Landon Collins (Alabama) is believed to be, far and away, the best safety prospect available in the 2015 NFL Draft. Still, he doesn't come without some concern, as NFL teams are reportedly weary about his ability in coverage.
Despite that, Collin is expected to be (and likely will be) a Top 10 pick come May. Whether or not he makes it to the New York Giants at No. 9 overall — and whether they'd take him if he falls — remains to be seen. Either way, the reality facing General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. is that after Collins, there are no first-round safeties available. The next best crop are considered mid-rounders, but with Draft stocks rising and falling, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says Big Blue could still land a solid player on Day 2.
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"If you want a combo guy, Byron Jones would be a perfect early to mid-[second rounder] if you can get into that area, out of Connecticut," Kiper Jr. said via The Star-Ledger. "Eric Rowe from Utah would be another combo guy, corner/safety. So I think you could look second or third round very easily."