NFL1000 Safety Rankings: The Good and The Bad

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The Bad

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Malcolm Jenkins, #71 (61/100)

Overall: A stereotypically flawed free safety, Jenkins, who recently signed as a free agent with the Eagles, has all the athleticism to be an outstanding player, but his inconsistency in coverage, limited ball skills and complete unreliability against the run overshadow his physical talent.

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Roman Harper, #51 (66/100)

Coverage, 28/40: It’s clear that Roman Harper (6’1″, 200 lbs, eight seasons) has limitations in coverage. Rob Ryan asked him to blitz a lot. Harper blitzed on 12 percent of the pass plays he was on the field for in 2013. Harper blitzed a lot because he didn’t have the speed to play in space and wasn’t capable of matching up to receivers or tight ends in man coverage. He is best suited to play zone coverage underneath, where his positioning and awareness allow him to be effective.

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