2013 NFL draft preview: Teams will have their pick of quality safeties
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 18, 2013
If teams are in the market for safeties, this may be the best year for the position in more than 10 years. There could be as many as 10 safeties taken in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, which hasn't happened since 2002. "I played both safeties, strong and free," Vaccaro said at the scouting combine of his multiple roles in Texas' defense. "I played nickel. I played dime. Comes from a program that has become known for the quality of NFL defensive backs it produces under assistant coach Duane Akina. Where Thomas was more of a rangy center-fielder, the 6-foot-0, 214-pound Vaccaro is a bit more old-school he likes to drive down and make the big hit, and aggression has been a big part of his game through his four collegiate seasons.
With the 2012 NFL season in the books, and the scouting combine in the rear-view, it's time to take a closer look at the 50 players we think will be the biggest difference-makers at the next level from this draft class. To that end, we're happy to conti…