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2013 Safety Reports
Height: 5-10
Weight: 196
40: 4.54
Year: 5Sr

Jahleel Addae

School: Central Michigan
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 81 tackles/4 interceptions/4 pass breakups after 107/4/4 the prior year.
Positive: Undersized yet active safety who make plays against the run and pass. Quick athlete with a closing burst. Breaks down well, displays a good head for the ball, and effectively diagnoses plays. Remains disciplined with assignments. Fluid pedaling in reverse, tracks the pass in the air, and effectively works with cornerbacks. Covers a lot of ground, displaying the ability to go sideline to sideline and get outside the numbers to make plays. Willingly defends the run and mixes it up with receivers who come over the middle of the field. Effectively makes the calls in the secondary.
Negative: Lacks great size and is occasionally overmatched down the field. Mis-times his pass defenses.
Analysis: Addae lacks classic measurables for the next level yet is a terrific football player with a well-rounded game. Likely to fall into the last day of the draft, he has the skills and intangibles to make a roster as an eighth defensive back/special teams player. Addae also offers the versatility to be used in multiple defensive schemes at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 205
40: 4.61
Year: 4Sr

Brandan Bishop

School: North Carolina State
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 103 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass breakups. Junior totals included 99 tackles and five interceptions.
Positive: Hard-hitting, straight-line safety best between the numbers. Quick up the field in run defense, aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents, and goes after ballcarriers. Gives effort against the run and pass. Instinctive and picks up coverage assignments.
Negative: Lacks range and possesses limited lateral speed. Not a strong open-field tackler.
Analysis: Bishop was productive at North Carolina State and got the most out of his ability. He lacks upside for the next level but could lineup as a zone safety in a two-deep system.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 205
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

John Boyett

School: Oregon
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who played in just one game as a senior before having surgery to repair partial tears of both patella tendons. All-Conference selection as a junior in 2011 after totaling 108 tackles/1 interception/7 pass breakups. Sophomore totals of 2010 included 78/5/14, when he was awarded All-America and all-Conference honors. Freshman numbers included 90 tackles.
Positive: Energetic safety who plays beyond his physical ability. Instinctive, effectively reads plays and remains disciplined with assignments. Keeps the action front of him, stays focused, and sells out to make the play. Plays faster than his 40 time. Displays good speed in every direction, fires out to the flanks to help cornerbacks and quickly makes his way up the field defending the run. Consistently puts himself in a position to make plays on the ball and wraps up ballcarriers.
Negative: Lacks height and will be overmatched by big tight ends or taller receivers. Did not time well in the 40 prior to his knee injury. Better facing the action rather than playing in man coverage.
Analysis: Boyett was a consistent producer for Oregon and a dependable defender until his surgery last September. He's reminiscent of Jim Leonhard as Boyett is an overachiever effective in every area of the game. If Boyett returns to prior form and is placed in the proper system, he offers starting potential at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
40: 4.58
Year: 4Sr

Walt Canty

School: Duke
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first-team as a sophomore. All-Conference selection as a senior posting 109 tackles/1 interception/4 pass breakups. Junior totals included 87 tackles.
Positive: Tough, run defending safety with limited size and speed for the next level. Keeps the action front of him, remains disciplined with assignments, and instinctive. Effectively diagnoses the action and positions himself to make plays on the ball. Wraps up ballcarriers and shows skill in coverage.
Negative: Not a stout or strong safety. Displays little in the way of quickness or burst.
Analysis: Canty was a productive college safety, yet lacks the speed and range to play centerfield and doesn't possess the size for a traditional strong safety. He could back up in a zone system if he proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 217
40: 4.58
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Cyprien

School: Florida International
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Lead Florida International in tackles as a senior posting 93 tackles/4 interceptions/5 pass break-ups. Junior totals included 81/1/8.
Positive: Well-rounded safety with a developing game. Instinctive, effectively diagnoses plays, and easily changes direction. Quick getting outside the numbers to the sidelines and displays terrific range on the field. Forceful defending the run, displays good recognition in zone coverage, and is fast to every area of the field. Remains disciplined with assignments, plays within himself but sells out to make the stop. Explosive hitter who drives his shoulders through the ballcarrier. Keeps the action front of him and gets his teammates in proper position. Has good ball skills.
Negative: Average quickness and long speed. Displays marginal man coverage skills.
Analysis: Cyprien has watched his draft stock steadily rise as his play on the field has improved the past two seasons. He offers starting potential at the next level as a zone/strong safety.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 194
40: 4.63
Year: 4Sr

Jordan Dangerfield

School: Towson
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 69 tackles and six pass breakups. Lead Towson with 93 tackles as a junior when he also intercepted two passes.
Positive: Super productive college defensive back with limited potential for the next level. Breaks down well, gives effort defending the run, and aggressively goes after ball carriers. Flashes athleticism and the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays in coverage. Effectively tracks the ball in the air.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid change of direction and is more of a straight-line defender. Hesitant and slow when transitioning to run with opponents down the field.
Analysis: Dangerfield was a productive run defender in college yet lacks the size, speed, and ball skills to be anything other than a dime back at the next level. He must make his mark on special teams to find a spot on an NFL roster.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 208
40: 4.47
Year: 3Jr

Matt Elam

School: Florida
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-America and all-Conference honors last season after registering 60 tackles/4 interceptions/5 pass break-ups. Sophomore totals included 78/2/7.
Positive: Complete free safety prospect effective defending the run or covering the pass. Quickly picks up coverage assignments over the middle of the field, plays with suddenness, and possesses a terrific burst of closing speed. Covers a lot of area, quick to the action, and very aggressive. Quick sideline-to-sideline and fluid turning his hips in man coverage. Possesses solid ball skills. Tracks the pass in the air, has a nice move to the throw, and proficient playing over the slot receiver. Aggressively goes after ballcarriers defending the run and drives through tackles.
Negative: Lacks great height and overmatched by tight ends. At times late reacting to the play and shows a bit of hesitation.
Analysis: Elam is a terrific safety prospect who displayed tremendous improvement last season and is effective in all facets of the of the game. He needs to improve the details of his position but comes with immediate starting potential and can line up in a variety of systems at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 196
40: 4.49
Year: 4Sr

Ben Ericksen

School: Illinois State
Position: S
Bio: Former wide receiver who moved to safety as a junior then started the next two seasons. Awarded all-America and all-Conference honors last year after posting 67 tackles/7 interceptions/1 pass breakup. Junior numbers included 27 tackles.
Positive: Developing defensive back with the size and speed to play at the next level. Effectively diagnoses the action, keeps his head on a swivel, and recognizes coverage assignments in the middle of the field. Works to keep the action in front of him, stays with receivers laterally, and plays smart football. Instinctive, chases hard, and works to make plays. Quick up the field defending the run and a solid open-field tackler.
Negative: Displays limited quickness. Does not get great depth in pass coverage for a true centerfielder. Inefficient and does not always take correct angles.
Analysis: Ericksen watched his game take off last season and really developed into an all-around safety. He offers upside and is a developmental prospect who should only improve as he physically matures and receives additional experience in the secondary.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 207
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Josh Evans

School: Florida
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who registered 83 tackles/3 interceptions/3 pass break-ups as a senior after 51/1/1 during his junior campaign.
Positive: Hard-working, run-defending safety best playing downhill. Gives a lot of effort, quick up the field, and hard-hitting. Sells out on the blitz, shows a good straight-line burst, and plays through the whistle. Flashes coverage skills in zone or between the numbers.
Negative: Lacks an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant. Has tackles broken.
Analysis: Evans is a hard-hitting safety who plays assignment football and gets the most from his ability. Best facing the action, he's a candidate for a zone system at the next level and should be an asset on special teams.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 212
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Eric Franklin

School: Maryland
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 48 tackles and broke up six passes as a senior after junior totals of 106 tackles.
Positive: Forceful safety who displayed next level potential since his junior season. Keeps the action in front of him, intimidates opponents who come over the middle, and shows good awareness in coverage. Fast moving in every direction, easily gets outside the numbers, and displays good range in centerfield. Tough run defender who quickly makes his way up the field and squares into ballcarriers.
Negative: Not a consistent open field tackler. Lacks the great closing burst. Failed to meet expectations or elevate his game as a senior in 2012.
Analysis: Franklin looked like an NFL prospect off his junior film and possesses the size, tenacity, and underlying skill to make a roster as an eighth defensive back if he plays well in camp this summer.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 211
40: 4.58
Year: 6Sr

Drew Frey

School: Cincinnati
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 50 tackles/2 receptions/7 pass breakups as a senior after 73/2/8 the prior year. Struggled with injuries his first two years in the Cincinnati program.
Positive: Well-sized safety who plays heads-up football. Picks up assignments, remains disciplined, and works well with cornerbacks. Gives effort, works to make plays on the ball and is a tough run defender who wraps up tackling. Keeps the action in front of him and displays the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills and does not show good timing in pass defense. Average speed and quickness for a defensive back. Lacks great range in centerfield.
Analysis: Frey is a hard-working defender who gets the most from his ability but possesses marginal upside for the next level. He's a traditional strong safety prospect who must earn his wage on special teams.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 210
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Rashard Hall

School: Clemson
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 80 tackles/4 interceptions/3 pass breakups as a senior after 89 tackles and two interceptions in 2011.
Positive: Tough run defending safety best between the numbers. Effectively diagnoses the action, aggressive, and defeat blocks to make plays on the ballcarrier. Very quick up the field, wraps up when tackling, and shows a good head for the ball. Stays with assignments and effective in underneath coverage.
Negative: Occasionally takes himself from the action and over pursues plays. Lacks the speed to get outside the numbers and make plays on the ball. Struggles in man coverage situations.
Analysis: Hall was a consistent defender at Clemson, yet offers marginal speed and cover skills for the next level. He projects as a backup safety in a zone defense.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 202
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Duron Harmon

School: Rutgers
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after posting 50 tackles/1 interception/7 pass breakups. Junior totals included 49 tackles.
Positive: Solid run-defending safety with an underrated game. Quick up the field, fluid moving in reverse and works to keep the action in front of him. Locates the action, closes to the play with a terrific burst of speed, and wraps up ballcarriers. Good range in centerfield with the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays. Moves well in every direction and plays faster than his 40 time.
Negative: Bites on ball fakes and gets caught out of position. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Ineffective playing over the slot receiver.
Analysis: Harmon was a solid college player who steadily improved the past two seasons. He plays with a special-teams mentality and could stick as an eighth defensive back at the next level.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Javon Harris

School: Oklahoma
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 86 tackles/6 interceptions/5 pass break-ups as a senior after 47/3/2 the prior year.
Positive: Solid football player with poor measurables for the next level. Efficient, takes good angles to the play, and doesn't make mental mistakes. Quickly recognizes or anticipates the action, swift up the field to defend the run, and works hard to make the play.
Negative: Poor playing speed and lacks a closing burst. Stiff pedaling in reverse.
Analysis: Harris is a well-rounded defensive back who doesn't have the speed to play at the next level. He may have a future as a zone safety if he produces on special teams this summer.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Jeff Heath

School: Saginaw Valley State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 77 tackles/5 interceptions/7 pass breakups after 81 tackles as a junior.
Positive: Athletic and aggressive safety best defending the run. Quick up the field, chases hard to make plays and looks to intimidate ballcarriers. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action, displays good range, and makes plays up the field or outside the numbers. Remains disciplined with coverage assignments. Possesses a terrific closing burst to the action.
Negative: Occasionally too quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Marginal ball skills. Struggles covering tight ends.
Analysis: Keith passes the eyeball test and has the size/speed numbers for the next level yet is a bit one-dimensional as a downhill safety. He could be used in a zone system and on special teams.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 205
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Josh Hill

