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I wanted to check the safety today. The graph below uses the 2021 PFF grade and the current rank of PFF on the big board, which is updated throughout the draft process.

Notre Dame’s Safety Kyle Hamilton is at the top of the ranks and is currently second on the PFF board. He has a great size and has been position versatile in the last three seasons with time in slots, boxes, and mostly deep alignments. He has an overall grade of 75 and above, a coverage grade of 80 and above, a defense grade of 60 runs and above, and is allowed an above average 10.7% forced incomplete rate, 6.5% tackle failure rate, and 42.3 passer ratings. rice field. Georgia Safety Luis Cine is an average size and played primarily deeply in 2021 with his experience with boxes and over 100 slot snaps. Forced incompleteness rates and 81 passer ratings were allowed and were in the top 15 for forced incompleteness and coverage outages.

The third player on the graph and the last player in the current Top 50 is Pennsylvania State University Safety Jacques Ambriscar. He’s average size and has played at least 50 snaps in slots, boxes and deep alignments in each of the last three seasons. He is mainly a box defender. In 2021, he has a comprehensive grade of over 80, a high coverage grade of 80, a land defense grade of over 65, a above-average 13.5% miscuckle rate, a forced incomplete rate of 28.6%, and a passer rating of 46.8. Did.

Continuing to the top right of the graph, Illinois Safety Kirby Joseph has size / length, with over 100 snaps from the box and deep alignment, almost in 2021 while playing the last three seasons. I gained experience. He is the only one on the graph with an overall score of 90 or higher, a coverage score of 90 or higher, a defense score of mid 70 runs, a tackle failure rate of 9.5%, a passer rating of 66.4, and a strong passcut rate of 21.1%. I had five. Interception! Joseph played for the national team in the Senior Bowl and enjoyed his performance. He noticed a solid tackle, but was dragged into another yard.

Maryland’s Safety Nick Cross is a good size and has played deeply, mostly in the last three seasons, with over 250 snaps from the 2021 box. He was in the middle of the 70-run defense grade, with an overall lower grade of 65 or more compared to the players mentioned above, but with a high 50 coverage grade, a forced incomplete rate of 14.3%, and an average of 16.1% failure. Tackle rate and low 103 passer rating are allowed.

Just outside the current Top 100 is Cincinnati’s Safety Brian Cook. He was well sized and gained most experience in 2021 playing over 175 slots, boxes and deep snaps. He was granted 85+ overall and coverage grades, 80+ land defense grades, a 7% tackle failure rate, a 19.4% forced incomplete rate, and a passer rating of 50.2.

Texas A & M Safety Demani Richardson was the last player to exceed the average rank. He has a good size and has played slots, boxes and deep alignments at a high rate in the last three seasons, the latter being his main spot in 2021. He had an overall defense grade of over 70, a coverage grade of over 65, and an excellent 10.7% missed a tackle rate, but was allowed a forced incomplete rate of 4.5% and a passer rating of 105.5.

The rest of the players are currently not likely to be rounded / drafted after the PFF and I will discuss some. Michigan’s Safety Brad Hawkins has an average size and playbox, is primarily deep for the last three seasons, and has experience in slots. He had an overall coverage of over 80, a run defense grade, a forced incomplete rate of 20%, an average tackle failure rate of 10.3%, and a passer rating of 61.8. Auburn Safety Smoke Monday is a good size and has played over 175 slots, boxes and deep alignments in the last two seasons. He had an overall coverage of over 75, a run defense grade, was allowed 13.3% tackle failure, a forced incomplete rate of 9.4%, and a passer rating of 100.4.

Louisiana’s Safety Percy Butler can stand to add weight to his frame and has played over 100 snaps in each of the last three seasons, with slots, boxes, and mostly deep alignment. He had a high grade of 70 overall, a coverage grade of 80 or higher, but in the middle of the 60-run defense grade, a forced incomplete rate of 18.2% and a passer rating of 58 were allowed. , The tackle rate was 20.3%. He started for the East team at Shrine Bowl and enjoyed the powerful coverage highlighted by his play in the end zone.

Texas A & M Safety Leon O’Neill Jr. is well sized, played primarily in boxes and deep, and has had over 50 slot snaps in each of the last three seasons. He had over 70 overall grades, over 80 coverage grades, but was allowed a high 50 run defense grade, a forced incomplete rate of 21.7%, and a passer rating of 47.9, but a tackle failure of 17.7%. The rate is low. He started for the American team in the Senior Bowl and demonstrated his ability as a tackler in run games. He was emphasized by quickly shooting down from deep alignment for a run stop, but he bowed to a failed tackle attempt.

Miami (OH) Safety Sterling Weatherford is large in size, mainly playing in the box and has experience in slots and more than 50 snaps in the 2019 and 2021 defensive lines. + Coverage grade, average tackle failure of less than 15.8%, forced incomplete rate of 6.7%, and passer rating of 89.3 are allowed. Weatherford enjoyed playing for the national team in the senior bowl and shooting the gap for a run stop, but also missed the tackle.

Oregon Safety Verone McKinley III has played more than 100 slots, boxes and deep alignments in the last three seasons, below average size in its class. The latter was his main spot in 2021. He had over 60 coverage and run defense grades overall. A low tackle rate of 18.5%, a forced incomplete rate of over 13.3% on average, and a passer rating of 65.3 (including 6 intercepts) are allowed.

Kentucky Safety Yusuf Corker is below average height compared to its class and played primarily box and deep alignment with over 100 slot snaps in the last two. He was allowed an overall coverage grade of 65 and above, a land defense grade of 70 and above, a forced incomplete rate of 15%, a tackle failure rate of 12%, and a passer rating of 72.9. Coker played for the American team in the Senior Bowl and had a lot of trouble. He had some good run tackles, one on the goal line, but some missed the tackle and beat it with playoff action coverage for the touchdown!

Baylor Safety JT Foods need to be heavier, but the height is good and they have played over 100 slots, boxes and deep snaps in each of the last three seasons. He had an overall grade of 65 and above, a coverage grade of 75 and above, but a terrible run defense grade of 45 and above, a tackle failure rate of 17.9%, a forced incomplete rate of 12.1% above average, and a passer rating of 51.8. Was allowed and there were 6 interceptions! He played for the senior bowl national team and focused on the efforts of a good special team, but with a holding penalty.

The names of the couples that didn’t show up on my favorite board are Juanyeh Thomas of Georgia Institute of Technology and Russ Yeast of Kansas State University. They both started for the Shrine Bowl East team and showed a strong performance. Thomas had some positive play and strong tackles and especially enjoyed stepping up and providing third and fourth downstops depending on the situation! East was also a playmaker, offering forced fumbles and some strong tackles, but focused on the negative play of coverage.

It’s interesting to see who will be retained and whether Pittsburgh will eventually choose the 2022 defensive back or go to the free agent route, as it is uncertain who will return to that position from the Twisters 2021 roster. Probably. If they draft, I personally hope it’s in a cornerback style, lacking quality and depth of safety overall, and having more urgent needs elsewhere.

The ranks on the PFF board have certainly changed and certainly some names are missing from this list, but I hope you especially enjoyed the All-Star game grades and some notes. Later in the process of the Steelers Depot Draft Team continuing to edit the draft profile, I plan and look forward to providing visuals with Depot Draft Grades and projections.

What do you think about this year’s safety class? Thank you for reading and let us know what you think in the comments!

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2022 NFL Draft Safety Outlook: PFF Grade and Big Board Rank

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