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So, ahem, what is the outlook for Safeties in this draft class?

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  1. FredFromDartmouth

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    Safety was not something I was looking at, but it may be time shift things around.

    I suspect that the Patriots are scrambling right now because I doubt they targeted safety very seriously...
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    Not so much, really.
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    :confused: You really think they haven't scouted the safety class? Especially with Meriweather & Sanders both in the last year of their contracts? I'm not concerned about that possibility at all. The real problem is that this safety class is dreadful. If any safety at all is drafted in the top 40 picks, it will be a reach based on need. Unless...

    ...you draft a great big corner instead. The athletes who would have been the elite safeties this year are all entering the draft as corners. I'll take Ras-I Dowling over most of the guys who call themselves safeties.
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    It's a garbage class. Nobody worth a top-50 pick.
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    Add Jalil Brown, but I do like Tyler Stash.
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    Freudian slip there, Box? ;)
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    Well, he was DJK's teammate :lol2:
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    They "tagged" Page and i think he is going to be the future at the position.
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    I'd love to pick up Weddle from the Chargers...what would he cost in terms of picks and money?
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    Weddle received a first round tender from the Chargers, but he will become a unrestricted free agent once a new CBA is finalized, since he's a four year veteran. In terms of money... From the San Diego Tribune:

    Weddle wants to stay, willing to leave - Kevin Acee | San Diego Tribune
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    How about larger CBs that could be converted to S?
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    Aaron Williams from Texas could be a candidate. Mike Mayock is struggling right now to decide if Williams is his 3rd ranked cornerback or his 1st ranked safety. From his Combine profile on NFL.com:

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    Possibly but I suspect that they were more interested in pass rushers and OL'ers.

    Remember that the Patriots only scout certain positions. As far as Safety they were probably targeting lower-round prospects.
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    Hmmm...tackling is the number one skill needed to be a good safety....hmmm
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    I think you're off your rocker.

    Ras-I Dowling
    Jalil Brown
    Cortez Allen

    All larger defensive backs who could make good centerfielders. If you're looking for a more traditional safety, I'd recommend Deunta Williams as an injury special, or Chris Prosinski as a late round gem.
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    Well, he is a willing tackler who can take poor angles in run support. He's like Meriweather. :D
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    Do you have a source for this statement? I've never heard anything of the kind.
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