'13 Draft: S Rankings, Part Two

J.J. Wilcox

Here are the FoxSportsNext NFL Draft safety rankings 11-20.

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11) J.J. Wilcox (6-0/213)
Georgia Southern
Wilcox played much of his career in Stateboro on offense as a wide receiver before moving over to the defensive side of the ball. He played just one season at strong safety and finished with 88 tackles and three interceptions. Wilcox obviously is a good, versatile athlete who made a good transition. He tackles well and just needs more reps and experience playing in coverage. This is certainly a prospect with some good upside.

12) Tony Jefferson (5-11/213)
Oklahoma
In three seasons Jefferson started in 34 games, playing from virtually the moment he got to OU. He finished with 258 tackles and eight interceptions. Teams will knock him on his height just like they did in high school but he plays bigger than his 5-foot-11 frame. Jefferson is very good in run support. He lacks great speed but is instinctive.

13) Shawn Williams (6-0/213)
Georgia
Over his final two seasons in Athens Williams was a fixture at safety in the Georgia's secondary. In that time he registered 170 tackles and 10.5 tackles for a loss. This is a very good athlete with good measurables and above average speed and quickness. He's a former team captain that has a good, overall game for the safety position.

14) Ray Ray Armstrong (6-3/220)
Miami (Fl)
Armstrong is going to be a feast or famine player in the NFL. He's has outstanding physical tools, very good size and athleticism and plays bigger than his 6-foot-3 frame. Armstrong is good against the run and can also be a centerfielder that can play hash to hash, although he's better suited to play closer to the box. As a sophomore he had 79 tackles and three interceptions. He was suspended this past season for allegedly being involved with a Miami booster. There's no question that Armstrong has talent but that comes with some potential red flags.

15) T.J. McDonald (6-2/219)
USC
McDonald is a bigger safety prospect who played all four years at USC, starting his final three. This past season he had 112 tackles playing just about everywhere in the Trojan secondary for Monte Kiffin. McDonald is a solid run defender who needs to improve his overall coverage skills.

16) Josh Evans (6-1/207)
Florida
Evans was primarily a starter in 2011 and a fixture this past season in a very good Gator defense. In 2012 Evans had 83 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and three interceptions. He's very physical and aggressive, as Evans backs down to nothing on the field. He's always looking for that big strike. Evans, like McDonald, needs to work on becoming better in coverage.

17) Zeke Motta (6-2/213)
Notre Dame
Motta was a 2.5 year starter in South Bend and played for the Irish all four years. He lacks ideal measurable but puts himself in position to make plays in defending the run and pass. Motta is smart and plays with good instincts. He's a strong and physical presence in the secondary.

18) Daimion Stafford (5-11.5/221)
Nebraska
Stafford went the Juco route before enrolling at Nebraska in 2011. He was a two-year starter for the Cornhuskers, finished with 176 tackles, 17 pass breakups and four interceptions from his strong safety position. This is an aggressive and hard hitting secondary standout that's better against the run then the pass at this point.

19) Robert Lester (6-1/200)
Alabama
Lester started his final three seasons in Nick Saban's outstanding defenses his final two seasons. Lester had eight interceptions as a sophomore. He's solid in run support and but just doesn't possess enough speed to show great range for the position.

20) Jakar Hamilton (6-1/200)
South Carolina State
Hamilton went from Georgia Military College to the University of Georgia before finishing up his college career at South Carolina State. He had 40 tackles and three pass breakups this past season for South Carolina State. He has played both corner and safety during his college career. Hamilton has better cover skills at this point and looks like a potential free safety.

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FULL DATABASE OVERALL RANKINGS WILL BE UPDATED from 1-300 on April 24. The current top 300 doesn't reflect the new positional rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft.

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