Safety... The last line of defense. A good safety can change games by shutting down the passing game or a monster hit. Sadly, our Texans have never had an elite safety, and rarely have we had passable safeties. Next years draft class is pretty thick at the top with safety talent. Here are the top prospects, by my rankings. Tier 1- Elite Prospects Tennessee FS/SS Eric Berry, 5'11" 203 Berry is the cream of the safety crop. Quick, fast, agile, strong, the kid has it all. He will most likely hold the record for interception return yards by the end of the season, as just a junior. Ball hawk with power. USC FS/SS Taylor Mays, 6'3" 235 Mays is a LB sized safety with elite speed. Dont believe the 4.2 rumors though, the USC track is very fast. If he came out last year, he would have been a top 15 pick, and the first safety off the board. Next years draft could see him sliding into the top ten. A punishing hitter, he is not the ballhawk that Berry is. This could be because of the system he plays in. Still, a great player. Tier 1 1/2- Very Good Prospects Georgia Tech FS/SS Morgan Burnett, 6'1" 210 lbs Burnett is flying up my draft board thanks to some of the posters here. I urge people to start watching him closely, he is the real deal. He should be available in the late teens, so maybe within our grasp. He is more of a coverage DB. Tier 2- Good Prospects Georgia SS/FS Reshad Jones, 6'2" 212 lbs Jones is a hard player to figure out. Some people love him and put him in the middle of the first, others put him in the 3rd. I am in the middle. Jones was the best player in the Georgia secondary. He is not afraid to stick his nose in, and has good ball skills. I think he will go in the early second. Kansas SS Darrell Stuckey, 5'11" 205 lbs Stuckey is one of my favorite DB's in the draft. He is a great tackling safety who is unafraid of contact. He is also a very high quality person. I am a little afraid of his pass defense, but it happens. LSU FS Chad Jones, 6'3' 214 Jones is an athletic centerfielder who does not quite live up to his billing. His play needs to step up this year. Tier 3- Solid Prospects Ex- Florida State SS Myron Rolle, 6'2" 223 lbs Rolle was a great safety, but is taking a year off from football to further his education. Reports are that he is still training, but we will see how he does in the combine (he will get an invite). South Florida FS Nate Allen, 6'1" 206 lbs An underrated safety from the Big East, Allen has ball skills, athleticism and is a physical player. The problem? He plays in the Big East. Allen should be a solid contributor at the next level. Florida FS Major Wright, 6' 204 lbs I am not as high on Wright as other people are, but he could be a good backup that turns into an effective starter in a few years. I feel that he looks better than he is because of the level of talent on the Florida D. Virginia Tech SS Kam Chancellor, 6'3" 230 I was very high on Chancellor before the season, but he disappointed last week. He has all the ability, but does not seem to understand the safety position. He might be more suited to a move to OLB. However, he does have the speed for SS, and more than enough strength Ok, thats what I got. Please discuss, disagree, or suggest people that I left out.