Written by Luke Easterling, Senior Draft Analyst on April 24, 2015
1. Landon Collins | Alabama | 6’0″, 228 | Grade: 1st Round
Once considered to be a potential top-10 pick, Collins more likely to go in the latter part of the first round, and with good reason. As a box safety, Collins delivers all the tools and skills NFL teams are looking for. He struggles in coverage and would be a terrible fit as a single-high center-fielder, but with the right team and right scheme, he could be a Pro Bowler.
2. Eric Rowe | Utah | 6’1″, 205 | Grade: 1st Round
Listed as a corner by most, I project Rowe to be a better fit at safety in the NFL. He’s still raw and stiff in man coverage, but he has the size, instincts and tackling ability to thrive on the back end. He’s got plenty of developing to do, but he’s worthy of a 1st-round pick.