Underclassmen saving grace of safety class

Originally Published: March 26, 2005
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Two of the first three "safety prospects" who come off the board in the 2005 draft could soon become outside linebackers in the NFL.

Georgia's Thomas Davis and Michigan's Ernest Shazor are both a Twinkie away from eating themselves out of the defensive secondary and up to the linebacker corps. In both cases, the decision will likely be determined by the defensive scheme used by the respective teams that draft them.

Regardless, Davis is still considered a late-first-round prospect and Shazor is still expected to come off the board somewhere in the second round.

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