2013 NFL Draft top 5 Safety player rankings
By Tyler Lurkins
- Eric Reid, LSU-Ability to play either safety position. Has ball skills to cover anyone, anywhere on the field. Strong enough to play the run and rush the passer. Doesn’t make many mistakes in the passing game. Will need to improve tackling skills and angles.
- Kenny Vaccaro, Texas-Very few holes in his game. Could play both positions, but is better suited for strong safety. Solid tackler with ability to shed blocks. Lacks elite speed and explosion, but has intelligence to make play despite lack of elite athletic ability.
- T.J. McDonald, USC-NFL ready safety. Better suited as a free safety. Coached by Monte Kiffen. Excellent ball skills. Sharp at diagnosing plays. Excellent tackle with frame and strength to bring down anyone. Lacks true speed.
- Kenyon Rambo, Georgia-Could be best free safety in college if better life skills are learned. Unrivaled play making ability. Has speed to cover any receiver, and allows no plays behind him. Excellent blitzer and sound tackler. Will be passed on due to off field issues.
- Robert Lester, Alabama-Moves and flows well. Flawless tackler. NFL ready strength. Lacks the speed to play free safety in the NFL. Needs to pick up his play and become more involved in the defense.