2020 NFL Draft Safety Rankings

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2020 NFL Draft Safety Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.


Safety Rankings:

  1. Xavier McKinney, Alabama
  2. Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
  3. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
  4. Grant Delpit, LSU
  5. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
  6. Ashtyn Davis, California
  7. Davion Taylor, Colorado
  8. Julian Blackmon, Utah
  9. Brandon Jones, Texas
  10. Josh Metellus, Michigan
  11. Chris Miller, Baylor
  12. Terrell Burgess, Utah
  13. K’Von Wallace, Clemson
  14. Brian Cole II, Mississippi State
  15. Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
  16. Larry Pryor, Texas A&M
  17. Richard LeCounte, Georgia
  18. Jordan Fuller, Ohio State
  19. Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame
  20. Tanner Muse, Clemson
  21. J.R. Reed, Georgia
  22. Shyheim Carter, Alabama
  23. David Dowell, Michigan State
  24. Greg Eisworth, Iowa State
  25. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State

2020 NFL Draft Safety Rankings

  • Can they cover deep, cover shallow routes, blitz, effective against the run in the box? If they can do all, they are super safety
  • Some are just “centerfielders” or “cover the centerfield” and sort of a pure free safety.
  • Some are very strong or tough but not great in coverage, and are better as “in the box” safeties.
  • Tackling ability and willingness to tackle are key.
  • Do they “break down” before a tackle or tackle without framing up to the ball carrier.
  • Experience at the position.
  • Durability.
  • Can they play corner as well?
  • Do they contribute in return game?
  • Number of INT’s and sacks.

Who are the top 2020 NFL Draft Safeties?

Xavier McKinney, Alabama, Grant Delpit, LSU, Ashtyn Davis, California.

What are the key traits for scouting Safeties for the 2020 NFL Draft?

Ability to cover short routes, medium routes, deep routes, open field speed, vision, ability to protect against the run and blitz.

When and where is the 2020 NFL Draft?

In April of 2020 at Paradise, Nevada.

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