2023 NFL Draft: Every top-10 safety's highest-graded season

New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (14) celebrates his interception against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second half in the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

Projecting a 2023 NFL draft prospect to the NFL isn’t simply about looking at production from the 2022 season, as measurables and career bodies of work also come into play.

Still, it’s interesting to see when some of the best players in the draft had their best season in college football. Here, we look at the top 10 safeties on PFF’s big board and highlight their best season by PFF grade, adding some stats for context.

Brian Branch, Alabama

Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

Sydney Brown, Illinois

Jammie Robinson, Florida State

Jordan Battle, Alabama

Christopher Smith, Georgia

JL Skinner, Boise State

Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State

 Ji’Ayir Brown, Penn State

Quindell Johnson, Memphis

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