School: California
Position: S
Bio: Totaled 87 tackles/1 interception/9 pass breakups as a senior, when he started 12 games. Rotated with the first-team the prior three seasons totaling 49/2/5 as a junior.
Positive: Underrated safety with a well-rounded game. Instinctive, effectively picks up coverage assignments and quickly locates the pass in the air. Remains disciplined in centerfield, displays solid sideline-to-sideline range and a quick burst to the play. Constantly around the action. Does not make mental mistakes and puts himself in a position to make plays on the ball. Quick up the field to defend the run and wraps up when tackling.
Negative: Lacks elite speed and struggles in man coverage situations. Average height for safety.
Analysis: Hill was a consistent defensive back for Cal and has flown under the radar in the scouting community. He's not an elite talent, but rather an eighth defensive back who could comfortably be placed in dime packages and play special teams.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 189
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Jarred Holley

School: Pittsburgh
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior seasons. Senior totals included 75 tackles/2 interceptions/4 pass breakups after 67 tackles as a junior.
Positive: Tough, hard-working safety with good hands but marginal size and speed. Plays heads-up football, works well with cornerbacks, and displays awareness in zone coverage. Effectively diagnoses the action and shows a nice move to the ball. Hard hitter who squares into ballcarriers and wraps up at the point of attack.
Negative: Best between the numbers and struggles getting to the flanks to make plays. Lacks size and will be overmatched by tight ends in the middle of the field. Struggles staying downfield with receivers.
Analysis: Holley was a productive college safety but has size and athletic limitations. He could fill a role as a ninth defensive back/special teams player in a zone system.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 207
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Kemel Ishmeal

School: Central Florida
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore and senior seasons. Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Senior totals included 124 tackles/3 interceptions/1 pass break-ups after 81 tackles as a junior and 93 as a sophomore.
Positive: Active and productive safety with poor size/speed numbers. Quick up the field defending the run. Sudden athlete who flashes on the scene. Has a burst to the ball and a hard-hitting style.
Negative: Does not display top lateral speed and struggles getting outside the numbers in coverage. Possesses average ball skills.
Analysis: Ishmael was consistently productive at Central Florida and plays aggressive football. He could land as a backup in a zone system, but must stand out on special teams this summer to make a roster.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 213
40: 4.65
Year: 3Jr

Tony Jefferson

School: Oklahoma
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter named to several all-America teams in 2012. Awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Totals last year included 119 tackles/2 interceptions/3 pass breakups after 74 tackles and three pass breakups as a sophomore.
Positive: Instinctive safety who effectively mans centerfield. Remains disciplined with assignments, plays within himself, and quickly diagnoses the action. Quick up the field defending the run, defeats blocks to get to the action, and a solid open field tackler. Displays a burst to the ball. Shows good range in centerfield and the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays. Intimidates opponents who come over the middle or drives his shoulders through ballcarriers. Flashes skill in man coverage. Effectively tracks the pass in the air and positions himself to make plays on the ball.
Negative: At times more concerned with knocking out the opponent rather than tackling ballcarriers. Struggles with his timing on occasion.
Analysis: Jefferson is a complete safety who shows skill in centerfield covering the pass and defending the run. He offers starting ability at the next level if placed in the proper system.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 209
40: 4.56
Year: 5Sr

Keelan Johnson

School: Arizona State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 88 tackles/5 interceptions/8 pass breakup as a senior after 48/2/1 the prior year.
Positive: Hard-hitting, run-defending safety best playing downhill. Quick up the field and displays a straight-line burst of speed. Aggressively goes after ballcarriers. Places his shoulders into opponents and drives through tackles. Squares into opponents and wraps up at the point of attack. Displays solid awareness and works hard to make plays. Solid special-teams player.
Negative: Lacks great range in centerfield and struggles getting outside the numbers to make plays. Despite his interception numbers, possesses average ball skills.
Analysis: Johnson is a big prospect who improved his game the past two seasons. He projects as a traditional strong safety and also could play in a zone system.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 212
40: 4.62
Year: 5Sr

Orhian Johnson

School: Ohio State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 39 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass breakups as a senior after 32/3/1 the prior year.
Positive: Underrated safety best making plays between the numbers. Athletic, fluid moving in all directions of the field, and has a solid burst to the action. Effectively diagnoses plays, works hard to get through blocks, and wraps up tackling. Aggressive and forces the action up field.
Negative: Lacks great range in centerfield. Slow to react in coverage.
Analysis: Johnson is an imposing defensive back who has the style and substance of a traditional strong safety. He does the little things well and could make a roster as a ninth defensive back if he proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.48
Year: 4Sr

Don Jones

School: Arkansas State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 74 tackles/1 interception/2 pass break-ups as a senior after totals of 54/1/3 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic defensive back who flashed ability but was ultimately inconsistent. Explosive, fast in every direction and easily gets outside the numbers to make plays. Agile, displays a burst to the action, and works well with teammates. Willing run defender who also sells out on the blitz. Occasionally lined up over the slot receiver. Mixes it up with opponents, working to defend the throw.
Negative: Late reacting to plays. Inefficient, takes too many steps to the action, and overpursues plays. Easily blocked by opponents.
Analysis: Jones is a talented defensive back with terrific size/speed numbers for the next level. He has a lot of upside and is worth stashing on a practice squad with the hopes for future development, though Jones must quickly elevate his game to have a career in the NFL.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Jordan Kovacs

School: Michigan
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons after playing eight games with the first team as a freshman. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 68 tackles, 1 interception, and 2 pass breakups. Junior totals included 75/1/1. Posted a career-best 116 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Fierce and instinctive run-defending safety best in a straight line. Keeps the action in front of him and displays a good head for the ball. Shows a burst of closing speed, squares into ballcarriers, and runs through tackles. Looks to intimidate opponents. Aggressive up the field defending the run or screen plays.
Negative: Possesses average ball skills and is too often a half step late arriving on the scene in coverage. Lacks great range in centerfield.
Analysis: Kovacs is a traditional strong safety who's best playing downhill between the numbers. He could add value to a zone system and on special teams.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 220
40: 4.6
Year: 5Sr

