S Rankings 2017 NFL Safety Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Jamal Adams, S, LSU: 42 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles, 76 total tackles, 4 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception Top 5 Pick, 2. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State: 43 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 74 total tackles, 7 interceptions, and 5 deflections from pass breakups Top 10 Pick, 3. Obi Melinfonwu, S, Connecticut: 73 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles, 118 total tackles, 4 interceptions, 3 deflections from pass breakups Round 1, 4. Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M: 52 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, 87 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, 5 tackles for a loss, and 4 interceptions Round 2, 5. Marcus Williams, S, Utah: 46 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 64 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, 5 tackles for a loss, and 4 interceptions Round 2, 6. Budda Baker, S, Washington: 49 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles, 71 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 6 deflections from pass breakups, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions Round 2, 7. Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan: 48 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 71 total tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, 7 quarterback hurries, and 1 interception Round 2, 8. Marcus Maye, S, Florida: 29 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 50 total tackles, 6 deflections from pass breakups, 1 interception, and 1 sack Round 3, 9. Nathan Gerry, S, Nebraska: 47 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, 74 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and 4 interceptions Round 3, 10. Josh Jones, S, North Carolina State: 62 solo tackles, 47 assisted tackles, 109 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and 3 interceptions Round 3, 11. Kai Nacua, FS, BYU: 40 solo tackles, 8 assisted tackles, 48 total tackles, 6 interceptions, and 1 deflection from a pass breakup Round 3, 12. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado: 42 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 63 total tackles, 16 deflections from pass breakups, 7 interceptions, and 3 tackles for a loss Round 4, 13. Lorenzo Jerome, S, Saint Francis: 33 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 59 total tackles, 6 interceptions, and 5 deflections from pass breakups Round 4, 14. Jonathan Ford, S, Auburn: 38 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 59 total tackles, 7 deflections from pass breakups, 5.5 tackles or a loss, and 3 quarterback hurries Round 4, 15. Paul Magloire Jr., S, Arizona: 58 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 81 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and 2.5 sacks Round 4, 16. Josh Harvey-Clemons, S, Louisville: 38 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 61 total tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 2 deflections from pass breakups, Round 4, 17. Ahmad Thomas, S, Oklahoma: 45 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 64 total tackles, 2 deflections from pass breakups, 2 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack Round 4, 18. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama: 15 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, 24 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and 2 deflections from a pass breakup Round 4, 19. John Johnson, S, Boston College: 56 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 77 total tackles, 9 deflections from pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble Round 5, 20. Roman Buchanan, S, South Alabama: 55 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 86 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 3 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception Round 5, 21. Fish Smithson, S, Kansas: 70 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 93 total tackles, 7 deflections from pass breakups, and 4 interceptions Round 5, 22. Delano Hill, S, Michigan: 36 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 51 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 defensive touchdown Round 6, 23. Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss: 19 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles, 41 total tackles, 5 deflections for a pass breakup, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and 0.5 sacks Round 6, 24. Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati: 29 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, 46 total tackles, 5 deflections from pass breakups, and 5 interceptions Round 6, 25. Randall Goforth, S, UCLA: 44 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 58 total tackles, 9 deflections from pass breakups, 4 interceptions, 3 tackles for a loss, and 1 forced fumble Round 6, 26. Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech: 60 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 89 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 6 deflections from pass breakups, and 5 interceptions Round 7, 27. Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State: 39 solo tackles, 46 assisted tackles, 87 total tackles, 2 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception Round 7, 28. Dorian Williams, S, Princeton: 34 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 55 total tackles, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery Round 7, 29. Orion Stewart, S, Baylor: 51 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 76 total tackles, 6 interceptions, and 5 deflections from pass breakups Round 7, 30. Kye Morgan, S, Stony Brook: 16 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 30 total tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 1 forced fumble Round 7


2017 NFL Draft: Safety Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: March 13, 2017.



  1. Jamal Adams, S, LSU Projected Round Top 5 Pick

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 211 lb Jamal Adams may be more versatile than Jabrill Peppers. Adams is probably the only safety with a fighting chance to surpass Peppers as the top safety in the 2017 NFL Draft.


    Jamal Adams had 5 tackles against Wisconsin. It felt like Wisconsin tried to throw the ball away from him at times.


    Adams is a very complete safety. Lots of scouts think he's better in coverage than Peppers. Adams showed he could be a complete safety in 2016.


    Jamal Adams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jamal Adams is versatile enough to play anywhere at linebacker or safety. He can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. Adams can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Jamal Adams is a three year starter with no weaknesses on tape. He's a complete player in my mind. After Myles Garrett and Jonathan Allen, Adams is the most complete player in the 2017 NFL Draft in the eyes of most NFL Scouts. I think you can make a compelling case that he's a better prospect than Jonathan Allen simply because Allen loses track of his play count at times.


    Opportunities: 4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5. Tennessee Titans, 6. New York Jets, 7. Los Angeles Chargers, 8. Carolina Panthers. Jamal Adams has cemented himself as a top 8 player in the 2017 NFL Draft. I think Adams is going to be a top 5 pick.


    Threats: There are no threats with Jamal Adams. Adams is the most complete safety in the 2017 NFL Draft.



