Tarvarus McFadden         Junior    Florida State       (8 interceptions in 2016)

Jaire Alexander                 Junior    Louisville             (Stellar in one – one coverage)

Jordan Thomas                 Senior    Oklahoma           (17 pass breakups in 2016)

DJ Read                               Junior    Kansas State       (16 pass breakups/3 picks in 2016)

Duke Dawson                    Senior    Florida                  (moving from nickel to corner)

Iman Marshall                   Junior    USC                       (one of the top corners in football)

Quenton Meeks                Junior    Stanford              (had a pick six against Notre Dame)

Donte Jackson                   Junior    LSU                       (great athlete who may play on offense)

Greg Stroman                   Senior    Virginia Tech      (along with Brandon Facyson are the best)

Rashard Fant                     Senior    Indiana                 (39 pass breakups in two years)

Andre Chachere               Senior    San Jose St.         (four picks, 14 pass breakups in 2016)

Denzel Ward                     Junior    Ohio State           (shared 2016 with two first-round picks)

Derwin James                   Junior    Florida State       (has all the tools)

Minkah Fitzpatrick           Junior    Alabama              (six interceptions and two TD’s last season)

Quin Blanding                   Senior    Virginia                (358 career tackles)

Godwin Igwebuike           Senior    Northwestern     (78 solo tackles in 2016)

Dominick Sanders            Senior    Georgia                (battled injuries in 2016, still had three picks)

Jordan Whitehead            Junior    Pittsburgh            (moving from corner to safety in 2017)

Armani Watts                   Senior    Texas A&M         (six interceptions, 14 tackles for loss in career)

Marcus Allen                     Senior    Penn State          (Big Ten’s third–leading tackler in 2016)

Ronnie Harrison               Junior    Alabama              (the latest in the long line of hard hitting safeties)

Chase Hansen                   Junior    Utah                     (led the Utes in tackles with 90 last season)

Tre Flowers                        Senior    Oklahoma St.     (second – team All-Big 12 in 2016)

Taylor Rapp                       Soph.     Washington        (defensive freshman of the year in PAC-12)