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 April 20, 2019. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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

2020 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

2021 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. Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.13. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Bench: 16. Broad: 9-8.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    4/20/19: Abram is the consensus top safety prospect with NFL teams, and he probably will get selected in the back half of the first round. At the combine, Abram helped himself with an excellent workout that included a fast 40 time. Team sources also say that he interviewed extremely well.

    Abram totaled 99 tackles with two interceptions, five passes broken up, three sacks and nine tackles for a loss in 2018. Sources were impressed with Abram in 2018 and say he plays the game the right way. He is a physical enforcer in the middle of the field who is a good run defender and functional in pass coverage. He can be an asset in pass coverage in the middle of the field and played some nickel. Abram could help in coverage on slot receivers and tight ends. One source said that Abram reminds them of former Texas A&M safety Justin Evans, a second-round pick of Tampa Bay in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Abram checks in at 5-foot-11, 207-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He has 31-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands, and a wingspan of 74.5 inches.

    In speaking with multiple area scouts who cover the Southeast, Abram received some praise for helping himself in 2017. He was a physical defender and around the ball consistently for the Bulldogs. Abram totaled 71 tackles with five passes broken up and two forced fumbles on the season. Team evaluators feel that Abram is a solid player with starting potential.




  2. Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 198. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.36. Three Cone: 7.03.
    Bench: 11. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 10-6.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    4/20/19: Savage has become a hot prospect, putting together great workouts in the leadup to the draft. On top of the workouts, he has good tape from his final season at Maryland and teams love his character. Of all the prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, Savage could be the leader for the most pre-draft visits as there are 10 teams and counting that have hosted him in April. Savage has to chance to go much higher than expected and could sneak into the first round. Sources say he is a smart kid, a team leader, and charismatic.

    Savage played really well for the Terrapins in 2018, almost helping them pull off an upset over Ohio State. Maryland's defense did a nice job in the early going of holding the Buckeyes' play-makers in check, and Savage was a key part of that. In 2018, Savage totaled 52 tackles with four interceptions and two passes broken up. He does not have great size, but he makes up for it with speed and instincts. Savage also has the versatility to play some nickel cornerback.

    As a senior, Savage totaled 52 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, two passes broken up and four interceptions. He had three interceptions with 59 tackles and eight breakups as a junior. Savage broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and totaled 59 tackles with an interceptions.


  3. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 8.50.
    40 Time: 4.42.
    Bench: 21. Vertical: 44. Broad: 11-9.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Thornhill recorded 98 tackles with six interceptions and seven passes broken up. He goes under the radar, but some team sources feel that he is the second-best safety in the 2019 NFL Draft and worthy of going early in the second round. Evaluators like his instincts and his ability to make plays on the ball. They feel he can cover tight ends, has better than expected range, and could fit as a free safety in the NFL. Thornhill had a decent week at the Senior Bowl. Teams don't think he will make it to the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Thornhill put up a fast 40 time at the combine.

    8/29/18: Thornhill has gone under the radar playing for Virginia, yet he has turned in two excellent seasons. In 2017, he had four interceptions with 12 passes broken up and 63 tackles. That came after he notched three picks, seven breakups and 45 tackles in 2016.


  4. Taylor Rapp*, S, Washington
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 208. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 9.00.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75. Three Cone: 6.82.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 35. Broad: 9-7.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: Rapp was a rising prospect who teams view as a safe player, and he is considered one of the best character guys in the 2019 NFL Draft. Sources say Rapp is a very hard worker with a good football I.Q. Some thought that Rapp could be a late first-round pick after he interviewed very well at the combine, but he had a slow time at his pro day in the 4.7s and some teams have him medically red flagged because of a hip injury. As a result, he probably will be a second-round pick.

    Rapp totaled 59 tackles with five sacks, four passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018. For the NFL, he would fit best as a strong safety and looks like he could be a starting strong safety early in his pro career. While he is not a thumper, Rapp has good instincts that turn him into a solid defender. His best attribute could be his blitzing, as he is very good at chasing down the quarterback. He is a quality tackler and run defender who plays well near the line of scrimmage. As a pro, Rapp should be a solid run defender and eighth man in the box.

    Sources say that Rapp has some limitations in pass coverage. While he is not a throwaway in coverage, he does not have good range downfield and should not play deep consistently. He could function for a play or two, but he could be a liability downfield in deep coverage due to his range limitations if he is asked to play there a lot. He has some tightness in the lower leg and is not a safety who can contribute in man coverage. Thus, Rapp is more of a strong safety.

    8/29/18: 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. Rapp is a quality strong safety who needs to impress with cover skills in 2018.