    Before 2016

    Jamal Adams has the versatility to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, nickel cornerback, dime cornerback, free safety, or strong safety. Adams is best utilized as a safety, but he's pretty versatile and that will make him an asset in the NFL.


    Adams had 47 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 6 deflections from pass breakups, 5 tackles for a loss, and 4 interceptions in 2015. Adams has to improve on those numbers in 2016. If he does he should be a 2017 first round pick because he has a lot of versatility on tape.


    Jamal Adams is a better run stuffer than Jabrill Peppers when it comes to stopping the run. He's just as effective in zone coverage with cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes. Adams still needs to work on man coverage, press coverage, and improving his speed because there were a few plays against Arkansas where he didn't show the speed you look for in a defensive back as two Arkansas players outran Adams to get a touchdown.




  2. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State Projected Round Top 10 Pick

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 205 lb Malik Hooker showed the versatility to play both strong safety and free safety in 2016. Hooker put together a banner season in his only season as a starter.


    Malik Hooker SWOT Report

    Strengths: Malik Hooker may be the most complete center fielder when it comes to dropping back into coverage. He can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. Hooker can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4. His 7 interceptions and 5 deflections from pass breakups stood out in 2016.


    Weaknesses: Malik Hooker is a one year starter. That and Hooker nearly wanting to quit on Ohio State's Football team in 2015 make me want to question his discipline, but I look past that because Hooker has been so talented on tape dating back to his glory days at New Castle. His other main weakness is that he constantly misses tackles on tape. He missed 17 tackles in 2016.


    Opportunities: 4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5. Tennessee Titans, 6. New York Jets, 7. Los Angeles Chargers, 9. Cincinnati Bengals. You can argue that Malik Hooker is a top 5 talent based on his tape plus the Titans are leaning defense ove roffense at 5. Hooker is having two surgeries that are causing him to miss the 2017 NFL Combine which is why he could fall to the Browns at 12, but that is a worst case scenario with Hooker who seems like a top 10 lock with Cincinnati needing a free safety to replace Reggie Nelson. The Los Angeles Chargers have been linked to Hooker and I see them taking Malik Hooker at 7.


    Threats: One can argue that Malik Hooker has more upside than Jamal Adams. I honestly see more potential with Malik Hooker than Jamal Adams despite the fact that Hooker is a one-year starter. The injuries to Malik Hooker which are keeping him from competing in the 2017 NFL Combine are the only threats to Malik Hooker.


    Some scouts may be rubbed the wrong way when they find out Hooker almost quit his football team, but he hung in there and his tape at both New Castle and Ohio State is too good to look past. The bottom line is he's going to be a top 10 pick due to numerous teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, and Cincinnati Bengals all needing safeties. Even if he slipped out of the top 10 there is no way the Cleveland Browns would pass on Hooker at 12 making him a top 12 lock despite his injuries leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.



    Before 2016

    Malik Hooker played running back, wide receiver, field cornerback, strong safety, free safety, boundary cornerback, nickel cornerback, kick returner, and punt returner at New Castle High School. He was also a starting guard on New Castle High School where he played both point guard and shooting guard. Hooker is an incredible athlete who didn't get the chance to shine at Ohio State yet due to Von Bell and Tyvis Powell being on the roster. Hooker could be due for a huge season in 2016 and can declare as a sophomore redshirt if he tears it up.




  3. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut Projected Round 1st Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-4 219 lb Obi Melifonwu can play anywhere at nickel cornerback, strong safety, or free safety. His versatility and coverage is off the charts. Melifonwu dominated in Mobile to the point where he warranted first round consideration.


    Obi Melifonwu SWOT Report

    Strengths: Obi Melifonwu is the best coverage safety in the draft after Jamal Adams and Malik Hooker and it isn't even close. He can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. Melifonwu can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4. His 7 interceptions and 5 deflections from pass breakups stood out in 2016. Melifonwu has excellent awareness with laser like focus plus he's a tackling machine that exceeded 100 total tackles in 2016.


    Weaknesses: Obi Melifonwu got beat by Temple running back Jahad Thomas on a running play. Melifonwu didn't have the speed to keep up with Jahad Thomas, but is expected to correct that issue at the 2017 NFL Combine. Other than maybe a lack of speed at times, Melifonwu has no weaknesses and appears to be a complete player.


    Opportunities: 25. Houston Texans, 26. Seattle Seahawks, 27. Kansas City Chiefs, 28. Dallas Cowboys, 31. Atlanta Falcons. Obi Melifonwu is a first round prospect. He's more of a late first round pick rather than a top 10 pick.


    Threats: There are no threats with Obi Melifonwu. In fact he may be a safer prospect then Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker in terms of size and coverage, but he's not as fast as either Adams or Hooker which makes him a late first round pick.



    Before 2016

    Obi Melifonwu had 70 total tackles in his freshman season at free safety in 2013. Melifonwu didn't produce as much in 2014, but finally showed the versatility to play both free safety and strong safety. In 2015, Melifonwu developed his man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. His ability to play man and press coverage is so exceptional that some teams want to convert him to cornerback like teammate Byron Jones.




  4. Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M Projected Round 2nd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 193 lb Justin Evans is a pure strong safety at Texas A&M. Any team that drafts this strong safety as a free safety will be disappointed.


    Justin Evans has outplayed Armani Watts in 2016. I think that's why many media members have Evans getting picked ahead of Watts.


