As a supplement to the "Position U" series, we take a look at the 2012 draft at the safety position:
Safeties are considered the last line of defense for a football team. They're also evidently the last thing on an NFL team's mind when it picks on draft day.
Only seven safeties have been selected in the first round in the past five drafts, and more than half of those (four) were taken in the 2007 draft.
There were no first-round safeties last year or in the 2009 draft. And it doesn't appear as if there will be a run on safeties this year, either, as just one (Alabama's Mark Barron) is considered a sure first-rounder.
One item of interest: The Pac-12 has had the most safeties selected (17) over the past five years; that is the only position that the conference leads in draft picks.
[ Roundtable: Who will live up to their draft hype – and which won't? ]
Spotlight position: Safety
• "Position U" team: Miami
• "Position U" draft possibilities this season: None