  5. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson*, S/CB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 210. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.48. Three Cone: 7.03.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 36. Broad: 9-9.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: Gardner-Johnson totaled 66 tackles, nine for a loss, three sacks, two passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018 from mainly playing slot cornerback for the Gators. He played well overall for them and was a productive presence in the middle of the field. Gardner-Johnson is a solid tackler and has turned into an aggressive run defender. Some team sources feel that Gardner-Johnson is a better prospect than Duke Dawson, who was the Gators' slot corner in 2017 and a second-round pick by the Patriots. Gardner-Johnson had a solid combine and ran well in the 40.

    8/29/18: 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.


  6. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 206. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 8.88.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: Adderley has impressed evaluators, and some teams have him graded higher over more high-profile safeties. Adderley racked up nine interceptions over the past two seasons, and he improved his tackle production every year over the past three seasons. Scouts say that Adderley is a true free safety with good range downfield and makes plays on the ball. They say that Adderley plays hard, runs around and smacks people, but he has a cornerback build, so he should get stronger to tackle in the NFL. He had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Adderley did not work out at the combine.

    Sources believe that Adderley will probably go on the second day of the 2019 NFL Draft. He totaled 86 tackles, four interceptions, seven passes broken up and a forced fumble in 2018.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Adderley checks in at 5-foot-11, 197-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 30-inch arms, nine-inch hands, and a wingspan of 75.25 inches.

    Adderley had a big 2017 season with impressive production for Delaware. The junior recorded five interceptions with 78 tackles, two forced fumbles and three passes broken up for the year. Over the previous two seasons, Adderley totaled 12 breakups with 100 tackles and two interceptions. Impressing at an all-star game will be important for him.


  7. Mike Bell*, S, Fresno State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 210. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.83. Three Cone: 7.10.
    Bench: 10. Vertical: 30. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/20/19: Bell ran slower than expected at the combine. In 2018, Bell totaled 87 tackles with eight passes broken up and three interceptions. He had 77 tackles with three breakups and a pick in 2017. Bell has good length and height to help him match up versus big receivers or tight ends. Scouts say they like Bell's versatility. He is a fluid, smooth athlete who is interchangeable between free or strong safety. Bell is really good coming downhill as a run defender while also flashing range and ball skills downfield. Sources feel that Bell will develop into a starter.




  8. Deionte Thompson*, S, Alabama
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.88.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/20/19: In the early going of the 2018 season, Thompson was one of college football's breakout players, and multiple pro team sources were raving about him in September. They felt that a first-round buzz was building around Thompson, but the play turned out to be a flash in the pan, as he really struggled in the second half of the season. He stopped making plays on the ball, missed tackles, missed interceptions, and ended up getting picked on deep downfield, including in ugly performances against Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson. As a result, Thompson ended up getting mid-round grades. Evaluators feel that he has a good skill set, but poor instincts, which led to him giving up long touchdowns late in the year. In 2018, he had two interceptions, six passes broken up, three forced fumbles and 79 tackles.

    Thompson was a backup to Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison as a junior. Over limited playing time in 2017, Thompson recorded 27 tackles, four passes broken up and two interceptions.


  9. Will Harris, S, Boston College
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 207. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.41. Three Cone: 6.91.
    Bench: 20. Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    4/20/19: Harris helped himself at the combine with a faster than expected 40 time. Entering the 2018 season, Lukas Denis was the Boston College safety who had the most buzz, but Harris had the better year and was the one of the pair who earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Denis is undersized, while Harris has good size for the NFL. Harris is a true strong safety for the nezt level. As a senior, he totaled 75 tackles with an interception. He recorded 83 tackles and an interception in 2017.


  10. Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 191. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.69.
    Bench: 18. Vertical: 33. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Johnson totaled 92 tackles, one pass broken up and two interceptions. Sources like Johnson as a player, but his size is hurting his grade from scouts. He had a decent week of practice at the Senior Bowl, but ran slower than expected and hurt himself at the combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Johnson checks in at 5-foot-10, 190-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He has 29.63-inch arms, 8.13-nch hands, and a wingspan of 70.88 inches.

    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 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, during which he had 38 tackles and two breakups with an interception. If Johnson were bigger, he would be rated higher.




  11. Marvell Tell III, S, USC
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 198. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 9.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Three Cone: 6.63.
    Vertical: 42. Broad: 11-4.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Tell had a disappointing 2018 season, including having problems with missed tackles and not making plays in pass coverage. Midway through the year, Tell started to play better, but he still was underwhelming overall. He totaled 56 tackles with one interception and five passes batted in 2018. Tell missed the Senior Bowl with an injury and did not run the 40 at the combine.

    8/29/18: 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. Tell has a tall and long frame that helps him to match up against bigger receivers and tight ends.


  12. Chase Hansen, S/OLB, Utah
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 222. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/3/19: In 2018, Hansen recorded 114 tackles, two interceptions, four passes broken up, 22 tackles for a loss and five sacks. He was all over the field for the Utes as a seek-and-destroy defender. Hansen moved to linebacker as a senior, and that is the position he should play in the NFL.

