Unit analysis: Safeties
Patriots: A Rodney Harrison hits like a truck. Eugene Wilson excels in coverage. Both are smart. Steelers: A-minus
Troy Polamalu and Chris Hope are young, athletic and fast and hit like linebackers.
Lawyer Milloy and Troy Vincent are intelligent and physical. The depth is good.
Donovin Darius provides a presence over the middle; Deon Grant is reliable.
Ed Reed is one of the NFL's best players, but Will Demps can be a liability in coverage.
John Lynch and Nick Ferguson lack speed but excel against the run.
There are high hopes for Terrence Kiel and free-agent pickup Bhawoh Jue.
Tank Williams makes big plays -- when healthy. Lamont Thompson is effective.
Madieu Williams is a blossoming star, but the run defense needs an enforcer.
Bob Sanders and Mike Doss are big hitters with big futures, but they are green.
Five have been drafted the past three years, but only Erik Coleman has worked out.
The starters are set with Marcus Coleman and Glenn Earl, but the depth is shaky.
Sammy Knight provides a fearsome presence, but Greg Wesley lost his fire in '04.
Brian Russell is the only experienced starter; Brodney Pool and Sean Jones offer hope.
Tebucky Jones and Travares Tillman both are suspect in coverage.
Even with a healthy Derrick Gibson, this group has plenty of room to improve.
Brian Dawkins and Mike Lewis form the best combination in the league.
Adrian Wilson is coming off his best season; Robert Griffith brings experience.
Darren Sharper is an upgrade; Corey Chavous must hold off Willie Offord.
Michael Boulware is a ballhawk; Ken Hamlin has a lot left to prove.
Dexter Jackson and Jermaine Phillips are strong, physical defenders.
Sean Taylor's concentration must match his talent; the run support is good.
Kenoy Kennedy is a big hitter, and Terrence Holt has a lot of potential.
SS Mike Brown and FS Mike Green have switched spots; they should fit better.
Dwight Smith brings talent and playmaking ability; Jay Bellamy is underrated.
Shaun Williams is trying to come back from injury; Gibril Wilson is promising.
Much will depend on whether Thomas Davis plays here or at linebacker.
SS Tony Parrish creates turnovers but lacks a veteran complement at free safety.
Bryan Scott is recovering from surgery; everyone else is old and slow.
There are few sure things at the team's most unstable position.
Roy Williams is a star, but there is no depth and no proven starter at free safety.
Darren Sharper is gone, and it will be a while before Nick Collins can fill his shoes.
i agree except i think we should be above the Lions. Kennedy and a very unproven Holt......I dont think so!!!!
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