Robert Lester

School: Alabama
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-America and all-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior seasons. Senior totals included 48 tackles/4 interceptions/3 pass break-ups after 39 tackles the prior season. Recorded 52 tackles and eight interceptions as a sophomore in 2010.
Positive: Instinctive safety who's flashed dominance the past three seasons. Works well with cornerbacks, effectively picks up assignments, and shows good recognition in center field. Possesses a good burst to the play, solid ball skills and gets up high to defend the throw. Fluid flipping his hips, displays a nice sense of timing as well as solid hands for interceptions. Quick up the field and effective defending the run.
Negative: Struggles making plays with his back to the ball and is very slow getting his head back around to locate the pass. Lacks great range and is late getting outside the numbers to make plays. Performed poorly at the Senior Bowl and Combine.
Analysis: Lester looked like an up-and-coming prospect after his dominant sophomore season but has since leveled off. He's a zone safety candidate who must face the action and Lester possesses enough skill to make a roster as a third safety.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 219
40: 4.58
Year: 4Sr

T.J. McDonald

School: USC
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons and named to several all-America teams in 2011. Totals last season included a team-leading 112 tackles with two interceptions and three pass breakups after 67/3/2 as a junior.
Positive: Strong, well-sized safety prospect whose game leveled off the past two seasons. Solid run defender who quickly gets up the field, squares into ballcarriers, and wraps up when tackling. Shows an aggressive nature to his game, forceful blitzing off the edge and aggressively goes after the action. Works well with cornerbacks, mixes it up with receivers who come across the middle, and flashes the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays in coverage. Keeps the action in front of him and for the most part, effectively diagnoses the action.
Negative: Usually a half step late arriving on the scene. Possesses average ball skills. Looked hesitant and slow reacting as a senior.
Analysis: McDonald was a productive defensive back at USC and best projects as a strong safety/zone safety at the next level. Most productive playing downhill, he'll be effective for a team that reduces his man coverage responsibilities.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 215
40: 4.7
Year: 4Sr

Bradley McDougald

School: Kansas
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Played safety the past two seasons after lining up at receiver as a sophomore. Senior totals included 92 tackles/3 interceptions/1 pass breakup after 89/2/5 as a junior.
Positive: Tough, hard-hitting safety best when defending the run. Forceful up the field, sells out on the blitz, and aggressively lays his shoulders into ballcarriers. Quickly closes to the action, easily gets outside the numbers pursuing the action, and wraps up when tackling. Works well with cornerbacks. Explodes to the action and attacks ballcarriers.
Negative: Inefficient and doesn't consistently take proper angles to the action. Shows a lot of indecision in his game. Marginal ball skills and slow reacting to the pass.
Analysis: McDougald is a solid athlete who showed consistent improvement since moving to safety two years ago. He offers the playing style and athletic skills of a strong safety.

Height: 6010
Weight: 228
40: 4.48
Year: 4Sr

Ryan McWethy

School: Wisconsin-Platville
Position: S
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Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.51
Year: 4Sr

Jonathan Meeks

School: Clemson
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 65 tackles/2 interceptions/3 pass breakups as a senior after junior numbers of 61/3/8.
Positive: Underrated safety with the size and skill to play the next level. Fast, quick closing to the action, and displays terrific sideline-to-sideline range. Makes a lot of athletic plays, gets vertical over receivers, and shows good hands for the interception. Explosive, terrific in pursuit and works hard to make plays. Quick up the field and throws his pads into ballcarriers attempting to defend the run.
Negative: Slow and stiff pedaling in reverse. Takes incorrect angles to the action. Does not display a good feel in coverage.
Analysis: Meeks is an athletic specimen who displayed improvement the past two seasons. He possesses the physical skills to play in a variety of defensive schemes at the next level and comes with a special teams mentality.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 203
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Rontez Miles

School: California-Pa
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Named to numerous all-America teams since his sophomore season. Senior totals included a team-leading 75 tackles, four interceptions, and a pair of passes broken up. Junior numbers included 71/5/8.
Positive: Explosive small-school safety with next-level ability. Sudden athlete who breaks down well and possesses a terrific closing burst. Quick up the field defending the run and screen passes, squares into tackles then wraps up. Quickly changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack at full speed, losing little momentum. Good athlete who easily contorts to defend the pass. Effectively tracks deep passes, gets a jump to the ball out of his plant, and throws his body around the field to make plays. Good range in centerfield with the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays. Works well with cornerbacks.
Negative: Lacks classic safety size. At times, he's a little too quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Doesn't have great hands for the interception.
Analysis: Miles has been very productive on the college level since his freshman season and shows a developing game. He's a stout run defender, plays an aggressive game, and also possesses solid ball skills. Though lacking great size, the ability to go sideline to sideline and make plays in coverage will help Miles find a spot as a team's third safety.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 203
40: 4.61
Year: 5Sr

Gerald Moore

School: Ohio
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who led Ohio in tackles as a senior totaling 89 tackles/2 interceptions/2 pass breakups. Junior totals included 84 tackles.
Positive: Versatile safety effective in all areas of the game. Quick and fluid pedaling in reverse and fluid turning his hips. Shows a burst to the ball out of his plant. Explosive at the point of attack and a hard hitter who willingly lays his shoulders into opponents. Displays good awareness on the field, picking up assignments in zone coverage.
Negative: At times does more hitting rather than tackling. Marginally effective in man coverage.
Analysis: Moore was very productive at Ohio, both defending the run and showing skills in coverage. He offers the tools and upside necessary to make a roster as a ninth defensive back/special teams player.

Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 213
40: 4.74
Year: 4Sr

Zeke Motta

School: Notre Dame
Position: S
Bio: The three-year starter who totaled 77 tackles and broke up three passes as a senior after 40 tackles and one interception the prior year.
Positive: Tough, strong defensive back who plays best between the numbers. Forceful up the field, defeats blocks, and easily brings down ballcarriers on initial contact. Displays good instincts and rarely makes mental mistakes. Stays with assignments and remains alert. Has a burst to the action and the ability to cover the pass in the short field.
Negative: Lacks great range and struggles to quickly get outside the numbers. Does not possess the agility or quickness to play against slot receivers.
Analysis: Motta is a physical specimen who displayed a developing game the past three years. He's a classic strong safety prospect but shows enough skill in coverage to be placed in a two-deep-zone system. He'll flourish at the next level in the right system and is a hard worker good to have in the locker room.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 186
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Martavius Neloms

School: Kentucky
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter used at cornerback and safety. Senior totals included 53 tackles with one interception after 71 tackles/1 interception/5 pass break-ups the prior year.
Positive: Adequately sized defensive back with solid ball skills. Fluid turning his hips to transition with opponents off the line, quick, and has good timing. Closes to the play with an explosive speed burst, aggressive, and quickly moves up the field to defend the run. Always willing to get involved in the action and throws his pads into the pile. Solid range in centerfield with the ability to get outside the numbers.
Negative: Slow reacting at the safety position and will bite on play action passes. Lacks the quick and fluid backpedal.
Analysis: Neloms is a solid defensive back who is best served lining up at cornerback in dime packages. He also offers potential as a special teams player, which brings added value.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
40: 4.52
Year: 5Sr

Ray Polk

School: Colorado
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons. Senior totals included 45 tackles with one pass broken up. Missed five games last season with an ankle sprain. Junior totals included a career-best 80 tackles/1 interception/6 pass breakups.
Positive: Disciplined safety best between the numbers. Remains disciplined with assignments. Quick up the field and sells out to make plays. Keeps the action front of him, effectively reads the quarterback's eyes, and displays good hands for interceptions. Willingly throws his pads into opponents and wraps up when tackling.
Negative: Lacks great speed out to the sidelines. Possesses marginal ball skills and average size/speed numbers.
Analysis: Polk is a zone safety prospect for the next level who plays with good instincts and should add value on special teams.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 202
40: 4.57
Year: 4Sr

Carvin Powell

School: Old Dominion
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 49 tackles/1 interception/2 pass breakups as a senior after 57/3/1 the prior year.
Positive: Adequately sized safety best between the numbers. Tough run defender who quickly moves his way up the field and wraps up when tackling. Easily changes direction, displays an adequate closing burst, and stays with assignments. Shows good route recognition in zone coverage.
Negative: Possesses marginal ball skills. Consistently a half step late arriving on the scene. Inefficient and does not take proper angles to the action.
Analysis: Powell has been streaky player who shows flashes of ability only to disappear for lengths of time. He's a zone safety prospect, yet someone who must earn his wage on special teams at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 211
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Bacarri Rambo

School: Georgia
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a junior 2011. Totals last year included 73 tackles/38 interceptions/2 pass break-ups after 55/8/8 the prior season. Posted a career-best 82 tackles as a sophomore. Suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season after a failed drug test.
Positive: Hard-hitting safety with an inconsistent game. Displays excellent range, covers a lot of area, and easily gets outside the numbers to make plays. Aggressive, goes after ballcarriers, and drives his shoulders into opponents. Quick up the field, displays a closing burst, and plays with an aggressive attitude. Quickly locates the pass in the air and has a nice move to the throw, displaying solid ball skills.
Negative: Inefficient, does not take correct angles to the action , and takes too many steps getting to the play. Marginally instinctive and miss judges the ball. Must improve his tackling.
Analysis: Rambo sometimes plays the part but at the same time proves to be a liability with poor decision making on the field. He has the underlying physical skills to start in the NFL but must reduce the mental mistakes.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 222
40: 4.63
Year: 4Sr

Ray Ray Armstrong

School: Miami-Fl
Position: S
Bio: Awarded all-Conference honors as a sophomore in 2010 when he posted 79 tackles and intercepted three passes. Played in seven games the following year and recorded 34 tackles. Dismissed from the Hurricane program in July 2012 over concerns of potential NCAA violations. Transferred to Faulkner College of the NAIA but eventually deemed ineligible and sat out 2012.
Positive: One-time, highly-rated safety who watched his draft stock tumble the past 24 months. Strong run defender who fires up the field, wraps up ballcarriers, and easily brings opponents down on initial contact. Displays good movement skills, plays with an aggressive style, and has an explosive burst of speed to the action. Quickly breaks to the pass out of his plant and a forceful defender. Solid special-teams player who stood out on coverage units.
Negative: Does not display a feel for coverage, bites on ball fakes, and blows assignments. Does not take proper angles to the action and hesitates reacting to plays.
Analysis: Armstrong looked the part and occasionally played to it at Miami, yet showed a lot of inconsistency and confusion in his game. He offers the style of a traditional strong safety and may even get consideration as a one-gap linebacker, yet Armstrong is a long way from being NFL ready. He will have to quickly impress coaches this summer to secure a spot on a practice squad.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 213
40: 4.49
Year: 3Jr

Eric Reid

School: LSU
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons winning All-America and all-Conference honors after each campaign. Junior totals included 91 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass break-ups after 76/2/3 as a sophomore.
Positive: Large, forceful safety who was an intimidating force in the middle of the field. Plays with suddenness, flashing on the scene out of nowhere. Vicious hitter who jars ballcarriers at the point of attack. Effectively picks up coverage assignments, works to keep the action in front of him, and fluid turning his hips in transition. Forceful up the field, displays a burst of straight-line closing speed, and throws his pads into the pile. Shows the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays.
Negative: Lacks top long speed as well a sideline-to-sideline range. Possesses average ball skills. At times takes incorrect angles to the action.
Analysis: Reid plays the safety position like a linebacker and offers solid cover skills between the numbers. He's a defensive back best suited to line up in a zone system and should be productive as a rookie in the NFL.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 201
40: 4.62
Year: 4Sr

Kejuan Riley

School: Alabama State
Position: S
Positive: A smooth and versatile defensive back who also impacts the game as a return specialist. Displays good awareness in coverage, easily gets outside the numbers to make plays, and has a burst to the ball. Works well with cornerbacks, effectively tracks the pass in the air, and shows skill in man-to-man coverage. Quick when pedaling in reverse and can flip his hips transitioning with opponents. Keeps the action in front of him and displays good range in centerfield.
Negative: Possesses average hands for the interception. Does not always take proper angles to the action. Does not sell out to make plays.
Analysis: Riley was a force for Alabama State and constantly made productive plays on the field. He's a ninth defensive back/return specialist for the next level and a prospect with a nice amount of upside potential.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 198
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Jermaine Robinson

