After dissing so many players on the Baltimore Ravens in other positional rankings, NFL.com's Pat Kirwan has turned to liking some of the defensive stars and focuses now on the safety position. Ranking Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs in the inside and outside linebacker positions, respectively, he puts the combination of free safety Ed Reed and strong safety Dawan Landry at the top of his list as a team.
Ed Reed is obviously ranked in the "A" group and Landry is in the "B" group. No other team in the league has both safeties ranked in those top two groupings. Joining Reed in the top group are Green Bay’s Nick Collins, Detroit’s Louis Delmas, Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu and Seattle’s Earl Thomas. Along with Landry in the "B" group are Kansas City’s Eric Berry, Antoine Bethea from the Indianapolis Colts, Roman Harper from the New Orleans Saints and Washington’s LaRon Landry.
It must be nice for the parents of both Dawan and LeRon to see their boys ranked in the same high group of players, but at the same time, the value of the player gives the Ravens the advantage, as Dawan was a fifth round draft pick while LaRon was a first rounder.