginal recovery speed. Average ball skills.
Analysis: Skinner possesses the size, speed, and playing style to be used as a traditional strong safety at the next level. Offers a special teams mentality, which will be his ticket.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 213
40: 4.53
Year: 5Sr

Darian Stewart

School: South Carolina
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 56 tackles and broke five passes as a senior after junior totals of 64 tackles with.
Positive: Explosive, run defending safety best playing downhill. Aggressive, displays a burst of straight-line speed and a strong wrap-up tackler who brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Takes good angles to the action, efficient, and makes plays in space. Forceful on the blitz and aggressively lazy shoulders into ball-carriers, forcing fumbles.
Negative: More of a straight-line player, and lacks speed to the flanks. Flashes skill in zone coverage yet struggles in man situations.
Analysis: Stewart is a run-defending safety effective only between the numbers. He could flourish as a conventional strong safety or in a zone system, and he has shown skills on special teams in the past, which gives him an advantage at the next level.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 205
40: 4.49
Year: 5Sr

Darrell Stuckey

School: Kansas
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Senior totals included a team leading 93 tackles with one interception. Junior numbers included career totals of 98/5/7.
Positive: Nice-sized safety best in a straight line. Forceful up the field, strong defending the run and sells out on the blitz. Consistently flies around the ball sacrificing his body to make the tackle. Displays a burst of closing speed. Solid route recognition facing the action. Hard-hitting defender who causes turnovers. Wraps up tackling and is a solid open field tackler.
Negative: Struggles in man coverage situations. Slow getting his head back around to locate the ball and does a bit of face guarding. Late getting to the sidelines in coverage.
Analysis: Stuckey is an adequately sized safety who plays a physical brand of football. He offers potential in a zone system where he can face the action and play between the numbers. Stuckey should be productive on special teams.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
40: 4.7
Year: 5Sr

Austin Thomas

School: Indiana
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 67/4/2 as a senior after junior totals of 41/2/1. Played in six games in 2008 before suffering a season ending knee injury. All-Conference selection as a sophomore when he led the team with 115 tackles.
Positive: Physical run-defending safety best between the numbers. Fast in a straight line, physical and aggressively lays his pads into ball-carriers. Relatively efficient, takes good angles to the action and chases hard to make a play. Displays skill in coverage facing the action.
Negative: Has not shown much explosion or suddenness after his knee injury. Poor skills in coverage. Lacks top lateral speed and the ability to quickly close to the action.
Analysis: Thomas is a king-sized safety best defending the run and playing downhill. Lacks the skills to be anything other than a backup at the next level although he looks like a solid special teams player.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.43
Year: 3So

Earl Thomas

School: Texas
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference an all-American honors since his freshman season. Sophomore totals included 77/8/16, after 72/2/17 as a freshman.
Positive: Complete safety effective in run defense or pass coverage. Displays terrific awareness, effectively picks up coverage assignments and possesses good ball skills. Fast sideline-to-sideline, diagnoses the action, and works well with cornerbacks. Picks up responsibilities in the middle of the field, displays a nice break to the throw, and plays with a great degree of suddenness. Covers a lot of area on the field and effectively plays over the slot receiver when used in man coverage. Terrific hands for the interception. Gives effort in run defense coming up the field and wrapping up ball-carriers. Hard-hitting safety.
Negative: Not a sturdy defensive back and struggles bringing ball-carriers down on initial contact. Lacks classic size for safety.
Analysis: Thomas is a terrific athlete with all the necessary skills to be a starting free safety on the NFL level. His cover skills are good enough that he can occasionally line up at cornerback if necessary. Thomas possesses a great degree of upside potential and could quickly break into a starting lineup on the NFL level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Justin Thornton

School: Kansas
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who lined up at safety, cornerback, and linebacker. Senior totals included 80/1/6 when he was primarily used at linebacker. Junior numbers included 63/1/11 after 46/5/9 as a sophomore when he started four games.
Positive: Aggressive, hard-hitting defensive back with a solid game. Flows well laterally, displays a good degree of quickness in his game as well as a burst of speed. Remains disciplined with assignments, physical throughout the action, and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself.
Negative: Does not display great speed to the sidelines. Struggles staying step for step with opponents downfield. Does not display great break to the ball out of his plant.
Analysis: Thornton has been productive on the college level yet lacks the great size/speed numbers for the NFL. His physical playing style and limited range on the field makes him best suited for a zone system.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.72
Year: 4Sr

