Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Damarious Randall (3) reacts prior to the game against the Arizona Wildcats during the 88th annual territorial cup at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
2. Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State
With Jarius Byrd leaving during free agency for more money in New Orleans last year and Da’Norris Searcy signing with the Tennessee Titans this offseason, there’s a colossal hole at the safety position heading into 2015.
As they stand right now, head coach Rex Ryan is dealing with a quality starter in Aaron Williams at safety and that’s about it. The rest of the safeties on the roster have a total of seven NFL starts, four of those coming from Duke Williams and three from Bacarri Rambo.
Randall had a great 2014 season, ending the year with First Team All-Pac12 honors. This is after choosing not to play football after the first two years out of high school, totaling only 20 starts as a collegiate football player.
After only putting up 14 bench reps at the combine there’s no doubt Randall needs to pack onto his 5-11, 196 lb frame if he wants to succeed at the professional level. That can easily be fixed with NFL trainers and nutritionists.
In a relatively weak safety class this season, Randall is coveted as one of the best at his position. Like Tomlinson, there’s a strong possibility that Randall could be gone before Buffalo has a chance to snag him. So who’s next?
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