2020 NFL Draft: Initial List of Safety Prospects

What to Watch

This post will serve as the initial list of Safety prospects that I will be watching for the 2020 NFL Draft. I do not have a great feel for this position group outside a couple of the top guys.

The players listed below are posted in no particular order. They are broken down by class. As posted in the DFD State of the Union, I will only initially be watching 300 total prospects in the fall. These are the 24 safeties I am watching during the 2019 season. There are 19 seniors and 5 juniors.

SENIORS

Jalen Thompson Washington State Sr 5’11 176
Jalen Elliott Notre Dame Sr 6’1 205
Tanner Muse Clemson Sr 6’1 225
Avery Anderson Nebraska Sr 6’0 185
Larry Pryor Texas A&M Sr 5’11 205
Marshe Terry Uconn Sr 6’3 206
Justin Tranquill Western Michigan Sr 5’11 185
Daniel Thomas Auburn Sr 5’11 208
J.R. Reed Georgia Sr 6’0 194
Shyheim Carter Alabama Sr 5’11 195
Brandon Jones Texas Sr 6’0 205
David Dowell Michigan State Sr 6’0 196
Damar Hamlin Pittsburgh Sr 6’0 195
Nigel Warrior Tennessee Sr 6’0 188
Jaylin Hawkins Cal Sr 6’1 205
Antoine Brooks Maryland Sr 5’11 210
Kekoa Nawahine Boise State Sr 6’1 205
Jalen Moore Oregon State Sr 6’0 208
James Wiggins Cincinnati Sr 6’0 202

 

JUNIORS

Grant Delpit LSU Jr 6’2 203
Xavier McKinney Alabama Jr 6’0 198
Richard LeCounte Georgia Jr 5’10 190
Brad Stewart Florida Jr 6’0 200
Aloha Gilman Notre Dame Jr 5’11 202

 

If another safety jumps out to me in the lead up to the 2019 season (or during), I will replace one on this list. I have an initial production score for each player on this list. As I watch the tape, on each this summer (or fall), the initial rankings will come together.

Throughout the next week, I will be posting each position’s initial rankings.

Initial prospect rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, OT, IOL, EDGE, DL, LB, CB

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