Cornerback

  1. Trumaine Johnson
  2. Morris Claiborne
  3. Parry Nickerson
  4. Juston Burris
  5. Darryl Roberts
  6. Rashard Robinson
  7. Jeremy Clark

Either seven wide receivers or seven corners (as opposed to six) could be the decision if four running backs are kept. Seven corners are our choice with only four safeties in the first projection.

Save for the lockdown Hall of Fame cover corner, this Kacy Rodgers defense boasts everything a coach wants out of its cornerback position.

Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne make for a solid 1A/1B punch as the starters. Though Buster Skrine is still employed as the nickel, we have late-round pick Parry Nickerson fitting the nickel role like a glove.

There’s a lot to like in terms of depth and versatility here.

Cuts: Buster Skrine, Derrick Jones, Xavier Coleman, Terrell Sinkfield

Safety

  1. Jamal Adams (SS)
  2. Marcus Maye (FS)
  3. Terrence Brooks
  4. Rontez Miles

The duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye should compete as the NFL’s best safety duo. It’s just a little tough when the defense in front of them is the worst in the business in terms of generating a conventional four-man pass rush.

Though the mainstream media didn’t catch on, this duo performed as much better than advertised during their rookie campaign.

A third safety is absolutely needed to overcome some of the pass-rushing deficiencies and if they can snag free agent Kenny Vaccaro, the big dime look with the former Saint and Adams on both sides in the box and along the edges would be a nasty look.

Cuts: Doug Middleton

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