Rating the top senior prospects

Updated: September 13, 2004, 3:00 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
This year's safety class doesn't have a Sean Taylor (No. 5 overall pick to the Redskins in 2004), but Oklahoma's Donte Nicholson, UNLV's Jamaal Brimmer, Georgia Tech's James Butler and Ohio State's Dustin Fox (plays DC for the Buckeyes but should move to DS in the NFL) are all potential NFL starters that warrant consideration between the late first and second rounds.

Looking ahead to the 2005 NFL Draft, Scouts, Inc., breaks down the top senior safeties in the nation.

Defensive prospects:
DE | DT | IL | OL | S | CB | P | K | RS | Grade explanation

Offensive prospects:
QB | FB | RB | WR | TE | C | OG | OT