2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Safeties



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 safety prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated Feb. 15, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson*, S, Florida
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    2/15/18: Gardner-Johnson was a solid safety in 2017, helping in the run game and in pass defense. He had 58 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions on the year. Gardner-Johnson flashed as a freshman in 2016 as a backup behind a secondary filled with NFL talent. Gardner-Johnson showed potential to also contribute in man coverage as he had with three interceptions over the final three games of 2016.






  2. Marvell Tell III, S, USC
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    2/15/18: In 2017, Tell was a solid defender for the Trojans, totaling 85 tackles with two passes broken up and three interceptions. He contributed 43 tackles as a sophomore and 36 as a freshman. Over those two years, he had six breakups and an interception. Showing coverage skills will be critical for Tell to rise as a senior.


  3. Lukas Denis, S, Boston College
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    2/15/18: Denis was a ballhawk for Boston College in 2017, totaling seven interceptions with 10 passes broken up. He also had 83 tackles. It was a breakout year for Denis, and he would be rated higher if he had more size to him. Gaining weight and getting stronger will be important for Denis.




  4. Taylor Rapp*, S, Washington
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    2/15/18: Rapp was a solid defender for Washington as a sophomore. In 2017, he totaled 59 tackles with two sacks and one interception. Rapp played well as a freshman for the Huskies in 2016 and performed well as the strong safety next to Budda Baker. Rapp totaled 53 tackles with two passes broken up, one forced fumble and four interceptions that season.


  5. Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    2/15/18: The Hurricanes reestablished themselves as a team to be reckoned with in 2017, and their turnover chain became a media sensation. The player who sported that chain the most often for the Hurricanes was Johnson, who totaled four interceptions and three forced fumbles on the year. The junior also was a solid run defender with 96 tackles. Johnson showed big improvement over his sophomore year when he had 38 tackles and two breakups with an interception. If Johnson were bigger, he would be rated higher.




  6. Khaleke Hudson*, S, Michigan
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

  7. David Dowell*, S, Michigan State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

  8. Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 209.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

  9. Jalen Thompson*, S, Washington State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 183.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.



  10. D'Cota Dixon, S, Wisconsin
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 204.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

  11. Justin Clifton, S, Arkansas State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 206.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

  12. Kiy Summers, S, Rutgers
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

  13. Chase Hansen, S, Utah
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

  14. Jordan Fuller*, S, Ohio State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  15. J.R. Reed, S, Georgia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

  16. JoJo McIntosh, S, Washington
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

  17. Tanner Muse*, S, Clemson
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

  18. Brandon Bryant, S, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

  19. Jalen Young, S, Florida Atlantic
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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