Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking 2020 NFL Draft’s top 20 safeties
Former Auburn Tigers standout Jeremiah Dinson produced a solid season in his final run at the collegiate level with 88 tackles and two picks, giving him 214 total tackles, four picks, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 45 career games.
He’s most likely a day-three prospect in the NFL Draft.
Geno Stone edges out guys like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish‘s Alohi Gilman and the Alabama Crimson Tide‘s Jared Mayden for a spot on this list. That’s due in part to 70 tackles, an interception, and three forced fumbles in his final season at the collegiate level.
While we’re on the subject, doesn’t’ it seem like Alabama has about four guys at safety that we could name as serious draft prospects? The next name on this list is one of them.
Shyheim Carter is a five-foot-ten, 194-pound prospect that is listed as a safety and cornerback hybrid, but he’s probably better suited to play the safety position at the next level. There isn’t much that he’s going to be able to do to get taller, but he could tack on a few pounds for the pro game.
He doesn’t need to overdo it, but a little more weight can benefit him.
We know that he’s a playmaker or sorts. He can separate receivers from the ball, and he took two picks to the house in 2018. Still, even with that being said, he’s probably a late-round guy or someone that could get picked up as an undrafted free agent.