    Evans accepted an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl. A strong week in Mobile may get Evans pushed into the late first round. Evans had a strong week in Mobile, but he weighed in at 6-0 193 after initially projecting at 6-1 215 lbs. Evans is smaller than advertised which is why he is a second round safety.


    Justin Evans SWOT Report

    Strengths: Justin Evans is very effective in zone coverage. He provides first round zone coverage at the strong safety position. Can play cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 effectively.


    Weaknesses: Justin Evans struggles against the running game missing tackles and gets blocked by tight ends constantly on running plays. Struggles with man and press coverage. Has trouble with cover 0 and cover 1 defenses.


    Opportunities: 33. Cleveland Browns, 35. Jacksonville Jaguars, 38. Los Angeles Chargers, 39. New York Jets, 40. Carolina Panthers. Justin Evans is a second round prospect. He's a top 40 talent though.


    Threats: There are no threats with Justin Evans. Justin Evans should be a top 40 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.



    Before 2016

    Justin Evans had 47 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, and 78 total tackles in 2015. Evans needs to do more in his second year as a starter at Texas A&M in 2016. His man coverage and press coverage coverage isn't at a first round level yet, but he's effective enough in zone at this point to get the job done at the next level because he can play in cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes just like Jamal Adams.



  5. Marcus Williams, S, Utah Projected Round 2nd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 195 lb Marcus Williams is a natural free safety. Williams showed the versatility to play both free safety and strong safety in 2016.


    Marcus Williams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Marcus Williams has the versatility to play both safety roles and is excellent in man, zone, and press coverage. Williams can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Marcus Williams needs to get stronger. Other than that, he has everything you want in a starting safety.


    Opportunities: 33. Cleveland Browns, 35. Jacksonville Jaguars, 38. Los Angeles Chargers, 39. New York Jets, 40. Carolina Panthers. Marcus Williams is a second round prospect. He's a top 40 talent though.


    Threats: There are no threats with Marcus Williams. Marcus Williams should be a top 40 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.



    Before 2016

    Marcus Williams started 6 games at free safety in 2014. Williams started every game at free safety in 2015.




  6. Budda Baker, S, Washington Projected Round 2nd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-10 192 lb Budda Baker enters his junior season. Baker could declare with a huge junior season.


    Budda Baker had 2 assisted tackles and 0.5 tackle for a loss. Baker stepped up the last few weeks. Baker currently has 7 deflections from pass breakups in 2016. Baker's man and press coverage improved by leaps and bounds in 2016.


    Budda Baker SWOT Report

    Strengths: Budda Baker has the versatility to play both safety roles and is excellent in man, zone, and press coverage. Williams can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Budda Baker needs to get stronger. His lack of size at 5-10 192 lbs limits him to a zone coverage role. Baker can play man and press effectively against wide receivers, but when matched up against a tight end he will get beat in coverage every time.


    Opportunities: 35. Jacksonville Jaguars, 38. Los Angeles Chargers, 39. New York Jets, 40. Carolina Panthers, 52. Cleveland Browns. Budda Baker is a second round prospect.


    Threats: As long as Budda Baker goes to a team that will use him in zone coverage he will be fine. Otherwise he will struggle due to poor coaching.



    Before 2016

    Budda Baker lined up at both strong safety and free safety. He has outstanding zone coverage ability and that coverage allowed Baker to have 7 deflections from pass breakups in 2015. Baker is a hard-hitting safety that excels in cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes.




  7. Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan Projected Round 2nd Round

    2016 Season Recap At 5-11 213 lbs Jabrill Peppers is one of the top defensive backs in the 2017 NFL Draft. Many consider Peppers to be this years version of Jalen Ramsey. Peppers is moving to left outside linebacker in 2016, but I expect him to be a safety in the NFL despite this transition right now in College.


    Jabrill Peppers did a fantastic job adapting to outside linebacker. Peppers has to play like this against better competition moving forward if he wants to be a top 5 pick.


    Jabrill Peppers SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jabrill Peppers has the versatility to play both safety roles has versatility to play on offense too. Peppers is a hard hitter and an incredible blitzer.


    Weaknesses: Jarill Peppers plays like a linebacker, but lines up at safety. Struggles with stopping the run and dropping back into coverage.


    Opportunities: 39. New York Jets, 40. Carolina Panthers, 50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 52. Cleveland Browns, 60. Dallas Cowboys. Jabrill Peppers is a second round prospect receiving first round hype.


    Threats: Peppers ability to cover was stout and dominant when watching his 2015 tape. He regressed in 2016 though and that's a concern with Peppers moving forward.



    Before 2016

    Jabrill Peppers showed the versatility to play field cornerback, boundary cornerback, free safety, or strong safety. Peppers can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme just like Jalen Ramsey. His football IQ is that high.


    Peppers had 34 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 45 total tackles, 10 deflections from pass breakups, and 5.5 sacks in 2015. Peppers needs to match those numbers in his second year as a full-time starter if he wants to be the first defensive back taken in the 2017 NFL Draft.




  8. Marcus Maye, S, Florida Projected Round 3rd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 207 lb Marcus Maye can play strong safety or free safety. Maye played next to Keanu Neal in 2015, and with Neal gone, Maye becomes Florida's leader at safety.


    Marcus Maye had 4 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, and 5 total tackles in 2015. Maye has built on his 2015 success so far in 2016.


