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last updated 2/21/2017


Average 18 drafted with 6 going top 100. Belichick places a heavy emphasis on intelligence for a reason. The top OC/QB's will easily manipulate a safety with average intelligence. Need a player with elite speed to cover man to man and go sideline to sideline, great intelligence and an elite tackler. Most teams settle for 2 of the 3.



1.Malik Hocker FS Ohio St elite range & athlete with some real instinct issues.  will be over drafted based on his athleticism


2.Marcus Williams FS Utah engineering major all academic pff #1 safety  junior with WOW! instincts..elite vision/hands very good speed combine  ok grab and hold tackler first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District … first-team Pac-12 All-Academic.… 11 career interceptions and 19 career passes defended … two-time first-team All-Pac-12 Academic. 4. gpa in high school


3.Desmond King FS/CB Iowa step slow at cb but has the intelligence, tackling ability and instincts to be a top FS


4.Jamal Adams LSU high floor dad was a former NFL rb day one starter as a SS little stiff in the hips


5. Marcus Maye Florida 5'11 216 loves to hit very physical speed to play as a single safety and cover deep broke arm in 2016 has played nickle cb and will be a force on st's


6. Jabrill Peppers Michigan soph 6'0 205 strong safety type who can cover te's or a Deone Buchanon/Mark Barron lber,  Hard evaluation. Very Bright


7 . Budda Baker FS Washington 5'9 192 a "football player" it's  obvious he enjoys the game  very smart & fast

Tedric Thompson FS Colorado 6'0 211 PFF #1 rated coverage safety 13 career int 34 career pd


8. Obi Melifonwu U Conn 6'2 220 very bright good speed Senior Bowl   little stiff, struggles to break down when tackling lacks anger

9. Eddie Jackson  Alabama 6'0 194  natural fs  played cb early acl in 2014 broke leg in 2016 team captain high character player  just very solid

10. Justin Evans Texas A&M 6'0 193 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM often out of control..loves the big hit whether late or out of bounds.  has some talent maybe best as a backup fs/ss st guy    Senior Bowl  Scary pick with upside


11. John Johnson Boston College 6'2 210 started at cb, ss and fs  smart, team captain solid person 9 pd as a senior at fs has starter potential both at cb & fs
12 Johnathan  "Rudy" Ford  Auburn 5'11 200 senior bowl played ss and cb  3rd team SEC has the body of a starting NFL FS fast enough to play cb  with the brains to play fs with SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll 10x times Auburns leading tackler

13. Jadar Johnson Clemson 6'0 1/2 198 FS 1st team ACC will kill the interviews at the combine solid player/person  will start by 2nd season  Shrine game 9 career int
14 Josh Jones NC St 6'2 215 passes the eyeball test should test well at combine one solid season 109 tackles 11 pd  with 3 int  playing fs as a senior  some character issues might struggle with playboo

David Jones Richmond 6'1 210  FS led
FCS with  9 int with 9 broke arm in 2016 off the charts character and ran 4.45 at pro day

5 Nate Jerry Nebraska 6'1 1/2 220 #x all conf never 1st team missed ineligible for the Music City Bowl  because of academics  sociology major 2X Team Captain  looks like a NFL player has starter upside as a strong safety No. 2 coverage grade in nation in both 2014 and 2016
16. Shalom Luani Washington St 6'0 198 2016 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM  strong safety in the NFL  Samoan strong...broke a guys nose at a Dominos   JC guy. 

17. Lorenzo Jerome St Francis PA  5104 202 30 4/8 arms 8 5/8 hands 3rd highest graded player at NFLPA game  elite kr with 18 career int 4th
18. Josh Harvey-Clemons Louisville 6'4 220 major character issues transferred from Georgia Cam Chancellor type SS NFL starter body might take some time to learn a playbook but has starter potential 

19 Rayshawn Jenkins Miami 6'1 220 senior bowl  passes the eyeball test solid NFL body heavy hitter who runs well enough to start at FS  might take some time to learn a playbook
20 Damarius Travis Minnesota  6'2 207 late Senior bowl call up very solid safety prospect..nothing elite but does everything well.  Long arms, solid tackler, good range.  Solid backup type with some starter potential
21 Xavier Woods  Louisiana Tech 5'11 219 2X 2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team 2X 1st team Conference USA   Shrine  just a very solid person/player  has starter potential a solid later rd FS prospect
22 Chuck Clark Virginia Tech  6'0' 204  very smart with decent range who coaches will love and scouts will like