2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Safeties



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 safety prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 22, 2017. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 203.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    8/22/17: Fitzpatrick recorded 66 tackles with seven passes broken up and six interceptions last year. He was dominant at times for Alabama, splitting time between corner and safety. Fitzpatrick had a superb 2015 season for the Crimson Tide. The freshman totaled 45 tackles with two sacks, 11 passes broken up and two interceptions - both returned for a touchdowns.

    The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder has excellent size and some natural cover skills. He has a ton of upside to develop. It sounds as if his preference and natural position is safety.






  2. Derwin James*, S, Florida State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 211.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    8/22/17: Entering the 2016 season, there was hype that James was an elite player and perhaps the best defensive player in college football. James totaled 11 tackles through two games in 2016 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. As a freshman in 2015, James had a strong debut with 91 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles and zero interceptions. He has a great athletic skill set.


  3. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    8/22/17: Harrison had a strong 2016 season for Alabama with 86 tackles, seven passes broken up and two interceptions. He notched two interceptions and six breakups as a freshman in 2015. As a junior, Harrison could take his game to another level. Scouting sources say that Harrison's physical talent is incredible.




  4. Jordan Whitehead, S, Pittsburgh
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    8/22/17: Whitehead is a physical safety who has good instincts. He broke out as a freshman with 108 tackles, six passes broken up, one interception and one forced fumble. In 2016, Whitehead totaled 65 tackles with two breakups and an interception while missing multiple games with an arm injury. Scouting sources like Whitehead, and if he were larger, he might be a sure-fire first-rounder. However, he also hurt his draft stock with a three-game suspension to open the 2017 season.


  5. Taylor Rapp*, S, Washington
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    8/22/17: Rapp played well as a freshman for the Huskies in 2016 and did well as the strong safety next to Budda Baker. Rapp totaled 53 tackles with two passes broken up, one forced fumble and four interceptions on the season. With Baker and Sidney Jones in the NFL, Rapp will need to step up for Washington.




  6. Justin Clifton, S, Arkansas State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 206.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.



  7. Jamar Summers, S/CB, Connecticut
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.



  8. Chase Hansen, S, Utah
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.



  9. Marcell Harris, S, Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 211.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.





  10. Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  11. Justin Reid, S, Stanford
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.



  12. Jaleel Wadood, S, UCLA
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.



  13. Jalen Young, S, Florida Atlantic
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.



2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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