    Marcus Maye suffered a season ending injury in 2016. Maye not recover in time for the 2017 Senior Bowl.


    Marcus Maye SWOT Report

    Strengths: Marcus Maye can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme.


    Weaknesses: Marcus Maye surrendered 10 touchdowns in his career at Florida. That's my only weakness with him.


    Opportunities: 65. Cleveland Browns, 73. Cincinnati Bengals, 82. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 84. Tennessee Titans, 89. Houston Texans. Marcus Maye is a top 90 talent. He'd be a top 60 talent if he was healthy in 2016.


    Threats: Marcus Maye got placed on injured reserve in 2016 due to suffering a broken arm. That's the only reason I have a third round grade on him in such a deep safety group.



    Before 2016

    Marcus Maye had 46 solo tackles, 36 assisted tackles, 82 total tackles, and 6 deflections from pass breakups in 2015 as a junior after having 62 total tackles as a sophomore in 2014. Maye can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme. Maye may be the sleeper in the safety group because he can do everything Jabrill Peppers does when you watch his tape against East Carolina.




  9. Nathan Gerry, S, Nebraska Projected Round 3rd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 220 lb Nathan Gerry is incredibly versatile. Gerry lined up at both strong safety and free safety in 2016.


    Nathan Gerry has 47 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, 74 total tackles, 8 deflections from pass breakups, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and 4 interceptions in 2016. Gerry has already accepted an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl.


    Nathan Gerry does an excellent job with man, zone, and press coverage. He struggles to tackle consistently and that's the biggest reason why he's a day 2 prospect projected to go in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Gerry struggled to tackle Oregon's backup running back once Royce Freeman left the game injured in Nebraska's win over Oregon.


    Nathan Gerry SWOT Report

    Strengths: Nathan Gerry can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme.


    Weaknesses: Nathan Gerry misses a lot of tackles. That's the biggest reason I have a third round grade on him. He's also been ejected from games for targeting.


    Opportunities: 65. Cleveland Browns, 73. Cincinnati Bengals, 83. Tennessee Titans, 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 89. Houston Texans. Nathan Gerry is a top 90 talent. He'd be a top 60 talent if he did not miss so many tackles on tape.


    Threats: Nathan Gerry has a tendency to unleash a dirty hit from time to time. He just has to play smart and avoid an ejection.



    Before 2016

    Nathan Gerry had 49 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, and 79 total tackles in 2015. Gerry is great tackling machine. Gerry has an excellent football IQ. He can be used in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 defenses.




  10. Josh Jones, S, North Carolina State Projected Round 3rd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 215 lb Josh Jones can play strong safety or free safety. Josh Jones is an underclassman that shows the ability to be a complete safety.


    Josh Jones SWOT Report

    Strengths: Josh Jones can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme.


    Weaknesses: Josh Jones appears to be pretty complete. Josh Jones struggles to stop rushers who use spin moves. Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer used a spin move on a scramble where Josh Jones missed an easy tackle.


    Opportunities: 73. Cincinnati Bengals, 83. Tennessee Titans, 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 89. Houston Texans, 95. Atlanta Falcons. Josh Jones is a top 95 talent.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Josh Jones. He's actually one of the better safeties in the 2017 NFL Draft.



    Before 2016

    Josh Jones redshirted in 2013. Jones started at free safety in 2014 finishing second in the ACC with 4 interceptions as a freshman redshirt. Jones showed the versatility to play free safety and strong safety in 2015.




  11. Kai Nacua, S, BYU Projected Round 3rd Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 215 lb Kai Nacua is incredibly versatile. Nacua lined up at both strong safety and free safety in 2016.


    Kai Nacua SWOT Report

    Strengths: Kai Nacua can play man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage. You can put him in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme. Nacua also showed hard hitting ability, delivering an earth shattering hit more often than not on a unsuspecting wide out. Nacua can be a tackling machine.


    Weaknesses: Kai Nacua has been ejected for targeting multiple times in his career. He's extremely talented, but has developed a reputation a s a dirty player.


    Opportunities: 83. Tennessee Titans, 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 89. Houston Texans, 95. Atlanta Falcons, 97. Miami Dolphins. Kai Nacua is a top 100 talent. He'd be a top 60 talent if he had more exposure.


    Threats: Kai Nacua has a tendency to unleash a dirty hit from time to time. He just has to play smart and avoid an ejection. Not competing in the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine also hurts Nacua.



    Before 2016

    Kai Nacua did not start until his junior season in 2015. As long as he improves as a senior he can be a day 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.




  12. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 205 lb Tedric Thompson can play strong safety or free safety. Tedric Thompson had a huge senior season with 42 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 63 total tackles, 16 deflections from pass breakups, 7 interceptions, and 3 tackles for a loss in 2016.


    Tedric Thompson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Tedric Thompson can play zone coverage. You can put him in a cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme.


    Weaknesses: Thompson cannot play man or press coverage. Lacks the physical ability to be an effective tackler.


    Opportunities: 108. Cleveland Browns, 113. Los Angeles Chargers, 116. Cincinnati Bengals, 122. Baltiore Ravens, 123. Washington Redskins. Tedric Thompson is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Tedric Thompson. I also don't see any upside with him either.



