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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Free Safety

Posted May 7, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the free safety position.

DRAFT RANKINGS/NOTES BY POSITION:
QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the free safeties.

* - indicates underclassman

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FREE SAFETY

1 HA HA CLINTON-DIX*
COLLEGE: Alabama

HEIGHT: 6-1
HEIGHT: 208
40 TIME: 4.58
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ANDY HART:
Long. Decent range and closing ability. Average hitter. Surrounded by talent. Overrated.
PAUL PERILLO:
Physical; Good tackler; Competitive; Around the ball a lot.
2 CALVIN PRYOR*
COLLEGE: Louisville

HEIGHT: 5-11
WEIGHT: 207
40 TIME: 4.58
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ANDY HART:
"Sledgehammer" playing style. Sells out to make plays. Likes to hit and play physical.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good tackler; Great blindside blitz; Takes on blocks and finds ball; Solid.
3 DION BAILEY*
COLLEGE: USC

HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 201
40 TIME: 4.42
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ANDY HART:
Former LB. Impressive production. More a tackler than hitter. Decent athlete. SPT.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good hands; Good speed; Good ball skills; Solid coverage.
4 TERRENCE BROOKS
COLLEGE: Florida State

HEIGHT: 5-11
WEIGHT: 198
40 TIME:  4.42
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ANDY HART:
Former CB. Some LB role. Pretty quick and athletic. Physical for size.
PAUL PERILLO:
Very aggressive; Around the ball a lot; Good tackler.
5 ED REYNOLDS*
COLLEGE: Stanford

HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 207
40 TIME:  4.57
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ANDY HART:
Not a huge hitter or overly physical. Pretty solid tackler.
PAUL PERILLO:
Aggressive blitzer; Good run support; Good form tackler; Good hands, decent speed.

BEST OF THE REST

Jonathan Dowling*, Western Kentucky
6-2, 190, 4.52

[Andy Hart] Transfer from Florida. Tall. Long. Lanky. Pretty big hitter. Good hands. Not much wrapping. Teams see as CB.

[Paul Perillo] Good length; Good hands; Too many shoulder tackles; Physical and aggressive; Closes well.

Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt
6-0, 207, 4.70

[Andy Hart] Speed concerns. Lanky. Around ball a lot. Not elite tackler. Nothing special.

[Paul Perillo] Lacks speed; Decent coverage, especially on deep balls; Nice strip tackles but doesn't wrap.

Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
6-0, 205, 4.59

[Andy Hart] Not a consistent, wrap-up tackler. Head down on hits. Hight points ball. Good size and strength. Production.

[Paul Perillo] Good ball skills; Good size; Good CF on deep ball; Needs to wrap; Ball hawk type.

Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
6-1, 204, 4.57

[Andy Hart] Pretty secure, wrap-up tackler. Decent but not great athlete.SPT.

[Paul Perillo] Good hands; Decent speed/athleticism; Aggressive; Good awareness.

Avery Patterson, Oregon
5-9, 190, 4.52

[Andy Hart] Aggressive. Low tackler. Pretty good speed. Too small.

[Paul Perillo] Used around the line a lot; Aggressive; Decent speed; Good tackler; Comes up quick but lacks size.


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