Top 10 safeties through Week 6
We’re now six weeks through the NFL season, and the cream of the crop is starting to rise among the league’s safeties.
Using our recently released 2015 Player Grades, here are Pro Football Focus’ top 10 safeties entering Week 7 of the season:
(Editor’s note: This list was updated following the completion of Week 6’s MNF game.)
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Harrison Smith remains atop our rankings
Coming out of the Vikings’ bye week, Harrison Smith posted a slightly above average performance against the Chiefs. It was enough, however, to keep him in the No. 1 spot in our safety rankings, with an overall grade of 97.3 this season.
Smith has surrendered only one catch this year out of five targets where he served as the primary coverage. He also owns the third-best run defense grade among safeties, behind only Detroit’s James Ihedigbo and Green Bay’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
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