    Before 2016

    Tedric Thompson earned 3 starts as a true freshman. He started 8 games for Colorado in 2014 before a season ending injury. Thompson started every game in 2015.




  13. Lorenzo Jerome, S, Saint Francis Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-10 202 lb Lorenzo Jerome is incredibly versatile. Jerome lined up at nickel cornerback, strong safety, and free safety in 2016.


    Lorenzo Jerome SWOT Report

    Strengths: Lorenzo Jerome can play zone coverage. He has his moments in zone coverage against FCS teams. I love his speed and range. The rest of his game outside of speed, range, and zone coverage is a project at this point. Extremely durable with 44 career starts.


    Weaknesses: Lorenzo Jerome struggles with man and press coverage. He also has small hands and muffs punt returns on special teams.


    Opportunities: 108. Cleveland Browns, 113. Los Angeles Chargers, 116. Cincinnati Bengals, 122. Baltimore Ravens, 123. Washington Redskins. Lorenzo Jerome is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: Lorenzo Jerome did well against FCS teams. He got exposed in Mobile and needs a huge 2017 NFL Combine to salvage his stock as a day 3 pick.



    Before 2016

    Lorenzo Jerome was a three year starter at quarterback and defensive back in High School. Jerome converted to defensive back full time at Saint Francis once he arrived on campus and became an immediate starter.




  14. Jonathan Ford, S, Auburn Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 203 lb Jonathan Ford is a pure free safety at Auburn, but he lined up at strong safety on one play against Kentucky. Ford is someone that could get an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl with a dominant senior season in 2016.


    Jonathan Ford made Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett's night a living hell. Ford also impressed against LSU and Mississippi State on tape. Ford will be a future starting free safety in the NFL.


    Jonathan Ford has been a lot more versatile in 2016. Ford showed the versatility to play nickel cornerback, strong safety, or free safety. Ford accepted an invite to play in the 2017 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


    Jonathan Ford SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jonathan Ford has incredible tackling on tape. Jonathan Ford can be an effective run stuffer.


    Weaknesses: Jonathan Ford struggles in coverage. That's why Ford is a day 3 pick.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Jonathan Ford ends up. Jonathan Ford is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: Jonathan Ford struggled at Auburn's Pro Day. Ford projects as a backup safety in the NFL.



    Before 2016

    Auburn free safety Jonathan Ford had 68 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, and 118 total tackles in 2015. Ford can also be used as a running back. Ford has incredible speed and tackling on tape.


    Ford is the best tackling safety I've seen on tape for the safeties in the 2017 NFL Draft. He needs to show the versatility to play strong safety as well as free safety like he did against Kentucky more consistently plus he needs to improve his coverage. If Ford can do that while getting 100 tackles, he has an outside chance to creep into the first round.




  15. Paul Magloire Jr., S, Arizona Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 210 lb Paul Magloire Jr. has the versatility to play anywhere at linebacker or on the secondary with his versatility. We interviewed Paul Magloire Jr. on our podcast prior to Arizona's 2016 season.


    Paul Magloire Jr. had 8 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 10 total tackles, and 2 tackles for a loss against BYU. Magloire struggled against UCLA, but has dominated in every other game on tape in 2016. Paul Magloire Jr. is worth a day 2 pick at some point in the third round.


    Paul Magloire Jr. did awesome against the run in 2016. Magloire can be that 8th man in the box if your front 7 is set. Paul Magloire Jr. can play man, zone, or press coverage. He showed he can play in cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 while displaying an immense football IQ.


    Paul Magloire Jr. SWOT Report

    Strengths: Paul Magloire Jr. has incredible tackling on tape. Jonathan Ford needs to improve against the run. Paul Magloire Jr. blitzes and covers well too. Can rush the quarterback and play off the edge. He weighed 210 lbs at the beginning of the season and added 20 lbs of muscle.


    Weaknesses: Paul Magloire Jr. missed a tackle on Jamaal Williams at the end of Arizona's loss to BYU. Other than that I think he's a pretty complete player.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Paul Magloire Jr. ends up. Paul Magloire Jr. is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: I don't think there is a threat with Paul Magloire Jr. Not playing in the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine limited his opportunity to impress NFL scouts.



    Before 2016

    Paul Magloire Jr. is versatile enough to play outside linebacker in the 4-3 or a safety position at strong safety or free safety in the NFL. Magloire has been learning about playing 4-3 middle linebacker this offseason by watching tape of Scooby Wright and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deonne Buchanon who played safety at Washington State. Magloire Jr. had 54 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, and 72 total tackles in 2015.




  16. Josh Harvey-Clemons, S, Louisville Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-4 217 lb Josh Harvey-Clemons enters 2016 as a senior redshirt. This will be the second year at Louisville for Josh Harvey-Clemons who has the versatility to play strong safety or free safety.


    Josh Harvey-Clemons is Louisville's leading tackler in 2016. Josh Harvey-Clemons is playing like a safety/linebacker hybrid player with his tackling on tape being Louisville's leading tackler.


    Josh Harvey-Clemons dominated early. Harvey-Clemons struggled down the stretch though.


