Our own Luke Easterling continues his coverage live from Mobile for the 2016 Senior Bowl. While the defensive line has been the major focus, Easterling has been impressed with another position important to the Bucs...Safety.
Here are some of Luke's comments on the top safeties he has seen:
Mile Killebrew - Southern Utah
6'2'' 220 lbs
Luke Easterling's Review: Killebrew’s size is obviously the first thing that jumps out, but with a rocked-up frame like his, it’s not often you see the kind of fluidity and explosiveness he has. I spent about 15 minutes talking with him on Tuesday, and he’s an impressive guy. Great attitude and work ethic, willing to do whatever a team needs him to do to make an impact. Even though he’s a small-school guy, the competition hasn’t been too big for him this week. He looks very comfortable and has proven he belongs among the nation’s best.
Kevin Byard - Middle Tennessee State
5'11'' 216 lbs
Luke Easterling's Review: Byard’s production at MTSU is eye-popping (school record 19 career picks), and he showed off his knack for making big plays during Wednesday’s practice, grabbing a pair of picks. He’s got a thick frame, but he’s still incredibly athletic and fluid in coverage, with great leaping ability and ball skills.
Jeremy Cash - Duke
6'1'' 212 lbs
Luke Easterling's Review: Cash’s versatility is his best trait. He has plenty of experience rolling down into the slot and working in man coverage, but he’s just as comfortable as a box defender or rolling high over the top in coverage. He’s a very smart player who puts himself in the right position more often than not, and can deliver bigger hits than his frame might suggest.