2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Safeties



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 safety prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 22, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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

2020 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. David Dowell, S, Michigan State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

    8/22/18: Michigan State has been a factory for NFL defensive backs, and Dowell could keep that tradition going. In his first year as a starter, Dowell was impressive with five interceptions, four passes broken up and 52 tackles. Adding some strength to his frame to tackle for the NFL will be necessary for him as an upperclassman.






  2. Khaleke Hudson, S, Michigan
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

    8/22/18: After serving as a backup during his freshman campaign, Hudson broke out in 2017. The first-year starter made 83 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, nine passes broken up and two interceptions on the year. Hudson is an excellent blitzer with the upside to develop more coverage skills. He will be an interesting prospect to watch and has the potential to rise.


  3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    8/22/18: Gardner-Johnson was a solid safety in 2017, helping in the run game and in pass defense. He totaled 58 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions on the year. Gardner-Johnson flashed as a freshman in 2016 as a backup behind a secondary filled with NFL talent. Gardner-Johnson showed potential to also contribute in man coverage as he had with three interceptions over the final three games of 2016.




  4. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    8/22/18: Rapp was a solid defender for Washington as a sophomore. In 2017, he totaled 59 tackles with two sacks and one interception. Rapp played well as a freshman for the Huskies in 2016 and performed well as the strong safety next to Budda Baker. Rapp totaled 53 tackles with two passes broken up, one forced fumble and four interceptions that season. Rapp is a quality strong safety who needs to impress with his coverage skills in 2018.


  5. Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/22/18: Fuller could rise over the course of his junior and senior years. He has the upside to evolve into a better player now that he has some experience. In 2017 as a first-year starter, Fuller totaled 70 tackles with two breakups and two interceptions.






  6. Denzel Goolsby, S, Kansas State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 192.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

  7. Jalen Thompson, S, Washington State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 183.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.



  8. Larry Pryor, S, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  9. David Leisring, S, Dayton
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 201.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.



  10. Henry Black, S, Baylor
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

  11. Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

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

2020 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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