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Ranking the NFC East: Safeties

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It’s early July, and there’s not much to do except to make lists and rank players... so let’s get to it!

This is the last position group ranking in the series.

Training camp starts in just over a week, and we’re less than a month out from the preseason opener against the Patriots.

Since we’ve already ranked every other position group, today, I thought we’d take a look at Safeties.

There hasn’t been a lot of change at the starting safety position for the 4 teams in the NFC East as compared to 2017.

I’ve included DB Adonis Alexander — taken in the 6th round of the supplementary draft — in this list for Washington, as it is unclear whether he will play CB or S for the Redskins.

I’ve left Byron Jones on the list of Cowboy safeties, but the comments section of the CB ranking article said that the Cowboys plan to move him to CB this season. Keep that in mind when evaluating the position group.

Redskins

  • D.J. Swearinger
  • Montae Nicholson
  • Deshazor Everett
  • Troy Apke
  • Blanding, Smithson, Ladler, (Adonis Alexander)

Cowboys

  • Byron Jones (though we know from the CBs article that there may be plans to move him to CB this season)
  • Xavier Woods
  • Kavon Frazier
  • Jameill Showers

Eagles

  • Rodney McLeod
  • Malcolm Jenkins
  • Maragos, Sullivan, Reaves, Roberts, Neal, Goforth

Giants

  • Landon Collins
  • Darian Thompson
  • William Gay
  • Adams, Stewart, Durden, Chandler

Poll

Which NFC East team has the strongest group of safeties?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Redskins
    (460 votes)
  • 1%
    Cowboys
    (15 votes)
  • 41%
    Eagles
    (534 votes)
  • 21%
    Giants
    (274 votes)
1283 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which NFC East team has the weakest group of safeties?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Redskins
    (72 votes)
  • 85%
    Cowboys
    (1009 votes)
  • 1%
    Eagles
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    Giants
    (74 votes)
1177 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is the best safety in the NFC East?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    D.J. Swearinger
    (183 votes)
  • 3%
    Montae Nicholson
    (40 votes)
  • 0%
    Byron Jones
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Xavier Woods
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Rodney McLeod
    (7 votes)
  • 33%
    Malcolm Jenkins
    (413 votes)
  • 46%
    Landon Collins
    (581 votes)
  • 0%
    Darian Thompson
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    William Gay
    (0 votes)
1242 votes total Vote Now