The Rams started Craig Dahl and Quintin Mikell at safety in 2012. Both are no longer on the team. This leaves the Rams with Darian Stewart as the only safety who has had significant playing time on the roster. The Rams must address safety in the first two round of the draft.
Again, the rankings system awards points based on each writer's individual big board. 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd and so on and so forth.
|1. Jonathan Cyprien||58 pts|
|2. Kenny Vacarro||53 pts|
|3. Matt Elam||50 pts|
|4. Eric Reid||38 pts|
5. DJ Swearinger
6. Bacarri Rambo
|7. . Sharmarko Thomas||12 pts|
|8. TJ McDonald||11 pts|
|9. Phillip Thomas||9 pts|
|10. JJ Wilcox||8 pts|
|11. Tony Jefferson||4 pts|
|12. Josh Evans||3 pts|
|13. Robert Lester||2 pts|
|14. Robert Lester||2 pts|
|15. Don Jones||1 pts|
- Huge drop off after our top 5. Drop of 24 total point is tremendous.
- Cyprien tops our board over Vacarro. I put Vacarro number one on my board, but I do not think he is the best safety available for the Rams. I think Cyprien is, but I believe Vacarro is the overall superior prospect, which still puts him at 1 on my board. Other writers may have been making this board with the Rams in mind, thus explaining why Cyprien is first.
- The top three all recieved 50 points, which is a huge number in this ranking system. This means we see them as first rounders.
- TJ McDonald has taken a dramatic fall. He was thought of by many going into this season as the top safety prospect. He only received 11 points on our board.
- I forgot to include Bacarri Rambo in the first making of this chart because I am a dumbass. Carry on.
Here's how each individual writer ranked the safeties.
|Brandon Birkhead||Tevin Broner||Eric Nagel||Brandon Bate||Tyler Bishop||RamTuff20 (Mark Lujan)|
|DJ Swearinger||S. Thomas||S. Thomas||P. Thomas||Shawn Williams||S. Thomas|
|TJ McDonald||McDonald||Wilcox||S. Thomas||Josh Evans||McDonald|
|JJ Wilcox||Tony Jefferson||Robert Lester||Wilcox||P. Thomas||Jefferson|
|Sharmarko Thomas||Wilcox||McDonald||McDonald||Don Jones||Duke Williams|