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Free Safeties
58 Darian Thompson 3 Boise State rSr 6020 208 2

Starter since halfway thru freshman season...Playmaker....Centerfielder...Gambles too much...Three picks in each of the past 4 seasons...Tall filled out frame (works at it)...plays fast...good anticipation...reads QB's eyes....film-room resident...physical, downhill mentality...elite body control and ball skill...team leader...a bit tight-hipped....short arms...can be overaggressive and whiff in the open field and must become a more consistent tackler....stiff COD...not at his best with back to ball....Fringe Day 2 pick - ESPN.... "If your team is looking for a ball-hawking free safety, this guy might be your man...an aggressive run support safety with very good tackling ability...can cover a tight end in man...strong week at the Senor Bowl." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.69...Arm: 30.38...BP: 12...VJ: 32.5...SS: 4.33...3C: 7.26...

23 Jalen Mills 1 LSU Sr 6000 191 2-3

Good instincts/field smarts...cover skills are OK but not elite...pretty good ball skills but needs to be more aggressive....Decent but not lights-out run support....Fluid but lacks top-end speed and is not enough of a thumper supporting the run...ESPN feels he needs to become a more reliable open field tackler and be more aggressive when playmaking opportunities present themselves... " Missed the first half of the 2015 season with an injury but came back to play well...has the talent to be drafted, but he needs to clear up some off-field issues first." - PFW (Gabriel).

Pro Day (Brandt) - Mills ran the 40 in 4.5 and 4.48 seconds. In the positional workout, Mills showed that he had that old burst that he had a couple years ago but had seemed to have lost last season.

Arm: 31.38...Forty: 4.48...BP: 16..

64 DeAndre Houston-Carson 4 William & Mary rSr 6010 201 3

(Note - Steve Keim knows his William & Mary)...Rated pretty far down the charts by ESPN...Former CB...10 career picks...9 blocks...Prototypical build...fluid athlete with long limbs...light feet/loose hipped...Excellemt vision, range and ball skills...sound diagnostics...aggressive downhill mentality...explosive hitter...PFDG question: Is he physical enough?...Senior Bowl participant....field smart in zone schemes...sound in mental aspects of position...Level of competition a potential issue..."better hitter than tackler."...overaggressiveness tackling in open field can leave teammates hung out to dry.

Forty: 4.54...Arm: 30.13...BP: 13..VJ: 32.5...SS: 4.28...3C: 7.15...

120+ *Keanu Neal 8 Florida Jr 6000 211 4-5

"Best known as an eraser downfield." - Brugler...Good size for a FS...aggressive and physical tackler...smooth...verstile, checks off all the position-knowledge boxes...decent range...predisposed to head downhill toward action...but lacks explosion ("one speed" player)....ball skills are not elite.......doesn't shed well...will react a split second late ("tends to play with tunnel vision")....Must improve discipline and tools of the trade, because athletic limitations do not allow much margin for error.... "Physical strong safety type who will come up and hit people...Gives too much cushion and can be late reacting to receivers in his zone." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.62...Arm: 32.75...BP: 17...VJ: 38.0...SS: 4.38...3C: 7.09...

32 Sean Davis 2 Maryland Sr 6010 201 5

Versatile (played CB and S)....Long-armed...deluxe hitter....better in run support than in coverage....exposive downhill closing speed...a half-step late to react in coverage....fluid with decent (though not elite) straight-ahead speed....some tweener characteristics but his playing style profiles much better as a safety (i.e. better hitter than cover guy; lacking the refined techniques needed to play corner)...ESPN projects as mid Day 3 selection. (Note - 3-cone and short shuttle numbers are off the charts and indicate elite athleticism and agility... "....

Forty: 4.46...Arm: 31.38...BP: 21...VJ: 37.5...SS: 3.97...3C: 6.64...

