When it comes to safeties, the explosion of pass-catching TE and multiple-WR sets have left a gaping void in many secondaries at the safety position. More and more, teams are looking for CB/S hybrids that can cover good, but still come up and support the run. These are not your typical strong or free safety, as Vic Carucci points out. Amazingly the Lions were ahead of the curve on this trend, selecting Daniel Bullocks in 2006, and even more so with the pick of Gerald Alexander in 2007. If Alexander were coming out this year, rather than a late 2nd, early 3rd round pick he would likely be going top of the second, possibly even as far up as into the last third of the 1st. To me, it makes the move to get a player like Alexander last year that much smarter. It is a universally weak class at safety, in a position that almost half the league needs to upgrade or update -- and for once, the Lions are the haves, instead of the have-nots.