Top-flight '09 safeties a versatile bunch

Originally Published: August 20, 2008
By Bill Conley | Scouts Inc.

The safeties in the 2009 class are big, physical football players who pack a punch when they tackle. The top safeties in the class are characteristically tall athletes who carry enough weight to punish their opponents on contact. Eight of the top 10 safeties are taller than 6 feet and eight are at least 185 pounds, with three tipping the scales at 200-plus.

The other trait of this year's safety class is its versatility. The vast majority of these playmakers can line up at other positions. ...

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