Ranking the best prospects by position


Tennessee’s Eric Berry is projected by many analysts, including NFL Network’s Charles Davis and NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, to be the first safety taken in the draft.

Texas’ Earl Thomas tops my list as the best safety prospect in this draft class, though, because I consider him the most instinctual player I’ve seen at the position in several years.

Another safety I like is South Florida’s Nate Allen. He has replaced LSU’s Chad Jones as my fourth-ranked safety due to his versatility in coverage.

You are talking about a guy with four interceptions last season, he makes plays as a center fielder, he can drop down and cover a slot receiver or a tight end. I think he’s a guy that can make plays.

I think that’s the trend we’re getting in today’s NFL.

Check out my complete position-by-position rankings.

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