2022 NFL Draft - Top Safeties

Most Recent Update: 11/25/2021 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
2
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Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
6'4"
210
JR
2
19
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Jalen Catalon
Arkansas
5'10"
198
RSO
3
36
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Daxton Hill
Michigan
6'0"
195
JR
4
37
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Jordan Battle
Alabama
6'1"
206
JR
5
50
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Jaquan Brisker
Penn State
6'1"
210
SR
6
52
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Brandon Joseph
Northwestern
6'1"
192
JR
7
61
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Lewis Cine
Georgia
6'1"
190
JR
8
71
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Demani Richardson
Texas A&M
6'1"
210
JR
9
93
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Marcus Hooker
Ohio State
5'11"
200
RJR
10
114
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Smoke Monday
Auburn
6'2"
196
SR
11
117
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Tykee Smith
Georgia
5'10"
198
SR
12
136
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Tre Sterling
Oklahoma State
6'1"
207
RSR
13
159
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Jojo Domann
Nebraska
6'1"
230
SR
14
159
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Bralen Trahan
Louisville
6'0"
191
RJR
15
174
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Qwuantrezz Knight
UCLA
6'0"
199
SR
16
188
 NEW
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Jalen Pitre
Baylor
6'0"
197
SR
17
202
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Bubba Bolden
Miami
6'2"
200
RSR
18
207
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Daniel Wright
Alabama
6'0"
195
RSR
19
210
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Reed Blankenship
Middle Tennessee
6'1"
200
RSR
20
220
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Delarrin Turner-Yell
Oklahoma
5'10"
198
SR
21
240
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Kolby Harvell-Peel
Oklahoma State
6'0"
210
SR
22
259
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Nolan Turner
Clemson
6'1"
205
SR
23
268
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Isaiah Pola-Mao
USC
6'3"
205
RSR
24
305
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Ja'Von Hicks
Cincinnati
6'2"
205
SR
25
323
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Amari Burney
Florida
6'2"
224
SR
26
340
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Markquese Bell
Florida A&M
6'3"
205
SR
27
344
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Keith Gallmon
South Alabama
5'10"
205
SR
28
372
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Greg Eisworth II
Iowa State
5'11"
198
SR
29
384
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Yusuf Corker
Kentucky
6'0"
192
RSR
30
406
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Todd Harris Jr.
LSU
6'0"
195
RSR
31
428
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Brad Hawkins
Michigan
6'1"
218
SR
32
440
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Cam Taylor-Britt
Nebraska
6'0"
215
SR
33
444
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Josh Proctor
6'2"
205
SR
34
469
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Verone McKinley III
Oregon
5'10"
196
RJR
35
479
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Quentin Lake
UCLA
6'0"
195
RSR
36
485
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Joe Foucha
Arkansas
5'11"
200
SR

Glossary of Terms
Safety Position
Strong Safety (SS)

A safety that often plays closer to the line of scrimmage and is more often responsible for covering backs/tight ends and defending the run, though is often interchangeable with the Free Safety depending on offensive formation/motion.

Free Safety (FS)

A safety that often plays the deeper portion of the field, with more deep zone coverage responsibilities, though is often interchangeable with the strong safety depending on offensive formation/motion.

Monster/Monsterback

When a strong safety drops down into the box as an extra linebacker in a hybrid role.

Moneybacker/Money LB

Popularized by Deone Buchannon and the Arizona Cardinals, similar to a monster backer but often stays on the field with both safeties present, creating a 3-safety alignment.

"Rock-n-Roll"

A term used when safeties are interchangeable and will move up or down between the strong and free positions based on formations/offensive shifts

Cover 0

All defensive backs are either blitzing or in man coverage (no help over the top).

Cover 1

All defensive backs are in man coverage except for the free safety who is responsible for the deep middle of the field.

Cover 2

Each safety is in charge of half of the deep portion of the field, CBs can be in man or zone coverage.

Tampa 2

Similar to cover 2, made famous by Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay, but with a twist; the middle linebacker drops into a deeper zone than usual, creating a hybrid cover 2/cover 3 look.

Cover 3

Zone coverage in which two CBs cover one third of the field (each on the outside) while the FS mans the middle third

Quarters

Sometimes called cover 4, is similar to cover 3 except each CB has an outside quarter and each safety has an inside quarter.

Nickel

A formation in which 5 defensive backs are in the field (one in the slot).

Dime

A formation in which 6 defensive backs are in the field (two in the slot).


















2022 Position Rankings
-- Safeties --
Most Recent Update:11/25/2021

Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

2

Kyle Hamilton

Notre Dame

JR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

19

Jalen Catalon

Arkansas

RSO

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

198

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

36

Daxton Hill

Michigan

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

37

Jordan Battle

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

206

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

50

Jaquan Brisker

Penn State

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

52

Brandon Joseph

Northwestern

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

61

Lewis Cine

Georgia

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

71

Demani Richardson

Texas A&M

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

93

Marcus Hooker

Ohio State

RJR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

114

Smoke Monday

Auburn

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

196

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

117

Tykee Smith

Georgia

SR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

198

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

136

Tre Sterling

Oklahoma State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

207

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

159

Jojo Domann

Nebraska

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

159

Bralen Trahan

Louisville

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

191

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

174

Qwuantrezz Knight

UCLA

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

199

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

188

Jalen Pitre

Baylor

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

197

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

202

Bubba Bolden

Miami

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

207

Daniel Wright

Alabama

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

210

Reed Blankenship

Middle Tennessee

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

220

Delarrin Turner-Yell

Oklahoma

SR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

198

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

240

Kolby Harvell-Peel

Oklahoma State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

259

Nolan Turner

Clemson

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

268

Isaiah Pola-Mao

USC

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

305

Ja'Von Hicks

Cincinnati

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

323

Amari Burney

Florida

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

224

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

340

Markquese Bell

Florida A&M

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

344

Keith Gallmon

South Alabama

SR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

372

Greg Eisworth II

Iowa State

SR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

198

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

384

Yusuf Corker

Kentucky

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

406

Todd Harris Jr.

LSU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

31

Overall Rank

428

Brad Hawkins

Michigan

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

218

Position Rank

32

Overall Rank

440

Cam Taylor-Britt

Nebraska

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

215

Position Rank

33

Overall Rank

444

Josh Proctor

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

34

Overall Rank

469

Verone McKinley III

Oregon

RJR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

196

Position Rank

35

Overall Rank

479

Quentin Lake

UCLA

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

36

Overall Rank

485

Joe Foucha

Arkansas

SR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

200