2. Kyle Hamilton, projected as a Top-50 NFL player in 2024
Not only did Matt Lombardo rank Hamilton as the second-best safety in the NFL for next season, but the folks over Pro Football Focus are already predicting the sophomore to enter the Top 50 list of NFL players--without positional regard--in 2024.
"Hamilton had a tumultuous rookie season that ranged from being a full-time starter at free safety to a part-time player seeing as few as 14 snaps in a game to back to being a full-time player but largely deployed as a matchup weapon in the slot. There were hiccups along the way, but Hamilton earned an 87.6 PFF grade in the end and looked comfortable in most spots on the field. His final two games of the season, against the elite Bengals offense, were among his best performances all year. Hamilton could emerge as one of the best safeties in the game in his second season."- Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus
Monson thinks Hamilton "could emerge as one of the best safeties in the game in his second season," and that aligns with PFF's grade of the rookie in 2022 when he earned an 87.6 mark leading all safeties in the NFL.