Washington Football Team Training Camp Profiles: Safeties
By Ian Cummings
Much like other positions on the Washington Football Team, the safety group is flush with both uncertainty and potential.
Landon Collins and Sean Davis should amount to a solid starting safety duo, but both players need to be used correctly in order for their impact to be maximized. Davis, in particular, has a great deal of physical upside, but he’s not yet a finished product, and has additional work to do before the starting job can be his for good.
Behind those two, depth players like Apke, Everett, Reaves, and Curl will be jostling for two to three spots at most, and none of them are roster locks. Apke has the best chance, but behind him, it’s truly anyone’s game, as Ron Rivera and his defensive coaches look to re-evaluate the roster ahead of the season.
Playing behind a high-upside linebacker group that’s already playing behind a stout defensive line, there’s a lot of reason to be excited about a safety room that has this mix of upside and experience. But projecting success is different than experiencing it. Time will tell, as always, if the potential present can feasibly be reached.