Just like I did yesterday with cornerbacks, I will attempt to rank my safety prospects in tiers. Again, as with the corners, this will be a working Big Board, but I don't expect too many changes between now and the draft.
The tier explanations are very similar to what we saw at corner.
Tier 1: These are players who should be able to contribute immediately. Many can play both as a single high safety, or in the box. They are scheme-diverse, and would be worthy of our top draft selection(2nd round pick). Very few physical limitations.
Tier 2: These players could contribute early, but it would have to be in the right scheme. Some of these prospects have physical limitations, as well as technique flaws, but most can be overcome. These players would warrant consideration with our 3rd round selection.
Tier 3: These are players that may have both physical and technical flaws, and would be best served starting in a reserve role, and learning from coaches and veterans. May contribute early on special teams. Could be a future starter down the road. May be considered tweeners. These players would be options at our 4th round pick.
Tier 4: These players would be considered developmental prospects, and although some may surprise and contribute early, none should be counted on to do so. Draft options range from 5th-undrafted free agent.
Eric Reid(I don't think he'll last, but I listed him just in case)
Bacarri Rambo(could very easily be tier 1 for me)
Tony Jefferson(I like him much better than most)
Ray Ray Armstrong