NFL Draft Report: Safety grades

NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas ranks the 169 safeties — the 100 strong safeties, led by Alabama's Mark Barron, and the 69 free safeties, led by Harrison Smith. The Vikings will have interest in many of these options.

THE 2012 STRONG SAFETY REPORT CARD

Round: 1 Grade: 7.0

BARRON, Mark

Alabama

Height: 6:010 Weight: 213 40 time: 4.54


Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.8

ALLEN, Antonio

South Carolina

Height: 6:014 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.58


Round: 4 Grade: 5.7

TAYLOR, Brandon

Louisiana State

Height: 5:112 Weight: 209 40 time: 4.50


Round: 5 Grade: 5.4

IHENACHO, Duke

San Jose State

Height: 6:001 Weight: 213 40 time: 4.66


Round: 5-6 Grade: 5.3

PLEASANT, Eddie

Oregon

Height: 5:101 Weight: 211 40 time: 4.53


Round: 6 Grade: 5.2

McCRAY, Kelcie

Arkansas State

Height: 6:016 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.53


Round: 6-7 Grade: 5.1

JONES, Jeremy (FS)

Wayne State (MI)

Height: 5:094 Weight: 197 40 time: 4.58


Round: 7/FA Grade: 5.0

RICHARD, Donovan

South Carolina State

Height: 5:116 Weight: 214 40 time: 4.44


Round: 7 Grade: 5.0

DANIELS, Matt

Duke

Height: 5:116 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.49


Round: 7 Grade: 4.8

CATTOUSE, Sean

California

Height: 6:021 Weight: 211 40 time: 4.74


Round: 7 Grade: 4.8

MERLETTI, Matt

North Carolina

Height: 5:100 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.62


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9

RICHARDSON, Sean

Vanderbilt

Height: 6:024 Weight: 216 40 time: 4.43


Round: 7 Grade: 4.9

THOMAS, Johnny (J)

Oklahoma State

Height: 5:103 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.57


Round: 6-7 Grade: 4.9

MITCHELL, Charles

Mississippi State

Height: 5:106 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.56


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9

GUY, Winston

Kentucky

Height: 6:007 Weight: 218 40 time: 4.62


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9

McMILLIAN, Jerron

Maine

Height: 5:111 Weight: 203 40 time: 4.47


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

MORGAN, Keith

Bowling Green

Height: 5:106 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.53


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

MORRIS-BERNSTINE, Jordan

Iowa

Height: 5:101 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.43


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

JOHNSON, Matt

Eastern Washington

Height: 6:005 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.53


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

SHEAD, Deshawn

Portland State

Height: 6:014 Weight: 220 40 time: 4.49


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

GUMBS, Jose

Monmouth (NJ)

Height: 5:102 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.48


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

SANDERSFELD, Travis

Colorado

Height: 6:004 Weight: 209 40 time: 4.52


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

JACKSON, Damien

Mississippi

Height: 6:017 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.69


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

DYE, Tony

UCLA

Height: 5:103 Weight: 201 40 time: 4.57


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

SCOTT, Christian

Texas

Height: 5:116 Weight: 220 40 time: 4.58


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

QUARLES, Cyhl

Wake Forest

Height: 6:014 Weight: 213 40 time: 4.54


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

HOWELL, Delano

Stanford

Height: 5:107 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.61


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

BAKER, Sean

Ball State

Height: 5:113 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.65


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

NELSON, Jerico

Arkansas

Height: 5:087 Weight: 203 40 time: 4.57


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

HARTMAN, Tysyn

Kansas State

Height: 6:025 Weight: 218 40 time: 4.66


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

FLOYD, Clint

Arizona State

Height: 5:100 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.64


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

JACKSON, Kenji

Missouri

Height: 5:100 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.62


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

MITCHELL, Lance

Oregon State

Height: 6:017 Weight: 207 40 time: 4.58


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

CASSIDY, Austin

Nebraska

Height: 6:003 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.67


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

WHITE, Corey

Samford

Height: 5:114 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.53


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

PRELOW, Darius

Louisiana-Monroe

Height: 5:116 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.64


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

SUKAY, Nick

Penn State

Height: 6:006 Weight: 215 40 time: 4.69


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

VOLCIN, Ricardo

Norfolk State

Height: 6:015 Weight: 214 40 time: 4.57


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

FAULCON, Chad

Montclair State (NJ)