School: Toledo
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 70 tackles/4 interceptions/11 passes broken up after 55/3/9 the prior year.
Positive: Tall, rangy safety who is constantly around the action. Quick up the field in run defense, squares into ballcarriers, and wraps up when tackling. Takes good angles to the action, displays a good first step, and plays faster than his 40 time. Keeps the action in front of him and makes plays outside the numbers. Displays a good head for the ball and solid recognition on the field. Nice sense of timing on pass defenses. Gets vertical and battles to defend the throw.
Negative: Occasionally shows hesitation in his game, moves up the field too quickly or over-runs the play.
Analysis: Robinson enters the draft as one of the more underrated safeties available. He's not a big-bodied defender and he times poorly in the 40, but Robinson consistently makes plays against the run and pass.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 196
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Jamoris Slaughter

School: Notre Dame
Position: S
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore posting 31 tackles/1 interception/3 pass breakups followed by 45/1/2 as a junior. Played in just three games last season before rupturing the Achilles tendon and finished the year with 8 tackles. Denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
Positive: Athletic safety who improved prior to his injury of last season. Explosive and keeps the action in front of him. Plays with suddenness, flashes on the scene, and covers a lot of area on the field. Fast moving laterally, easily gets outside the numbers to make plays, and also quick moving in reverse.
Negative: Lacks great recovery and closing speed. Not a big-framed safety. Coming off a severe injury.
Analysis: Slaughter was an up-and-coming NFL prospect prior to his injury. He possesses the ball skills to be placed over the slot receiver in man coverage and can be used as a traditional free safety or in a two-deep zone system. Before that will happen, Slaughter must prove no ill effects from his injury and quickly get back to prior playing form.

Height: 6-0.4
Weight: 209
40: 4.58
Year: 4Sr

Richard Spencer

School: UTEP
Position: S
Bio: Played five games as a senior before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Finished the year with 36 tackles/1 interception/1 pass break-up. Junior totals included 47 tackles in four starts.
Positive: Big defensive back who flashed skill before his injury. Moves well laterally, displays good route recognition, and is effective in zone coverage. Quickly locates the pass in the air, has a burst to the ball, and shows the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays to the sidelines. Solid special-teams player who did well on coverage units.
Negative: Not overly physical and does more hitting than wrap-up tackling. Average ball skills. Coming off a major knee injury.
Analysis: Entering the year, Spencer graded as a potential late-round choice and was elevating his game before the knee injury. He offers the skills to be a backup safety/special teams player at the next level if he's cleared medically.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 221
40: 4.58
Year: 4Sr

Daimion Stafford

School: Nebraska
Position: S
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started the two seasons he played for Nebraska. All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 96 tackles/4 interceptions/7 pass breakups. Junior totals included 80 tackles and two pass breakups.
Positive: Run-defending safety who improved last season. Takes good angles the action, aggressively defends the run, and gets outside the numbers to make plays. Stays with assignments and plays disciplined football. Instinctive and quick athlete who effectively diagnoses plays. Tough run defender. Squares and wraps up at the point of attack.
Negative: Does not show a great feel for coverage and often late getting to the sidelines to help cornerbacks. Average closing burst.
Analysis: Stafford showed improvement in his game as a senior and has upside, but still has a ways to go. He possesses desirable size/speed numbers that will interest teams.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 202
40: 4.56
Year: 4Sr

Jawanza Starling

School: USC
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 42 tackles/3 interceptions/4 pass breakups as a senior after 37/1/1 the prior year.
Positive: Physically gifted safety with average football skills. Quick up the field defending the run, displays a closing burst, and plays faster than his 40 time. Squares into ballcarriers, shows the ability to tackle in the open field, and works hard to make plays. Flashes on the scene and covers a large amount of area with the ability to go sideline to sideline.
Negative: Shows a lot of hesitation in his game and marginally instinctive. Inefficient, takes too many steps to the action or incorrect angles to plays. Minimal ball skills.
Analysis: Starling looks the part but has not fully transitioned his athletic skills onto the field. He offers potential at free or strong safety and is a developmental prospect who should get consideration on a practice squad.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.62
Year: 4Sr

D.J. Swearinger

School: South Carolina
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last year included 79 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass break-ups after 80/3/3 as a junior.
Positive: Aggressive, feisty safety with a well-rounded game. Displays speed in a straight-line or laterally, plays faster than his 40-time and gets outside the numbers to make plays. Displays outstanding ball skills in deep center field but also effective lining up over the slot receiver. Works well with cornerbacks, nicely times pass defenses, and gets vertical then adjusts to knock the pass away. Quick up the field defending the run and plays with suddenness. Remains disciplined with assignments, effective facing the action, and makes a lot of athletic plays. Hard hitter who goes for the knockout blow and drives through tackles.
Negative: Likes to show boat and jaw at opponents. At times an overly aggressive, which results in long plays for the opposition. Lacks classic height for the safety position. Possesses average long speed.
Analysis: Swearinger offers a complete game effectively covering the run or defending the pass. He lacks classic measurables for the next level but plays big and fast and offers starting potential in a variety of defensive schemes.

Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 219
40: 4.75
Year: 5Sr

Kenny Tate

School: Maryland
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior in 2010. Played in nine games last season, missing three with a knee injury, finishing with 42 tackles/6.5 tackles for loss/4 sacks as a linebacker. Started the first four games of 2011 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Lined up at free safety in 2010 and awarded all-Conference honors after totaling 100 tackles and intercepting three passes.
Positive: Forceful and athletic defender who struggled with knee injuries the past two seasons. Displays solid ball skills in coverage and easily moves sideline to sideline. Effective making plays in space and is fast getting outside the numbers. Easily changes direction or immediately alters his angle of attack and flies around the ball.
Negative: Minimally productive since 2010. Lacks the size for linebacker and not fast enough to be used as safety.
Analysis: Tate was a promising prospect prior to his knee injuries of 2011 and now heads toward the draft with medical red flags. He's unlikely to be selected and may struggle to get out of camp this summer.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 224
40: 4.48
Year: 5Sr

Cooper Taylor

School: Richmond
Position: S
Bio: Georgia Tech transfer who started the past two years. Awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior. Totals last season included 78 tackles/4 interceptions/9 pass breakups after 63/1/3 the prior year.
Positive: Huge safety with good range in centerfield. Fluid, goes sideline to sideline, and gets outside the numbers to make plays. Effective run defender who immediately finds the ball carrier and wraps up when tackling. Keeps the action front of him, quick up the field and displays both closing and recovery speed. Remains disciplined and effectively diagnoses the action.
Negative: Slow out of his transition when turning to run with opponents and possesses marginal ball skills. Lacks a quick change of direction and lacks the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack.
Analysis: Taylor possesses next-level size and significantly improved his game last season. He's a prototypical strong safety candidate and will also get consideration in a zone defense. He'll be helped by his special-teams mentality.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 205
40: 4.61
Year: 4Sr

Darnell Taylor

School: Sam Houston State
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included a team-leading 100 tackles/ 2 interceptions/5 pass breakups after 128/1/5 as a junior.
Positive: Smallish but physical safety best when making plays up the field. Aggressive and quick against the run. A hard-hitting defender who works to get involved in the action. Forceful at the point of attack, gets through blocks, then squares into ballcarriers and wraps up when tackling. Displays a good head for the ball, stays with assignments, and works well with teammates.
Negative: A liability in man coverage. Does a lot of face guarding. Lacks the speed to stay downfield with opponents. Suffered a serious leg/knee injury late in his senior campaign and will need time to rehabilitate.
Analysis: Taylor has been a productive small-school defender and plays like a linebacker on the field despite his safety size. He overcomes his poor measurables with smart and tough play, two intangibles which could help him catch on as a ninth defensive back/special teams player at the next level if he's healthy.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 207
40: 4.65
Year: 5Sr

Vaughn Telemaque

School: Miami-Fl
Position: S
Bio: Played two games with the first-team as a senior after starting the prior three seasons. Totals last year included 20 tackles after 59 tackles and one interception as a junior. Sophomore numbers included 58 tackles, 3 interceptions and 7 pass breakups.
Positive: One-time productive safety watching his game move in reverse. Keeps the action in front of him, displays a good head for the ball in run defense, and quick up the field. Remains disciplined with assignments, gives effort, and a solid open field tackler. Shows straight-line and lateral speed.
Negative: Marginal ball skills and ability in coverage. Possesses an average closing burst. Struggled with knee injuries much of the past 12 months.
Analysis: Telemaque looked like an NFL prospect early in his college career but his play dropped off the past two years. He's a zone safety with special-teams ability and a prospect who must quickly produce this summer.

Height: 6-1.6
Weight: 200
40: 4.72
Year: 5Sr

Darren Thellen

School: Massachusetts
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter used at both free and strong safety in college. Senior totals included 79 tackles/3 interceptions/3 passes broken up after 68/5/3 as a junior.
Positive: Tough, run-defending safety who plays downhill. Quick athlete who gives effort defending the run and aggressively competes to make plays. Possesses timing in pass defense, shows the ability to get outside the numbers, and has a nice move to the throw. Plays hard until the whistle blows and consistently competes.
Negative: Hesitates and is often late to react. Slow pedaling in reverse, takes a lot of extra steps getting to the action, and misjudges the ball in coverage. Marginal closing burst.
Analysis: Thellen has been a consistent producer for Massachusetts yet is schematically limited and must make his mark on special teams.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 208
40: 4.57
Year: 5Sr

Phillip Thomas

School: Fresno State
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors last season as well as being named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year. Senior totals included 82 tackles/8 interceptions/4 pass break-ups. Missed the 2011 season with a broken leg and dislocated ankle. 2010 totals included 64/3/9.
Positive: Athletic safety with a well-rounded game. Forceful defender who quickly makes his way up the field to stop the run and creates turnovers. Explosive, sudden, and flashes on the scene. Relentless in pursuit of the action and constantly around the ball. Fast in every direction. Stays with receivers out of routes, shows a burst to the pass out of his plant and possesses solid ball skills. Easily goes sideline to sideline getting outside the numbers to make plays and shows timing and anticipation on the field. Possesses good hands for interceptions.
Negative: Does not show great route recognition in zone coverage. Tends to lose a sense of where he is in relation to the receiver he's covering.
Analysis: After missing the 2011 campaign with injury, Thomas made a successful return to the field and significantly elevated his play last season. He's a complete safety who offers starting potential in the NFL.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 213
40: 4.39
Year: 4Sr

Shamarko Thomas

School: Syracuse
Position: S
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after posting a team-leading 80 tackles and breaking up two passes. Junior totals included 67 tackles. Suffered multiple concussions during his senior campaign.
Positive: Small but explosive safety who plays a physical brand of football. Forceful up the field, sells out on the blitz, then flies around the action working to make plays. Possesses a great burst and aggressively flashes onto the scene. Displays a good head for the ball, stays with assignments, and makes plays sideline to sideline.
Negative: Late getting to the sidelines in coverage. Not a strong open-field tackler. Marginal ball skills.
Analysis: Thomas is an intense defender who plays all out but has size limitations and poor ball skills. He's a zone safety prospect who must make his mark on special teams.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 218
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Brynden Trawick

School: Troy
Position: S
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started the past two seasons at Troy, winning all-Conference honors after each campaign. Senior totals included 83 tackles/3 interceptions/4 pass break-ups after 123 tackles the prior season.
Positive: Large, run-defending safety with outstanding size/speed numbers. Displays solid movement skills, shows the ability to get outside the numbers, and easily changes direction. Possesses a burst of closing speed and aggressively defends the run.
Negative: Too quick up the field and gets caught out of position. Inefficient. Shows hesitation.
Analysis: Trawick is an imposing safety but has an undeveloped game and is still rough around the edges. He must improve his instincts and coverage skills to have any chance of making a roster at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 214
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Kenny Vaccaro