72 *Tyvis Powell 5 Ohio State rJr 6030 211 5-6

Bright (marketing major)...Big dude whose physicality doesn't quite match his size...OSU likes their safeties to be athletic guys who can play a lot of man and handle opposing slot receivers....Long and rangy...nice combo of speed, size, athleticism and energy...good in deep patrol but also solid (though not elite) in run support...."Makes big plays in big games."...but has only average instincts/recognition, cover skills....lacks elite accelleration...kind of long and loopy out of breaks...ball skills are above average...will need to refine some of the tools in his arsenal.... "...Big, aggressive strong safety prospect...can suport the run and tackle...good player in zone...named defensive MVP of the 2014 National Championship Game...lack(s) necessary suddenness...will have trouble trying to play man...best suited to play strong safety at the next level." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.46...Arm: 32.75...BP: 15...VJ: 34.5...SS: 4.25..3C: 7.03...

120+ Clayton Fejedelem 9 Illinois Sr 6-0 200 6

Tough, determined overachiever with below average instincts, recognition and cover skills and and just average ball skills and support vs. the run....ESPN projects as late round pick....PFDG describes him as an in-the-box safety but straight-liner with questionable cover skills...

Arm: NA...BP: NA...

82 Kavon Frazier 6 Central Michigan Sr 6000 217 6

Stocky build...Agility drills off the charts...Nasty physical hitter...big plays in big games....energetic and intense playing style...Blue collar - willing hitter but lacks explsion as a tackler...Star HS running back....not very aggressive breaking on balls in front of him...Despite this, is still considered better suited as a pass defender than the NFL run defenders he's compared to.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Frazier ran the 40 in 4.52 and 4.55 seconds. He had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-8 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.29 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.96 seconds. A defensive backs coach from the Bengalsput Frazier through his positional workout. He had a real good pro day, and showed good hands and only had one drop.

Arm: 32.25...Forty: 4.52...VJ: 40.5...BJ: 10.8...SS: 4.29...3C: 6.96...BP: 18...

120+ Jordan Lomax 10 Iowa rSr 5100 202 6-7

Enforcer but straight-liner with limited range...Undersized and a bit stiff, with durability concerns...must be more disciplined in coverage and a better run defender....ball skills and run support production are good but limited by his smaller than prototypical frame..

Forty: 4.75...Arm: 32.0....BP: 8...VJ: 36.0...SS: 4.38...3C: 7.09...

241 Trevon Stewart 12+ Houston Sr 5-9 195 7
Arm: NA...BP: NA...
106 *T.J. Green 7 Clemson Jr 6020 209 7-FA

Former WR...Project with good cover potential but lacks instincts playing zone... "Green has excellent safety size, athletiism, speed and hitting ability...good run support player and a good tackler...has no feel in coverage...I really don't know why this player came out. He's a long way from being an NFL player..." - PFW (Gabriel).

Pro Day (Brandt) - Green had a 4.41-second short-shuttle time and 7.10-second three-cone time. Green is a former wide receiver who made the switch to safety two years ago.

Forty: 4.34...Arm: 32.0...BP:13...VJ: 35.5...SS: 4.41...3C: 7.10...

291 Doug Middleton 12+ Appalachian State rSr 6-0 210 7-FA

Instinctive in coverage with decent range and willing tackler, but limited athletically...

Arm: NA...BP: NA...

313 Trent Matthews 12+ Colorado State rSr 6-2 210 7-FA

Nice length....centerfielder with good cover and ball skills but lacking in straight-line speed...

Arm: NA...BP: NA...

120+ Deon Bush 11 Miami (Fla.) Sr 6000 199 7-FA

Decent size, good speed and the mentality of an assasin but lacks range and has sluggish instincts... "Good size, strength, athleticism, body control and hitting ability...stays low in his pedal...lacks a great feel in coverage...might test off the charts, but his lack of awareness and anticipation in coverage will hurt." - PFW (Gabriel).

Forty: 4.64...Arm: 30.88...BP: 17...VJ: 36.0.....

348 Jamal Golden 15 Georgia Tech rSr 5-11 193 7-FA

Centerfielder who lacks range...

Arm: NA...BP: NA...

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