votingmachine wrote:Abrams could easily get chosen in the 1st. I think it hurts all the safeties that it is a fairly strong talent pool, and safety is frequently considered the unimportant part of the secondary (I don't get that, but safeties just get valued less than CB's).
I think Abrams is a really good safety, but I like a bunch of them. Here are the NFL.com grades of the top-10:
Johnathan Abram 6.04
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson 5.92
Taylor Rapp 5.87
Darnell Savage 5.86
Juan Thornhill 5.85
Deionte Thompson 5.85
Nasir Adderley 5.82
Amani Hooker 5.80
Marquise Blair 5.71
Jaquan Johnson 5.61
There are EIGHT safeties between the grades 5.80 and 6.04. Those are all guys that have a good chance of being NFL starters. Not all of them will work out, but most of them will. Any one of them could justify a 1st round selection ... they all have some highlights.
I think they fit different teams in different ways, but in the right situation, there are 8 guys that could be quite good in NFL secondaries.
Awesome, great analysis. I agree 100% with your perspective on the large amount of Def talent pushing down high caliber talent into that Browns pick. Im very confident that he will be there for all the reasons you give. And Im hopefully optimistic and confident they will go for him.