Bookmark it. Print it out. Save it on your desktop. Do what you will, but consider this your ultimate NFL draft guide. Based on what draft experts are saying around the league, Giants.com compiled the top five prospects at each position in the upcoming NFL Draft, which runs May 8-10. So until Mr. Irrelevant is called in the seventh round with the 256th
overall pick, you’ll want to keep this close as the Giants prepare for the 2014 campaign.
- Calvin Pryor, Louisville
NFL.COM: Perhaps the most explosive hitter in this year's crop of safeties, Pryor is a big, physical hammer in the run game, bringing the ability to intimidate and erase. Factor in his instincts and range and Pryor has the ability to start as a rookie.
- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
NFL.COM: Hype exceeded his performance in Tuscaloosa, but Clinton-Dix offers starter-caliber instincts, range, coverage skills and tackling ability as a free safety. Should be a Day 1 starter.
- Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
NFL.COM: Wiry, active, aggressive strong safety at his best playing downhill and reacting to plays in front him, yet possesses the cover skill to range over the top or lock down defenders in the slot. Ability to stay healthy in the future given lack of size and durability is the biggest concern. A very talented football player who could slide a round or two based on size, medical evaluations and attitude. Can contribute immediately at any safety position and positively affect the game if healthy and focused.
- Deone Bucannon, Washington State
NFL.COM: Good-sized, athletic, physical safety who stands out as a straight-line striker on tape and sets the tone. Has coverage limitations, but brings aggressiveness and intensity to carve a niche as a downhill box defender and core special-teams player. Must learn to become more assignment sound to maximize his potential. Has some similarities to Tampa Bay FS Dashon Goldson.
- Terrence Brooks, Florida State
NFL.COM: Lean, athletic, confident, competitive hybrid safety who should be a solid backup and core special-teams player at a minimum given his combination of fluidity, range and physicality. Has starter-caliber ability if he can improve his ball skills, and offers versatility as a "robber" or box defender.