Slimm's 2019 Safeties (underclassman)

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  1. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    1. Deionte Thompson / Alabama / 6'2", 196

    2. Taylor Rapp / Washington / 6'0", 212

    3. Amani Hooker / Iowa / 6'0", 210

    4. Reggie Floyd / Virginia Tech / 6'0", 222

    5. Nigel Warrior / Tennessee / 6'0", 194


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    6. Isaiah Simmons** / Clemson / 6'2", 230

    7. J.R. Reed / Georgia / 6'1', 194

    8. Alohi Gilman / Notre Dame / 5'11", 202

    9. Brandon Jones / Texas / 6'0", 205

    10. Khaleke Hudson / Michigan / 6'0", 220

    11. Jordan Fuller / Ohio St. / 6'2", 207

    12. Deontay Anderson** / Houston / 6'2", 217 (Transferred from Ole Miss)

    13. Myles Dorn / N. Carolina / 6'2", 210

    14. Dayan Ghanwoloku / BYU / 5'11", 200

    15. Austin Hall / Memphis / 6'2", 215

    16. Innis Gaines / TCU / 6'2", 203

    17. Kekoa Nawahine / Boise St. / 6'2", 207

    18. David Dowell / Michigan St. / 6'1", 196

    19. Jaylinn Hawkins / California / 6'2", 205

    20. Brody Hoying / E. Michigan / 5'11", 205

    21. C.J. Moore / Ole Miss / 5'11", 198













    Nickel Safety:

    1. Antoine Winfield Jr. / Minnesota / 5'10", 205

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    2. Mike Bell / Fresno St. / 6'3", 203

    3. Antoine Brooks Jr. / Maryland / 5'11", 210

    4. Jalen Thompson / Washington St. / 6'0", 191

    5. Shamad Lomax / New Mexico St. / 6'0", 204

    6. Devon Sutton / E. Carolina / 5'11", 198

    7. Ashtyn Davis / California / 6'1", 190
     
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    Having a tough time projecting a position for Gardner in the NFL ... which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Misses too many easy tackles. I think Florida planned on using him at corner but had to put him at S out of need. He looks like a hell of an athlete so I'm making an early prediction of corner at the next level but if he keeps learning the position and cleans up his sloppy tackling he could be a nice chess piece for a savvy coach. Ability to create turnovers is a +.

    Flashes all the time but it goes both ways. Keep developing and he could be very rich in the next few years.
     
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    Early, but this Safety group looks weaker than 2017 and 2018 - though I like some of the Seniors.
     
  4. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    True free safeties arent easy to come by, and Nigel Warrior is on his way to becoming an elite free safety. Jeremy Pruitt is going to be even better for him.

    I watched his dad Dale Carter play for Tennessee and went on to be a heck of a pro in the NFL at cornerback. Warrior has elite burst, instincts, range and angles. I watched him get better and better last season.

    Impresses the heck out of me I know that.
     
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    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    Deionte Thompson looks to be the rangiest safety I've seen in quite some time. He made some similar plays on film in the National Championship game against Georgia that displayed such range it almost tricked your eye - but on the interception vs Louisville Saturday night, he showed it again. He was several yards inside the hash when the ball was thrown from a strong armed quarterback - and got all the way over to the sideline to make the pick in the endzone when the ball was just inside the 30 yard line.

    Also the most physical safety in the country. Thompson's combination of elite range and physicality have the makings of a top 10-15 pick.
     
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    James Wiggins should be draft eligible as I believe he redshirted in 2016. If that's the case he easily falls onto this list, IMO.

    Fast, agile, explosive, strong, dynamic player. Has the most solo tackles on the team, plus 2 interceptions, some TFLs, good looking kick returner too.

    Great kid, learning a lot from Jon Tenuta, who was the DC at Georgia Tech back in the Chan Gailey days. Coached some pretty good DB play out of guys like Anthony Harris, Maurice Canady, Quin Blanding, and Demetrious Nicholson at Virginia.

     
  7. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    I considered adding him a few weeks ago. Absolutely he belongs. Although I was keeping him stashed away for my underclassman safeties next year. Didn't believe he would declare this year, but that could change.

    I don't know how everybody evaluates safeties, but I'll say this - I don't care how much range a safety has, or how fast he is, or how good his ball skills are.

    If you can't make one on one tackles in space, you cannot be a starter.
     
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    #2 on your list has some issues with that last sentence. He's a tough one to evaluate. Ultimate boom or bust. So much fun to watch but has to work on the fundamentals. I'm still not entirely sold on him being a safety.
     
  9. TedSlimmJr

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    Yeah I think he's a nickel corner in the NFL. I like his man coverage skills and ability to mirror - be physical at the catch point.

    He's not a safety in the NFL. He's a safety here because that's the position he plays for Florida.

    You're usually a little too hard on Gator players though, Bob. Unless it's Tim Tebow.
     
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    To be fair, the ones I'm hard on typically struggle in the NFL.

    You had to go take a trip in the way back machine for the Tebow burn, which is totally deserved. I definitely learned from that experience ... and stay away from QBs because of it.
     
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    And thus A.J. Westbrook falling down the board as fast as he can run. Which is really fast.
     
  12. TedSlimmJr

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    Aaaat's right
     

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