1. William Moore - Missouri
Seems like a Bob Sanders type, will step in immediatly and help the run defense. Built like Bernard Pollard, minus the missed tackles and poor coverage. Has good size and is able to make any tackle in the game.
2. Patrick Chung - Oregon
Probably my favorite safety in the draft, however my hate for the pac-10 keeps him from the number 1 spot. Nasty playmaker who is constantly around the ball, and not 20 yards down the field either. Will step into a defense and be the next Ed Reed, just more vicous. Ed Reed makes plays with his brain and his hands, Patrick makes plays with his brain and his body. Nothing wrong with that.
3. Rashad Johnson - Alabama
Much more instinctive, seems to have very soft hands. Oddly enough, Pollard and Page almost seem like a poor mans Johnson and Moore, respectively. Plays for a big time program and knows how to turn a game around. However, needs to put on weight if he wants to be a succesful saftey in the pro game.
4. Curtis Taylor - LSU
I must admit, I don't watch much of the SEC, not to mention LSU, but from what I have read this kid is an important part of an always strong Tiger defense. My favourite players in the draft are always from the SEC (oddly enough, I know) because the defenses that the SEC fields year in and year out are the most resemblant to NFL defense, and there is no doubt in my mind that Taylor is part of this.
5. Michael Hamlin - Clemson
A mature leader on the field who has a knack for making the big play. Honestly, I hate using cliches, but sometimes they are just right. After all, who do we look for at the end of an Oakland game? *cough* JP *cough* Either way, this kid will make a serious impact on a team a year or two down the road when he adjusts to the speed and offenses of the NFL, and when he does, look for him to possibly go to a few pro bowls.