School: Texas
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons and named to several all-America teams as a senior. Totals last year included 107 tackles/2 interceptions/5 pass breakups after 82/2/8 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic and productive safety with the ability to line up in multiple defensive systems at the next level. Explosive, covers a good amount of area on the field and fast moving in every direction. Shows a burst to the play, quickly gets to the flanks in coverage and possesses good ball skills. Quickly locates the pass in the air, displays a sense of anticipation, and works well with cornerbacks. Effectively picks up assignments and stays with the action. Quick defending the run and also fluid flipping his hips transitioning into coverage. Knows where his teammates are on the field.
Negative: Despite his size, doesn't present himself as a stout safety. Gets caught peeking in the backfield and watching the quarterback rather than staying with assignments. Not a strong open field tackler.
Analysis: Vaccaro possesses the size, ball skills and wherewithal to be used as either a zone safety or traditional centerfielder at the next level. He offers starting potential and will produce in the NFL if he attends to the details of his position.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Gary Walker

School: Idaho
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter who led Idaho in tackles as a senior, posting 99 tackles/1 interceptions/6 pass break-ups. Junior numbers included 109 tackles.
Positive: Active run-defending safety best between the numbers. Aggressive and quick up the field. Squares into tackles, then wraps up. Skilled in zone coverage and picks up assignments over the middle of the field.
Negative: Inefficient, takes incorrect angles to the action, and occasionally bites on play action or ball fakes. Does more "chasing the action" rather than "playmaking" in coverage.
Analysis: Walker was a strong run-defending safety in college who projects to special teams in the NFL. He could play in a zone system at the next level if he proves his worth on coverage units.

Height: 5113
Weight: 194
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Jamaal White

School: Northwestern State
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 73 tackles/3 interceptions/2 pass breakups after 59/4/3 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic college safety who displays terrific range in centerfield. Goes sideline to sideline in coverage, displays an excellent closing burst and good ball skills. Picks up assignments over the middle of field, stays with receivers downfield, and effectively anticipates the action. Keeps plays in front of him and displays a good break to the ball out of his plant.
Negative: Plays a non-aggressive brand of football. Does more "knocking down" rather than wrapping up and tackling opponents. Despite his production, not a strong run defender.
Analysis: White possesses the size, speed, and ball skills to be used as a dime cornerback or safety placed over the slot receiver. He's a prospect who must earn his wage on special teams and improve his physicality to stick in the NFL.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 213
40: 4.51
Year: 4Sr

J.J. Wilcox

School: Georgia Southern
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter who lined up at receiver, running back, and safety with the first-team. All-Conference selection as a senior after defensive totals of 88 tackles/2 interceptions/3 pass breakups as well as an average of 25.2 yards on 31 kick returns. Junior rushing totals included 52 carries/480 yards/7 TDs.
Positive: Athletic prospect who may have finally found a home in the defensive backfield. Aggressive, quick up the field in run defense, and a hard hitter who wraps up ballcarriers. Plays with a physical style, displays good range in centerfield, and possesses a burst of closing speed. Displayed solid ball skills last season, reading receivers eyes then getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Remains disciplined with assignments and does not make mental mistakes.
Negative: Inefficient, takes extra steps to get to the action or incorrect angles arriving to the play. Really better between the numbers.
Analysis: Wilcox was a solid contributor at Georgia Southern and impressed scouts last season after making the transition to safety. He's a development prospect who would be best in a zone system. His return skills are added value and give Wilcox a real chance to make a roster this fall.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 203
40: 4.49
Year: 4Sr

Duke Williams

School: Nevada
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 106 tackles/1 interception/8 pass break-ups after 83/1/6 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic defensive back best defending the run. Explosive, quick closing to the action, and shows a burst of straight-line speed. Flashes on the scene, breaks down well, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Moves well laterally, displays good range and the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays. Aggressive in all aspects and fast in every direction.
Negative: Does more hitting than wrap-up tackling. Often caught out of position. Average ball skills.
Analysis: Williams is a physical specimen with the size and speed to play multiple positions in the secondary at the next level. He's rough around the edges and struggles with his ball skills, but would be very effective in a zone system.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 213
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Shawn Williams

School: Georgia
Position: S
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons totaling 98 tackles and breaking up four passes as a senior after 72 tackles/4 interceptions/6 pass break-ups the prior year.
Positive: Instinctive defensive back with a well-rounded game. Plays disciplined football, consistently puts himself in a position to make plays, and works well with cornerbacks. Shows good recognition of coverage assignments, fast getting out to the sidelines, and has a burst to the ball out of his plant. Physical and plays hard until the whistle blows. Quick up the field defending the run, willingly throws his pads into the pile, and fights hard to make plays.
Negative: At times does more hitting rather than wrap-up tackling. Average hands. Marginal lateral quickness.
Analysis: Williams was a consistent player the past two seasons and is proficient defending the run or covering the pass. He offers possibilities at the next level in a two-deep zone system and could develop into a starter if properly coached.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 209
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Earl Wolff

School: North Carolina State
Position: S
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after leading North Carolina State in tackles. Wolff totaled 119 tackles/2 interceptions/7 pass breakups last year after 113/3/3 as a junior.
Positive: Tough, instinctive safety with a solid game. Quick up the field, aggressively goes after ballcarriers, and makes a lot of plays in the box. Shows good route recognition in zone coverage. Effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes and remains disciplined with assignments. Displays solid ball skills in the short field and keeps the action in front of him. Possesses a straight-line and lateral burst of speed. Gives a lot of effort and plays through the whistle.
Negative: Occasionally bites on the play action pass and gets caught out of position. Marginal skill in man coverage.
Analysis: Wolff was a consistent defender for North Carolina State and productive stopping the run or covering the pass. He plays disciplined football and for the most part doesn't make mental mistakes. Wolf would be very effective at the next level in a zone system.

Updated 2/26
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
31stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
41stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
51stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
61stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
71stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
81stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
91stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
101stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
OLB4Sr
111stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
121stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
131stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
141stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
151stJace Amaro
Texas Tech
TE3Jr
161stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
171stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
181stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
191stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
201stCyrus Kouandjio
Alabama
T3Jr
211stDerek Carr
Fresno State
QB5Sr
221-2Zack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
231-2Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DT5Sr
241stJohnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB3So
251-2Jason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr