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2021 NFL Prospect Rankings: Free Safeties

Projected Round: 1/2

Ourlads' Snippet - Tall, lanky safety whose length plays well at the position. Has been very productive playing the ball during his career. Has experience as a one and two high safety. At his best in deep zones with outstanding range and ball skills. Quick diagnosing and balancing route combinations, his fluid transitions put him in position to make a play. Normally able to read the receiver and read the quarterback delivery key. Can get over the top or move laterally to challenge a catch. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Central Florida

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Has been a productive two way safety who can play the deep zones as well as the box. Fluid in movements he easily changes directions laterally to expand zones and range in deep coverage. Shows a balanced quick back pedal that allows him to quickly break on the play in front of him. Adjusts well moving downhill with a sudden burst closing on a ball carrier. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oregon

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - A versatile safety prospect with experience at corner, safety and nickel. Has played well at each position. Excellent instincts and vision in reads from deep zones or in the box. Spent most of his snaps in 2019 at nickel where he excelled. Solid take on ability he can control stalk blocks and shed on the move. Sure tackler with quick feet to react in space. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Cincinnati

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Has experience in a variety of coverage and has played both in the box and as a deep safety. Quick and aggressive he shows outstanding range in coverage and pursuit. Smooth pedal with sudden change of direction. No wasted movement. Tracks moving downhill and adjusts well to movement. Angles to the ball are solid. Generally a secure wrap tackler he can lay a hit at times. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Texas

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Athletic prospect with solid size and length for the position. Has excelled in multiple coverage. Has experience over the top in Cover 1, 2, 3 and quarters. Also drops down to the flat in Cover 3 and has experience playing man to man versus slots and tight ends. Plays smart in deep coverage with proper positioning to balance multiple routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Syracuse

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - A lengthy versatile player who has experience as a corner, nickel back, and safety. Has outstanding speed and an aggressive demeanor. As a nickel has played both man and zone and flashed play making skill. Playing zone is quick with his drop and finds the throwing lane. Playing underneath intermediate routes he is quick and fast closing on short throws. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - While small statured his instincts, toughness and technique make up for the size issue. Has played mostly in deep coverage in a one or two high scheme, often variations of Cover 4 and 2. Will occasionally roll into the box in some coverage. His change of direction and quickness puts him in position to make a lot plays. Uses a quick shuffle pedal and is quick to come out of it with no wasted movement. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Missouri

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has been versatile lining up as an overhang player and one high safety. At his best playing overhang as he can take on blocks with a quick punch and shed on the move. Tackles well in space reacting to movement and wrapping up. Plays underneath flat coverage with quick feet and reactions on the short throw. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Cincinnati

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - He has played primarily two high in quarters, quarter/quarter/half, and Cover 2. Has also played one high and occasionally dropped to a traditional overhang safety. Excellent in run support he tracks downhill with precise angles and adjustments to movement. He’s an efficient open field tackler with gather and drive through tackles. Always around the ball it’s rare for him to miss. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Indiana

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - A versatile safety playing both in the box and deep coverage. Has experience in Cover 2, 3, and quarters along with match coverage on a slot or tight end. Quick in his pedal in deep coverage he maintains positioning on route combinations and closes voids in zones. Instinctive in coverage he is adept at reading the delivery key and gets to a lot of balls. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Pittsburgh

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Physical playmaking safety known for big hits. Can separate receivers from the ball on contact. Has experience over the top in various one and two high coverage along with playing in the box underneath. Also has some corner experience early in his career. At his best coming downhill from two high looks. Quick tracking downhill he takes outstanding pursuit angles and covers a lot of ground chasing. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oklahoma

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Has played all over the Oklahoma secondary but was primarily a corner or slot corner for most of his career. Played more safety this past season and was invited to the Senior Bowl where he got reps at safety and slot corner. Has played press Cover 2 and man along with off deep outside coverage. As a safety he played quarters, half and one high. Quick in his pedal he shows fluid transitions with above average agility. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Penn State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Undersized safety with versatility to play close to the line or deep. Has experience as a two high safety mostly playing quarters and one high. Also has played an overhang strong safety and nickel. Quick with his read and react. His quickness gets him downhill in a hurry working to the alley. Tracks well and makes a lot of plays near the line on the perimeter. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Rutgers

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Physical safety with ideal size for the position. Started his career at wide receiver. He could project as a hybrid in the NFL. Has experience in the box along with one and two high deep coverage. Solid in run support he has speed to chase across the field. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Arizona State

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - A versatile prospect with experience in deep coverage as a one and two high safety. Also moves down as an overhang player in flat coverage. Processes route combinations and gets in the throwing lane with a good read on the quarterback delivery key. Solid ball skills with a knack for getting his hands on balls in zone coverage. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Texas

Projected Round: PFA


Wisconsin

Projected Round: PFA


Notre Dame

Projected Round: PFA


Charlotte

Projected Round: PFA


20. JR Pace
Northwestern

Projected Round: PFA


Oregon

Projected Round: PFA


BYU

Projected Round: PFA


Iowa State

Projected Round: PFA


Virginia

Projected Round: PFA


25. Devon Key
Western Kentucky

Projected Round: PFA


Louisville

Projected Round: Camp