    Josh Harvey-Clemons SWOT Report

    Strengths: Josh Harvey-Clemons is an excellent tackler. He can play linebacker or safety with his versatility like Paul Magloire Jr. Does well in zone coverage and can play cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Josh Harvey-Clemons struggles in coverage with cover 0 and cover 1. He also has questions with speed since he did not run the 40 time at the 2017 NFL Combine.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Josh Harvey-Clemons ends up. Josh Harvey-Clemons is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: Josh Harvey-Clemons got dismissed fromm Georgia. He's failed three drug tests throughout his NCAA career.



    Before 2016

    Josh Harvey-Clemons spent his first two seasons at Georgia. He transferred to Louisville in his third season making him a junior redshirt when he first played for Louisville in 2015.


    Josh Harvey-Clemons had 50 solo tackles, 38 assisted tackles, and 88 total tackles in 2015. Josh Harvey-Clemons showed he can play zone coverage along with ability to play cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes in the NFL.




  17. Ahmad Thomas, S, Oklahoma Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 200 lb free safety has the versatility to play both strong safety and free safety. Thomas has been very consitent for Oklahoma the last two seasons. With Zack Sanchez gone at cornerback, Thomzas becomes the leader of the Sooners secondary.


    Greg Ward Jr. threw away from Ahmad Thomas. Thomas was limited because of that, but he managed to make plays when a Houston player with the ball came his way by getting tackles. Thomas also struggled against Texas Tech and Patrick Mahomes. Thomas is barely playing like a day 2 pick at this point. Thomas could easily fall to the fourth round at this point.


    Ahmad Thomas SWOT Report

    Strengths: Ahmad Thomas has the hard hitting and playmaking that you look for in a safety. That can make him a very deadly safety at times.


    Weaknesses: Ahmad Thomas struggles in coverage. Doesn't always display the speed and recovery speed that you look for.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Ahmad Thomas ends up. Ahmad Thomas is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: Ahmad Thomas did not work out a the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine. That limited him to his Pro Day.



    Before 2016

    Ahmad Thomas has back-to-back seasons of 75 total tackles. Stopping the run and unleashing hard hits that can cause turnovers are his only strengths. Thomas needs to continue to work on his coverage.




  18. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama Projected Round 4th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 194 lb Eddie Jackson has the versatility to play cornerback, strong safety, or free safety. Jackson needs to add more muscle and become the leader of Alabama's defense with Cyrus Jones gone.


    Eddie Jackson had 2 solo tackles and 1 deflection from a pass breakup. Jackson did well against USC. Jackson has posted some impressive games on tape in 2016.


    Eddie Jackson has shined on tape when healthy. Injuries have caused Jackson to miss his last four starts with Alabama.


    Eddie Jackson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Eddie Jackson has the ability to play zone coverage in a cover 3 or cover 4 scheme. Jackson is a playmaker that can track any potential turnover that comes his way.


    Weaknesses: Eddie Jackson struggles with man coverage and press coverage. His lack of size also concerns me.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Eddie Jackson ends up. Eddie Jackson is a fourth round talent.


    Threats: Eddie Jackson has durability concerns. Being injured kept him out of the 2017 Senior Bowl, the 2017 NFL Combine, and his 2017 NFL Pro Day at Alabama.



    Before 2016

    Jackson had 34 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 46 total tackles, and 6 interceptions in 2015. Jackson can create turnovers plus he had 2 pick sixes in 2015.


    Jackson is terrific in zone coverage. He needs to show more in man coverage and press coverage. Jackson will thrive in cover 3 or cover 4 schemes regardless of whether he lines up at cornerback or safety. He is at his best when lined up as a cover 2 safety though. He'd probably play man if he was a cover 2 cornerback in the NFL which is why safety is his natural role at the next level.




  19. John Johnson, S, Boston College Projected Round 5th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 202 lb John Johnson has the versatility to play field cornerback, strong safety, free safety, or boundary cornerback.


    John Johnson has excellent man, zone, and press coverage on tape. Johnson's speed is inconsistent and that's the only reason I have him graded as a day 3 pick in the fourth round at the moment.


    John Johnson SWOT Report

    Strengths: John Johnson can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Johnson is a plug in play type of player who can play anywhere on the secondary with his versatility.


    Weaknesses: John Johnson lacks the speed or athleticism to start at cornerback. He also lacks the speed to start at safety, but will be limited to safety in the NFL.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where John Johnson ends up. John Johnson is a fifth round talent.


    Threats: There are no threats with John Johnson. He's one of the safer players despite having less upside.



    Before 2016

    John Johnson can play in a cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 defense. John Johnson needs to improve his speed and get faster on tape.




  20. Roman Buchanan, S, South Alabama Projected Round 5th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 220 lb Roman Buchanan can play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, field cornerback, boundary cornerback, nickel cornerback, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility. Buchanan changed his jersey number from 23 to 5.


    Roman Buchanan improved his man, zone, and press coverage in 2016. Buchanan has 48 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, 75 total tackles in 2016 with lots of teams throwing away from him.


    Roman Buchanan moved to middle linebacker in 2016. Buchanan missed some tackles on tape. He also doesn't have very good foot speed.


    Roman Buchanan SWOT Report

    Strengths: Roman Buchanan can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Buchanan is a plug in play type of player who can play anywhere on the secondary or at linebacker with his versatility. Engages with the defender well.


    Weaknesses: Not going to start right away. Needs 2-3 years to develop his game.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Roman Buchanan ends up. Roman Buchanan is a fifth round talent.


    Threats: Roman Buchanan played at a smaller school. Buchanan did not work out at the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine.



