NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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2021 NFL Draft Safety Rankings Top Five

5. Jamar Johnson, 6-0, 205

Size: 6-0, 205

The Good: Size, speed, production, he brings it all with little concern about fit.

Unlike most of the top safeties, he’s able to play any safety spot in any style and be more than fine. He’s got good enough speed to go along with a smoothness to his game, but he can also tackle. He might not be a blaster, but he’s more than adequate against the run.

Just coming into his own, he made a big jump from his sophomore to junior season, making 42 tackles with four picks with four broken up passes last year.

The Not-So-Good: He’s not the most physical of tacklers – he’s more functional than fantastic. Overall, it’s not quite right to say he only did it for one year, but he was good as a sophomore and came up with a great eight-game run as a junior. Even with the 24 games of experience he only came up with five broken up passes.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: There should be a whole lot of teams out there hoping he slides to their spot in the third. While he might not be a sure-thing Pro Bowl talent, he’s going to be an instant starter who’ll make a coaching staff very happy. Stick him in a secondary wherever you need him and don’t worry.

Projected Round: Third

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