Teams needing help at safety better move quickly

  • NIU safety Jimmie Ward should be taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. He's one of the sure good bets at the position for this year's draft.

    NIU safety Jimmie Ward should be taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. He's one of the sure good bets at the position for this year's draft. Associated Press

  • Alabama's Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (6) intercepts a pass over Notre Dame's DaVaris Daniels (10) during the second half of the BCS National Championship college football game Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Clinton-Dix is one of only a handful of impact safties available in this year's draft.

    Alabama's Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (6) intercepts a pass over Notre Dame's DaVaris Daniels (10) during the second half of the BCS National Championship college football game Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Clinton-Dix is one of only a handful of impact safties available in this year's draft. Associated Press

 
 
Posted5/6/2014 11:00 AM

With the additional coverage duties that are required of safeties in today's NFL, it's becoming even more difficult to find players who excel against the pass and can also provide strong run support. This year is no exception, with the talent level dropping off quickly.

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