    Before 2016

    Roman Buchanan is another one of these hybrid safety linebackers. He's better in coverage than most realize, but he does not have the exposure to move up boards despite being extremely talented on tape.




  21. Fish Smithson, S, Kansas Projected Round 5th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-11 190 lb Fish Smithston is Kansas's strong safety. Smithson has the versatility to play strong safety or free safety. Smithson is an incredible tackling machine that corrected issues with coverage that he had back in the preseason.


    Fish Smithson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Fish Smithson can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Smithson can play strong safety or free safety with his versatility. Can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Has no weaknesses. One thing you can argue is that he'd get drafted higher like in the second to third round if he was bigger.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Fish Smithson ends up. Fish Smithson is a fifth round talent.


    Threats: Fish Smithson picked up a lot of slack that Greg Allen provided. Smithson did not work out at the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine. Smithson has to impress at Kansas's Pro Day.



    Before 2016

    Fish Smithson is an excellent tackler. He got picked apart against Cory Coleman in Kansas's game against Baylor in 2015.



  22. Delano Hill, S, Michigan Projected Round 6th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 216 lb Delano Hill had 6 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 51 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 defensive touchdown in 2016. Hill didn't wow people statistically, but he showed better coverage on tape than Jabrill Peppers.


    Delano Hill SWOT Report

    Strengths: Delano Hill can play man coverage, zone coverage, or press coverage. Hill can play strong safety or free safety with his versatility. Can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Delano Hill lacked the speed and athleticism that stands out on tape. Hill ran a 4.47 40-time so hopefully Hill has corrected this.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Delano Hill ends up. Delano Hill is a sixth round talent.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Delano Hill. I also don't see a lot of upside with him either though.



    Before 2016

    Delano Hill did not become a starter with Michigan until his junior season in 2015. Hill needs a huge senior season if he wants to get drafted.




  23. Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss Projected Round 6th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-0 215 lb Tony Conner can play nickel cornerback, dime cornerback, free safety, or strong safety with his versatility. Injuries limited him in 2015, but Conner could make a comeback in 2016.


    Tony Conner did a better job against Florida State. He can boost his stock by staying healthy and having double digit deflections in 2016. Conner struggled against Alabama, but he's been effective in every other game since then really improving his coverage in 2016.


    Conner did a much better job staying healthy. He wasn't that consistent as a senior though so he may fall to day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft.


    Tony Conner SWOT Report

    Strengths: Delano Hill can play man coverage or zone coverage, on wide receivers or tight ends. Conner can play nickel cornerback, dime cornerback, strong safety or free safety with his versatility. Can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4.


    Weaknesses: Tony Conner struggles with press coverage. This is the one area Conner needs to improve in.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Tony Conner ends up. Tony Conner is a sixth round talent.


    Threats: Durability is the biggest threat to Tony Conner. Tony Conner had some durability concerns at Ole Miss.



    Before 2016

    Tony Conner had 9 tackles for a loss next to Cody Prewitt in 2014. Conner is a teriffic run stuffer and may be the best blitzer among any safety in this draft. His durability concerns plus his inconsistent coverage limit his ability, but his versatility may get him drafted early if he dominates in 2016.




  24. Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati Projected Round 6th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-1 204 lb Mike Tyson put together his best season in 2016. Tyson should be a late round pick.


    Mike Tyson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Mike Tyson packs a punch at the safety position. He's a hard hitting safety who can jump far in the air.


    Weaknesses: Mike Tyson gets beat quite a bit in coverage. Does not understand cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Mike Tyson ends up. Mike Tyson is a sixth round talent.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Mike Tyson. The lack of experience or upside with his limited potential hurts him more than anything else.



    Before 2016

    Mike Tyson started 3 games in 2014 and 10 games in 2015. Mike Tyson has one full season of starting experience under his belt.



  25. Randall Goforth, S, UCLA Projected Round 6th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-10 190 lb Randall Goforth is UCLA's starting free safety. Goforth could move up draft boards with a huge senior season.


    Randall Goforth had 3 solo tackles and 1 deflection from a pass breakup in UCLA's season opener against Texas A&M. Goforth has improved in 2016, but is still a work in progress at this point. Goforth had 3 deflections in UCLA's next game against UNLV, but has struggled since then.


    Randall Goforth SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can play in zone coverage. Randall Goforth can play zone coverage well in a cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme.


    Weaknesses: Randall Goforth struggles in both man and press coverage. He won't be able to play cover 0 or cover 1.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Randall Goforth ends up. Randall Goforth is a sixth round talent.


    Threats: Randall Goforth did not play in the 2017 Senior Bowl or the 2017 NFL Combine. That limits him to the late-round territory.



    Before 2016

    Randall Goforth had 40 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 70 total tackles, 6 deflections from pass breakups, and 2 interceptions. Goforth is phenomenal in zone coverage with cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes if you watch his tape. He's a good run stuffer as well. You'd like to see better man and press coverage, but it's not a deal-breaker at this point since Goforth has enough talent to get drafted in 2017 once he graduates from UCLA.




  26. Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech Projected Round 7th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-11 197 lb Xavier Woods has called plays on the secondary for Louisiana Tech since 2014. He has an extremely high football IQ and now takes over as the leader on Louisiana Tech's defense.


