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2016 NFL Combine Live: Cornerbacks, Safeties Run Through Final Field Drills

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The 2016 combine is almost over. Will we see Houston's next great defensive back in action today?

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The Texans' cornerback duo of the future seems to be set in stone with Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson locked up for the next several years, but the safety corps is still very much up in the air. In particular, Houston needs to finally find a strong safety candidate to fill the void left by Glover Quin's departure three years ago. Luckily for Rick Smith and Bill O'Brien, the 2016 safety class might just be the most talent-rich in the last five years, if not more than that.

Jalen Ramsey is the obvious headliner of this group as a hybrid corner/safety who can play anywhere on the field, but beyond him there is still a very strong second tier consisting of Von Bell, Darian Thompson, Sean Davis, Karl Joseph, Miles Killebrew, Jeremy Cash, and Keanu Neal. At some point in the first three rounds of the draft, you can reasonably expect one of those guys to become a Texan, assuming the position is not addressed in free agency again like the front office attempted to do last year (thanks, Rahim Moore). Predicting which one of them Rick Smith decides to pick is still next to impossible, but as long as the front office tries to at least inject a little bit of talent back into that position group, I will be satisfied.

Which safety do you want to see in blue and red next season, BRB? Sound off in the comments below as we watch the final day of field drills at the 2016 NFL Combine.