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Three qualities NFL wants in a Safety

Wed, Nov 06, 2013

When NFL scouts look at the safety position, they are looking for three qualities in these college players trying to make the transition to pro football.

1. INSTINCTS: They are going to look at his ability to read run/pass and to go make a play on the football in the run game and the pass game.

2. TACKLING ABILITY: Does he bring a physical mentality to the game?

3. RANGE AND MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE ABILITY: Can he play the football in the air and now-a-days, against all the 3-4 wide receiver sets teams are going to, does have the ability to play man-to-man coverage?

Watch the video above to see examples of former Senior Bowl standouts who are now playing at the NFL level.