I think when it comes to safety people let perfection get in the way of progress. Everyone wants Earl Thomas or Ed Reed, but Earl Thomas gets drafted with Top 15 draft picks and God has made exactly one Ed Reed in the last 30 years. You don't need Earl Thomas or Ed Reed to get good safety play. It's not going to take an Ed Reed or Earl Thomas to massively upgrade the safety play from the litany of Willie Pyles, Lynn Scotts, washed up Marcus Colemans, Abe Elams, Killer Keith Davis, Danny McCrays, Eric Framptons and the rest of dregs of the NFL we've trotted out there at the position over the last decade at the position. Draft a guy in the 2nd or 3rd round who has a consensus 2nd or 3rd round grade, get him out on the field and quit over thinking things. It's not like Jon Lynch was single man covering split hybrid TEs from the slot in his day.
Despite labeling myself a "realist", no one understands my pain or appreciates my special truth. Stupid world.