The consensus best safety in the class is Texas' Kenny Vaccaro but who is the surprise No. 2 for one…
Ranking Top 22 Safeties
Here is how Packer Report ranks this year's prospects at safeties, based on conversations with three scouts, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, and the NFL's longtime lead scout, Dave-Te' Thomas. 1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas (6-0, 214): Our Cream of the Crop. 2. J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern (6-0, 213): Our Sleeper. 3. Eric Reid, LSU (6-1, 213): Early entrant was a consensus All-American, the fourth LSU defensive back in the last three seasons to earn that honor. He tallied 91 tackles and intercepted two passes, and finished his career with six interceptions. The scouting community, however, is split. "The best free safety in the draft is Eric Reid from LSU," a scout said. "For a guy who has some great range, has some ball skills, can cover in man, can get to the sideline from center field, he's probably the best in the draft. Widely regarded as a second-round guy but, at the end of the day, if you need a free safety, he could go at the end of the first. How we do it...
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