Height: 5:105 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.63


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

JENKINS, Darrell

McNeese State

Height: 5:095 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.62


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

ELDER, Eddie

Arizona State

Height: 5:095 Weight: 190 40 time: 4.57


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

ASTORINO, Drew

Penn State

Height: 5:095 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.66


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

BROWN, Omar

Marshall

Height: 5:105 Weight: 192 40 time: 4.73


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

CUBA, Tekerrein

Texas Christian

Height: 6:022 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.65


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

EVANS, Albert

Purdue

Height: 5:114 Weight: 209 40 time: 4.87


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

HENRY, Trulon

Illinois

Height: 5:116 Weight: 214 40 time: 4.69


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

NELSON, Vidal

James Madison

Height: 5:102 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.63


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

JONES, Marshall

Southern California

Height: 5:106 Weight: 196 40 time: 4.67


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

THOMAS, Bryan

North Alabama

Height: 5:112 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.68


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

KROBOTH, Kevin

Temple

Height: 6:000 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.62


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

SMITH, Jonathan

North Carolina

Height: 6:021 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.61


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

GRAY, Gary (CB)

Notre Dame

Height: 5:104 Weight: 193 40 time: 4.72


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

PARKS, Terrance

Florida State

Height: 6:011 Weight: 228 40 time: 4.65


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

HORTON, Shane

Southern California

Height: 6:012 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.60


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

FEBIS, Cedric

Boise State

Height: 6:023 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.72


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

WESTGATE, Sean

UCLA

Height: 5:106 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.67


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

FORD, Elton

Arkansas

Height: 5:105 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.56


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

LOTT, Marcus

Coastal Carolina

Height: 6:007 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.69


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

PERKINS, Anthony

Colorado

Height: 5:101 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.66


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

THOMAS, Lattarius

Eastern Michigan

Height: 6:010 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.62


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

VEREEN, Daryl

Tennessee

Height: 5:111 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.58


Round: CMP Grade: 4.5

GUPTON, Brian

North Carolina

Height: 6:017 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

PROCTOR, Sam

Oklahoma

Height: 6:00 Weight: 220 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

ROYSTON, Kim

Minnesota

Height: 5:10 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.65


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

DELEGAL, Jordan

Northern Illinois

Height: 6:00 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.67


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

BENTON, Ter'ran

Iowa State

Height: 5:115 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.67


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

ROSAMONDA, Nick

North Greenville

Height: 6:01 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.57


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

BLANFORT, Bryan

Southeast Missouri

Height: 6:011 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.64


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

BALLARD, Isaiah

Findlay (OH)

Height: 5:10 Weight: 219 40 time: 4.56


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

WINFIELD, Alonzo

Gardner-Webb

Height: 6:00 Weight: 215 40 time: 4.55


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

FOBBS, Johnny

Texas Christian

Height: 6:00 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

BIRD, Greg

Utah

Height: 6:02 Weight: 217 40 time: 4.63


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

HOWARD, Joshua

Ball State

Height: 6:00 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.78


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

RUSSELL, Eric

Middle Tennessee State

Height: 5:09 Weight: 178 40 time: 4.70


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

BARTELS, Marcus

Florida Atlantic

Height: 5:08 Weight: 182 40 time: 4.70


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

FANOR, Jean

Bethune-Cookman

Height: 6:01 Weight: 203 40 time: 4.63


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

MILLER, Reshaude

Morgan State

Height: 6:034 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.97


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

WIGGINS, Doug

Western Michigan

Height: 5:10 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

JEFFERSON, Curtis

West Texas A&M

Height: 5:10 Weight: 190 40 time: 4.58


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

JACOBS, Bradley

East Carolina

Height: 5:09 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.70


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

ARNOLD, David

Northwestern

Height: 6:00 Weight: 222 40 time: 4.76


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

WHITFIELD, Cory

Texas A&M-Commerce

Height: 6:02 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

McCLENTON, Walter

Utah State

Height: 5:11 Weight: 192 40 time: 4.78


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

OLIVER, Nate

Ohio State

Height: 5:11 Weight: 223 40 time: 4.84


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BRYANT, Derrick

Louisiana State

Height: 5:11 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

McCLELLAN, Patrick

Eastern Kentucky

Height: 6:03 Weight: 220 40 time: 4.73


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

HARRIS, Erik

California (PA)