    Xavier Woods SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can play in zone coverage. Xavier Woods can play zone coverage well in a cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme. Known for being a hard hitter. Called plays on Louisiana Tech's secondary.


    Weaknesses: Xavier Woods struggles in both man and press coverage. He won't be able to play cover 0 or cover 1.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Xavier Woods ends up. Xavier Woods is a seventh round talent.


    Threats: I don't think there are any threats with Xavier Woods. I wonder how high his ceiling is. I'm not sure he has the potential to start in the NFL.



    Before 2016

    Xavier Woods helped his team win a State Championship in High School. Woods has started every season at safety since his freshman season Louisiana Tech.




  27. Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State Projected Round 7th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 212 lb Montae Nicholson has the size and speed to be an NFL safety. His ability at safety got overshadowed by other Big 10 prospects on Ohio State and Michigan.


    Montae Nicholson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can play in zone coverage. Montae Nicholson can play zone coverage well in a cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme. Has the size, strength, and speed you want in an NFL safety.


    Weaknesses: Montae Nicholson struggles in both man and press coverage. He won't be able to play cover 0 or cover 1. He's not a hard hitter either. His 8 deflections in 2015 and 2016 are pretty low.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Montae Nicholson ends up. Montae Nicholson is a seventh round talent.


    Threats: I don't think there are any threats with Montae Nicholson. I wonder how high his ceiling is. I'm not sure he has the potential to start in the NFL.



    Before 2016

    Montae Nicholson played high school for the Gateway Gators. Nicholson started right away for Michigan State and can be drafted in either 2017 or 2018 depending on whether or not he declares for the 2017 NFL Draft.




  28. Dorian Williams, S, Princeton Projected Round 7th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-10 190 lb Dorian Williams has the versatility to play strong safety or free safety. Dorian Williams talked about finishing games heading into this season.


    Dorian Williams is playing much better in man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage in 2016. Williams is the top safety available at this point. Williams has also helped Princeton close out games in 2016.


    Dorian Williams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Dorian Williams can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes. Williams is a gym rat and he's big on watching film. Williams has the skill set of a hard hitting safety plus he's versatile enough to play cornerbackand outside linebacker as well as safety. Dorian Williams helped Princeton win two Ivy League Titles in 2013 and 2016.


    Weaknesses: Dorian Williams does not have any weaknesses. I see a complete safety getting pushed down to the seventh round due to a lack of competition in the FCS.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Dorian Williams ends up. Dorian Williams is a seventh round talent.


    Threats: Dorian Williams did not get an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl. He also did not get an invitation to the 2017 NFL Combine.



    Before 2016

    Dorian Williams had 26 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, and 43 total tackles as a true freshman in 2013. Princeton won the Ivy League in 2013.


    Princeton did not win the Ivy League in 2014 or 2015, but Williams did improve a lot over the last two seasons as a tackler. Williams had 47 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, and 76 total tackles in 2014. Dorian Williams had 58 solo tackles, 33 assisted tackles, and 91 total tackles in 2015.


    Williams plays free safety at Princeton and he has the skill set of a tackling hard-hitting strong safety. He likes to line up in the box and play zone coverage. He also plays man and press as a nickel cornerback plus he's versatile enough to play outside linebacker.


    Williams can play cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 schemes. Williams is a gym rat and he's big on watching film.




  29. Orion Stewart, S, Baylor Projected Round 7th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 6-2 205 lb Orion Stewart has the versatility to play both strong safety and free safety. Stewart is a hard hitter, but he struggles to keep up with receivers in coverage.


    Orion Stewart only had 1 solo tackle against Northwestern State. Stewart really struggled and needs to play better next week to avoid a stock drop. Stewart continues to struggle and got burned on tape against Texas.


    Orion Stewart SWOT Report

    Strengths: Orion Stewart has the hard hitting and zone coverage to play safety. The rest of his game is a project.


    Weaknesses: Orion Stewart lacks the speed to keep up with wide receivers. This makes him a late round pick.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Orion Stewart ends up. Orion Stewart is a seventh round talent.


    Threats: Orion Stewart did not get an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl. He also did not get an invitation to the 2017 NFL Combine.



    Before 2016

    Orion Stewart knows how to use zone coverage. He struggles to keep up with receivers in zone coverage due to problems with speed. Despite this, Stewart had 50 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, and 64 total tackles in 2015.




  30. Kye Morgan, S, Stony Brook Projected Round 7th Round

    2016 Season Recap The 5-11 190 lb Kye Morgan has the versatility to play nickel cornerback, strong safety, or free safety. Morgan needs to get some deflections in 2016.


    Kye Morgan has struggled in 2016. His versatility is the only thing that can get him drafted at this point.


    Kye Morgan SWOT Report

    Strengths: Kye Morgan has the versatility to line up anywhere on the secondary. That's the only positive with his strengths at this point.


    Weaknesses: Kye Morgan got less playing time in 2016 than 2015. This makes him a late round pick.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Kye Morgan ends up. Kye Morgan is a seventh round talent.


    Threats: Kye Morgan did not get an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl. He also did not get an invitation to the 2017 NFL Combine.



    Before 2016

    Kye Morgan is incredibly versatile. His production did not translate though as Morgan had 19 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, and 33 total tackles in 2015. If Morgan gets drafted in 2017, he will be a late-round pick.







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