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Monday, April 4, 2011

Ahmad Black and Other Safety Notes 2011 Draft

DeAndre McDaniel can play coverage or fill running lanes in the box.
Physical in his play. Reminds us of fellow Clemson alum, Brian Dawkins but
is 25 pounds heavier. Ahmad Black is a ball hawk who is instinctive. Finished
Gator career with 13 interceptions. Sure tackler in the open field. Special teams’ coverage standout. Can play either strong or free safety. Jermale
Hines plays the hybrid safety-linebacker position. A good athlete who can
cover backs and tight ends. Physical on run support. Andrew Rich is a big
and aggressive safety who majors in run support. Takes good angles in pursuit.
Struggles at times on downfield coverage. A box type safety.

Rahim Moore is a talented and athletic free safety. Generally a consistent
tackler, making 178 tackles over career. Needs more bulk and strength to
hold up on Sunday. Fourteen career interceptions. Quinton Carter is a
physical face up hitter who has sideline to sideline range. Can run with slot
and tight end receivers. Tough in the box. Works through traffic. Deunta
Williams broke his lower right leg in the first quarter of the Music City
Bowl. His rehabilitation time is currently unknown. One of the few safeties
that has corner skills. Tejay Johnson is an active run playing safety in a 4-
2-5 scheme that utilizes three safety positions. Started 38 games over his
career and forced 6 turnovers in 2010. Good agility in tight quarters. Runs
through gaps and keeps outside leverage in run support. Shadows tight end
and makes a play on the ball. Good coverage skills. Robert Sands is a tall rangy
safety who plays in a 3-3-5 system. Will drop into the box as a linebacker at
times. Shoulder hit tackler. Inconsistent wrap up.