Height: 6:02 Weight: 226 40 time: 4.60


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

KANONGATAA, Loka

San Diego University

Height: 5:09 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.69


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

DAVIS, Brandon

San Diego State

Height: 6:00 Weight: 190 40 time: 4.62


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

HERD, Ivory

Colorado State

Height: 5:10 Weight: 201 40 time: 4.90


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

SMITH, Eain

West Virginia

Height: 5:11 Weight: 203 40 time: 4.69


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

DUNHAM, Geoff

Yale

Height: 6:02 Weight: 217 40 time: 4.76


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

PEYTON, Stephen

Brown

Height: 6:02 Weight: 226 40 time: 4.70


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

LARCHE, Joe

Sacramento State

Height: 5:11 Weight: 210 40 time: 4.69


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

MORROW, Diauntae

Toledo

Height: 6:00 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

WARE, John

North Alabama

Height: 5:10 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.70


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

STANAWAY, Travis

Boise State

Height: 5:11 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.72


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

DRANE, Jarrell

Indiana

Height: 6:02 Weight: 212 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

UALE, Travis

Brigham Young

Height: 6:02 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.68


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

RICHARDSON, Wesley

Cincinnati

Height: 5:11 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.74




THE 2012 FREE SAFETY REPORT CARD

Round: 1-2 Grade: 6.7

SMITH, Harrison (SS)

Notre Dame

Height: 6:017 Weight: 213 40 time: 4.54


Round: 2-3 Grade: 6.0

ILOKA, George

Boise State

Height: 6:035 Weight: 225 40 time: 4.60


Round: 3-4 Grade: 5.7

ROBINSON, Trenton

Michigan State

Height: 5:096 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.46


Round: 3-4 Grade: 5.6

MARTIN, Markelle

Oklahoma State

Height: 6:006 Weight: 207 40 time: 4.60


Round: 4 Grade: 5.5

HARDIN, Brandon (SS)

Oregon State

Height: 6:030 Weight: 217 40 time: 4.43


Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.4

THOMPSON, Christian

South Carolina State

Height: 6:003 Weight: 211 40 time: 4.49


Round: 5 Grade: 5.3

HENRY, Aaron

Wisconsin

Height: 6:000 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.54


Round: 5-6 Grade: 5.1

BETHEL, Justin

Presbyterian

Height: 5:115 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.56


Round: 6 Grade: 5.0

CAMPBELL, D.J.

California

Height: 6:000 Weight: 201 40 time: 4.54


Round: 6-7 Grade: 5.0

WILSON, Tavon

Illinois

Height: 5:116 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.53


Round: 7 Grade: 4.9

JACKSON, Janzen (J)

McNeese State

Height: 5:114 Weight: 188 40 time: 4.61


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9

RICHARDSON, Quinton

Washington

Height: 5:111 Weight: 204 40 time: 4.41


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.9

THOMAS, Phillip (J)

Syracuse

Height: 5:105 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.68


Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.8

BUSH, Josh

Wake Forest

Height: 5:110 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.56


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

THORPE, Neiko

Auburn

Height: 6:012 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.44


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

WHITLEY, Eddie

Virginia Tech

Height: 6:001 Weight: 191 40 time: 4.42


Round: PFA Grade: 4.8

BADEMOSI, Johnson

Stanford

Height: 6:006 Weight: 201 40 time: 4.46


Round: PFA Grade: 4.7

WOOLFOLK, Troy

Michigan

Height: 5:107 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.58


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

YOUNG, Jerrell

South Florida

Height: 6:010 Weight: 202 40 time: 4.59


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

NICOLAS, JoJo

Miami

Height: 6:005 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.56


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

GIDEON, Blake

Texas

Height: 6:000 Weight: 204 40 time: 4.61


Round: FA Grade: 4.7

MCLEOD, Rodney

Virginia

Height: 5:096 Weight: 183 40 time: 4.59


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

GOLDEN, Robert

Arizona

Height: 5:117 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.55


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

THOMAS, Tramain

Arkansas

Height: 5:117 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.63


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

GIPSON, Tashuan

Wyoming

Height: 5:113 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.62


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

MARROW, Desmond

Toledo

Height: 6:022 Weight: 208 40 time: 4.54


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

PETERS, Brian (SS)

Northwestern

Height: 6:033 Weight: 215 40 time: 4.63


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

REYNOLDS, DeVonte

Norfolk State

Height: 6:030 Weight: 203 40 time: 4.48


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

COSTON, Trevor

Maine

Height: 5:101 Weight: 199 40 time: 4.42


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

BANJO, Chris

Southern Methodist

Height: 5:101 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.50


Round: FA Grade: 4.6

DREHER, Derek

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Height: 6:011 Weight: 211 40 time: 4.59