    8/29/18: Hansen's best season came as a sophomore, when he totaled 90 tackles with nine passes broken up and three interceptions. He had 51 tackles with two breakups and an interception as a junior. Hansen is a big safety who could grow into a linebacker.


  13. Khari Willis, S, Michigan State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 213. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Bench: 22. Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: A few years ago, the Spartans had a run of producing some good NFL defensive back prospects for the NFL draft, including players like Darqueze Dennard and Trae Waynes. After a bit of a lull, Willis could represent Michigan State in the 2019 NFL Draft. Willis totaled 84 tackles with 10 passes broken up and two interceptions. He had two picks as a junior along with 71 tackles and three breakups.




  14. Darius West, S, Kentucky
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 207. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.00.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: West was a solid defender for Kentucky in 2018, serving as a dependable run defender. He produced 86 tackles and also showed some coverage skills with six passes broken up and three interceptions on the year. He recorded 86 tackles with a pass breakup and one interception as a junior.


  15. Marquise Blair, S, Utah
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 8.00.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Vertical: 35. Broad: 10-5.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: With his strong 2018 season for Utah, Blair earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He had a decent week of practice, but the interviews did not go as well. Blair then had a quality workout at the combine.

    Blair was one of the Utes' top players on a defense that led them to the 2018 Pac-12 Championship game. Off the field, teams are concerned about some of Blair's habits and are worried that his issues could lead to lots of suspensions. Thus, Blair has the potential to slide in the draft lower than where his talent level indicates they should go. Blair totaled 59 tackles with two interceptions and two passes broken up in 2018. He has versatile size to get consideration as a free or strong safety in the NFL.


  16. Saquan Hampton, S, Rutgers
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 206. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Bench: 14. Broad: 10-5.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Hampton recorded 65 tackles with 13 passes broken up and three interceptions. He is a solid sleeper safety who is going under the radar, but he helped himself with a good combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Hampton checks in at 6-foot-1, 205-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He has 31.13-inch arms, 8.5-inch hands, and a 74.5 inch wingspan.

    Hampton has been a contributor for Rutgers over the past three seasons, but has also dealt with some injuries. He missed nine contests over the past two years. In 2017, Hampton recorded 38 tackles with three passes broken up in eight games. He totaled 46 tackles with one breakup and an interception in 2016.


  17. Zedrick Woods, S, Ole Miss
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.29. Three Cone: 7.00.
    Bench: 19. Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 10-2.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Woods recorded 79 tackles with four passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018. At the East-West Shrine, Woods had a decent week of practice. He then really helped his draft stock at the combine with an electric 40-yard dash.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Woods is 5-foot-11, 204-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. His arms check in at 31.75 inches with 10 inch hands, and a wingspan of 76.13 inches.

    Woods has turned in two solid seasons for the Rebels over 2017 and 2016. As a junior, he had 64 tackles with four passes broken up and zero interceptions. The previous season saw him collect three interceptions with 63 tackles and three passes broken up.


  18. Amani Hooker*, S, Iowa
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 210. Arm: 30.13. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.48. Three Cone: 6.81.
    Bench: 14. Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Hooker entered the draft early, but team sources are't high on him for the NFL. They say he missed a lot of tackles and is not that athletic for the next level. Hooker is limited in coverage and athletically, thus he's getting graded later, although sources note that he is tough and willing to hit. He played strong safety and dime linebacker for the Hawkeyes in 2018, recording 65 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 tackles for a loss and seven passes broken up. He had 56 tackles and two interceptions in 2017. Hooker would fit best as a strong safety to start out in his NFL career.


  19. Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 8.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Edwards totaled 82 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, two interceptions and six passes broken up.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Edwards checks in at 5-foot-10, 201-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. They have him down as having 30.75-inch arms, nine-inch hands, and a 73.75 inch wingspan.

    Edwards has been a productive player over the past two years, and he would be rated higher if he were bigger. In 2017, Edwards totaled 97 tackles with seven passes broken up and four interceptions. He totaled 100 tackles with eight passes broken up and three interceptions during his sophomore season. If Edwards stays consistent as a senior, he could end up being a second-day pick despite the size concerns.


  20. JoJo McIntosh, S, Washington
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 209.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.61.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: McIntosh totaled 56 tackles and two passes broken up in 2018.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data McIntosh checks in at 6-foot-1, 209 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds. He has a 32.75-inch arms, 8.5-inch hands, and a wingspan of 77.88 inches.

    In 2017, McIntosh formed a nice tandem with Taylor Rapp. McIntosh totaled 50 tackles with one pass broken up and an interception. In 2016, he had 67 tackles with two passes broken up. McIntosh has versatile size, but speed is a concern with him, per to team sources.


