[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] The Safeties (AFC)

AND WE HAVE ARRIVED! After all these weeks of power ranking every single starter in the NFL, we are at the end!

I would like to thank you all for taking the time to read of these and as a reminder, make sure you go back as a reference whenever you need to. Trust me when I say, I won’t tell anyone when you use my rankings to argue with people about who’s good and who’s not.

Before we wrap things up, we have a few more positions left. LIKE THE SAFETIES! Do you honestly think I forgot about these guys? The “quarterbacks of the defense”? The “last line of defense”? Hell no. The safety position is arguably one of the most important positions on the football field. Just ask the Seattle Seahawks.

So, who were the top safeties last year in the NFL?

Glad you asked.

LEZ DO DIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

nfl_pwrrankts_576

 

 

32. Michael Thomas (Miami Dolphins)

6_3206690

Age: 27
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: D
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

31. Patrick Chung (New England Patriots)

635578902997125468-chung

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2016), 8th (2015)


 

30. Marcus Maye (New York Jets)

NCAA Football: North Texas at Florida

Age: 24
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: Rookie
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

29. Jabrill Peppers (Cleveland Browns)

peppers-celebratejpg-c2f7c7fec7e3927d

Age: 21
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: Rookie
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

28. Malik Hooker (Indianapolis Colts)

malik-hooker-nebraska

Age: 21
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: Rookie
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

27. Jamal Adams (New York Jets)

jamal-adams-t1

Age: 21
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: Rookie
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

26. Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills)

635860392894838355-browns-steelers-footb-kirk

Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: F
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 29th (2016)


25. Sean Davis (Pittsburgh Steelers)

davis01_at_bengals_12182016

Age: 23
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: D+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 25th (2016)


 

24. Micah Hyde (Buffalo Bills)

NFL: New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers

Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 3
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

23. Corey Moore (Houston Texans)

26_4147842

Age: 24
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

22. Tashaun Gipson (Jacksonville Jaguars)

hi-res-7a96f07cdaa4e197bf3b06131de26230_crop_north

Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 32nd (2016), 6th (2015)


 

21. Andre Hal (Houston Texans)

920x9201

Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2016)


 

20. Karl Joseph (Oakland Raiders)

9660661-nfl-denver-broncos-at-oakland-raiders-850x560

Age: 23
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: D
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 24th (2016)


 

19. T.J. Ward (Denver Broncos)

T.J. Ward

Age: 30
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 16th (2015)


 

18. George Iloka (Cincinnati Bengals)

iloka140120_630

Age: 27
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 3
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

17. Ed Reynolds (Cleveland Browns)

maxresdefault

Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: A-
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

16. Dwight Lowery (Los Angeles Chargers)

r173865_576x324_16-9

Age: 31
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: F
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 20th (2016), 25th (2015)


 

15. Kevin Byard (Tennessee Titans)

Colts Titans Football

Age: 23
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

14. Shawn Williams (Cincinnati Bengals)

012016-williams-shawn-cp

Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 3
Previous Rankings: 17th (2016)


 

13. Darian Stewart (Denver Broncos)

usatsi_8875274_164063748_lowres-696x492

Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 3
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016), 10th (2015)


 

12. Clayton Geathers (Indianapolis Colts)

r160663_576x324_16-9

Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 28th (2016)


 

11. Mike Mitchell (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Regular Season Pittsburgh at Carolina

Age: 30
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 12th (2016), 29th (2015)


 

10. Reggie Nelson (Oakland Raiders)

Reggie Nelson

Age: 33
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 5
Previous Rankings: 5th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

9. Ron Parker (Kansas City Chiefs)

Rams-Chiefs Football

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: C+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 16th (2016), 20th (2015)


 

8. Jahleel Addae (Los Angeles Chargers)

jahleeladdaesandiegochargersvcincinnatiiwprx8hn2w9l

Age: 27
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 30th (2016), 22nd (2015)


 

7. Reshad Jones (Miami Dolphins)

Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 7th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

6. Barry Church (Jacksonville Jaguars)

barrychurchdallascowboysvnewyorkgiantshatnw9bsutll

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 2
Previous Rankings: 25th (2016), 18th (2015)


 

5. Johnathan Cyprien (Tennessee Titans)

Johnathan Cyprien

Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: C
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 31st (2016), 26th (2015)


 

4Tony Jefferson (Baltimore Ravens)

636148358649062168-tony-jefferson3

Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: B-
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 0
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016)


 

3. Devin McCourty (New England Patriots)

icon_18627838

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: B+
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 1
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 1st (2015)


 

2. Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs)

022817-berryrelease-thumb

Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A-
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 1st (2016)


 

1. Eric Weddle (Baltimore Ravens)

r173627_576x324_16-9

Age: 32
2016-17 Pass Coverage Grade: A
2016-17 Run Defense Grade: A
Interceptions (for 2016-17 season): 4
Previous Rankings: 13th (2016), 2nd (2015)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s