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BPA Rnk Name Po Rnk School   Ht Wt Rd
16 Trevon Moehrig 1 TCU   6-2 202 1

Forty:

Ideal length to play through the catch point. Led nation in PBUs each of the past two seasons. Hits as hard as any safety in the class. Brings the pain. Coverage role in TCU's quarters defense that essentially manned him up on slots a lot. Explosive player. Could hold up at linebacker if needed. But balance was iffy at times. Struggled to recover from any sort of false step. Played a fairly static role in TCU's split-field safety defense. Range not special. Not going to be your single- high guy.

 

55
Jevon Holland
2 Oregon   6-1 201 2

Forty:

Ball-hawk from Day 1 — 20 INTs + PBUs in two seasons. Processes at an elite level. Holland can execute any coverage and any alignment. Sells out as a tackler. Improved from freshman to sophomore year as well. Height and length to still be versatile in the NFL. But not a special athlete by any means. Average straight-line speed, burst and range. Risk-taking still got the best of him vs. fakes/double moves. Slot/deep versatility, not necessarily box. Doesn't have the pop. Haven't seen him since 2019 after he opted out of the 2020 season.

 

 

56 Andre Cisco 3 Syracusea   6-0 209 2

Forty:

Blazer. Covers ground with ease on the back end. Unparalleled range in the class. Uber-playmaker mentality: 26 picks + PBUs in 24 career games. Ideal size for the position. Versatile body type for modern NFL safety. Put in some no-win situations schematically in Syracuse's defense the made numbers look worse. But a roller coaster with his reads. Will take any bait you leave him. Angles and tackling problems have been an issue throughout his career. Far less physical in the box than he could be with his size and explosiveness. Tore ACL a few games into 2020 season.

 

59 Hamsah Nasirildeen 4 Florida St   6-4 220 2

Forty:

Humongous safety who has lined up pretty much anywhere you could think of for FSU. Wraps up in space. Only 22 misses on 233 attempts. Plays with great balance. Steady, under-control play style Length to keep blockers at bay. But not a playmaker. Don't see special breaks or reads on tape. Doesn't quite trust his reads. Has to see throws and ball carriers to attack. Likely a linebacker at his size in the NFL, but didn't really play there in college. Speed is sorely lacking when compared to other safeties.

 

60 Ar'Darius Washington 5 TCU   5-8 178 2

Forty:

Sees the game at an unparalleled level. He's like a chess grandmaster the way he sees route concepts develop.
No hesitation to any part of his game. Confident as can be. Explodes through ball carriers. Has some absolute thumpers on his tape despite his size. Elite slot versatility with his agility and change-of- direction ability. But as small a player as you'll see at the position. Likely off some boards entirely. Almost exclusively played a two-high role. Only 113 snaps of single-high all year. Tackling issues arose in 2020 when working downhill from deep alignment. Speed is average for the position. Range will be a question mark, especially given his role.

 

106 Reed Blankenship 6 Middle-Tenn   6-1 200 3

Forty:

 

133 Tyree Gillespie 7 Missouri   6-0 210 3

Forty: 4.38

Very solidly built. When he hits guys, they feel it. Good initial burst for his size. Best plays came on breaks from quarters alignment. So quick to fill in run support. Didn't have to be in the box to make stops. But range is limited. Doesn't look like an ideal back- end player despite mostly playing there. Very few displays of anticipation or instinctual plays from deep. Not the kind of safety you want in the slot. Not that agile. Couldn't hang

 

140 Brady Breeze 8 Oregon
  6-0 200 4

Forty: NA

Football finds him. Made a lot of plays in limited snaps in 2019. High-motor, high-effort player. Plays with no hesitation. But not fast. Very little range when deep. Twitch is severely lacking. Limited short-area quicks. Thin and lacks pop on contact.Limited sphere of influence as a tackler

 

147 Caden Sterns 9 Texas   6-1 207 4

Forty: NA

Ideal size for the position that shows at catch point. Solid range for a deep safety. At his best tracking the ball in the air. But has a sluggish change of direction. Not light on his feet at all. Physicality doesn't match his size. Breaks are below average. Struggled to even match tight ends from off in quarters. Torched when asked to play man coverage: 54.6 career gra

160 Eric Burrell 10 Wisconsin   6-0 195 5

Forty: NA

 

161 Paris Ford 11 Pitt   6-0 190 5

Forty: NA

Throws his body around without a care in the world. Competes every single play. Trusts what he sees completely — that's why he affected so many passes in a season and a half. Much improved as a tackler in 2020. Fewer out of control reps. Former cornerback who played 114 snaps outside in 2018. But skinny for a safety at 6-foot, 190 pounds. There's worry about injury with his playstyle. Unimpressive hip flips when aligned deep. He's better around line of scrimmage at the moment. Eyes get caught in the backfield. Will lose track of guys in his zone then take bad angles. Average speed for the position.

 

177 Richard LeCounte 12 Georgia   5-11 190 5

Forty: NA

Assignment-sure safety. So few big plays allowed over the years. Trusts himself. When he makes his break, he doesn't second-guess. Very willing to take on blocks and hit. Doesn't know he's undersized. Three years of starting experience in a varied role against top competition. But short and not particularly strong. Even when he squares up, he goes backward he doesn't have the pure speed and range of a true single-high safety. Change-of-direction ability not what you'd expect from an undersized defensive back. Attacks too high as a tackler, given his stature. Bowled over



179 Joshuah Bledsoe 13 Missouri   6-0 200 5

Forty: NA

Plus ball production from safety position, with six pass breakups in each of the past two years. Three years of starting experience in the SEC. Will get physical at the line of scrimmage. But tight hipped and clunky to transition. Balance and change of direction not where you'd like them to be. Too many big plays allowed on tape. Did not look like he belonged in the Senior Bowl one-on-ones. Didn't win a rep all week.

 

181 James Wiggins 14 Cincinnati   6-0 205 5

Forty: NA

Has some kill shots on tape reacting to the flats. Very explosive. Doesn't need much lead up to pop someone. Consistent playmaker in coverage. Processing speed is excellent. But tape is all coming downhill. When he did have to turn and run it was clunky. Speed is average. Not a rangy back-end player. Would be pushing it to transition to linebacker at his size. Tore ACL and missed 2019 season. Wasn't as productive in return.

 

193 Talanoa Hufanga 15 UsC   6-1 215 x

Forty: NA

Thumper of a safety. Puts fear in receivers over the middle. Jumbo safety at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, who could even have linebacker in his future. Value add as a blitzer. Can defeat blocks. Six sacks the past two seasons. Good straight-line speed for a bigger safety. But you do not want him lining up as a deep safety. Hips aren't made for that. Not much of a space player. Even if he switched to linebacker, he'd have issues. Has already had two broken collarbones since coming to USC. Start/stop isn't great. Takes awhile to get going

 

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