Green Bay Packers 2015 NFL Draft: Breaking down the safety prospects
By Dan Dahlke
Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Damarious Randall (3) celebrates an interception against the Stanford Cardinal. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 NFL Draft is closing in on us, and in a little less than a week we’ll finally get to see how this whole draft picture plays out and who the Green Bay Packers will add to their roster.
In anticipation of the draft, I put together my position-by-position rankings, taking a close look at the top prospects in this class and who Green Bay could target come draft day.
Earlier this week, we already broke down the top defensive linemen, edge rushers, inside linebackers, and cornerbacks.
Today, we round out the defense by taking a look at this year’s safety class.
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Despite safety not being a major need on the Packers roster, Green Bay could consider taking a late-round prospect at the position to add depth or improve their special teams.
This year’s class of safeties isn’t deep by any means, but there are still a few intriguing prospects that should get the attention of teams around the NFL.
Here’s how the safety class breaks down.
When ranking players, I like to group them into four tiers during the pre-draft process and then rank the players within those tiers.
Tier One: Potential impact players at the next level.
Tier Two: Players who could be solid starters or make contributions as a rookie.
Tier Three: Developmental prospects who have some upside but may not be ready to contribute immediately.
Tier Four: Role players who could offer depth to the roster.
Check out the top 20 safeties of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Next: Who's in the Top Tier?