2021 NFL Draft: Final Safety Rankings

For the most part, pro days are finished. All of the athletic testing we are going to get has been documented. The proverbial hay is in the barn. It is time to finalize all of my position rankings.

Each position group is scored differently in my formula. I take into account my tape grade (70-75% depending on the position). I also factor in production at the collegiate level (15% for all non-offensive linemen). The other main portion is an athletic score (15% for non-OL, 25% for OL). I also assign a small bump for each position group based on the value of that position in the NFL. Quarterbacks get the highest while RBs get the lowest.

With that being said, let’s look at the safeties. I watched 34 in this draft cycle.

FINAL SAFETY RANKINGS

TAPE PROD. ATH. TOTAL
1 Trevon Moehrig TCU 8.8 10 7.37 8.9655
2 Jevon Holland Oregon 8.33 9 9.52 8.809
3 Richie Grant UCF 8.35 10 7.77 8.7105
4 James Wiggins Cincinnati 8.13 8 9.7 8.546
5 Talanoa Hufanga Southern Cal 8.75 9 5.74 8.536
6 Hamsah Nasirildeen Florida State 8.25 9 7.77 8.4905
7 Damar Hamlin Pittsburgh 8.25 9 6.98 8.372
8 Andre Cisco Syracuse 8.42 9 5.98 8.341
9 JaCoby Stevens LSU 8.17 8 7.81 8.2905
10 Caden Sterns Texas 8 7 9.59 8.2885
11 Divine Deablo Virginia Tech 7.75 9 8.02 8.178
12 Joshuah Bledsoe Missouri 8 9 5.98 8.047
13 Michael Carter Duke 7.75 10 5.7 7.98
14 Jamar Johnson Indiana 7.75 9 6.19 7.9035
15 Tyree Gillespie Missouri 8 8 6 7.9
16 Darrick Forrest Cincinnati 7.4 7 9.69 7.8835
17 Aashari Crosswell Arizona State 7.7 9 5.98 7.837
18 Shawn Davis Florida 7.88 8 5.98 7.813
19 Brady Breeze Oregon 7.92 7 6.67 7.7945
20 Christian Uphoff Illinois State 7.75 8 6.25 7.7625
21 Richard LeCounte Georgia 8.88 8 0.62 7.709
22 Zayne Anderson BYU 7.58 6 8.24 7.642
23 Ar’Darius Washington TCU 8 7 5.1 7.615
24 Chris Brown Texas 7 9 6.52 7.428
25 Jamien Sherwood Auburn 7.75 7 4.22 7.308
26 Paris Ford Pittsburgh 7.9 9 1.03 7.2345
27 Marcus Murphy Mississippi State 7.6 6 4.97 7.1655
28 Brad Stewart Florida 7.75 6 4.26 7.164
29 Donovan Stiner Florida 7 6 7.72 7.158
30 Dwayne Johnson San Diego State 7.75 7 3.17 7.1505
31 Tyler Coyle Purdue 6.5 6 9.83 7.1245
32 Tariq Thompson San Diego State 8 8 0.33 7.0495
33 Kyel Hemby Southern Miss 7.5 9 1.18 6.977
34 Tavante Beckett Marshall 7.83 7 1.37 6.9365

Tomorrow we will look at the players that I am much higher on than most.

Image courtesy of AP