Safety Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Safety

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Brandon
Joseph

S
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
192lbs 6-1 4.52 5 27.2
89.5
Strengths Lean, athletic build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Legitimate NFL-caliber athlete.While built more lik...
2

Jordan
Battle

S
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
210lbs 6-1 4.46 6 32.6
89.3
Battle has great natural ability with ideal size for a strong safety, is a natural leader, and has proved super smart while leadin...
3

Jalen
Catalon

S
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
200lbs 5-10 4.50 7 38
88.4
Before the 2021 season Catalon was a slam dunk first-round pick in our mind - he'd put up great numbers while consistently domina...
4

Akeem
Dent

S
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
203lbs 6-1 4.47 20 85
83.5
Strengths Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow...
5

Avery
Young

S
Rutgers   Mascot
Rutgers Mascot
205lbs 6-1 4.51 16 77.2
82.8
Strengths Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.Flashes some physicality as a hitter....
7

JL
Skinner

S
Boise State   Mascot
Boise State Mascot
218lbs 6-4 4.55 26 106
82.4
Strengths Plays fast and closes with determination. Reads and reacts quickly and reads the eyes of the quarterback.Hard downhill h...
6

Christopher
Smith

S
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
190lbs 5-11 4.46 18 80.8
82.4
Strengths Has good football awareness to read and react quickly and stay balanced and patient in space.Good instincts and anticipa...
8

Tykee
Smith

S
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
198lbs 5-10 4.50 21 85
82.1
Strengths Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.Competes for the ball and has...
9

Ronnie
Hickman

S
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
205lbs 6-1 4.45 36 139.5
80.5
Strengths Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.Lean, athletic b...
10

Rashad
Torrence II

S
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
205lbs 6-0 4.49 25 100
80.2
Strengths Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.Gives up his body in run supp...
11

Jordan
Toles

S
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
199lbs 6-0 4.46 30 131
80.1
Strengths Flashes intimidating attitude and will crush tiptoeing receivers across the middle.Aware in the red zone, stays on the b...
12

Christian
Morgan

S
Baylor   Mascot
Baylor Mascot
214lbs 6-1 4.56 38 156.5
79.9
Strengths Has good football awareness to read and react quickly and stay balanced and patient in space.Flashes intimidating attitu...

2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2023 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.