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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Strong Safety

Posted May 7, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the strong 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 strong safeties.

* - indicates underclassman

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STRONG SAFETY

1 DEONE BUCANNON
COLLEGE: Washington State

HEIGHT: 6-1
HEIGHT: 211
40 TIME: 4.49
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ANDY HART:
Productive All American. 15 career INT. Thick. Fast. Long wingspan. Hitter. Decent enough in coverage. Good Patriots fit.
PAUL PERILLO:
Closes fast and packs a wallop; Thick and strong; Big hitter; Very physical; Good technique; Good hands.
2 AHMAD DIXON
COLLEGE: Baylor

HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 212
40 TIME: 4.64
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ANDY HART:
Good size. Hitter. Solid. Not overly quick. Hybrid LB role for Bears. Emotional. Vocal. True SS.
PAUL PERILLO:
Big hitter; Very aggressive; Physical; SpT candidate; Good hands; Good run support; Solid tackler.
3 JIMMIE WARD
COLLEGE: Northern Illinois

HEIGHT: 5-11
WEIGHT: 193
40 TIME: 4.47
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ANDY HART:
Skinny. Aggressive. Not strong. Undersized. Productive.
PAUL PERILLO:
Slight frame but plays physical; Good tackler; Nice jump on underneath routes; Solid coverage.
4 CRAIG LOSTON
COLLEGE: LSU

HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 217
40 TIME:  4.65
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ANDY HART:
Big. Wants to hit most of the time. Not timid. Takes on blocks and finishes. OK speed.
PAUL PERILLO:
Shaky hands; Good range; Good tackler; Aggressive/gets there late at times.
5 SEAN PARKER
COLLEGE: Washington

HEIGHT: 5-10
WEIGHT: 193
40 TIME:  4.54
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ANDY HART:
Small. Plays like CB. Not a hitter. OK tackler. Reminds me of Kyle Arrington.
PAUL PERILLO:
Good CF on deep ball; Aggressive; Tackles near the line; Low but sure tackler.

BEST OF THE REST

Brock Vereen, Minnesota
6-0, 199, 4.49

[Paul Perillo] Decent size; Aggressive; Physical.

Alden Darby, Arizona State
5-10, 192, 4.50

[Andy Hart] Active athlete. Short. Covers a lot. OK tackler. Solid ball skills.

[Paul Perillo] Good deep support; Jumps slants well; Physical; Good speed; Active in coverage.

Vinnie Sunseri*, Alabama
5-11, 210, 4.59

[Andy Hart] Run defender. Heady. Not fast. Effort guy. Right place right time. SPT.

[Paul Perillo] Great instincts; Around ball a lot; Knack for big plays; Aggressive and physical; Overachiever.

Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
5-10, 211, 4.6

[Andy Hart] Short. SPT future. Average speed.

[Paul Perillo] Closes fast; Physical; Good range; Lacks size.

Dezmen Southward, Wisconsin
6-0, 211, 4.55

[Andy Hart] Stiff. Lacks fluidity. Not quick.

[Paul Perillo] Physical; Aggressive; Lacks quickness; Decent run support.

Daniel Sorensen, BYU
6-1, 205, 4.67

[Andy Hart] Not explosive in any way. SPT. Not a hitter.

[Paul Perillo] Good size; Around ball; SpT potential; Good hands; Lacks athleticism.


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