2021 NFL Draft: Breaking down the top three safeties
Safety is a very important position in this draft as teams looks to find the next great player at the position.
The NFL Draft will determine their landing spots as many teams looking for the next great ballhawk in the middle of the secondary. This safety class has some interesting players that will play big roles during their rookie seasons. That centerfielder is a vital part of any defense in the NFL and the strong safety position holds a wide array of responsibilities.
These safeties will need to be able to cover, play strong defense against the run, and potentially play on special teams for the time being. Every rookie needs to earn their racing stripes and this class will be no different to them prior. These three players are the top three on most draft boards heading into the event. They might not be as talented as previous years but they are still good players that could leave a positive impact for any of these 32 teams.
Jamar Johnson, Indiana
Jamar Johnson out of Indiana comes out of the collegiate ranks after an amazing season at Indiana. He had a breakout year that they hope will continue well into the future. Johnson was a major factor for this team’s turnaround and the NFL scouts took notice. This player can play both at safety and in the slot for a team and that will help him stay up on draft boards. He is likely a second-round player as his size could be concerning for some. It isn’t terrible but his six-foot height matched with his nearly 200-pound frame is a little smaller than what teams search for.