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Thank you sir! This articles is more than a decade in the making. Watching Polemalu, Reed, Dawkins, Harrison play really highlighted the importance of safeties and the way they affect an entire defense, but sadly all the emphasis over the years has been on corners and dline. Linebackers are then mentioned but safeties almost never focused on. As a Falcons fan, I’ve lamented our lack of emphasis on the position for many, many years. ATL finally took a safety in the first round this year; we’ll see how it works out. My pick would’ve been Darron Lee but I have hopes for Keanu. Anyway, great article and really good clips to support it.

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