I do like the idea of upgrading the Niners safety through the draft, but not to replace Goldson. I think they should upgrade Whitner. Goldson is not a ball hawk, but he is a very fundamentally sound tackler and a heavy hitter, who sometimes intercepts the ball. Whitner does not bring a lot to the pass defense. The Niners need a true ball hawk to pull down the INT.
Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2013): 4-6
He runs a little bit slow, but he leads the nation in INT's at 8. He does play in a smaller conference, but he's got a nose for the ball.
Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
Height:6-0. Weight: 218.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Projected Round (2013): 2-3
At nearly the same dimensions, Rambo projects to go 1-4 rounds sooner than Phillips.
Who are the best ball hawking options at safety this year?