Why settle for a pecking order of 10 or 12 prospects when we examine the top 21 safeties in this…
Safety: Best, Sleeper, Overrated
Here is a closer look at the safeties, compiled from conversations with scouts and the NFL's longtime lead scout, Dave-Te' Thomas. Best in class Kenny Vaccaro Texas (6-0, 214): Early entrant who started 32 games, including 26 in a row. He was a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly. He led the team with 107 tackles and added two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He tallied five interceptions for his career. Why is Vaccaro almost universally considered the No. 1 safety? "Because of his whole body of work," Thomas said. "He played weakside cornerback as a freshman, played strong safety as a sophomore, moved over to free safety as a junior. Not only does he have experience, but if you look at how he sets everybody up on the field, he's a coach. One thing I need from at least one of my safeties, I need that guy to be a...
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