10. Grant Delpit, S, Browns
The Cleveland Browns believe Delpit can solve problems in their secondary. He's athletic, possibly the most polished coverage player in this draft, and his football awareness is outstanding. Though there are big questions regarding Delpit's tackling ability, he possesses the skills that separate awarded players, including making an impact through forcing turnovers, going after the quarterback, and creating tackle-for-loss situations.
If the Browns manage to make their secondary a good fit for Delpit - and adding safeties Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, who are both good tacklers, might help - he has all the ingredients to put up a great rookie campaign, and even to become the first safety since Mark Carrier in 1990 to be named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
9. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Chiefs
Gay's rookie-season narrative could be similar to Darius Leonard's rise. Leonard took home this award two years ago as a second-round debutant with the Indianapolis Colts. Though it's unfair to compare Gay to Leonard at this point, the latter also entered the league as part of a linebacker group lacking depth, and as a long shot for this honor.
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense progressively improved last season, mostly because of specific players ascending and their secondary breaking out. But overall, the reigning Super Bowl champions received PFF's lowest grade for run defense, with the team's two starting linebackers (Damien Wilson and Anthony Hitchens) ranking 70th and 81st among 89 linebackers, respectively.
Gay still needs to earn starting snaps, but he'll likely be one of the major contributors if the Chiefs' linebackers improve drastically in 2020.
8. Xavier McKinney, S, Giants
The New York Giants could finally be on track to build a reliable secondary after fielding one of the league's worst units. While they await the development of young players like safeties Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love and 2019 first-round cornerback Deandre Baker, the Giants landed veteran corner James Bradberry this offseason and used their 2020 second-round selection on McKinney.