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

HUNTER, Trent

Texas A&M

Height: 5:100 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.63


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

BENDER, Jamie

Alabama-Birmingham

Height: 5:100 Weight: 214 40 time: 4.54


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

EAVES, Daniel

North Dakota State

Height: 6:011 Weight: 200 40 time: 4.58


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

MOSLEY, Corey

Virginia

Height: 5:096 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.65


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

SMITH, Taiedo

Kentucky

Height: 5:115 Weight: 193 40 time: 4.61


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

PRESLEY, Kendrick

Southern Mississippi

Height: 6:010 Weight: 204 40 time: 4.54


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

THOMAS, Michael

Stanford

Height: 5:100 Weight: 185 40 time: 4.56


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

BONNER, Wade

Mississippi State

Height: 5:090 Weight: 193 40 time: 4.55


Round: FA Grade: 4.5

ELLIS, Dominique

South Carolina State

Height: 5:101 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.55


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

SAENZ, Nick

Houston

Height: 6:001 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.48


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

DAVIS, Jon

Air Force

Height: 6:012 Weight: 206 40 time: 4.59


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

LEACOCK, Jovan

Bowling Green

Height: 5:091 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.52


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

HIXSON, Nick

Hillsdale

Height: 6:003 Weight: 189 40 time: 4.53


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

ANDERSON, Shawn

California (PA)

Height: 6:003 Weight: 172 40 time: 4.48


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

GREEN, Robby

California (PA)

Height: 6:000 Weight: 180 40 time: 4.75


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

CARR, John

Central Michigan

Height: 6:001 Weight: 199 40 time: 4.49


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

WILLIAMS, Michael

Bethune-Cookman

Height: 6:010 Weight: 194 40 time: 4.62


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

JOSEPH, Dom

Virginia

Height: 6:002 Weight: 190 40 time: 4.57


Round: CMP Grade: 4.4

LEWIS-HARRIS, Chris

Tennessee-Chattanooga

Height: 5:101 Weight: 180 40 time: 4.48


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

FENNER, Chandler

Holy Cross

Height: 6:001 Weight: 198 40 time: 4.55


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

HAWKINS, Dominique

North Dakota

Height: 5:110 Weight: 192 40 time: 4.63


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

EVANS, Mike

Louisville

Height: 5:094 Weight: 185 40 time: 4.64


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

PETIT, Joe

Buffalo

Height: 6:001 Weight: 184 40 time: 4.57


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BAILEY, Mychal

Kentucky

Height: 5:106 Weight: 180 40 time: 4.65


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

REID, Rashaad

Georgia Tech

Height: 5:095 Weight: 199 40 time: 4.64


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BRYANT, Jaquan

Marist

Height: 6:006 Weight: 187 40 time: 4.58


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

ADKINS, Chris

Indiana

Height: 6:000 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.64


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BUTLER, Tyson

South Florida

Height: 5:106 Weight: 205 40 time: 4.75


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

STOKES, Lionel

Louisiana-Lafayette

Height: 5:091 Weight: 180 40 time: 4.54


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

WILLIAMS, Willie

Eastern Michigan

Height: 5:105 Weight: 190 40 time: 4.60


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

GERMANY, Alex

San Jose State

Height: 5:081 Weight: 185 40 time: 4.67


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

ST. FORT, Markinley

Alabama State

Height: 5:095 Weight: 178 40 time: 4.64


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

JOHNSON, Michael

Miles College

Height: 5:085 Weight: 178 40 time: 4.80


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BROWN, Nate

Louisiana-Monroe

Height: 5:090 Weight: 183 40 time: 4.75


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

LASTER, Clarence

Southwestern Oklahoma

Height: 5:094 Weight: 184 40 time: 4.73


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

BUTLER, Lee

Duke

Height: 5:110 Weight: 185 40 time: 4.54


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

SMITH, Elijah-Blu

Colorado State

Height: 5:111 Weight: 195 40 time: 4.58


Round: CMP Grade: 4.3

GIST, Michael

Brevard

Height: 6:001 Weight: 185 40 time: 4.73




Dave-Te' Thomas has more than 40 years of experience scouting for the NFL. With the NFL Draft Report, Thomas handles a staff that evaluates and tests college players before the draft and prepares the NFL's official Draft Packet, which is distributed to all 32 teams prior to the draft. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.


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