The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy offers his top 10 safeties in the 2020 NFL Draft:
1. Xavier McKinney, Alabama, 6-0, 201:
Box security or nickel linebacker in opposition to the run? Yes. Center fielder who can cowl the deep seam? Yes. Back-seven versatility right here.
2. Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota, 5-9, 203:
Fundamentally sound ballhawk who retains the ball in entrance of him however has harm historical past as a result of he performs greater than his physique.
3. Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-2, 213:
Likes to ship a giant hit — possibly a bit an excessive amount of that it results in sloppy tackling. LSU used him in a wide range of roles at each security spots.
4. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-1, 217:
Filled the field rating, together with as a punt returner, and received Division II Defensive Player of the Year honors regardless of enjoying simply seven video games attributable to harm.
5. Ashtyn Davis, California, 6-1, 202:
Former observe star and soccer walk-on nonetheless is studying to learn quarterbacks. Cornerback is likely to be higher match as soon as developed.
6. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, 6-3, 221:
Played throughout the subject, as you would possibly anticipate at FCS degree. Hybrid linebacker-safety who might clear up tight finish mismatches.
7. Julian Blackmon, Utah, 6-0, 187:
Converted cornerback who might play nickel. Still studying cutoff angles one injury-shortened 12 months into a brand new place.
8. Brandon Jones, Texas, 5-11, 198:
Team-first chief performs like a robust security however has restoration velocity to trace the deep cross.
9. Terrell Burgess, Utah, 5-11, 202:
Converted cornerback, similar to the different half of Utah’s duo. Considered a scholar of the recreation skilled in 4 major particular groups.
10. J.R. Reed, Georgia, 6-1, 202:
Lacking some athleticism however showcases soccer IQ and different intangibles as he tries to turn out to be the third NFL participant in his household.
Winfield: Put on an all-around athletic show at NFL Scouting Combine, reminding groups he has good genes. His father was a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback.
Delpit: Considered a top-10 total prospect earlier than a poor end to his season that would knock him out of the first spherical. Comparisons to All-Pro Jamal Adams do him no favors.
Dugger: Lenoir-Rhyne’s final draft choose was in 2000 however Dugger was the finest participant on the subject each recreation and backed it up as a mix standout.