Robert Vaughn

School: Connecticut
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 63/5/eight as a senior after junior numbers of 67/2/3.
Positive: Tough, run defending safety best in a straight line. Aggressive, willingly puts his shoulder pads into opponents and displays a burst of closing speed. Possesses good hands for the interception and makes plays on the ball when the action is in his vicinity.
Negative: Lacks the quick change of direction, top sideline to sideline range and does not consistently take proper angles to the action. Shows hesitation in pass defense.
Analysis: Vaughn is an opportunistic defensive back with poor size/speed numbers. He offers potential in a zone system yet must make a big mark on special for any chance to stick on a final roster.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.48
Year: 5Sr

T.J. Ward

School: Oregon
Position: S
Bio: Former walk-on who became a two-year starter and was awarded All-Conference honors after his junior season. Missed five games with an ankle injury last year and finished the season with totals of 68/1/4. Led the team in tackles as a junior posting numbers of 101/1/8.
Positive: Aggressive zone safety best between the numbers. Forceful up the field, possesses a burst of speed and is a solid open field tackler. Effective making plays in space and above-average sideline-to-sideline range. Displays good awareness in centerfield and quickly diagnoses the action.
Negative: Plays faster than his 40 time, yet he still lacks classic size/speed numbers. Average ball skills.
Analysis: Ward has shown a lot of skill the past two seasons and is a resilient player who works hard on the field. He offers possibilities as a starting safety for a zone system, and has a special teams mentality for the next level.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.54
Year: 4Sr

Aaron Webster

School: Cincinnati
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 69/4/9. Finished his junior campaign with 60 tackles.
Positive: Underrated safety prospect whose game is on the rise. Physical, he quickly picks up assignments and plays disciplined football. Solid sideline to sideline range, moves well in every direction and above average ball skills. Plays with a physical nature and very quick up the field to defend the run. Wraps up tackling.
Negative: Not fluid moving in reverse and overall game lacks quickness. Tends to come up the field a little too quickly and at times gets caught out of position.
Analysis: Webster is a player on the rise and a nice-sized safety whose best football is ahead of him. A solid late-round pick who could eventually develop into a starter for a zone system or at strong safety.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 205
40: 4.65
Year: 6Sr

Torri Williams

School: Purdue
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who led Purdue in tackles last season, posting 84/2/6. Junior totals included 83/2/6.
Positive: Tough, aggressive safety best between the numbers or up the field. Works hard to get off blocks, aggressive, and gives effort defending the run or screen plays. Solid range to the sidelines and does an above-average job with coverage assignments.
Negative: Possesses just an average burst out of his plant. Very quick up the field and over pursues the action. Marginal ball skills.
Analysis: Williams is an underrated prospect who will be downgraded because of poor size and speed. He offers ability at the next level as a dime back/special teams player.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 223
40: 4.64
Year: 4Sr

Justin Woodall

School: Alabama
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 43/3/5 as a senior after 47/4/8 the prior year.
Positive: Nice-sized safety best between the numbers. Physical, works to mix it up, and voluntarily defends the run. Effectively reads the action, shows good hands for the interception and wraps up tackling. Possesses good size and plays to it.
Negative: Shows a marginal burst to the action and lacks top sideline to sideline range. Late getting to the flanks to help out cornerbacks.
Analysis: Woodall is an aggressive safety best playing downhill. He offers potential in a zone system or as a conventional strong safety and should be a solid special teams player at the next level.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 206
40: 4.44
Year: 3Jr

Major Wright

School: Florida
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who also played seven games with the first team as a freshman. Totals last season included 32/3/2 after 66/4/6 as a sophomore. Freshman numbers included a career-high 87 tackles, when he was awarded All-Conference honors.
Positive: Talented safety prospect who's displayed flashes of being a complete player the past three years. Shows good recognition in coverage, has a sense of timing, and quickly closes to the ball with a burst of speed. Takes good angles to the play, displays top sideline-to-sideline range and speed getting to the flanks. Quick up the field to defend running plays or screens. Hard hitter who aggressively lays his shoulders into ball-carriers and wraps up tackling. Works well with cornerbacks and displays a nice feel for coverage. Stays with assignments.
Negative: Possesses just an average break to the throw out of his plant. Showed a lot hesitation in his game last season. Not a big, tough run-defending safety.
Analysis: Wright is a talented football player who ran hot and cold as a junior. At the top of his game, he's a terrific centerfielder who can go sideline to sideline defending the pass or stopping the run. He offers a great amount of upside and could be a bargain starting in Round Three if he's able to get his game back to the level where it was in 2008.

Updated 4/24
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
71stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
81stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
91stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
101stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
111stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
121stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
131stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
141stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
151stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
181stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
211stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
221stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
231stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
241stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
251stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr