This is a thread for the Addicts among us. Who among the AFC West sports the best safeties, and who sports the worst?
Vote in comments, and be sure to keep track of your votes as this series rolls on. It could be interesting to see how good you think each team is once you add up all your rankings.
- QBs here.
- RBs here.
- WRs here.
- TEs here.
- OTs here.
- OGs here.
- Centers here.
- DTs here.
- DEs here.
- ILBs here.
- OLBs here.
- CBs here.
The following are your depth charts at safety:
Denver Broncos: Brian Dawkins, Rahim Moore, Renaldo Hill, Quenton Carter, David Bruton
Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry, Kendrick Lewis, Jon McGraw, Donald Washington
Oakland Raiders: Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, Mike Mitchell, Hiram Eugene
San Diego Chargers: Eric Weddle, Paul Oliver, Steve Gregory, Quinton Teal
My vote after the jump. Yours is invited in comments.
1. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders simply have one of the best, if not THE best, safety tandems in the NFL. Huff and Branch are killer safeties, with speed and power and tons of influence over what happens across the field. Mitchell surprised everybody by not being terrible in 2010. This is a three deep squad.
2. Kansas City Chiefs — The Chiefs feature one of the best safeties in the entire league in Eric Berry, and pair him with a smart but physically limited teammate in Kendrick Lewis. Depth behind them is poor, as Washington is perhaps one of the worst players on the roster.
3. Denver Broncos — Dawkins is one of the best leaders you can ask a safety to be for your team, but at 36, his tank is empty. The best safety on this team is Dawkins’ replacement, Rahim Moore. I really like Moore, and I think he’s going to be a solid pro. He’s not going to get any help from the other safeties on this roster, though.
4. San Diego Chargers — Easily the weakest position group on San Diego’s roster. Oliver had to be converted from corner, and Weddle is a solid pro at best.
So, assuming a 1st is 4 points, and a 4th is 1 point, this is my individual position scoreboard so far: