5 safeties at NFL Combine Buffalo Bills could target in 2024 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills might be in the market for a starting safety. Could that player come from the NFL Draft?

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Jaden Hicks - Washington State

Jaden Hicks is a 6'3", 212-pound safety from Washington State, and was a two-year starter for the Cougars. He's played 1,485 snaps over just 25 collegiate games. A little inexperienced but brings a high-motor and more than willing to hit someone in the run game. His physicality serves him well against bigger receivers as well. Over the last two seasons at Washington, he recorded 117 total tackles and a excellent 51 stops. He also has a knack for getting after the QB when blitzing, generating seven pressures and three sacks last season.

NFLDraftbuzz.com gave him a rating of 83.4, ranked him as their sixth best safety and 19th best defensive back. They have him as the 107th overall prospect and projected as a fourth-round selection. Pro Football Focus sees a very different player, grading him a 76.6 but is their third-best safety, and the 56th overall draft prospect.