Safeties Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft

The ability to prevent deep passes is becoming a staple of NFL defenses, giving the safeties drafted in 2024 the potential to make an immediate impact.

As the average depth of target (aDOT) declines league-wide, more value is being placed on the safety position. Why? NFL defenses are almost universally looking to limit deep pass production, and with a reliable fail-safe option on the back end, that becomes possible. Here’s a look at the safeties selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Which Safeties Were Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft?

1) Cooper DeJean, Iowa
Round 2, Pick 40 | Philadelphia Eagles

2) Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
Round 2, Pick 47 | New York Giants

3) Javon Bullard, Georgia
Round 2, Pick 58 | Green Bay Packers

4) Cole Bishop, Utah
Round 2, Pick 60 | Buffalo Bills

5) Calen Bullock, USC
Round 3, Pick 78 | Houston Texans

6) Tykee Smith, Georgia
Round 3, Pick 89 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7) Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)
Round 3, Pick 99 | Los Angeles Rams

8) Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, Texas Tech
Round 4, Pick 104 | Arizona Cardinals

9) Evan Williams, Oregon
Round 4, Pick 111 | Green Bay Packers

10) Malik Mustapha, Wake Forest
Round 4, Pick 124 | San Francisco 49ers

11) Jaden Hicks, Washington State
Round 4, Pick 133 | Kansas City Chiefs

12) Jaylon Carlies, Missouri
Round 5, Pick 151 | Indianapolis Colts

13) Dominique Hampton, Washington
Round 5, Pick 161 | Washington Commanders

14) Jaylin Simpson, Auburn
Round 5, Pick 164 | Indianapolis Colts

15) Kitan Oladapo, Oregon State
Round 5, Pick 169 | Green Bay Packers

16) Patrick McMorris, California
Round 6, Pick 198 | Miami Dolphins

17) Trey Taylor, Air Force
Round 7, Pick 223 | Las Vegas Raiders

18) Daijahn Anthony, Ole Miss
Round 7, Pick 224 | Cincinnati Bengals

19) Sanoussi Kane, Purdue
Round 7, Pick 250 | Baltimore Ravens

20) Jaylen Key, Alabama
Round 7, Pick 257 | New York Jets

Other Position Groups in the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are links to the list of players in other position groups who were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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