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NFL Draft: Top 10 safety prospects

Kyle Hamilton
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Mike Farrell's look at the top prospects for the NFL Draft in 2022 concludes today with the safeties.


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1. Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame 

Hamilton is head and shoulders above the rest at the position and has shown his amazing range early this season.

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2. Jaquan Brisker, Penn State

Brisker is off to a great start this year and his combination of toughness, tackling and instincts has his stock rising.

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3. Brandon Joseph, Northwestern 

Joseph has very good range and tracks the ball with the best.

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4. Leon O’Neal, Texas A&M

O'Neal is an early surprise this high on this list because his ability in run support has improved so much.

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5. Jordan Battle, Alabama

Battle continues to be solid for Alabama but needs to step things up a bit to get in the first-round discussion.

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6. Tykee Smith, Georgia

Not playing yet this season has hurt Smith's stock but scouts still love his nickel coverage ability.

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7. Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

Catalon can take over games at times and is slept on nationally.

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8. Lewis Cine, Georgia

The biggest hitter of the bunch, Cine is as physical as they come.

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9.  Verone McKinley, Oregon

McKinley may not wow you in any one way but his football sense is amazing.

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10. Tre Sterling, Oklahoma State

Sterling is a physical prospect and very good tackler who plays well closer to the line of scrimmage.


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