As promised, here are a few safeties that the Vikings should have their eye on during the first day of the 2008 NFL Draft. If you want to look at the corners, just go to the main page (if you're not there already) and scroll down a little bit.
Kenny Phillips, Miami (first round)
-Vitals - 6'2", 210#, 4.45 40-yard dash
Thomas Decoud, California (first/second round)
-Vitals - 6'2", 205, 4.55
DaJuan Morgan, North Carolina State (first/second round)
-Vitals - 6'1", 200, 4.50
Marcus Griffin, Texas (second round)
-Vitals - 6', 200, 4.60
Tyrell Johnson, Arkansas State (second/third round)
-Vitals - 6'1", 195, 4.55
Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee (third round)
-Vitals - 5'9", 185, 4.45
Jamar Adams, Michigan (third round)
-Vitals - 6'2", 210, 4.50
Craig Steltz, Louisiana State (third round)
-Vitals - 6'2", 210, 4.60
Quentin Demps, Texas-El Paso (third round)
-Vitals - 6'1", 205, 4.55
Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame (third round)
-Vitals - 6', 210, 4.55
Now, if you look closely at where I envision most of the safeties going right now as opposed to where I have most of the cornerbacks going, you can see why I'm an advocate of taking a CB early and moving Cedric Griffin to safety. Both classes are fairly deep, but the CB class is much more "top heavy" than the safety class is. Right now, there's only one safety that's a lock to be taken in Round 1 (Kenny Phillips), and there's no guarantee that he'll be available when the Vikings select at #17.
I apologize for the brevity of the post, but I've got to get back to my books. After my test on Friday, you'll get significantly more long-windedness from yours truly. Aren't you all lucky? (-:
That's all for now, folks. . .have a good one!