  21. Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 209. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.56. Three Cone: 7.08.
    Bench: 9. Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Wingard recorded 87 tackles with two interceptions and one pass broken up. He then had a decent week at the East-West Shrine. Wingard is a third-day prospect who could be a backup safety and special teams contributor.

    8/29/18: Wingard is a potential strong safety who is very productive in run defense. He has produced tremendous tackle totals over the past three years with 114, 131 and 122 tackles. His best season in pass coverage came as a junior with five interceptions and three passes broken up. Over those three years, he also collected five forced fumbles and 22.5 tackles for a loss. Getting to an all-star game and impressing in pass coverage will be critical for Wingard to rise.


  22. Malik Grant*, S, Marshall
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Grant totaled 95 tackles with eight passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018. In 2017, he recorded 100 tackles with five breakups and zero interceptions. Grant decided to skip his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. He needs to gain weight to tackle in the NFL.


  23. Mark McLaurin, S, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 212. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.77.
    Bench: 12. Vertical: 36.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: In 2018, McLaurin had 74 tackles with 4.5 for a loss and four passes broken up.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, McLaurin checks in at 6-foot-2, 215-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 32.5-inch arms, 9.38-inch hands, and a wingspan of 76 inches.

    Jonathan Abram has earned praise, but McLaurin was the safety who produced more splash plays for Mississippi State in 2017. McLaurin recorded six interceptions, one forced fumble, six passes broken up and 79 tackles on the year. He totaled 51 tackles with five break ups and two interceptions in 2016. McLaurin has a nice combination of size and speed with zone instincts and good hands. One would think that McLaurin might be rated higher.

    Team sources, however, say that McLaurin has coverage limitations and can't be an interchangeable free safety. He is not a fit to play the deep centerfield, can't cover in man outside of on slow tight ends, and had too many busted coverages. They also say that McLaurin missed a lot of tackles in space. For the NFL, they feel his only fit is for a strong safety role in a zone scheme. Hence, McLaurin is more of a mid-rounder entering his senior year.


  24. Justin Clifton, S, Arkansas State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 206.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Clifton recorded 81 tackles with five passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018.

    8/29/18: Clifton has been a productive player over the past two seasons for Arkansas State. In 2017, he totaled 63 tackles with 13 passes broken up and one interception. Clifton had 87 tackles with five breakups and two interceptions during the previous year. Getting to an all-star game and impressing there is critical for him.


  25. Lukas Denis, S, Boston College
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.64. Three Cone: 6.89.
    Bench: 16. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 9-8.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Denis notched one interception returned 59 yards for a touchdown, two passes broken up and 49 tackles in 2018. He had a disappointing season and then did not impress at the East-West Shrine. Denis ran slow times at the combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Denis checks in at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He has 31.13-inch arms, 9.25-inch hands, and a wingspan of 75 inches.

    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.


  26. Chris Johnson, S, North Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Johnson totaled 47 tackles with three breakups and two interceptions in 2018. In speaking to multiple sources, Johnson is emerging as somewhat of a love/hate prospect among scouts. Some like him, while others don't like him at all. He did not participate in the combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Johnson checks in at 6-foot-2, 194-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He has 31.25-inch arms, nine-inch hands, and a wingspan of 74.13 inches.

    Team sources say that Johnson is a small-school prospect who has impressed evaluators and made their preseason watch list of players who have the potential to be first- through fourth-round picks. In 2017, Johnson had six interceptions with 50 tackles for a loss and three passes broken up. He has good height and length but needs to add more to his frame. "[Johnson] is talented but needs development," said one advance scout. "He has outstanding instincts, ball skills, incredible intangibles, [is] lean and needs a year or two to just get bigger. He's a pure free safety and a weak tackler right now."


  27. D'Cota Dixon, S, Wisconsin
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 204. Arm: 29.25. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.81.
    Bench: 20. Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 9-11.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Dixon recorded 43 tackles with 2.5 for a loss and three passes broken up. He is undersized for the NFL, and that would be seen clearly at the East-West Shrine. Dixon then ran extremely slowly at the combine.

    8/29/18: Dixon formed a capable safety tandem with Natrell Jamerson during the 2017 season. Dixon totaled 55 tackles with three breakups and one interception for the year. He had four interceptions, four breakups and 60 tackles during the previous year. If he were bigger, he could be rated higher.


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

    4/20/19: For 2018, Young totaled 59 tackles, two passes broken up and one interception.

    8/29/18: Young has been a productive player, but he's rated low because he is extremely undersized for the NFL. In 2017, he had 77 tackles with seven interceptions. As an underclassman, he totaled 169 tackles and five interceptions over his first two years. If Young can fill out his frame, he could rise.


2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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