This article ranks the top safeties following the conclusion of the 2012-13 NFL season. 

There are currently 40 ranking spots based off of the qualifications required for each safety, although others that qualify could not make cut. 

These rankings do not reflect a player's longevity, but rather focuses on their overall talent and success during the recent season.

These rankings also will not reflect on the entry season rankings for the beginning of the 2013-14 season. 

*(R) - Denotes player's rookie season*

 

The stats taken into consideration when determining these rankings include the following: 

- Tackles, assists, sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, interceptions, passes defended, team record, postseason resume and defensive touchdowns.

Other tools and sources used to determine these rankings include NFL.com, StatsLab and the overall outcome of the 2012-13 season. 

 

2012-2013 Final NFL Safety Rankings

 

1) Ed Reed - Baltimore Ravens to Houston Texans

Season Stats: 58 tackles; 4 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Three fumble recoveries; One defensive touchdown; AFC North Champions; AFC Champions; Super Bowl Champions; AFC Pro Bowl 

 

2) Dashon Goldson - San Francisco 49ers to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Season Stats: 69 tackles; 3 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: NFC West Champions; NFC Champions; Super Bowl appearance; NFC Pro Bowl; NFL All-Pro

 

3) Thomas Decoud - Atlanta Falcons 

Season Stats: 76 tackles; 6 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Over five interceptions; NFC South Champions; NFC Championship appearance; NFC Pro Bowl

 

4) Devin McCourty - New England Patriots

Season Stats: 82 tackles; 5 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: AFC East Champions; AFC Championship appearance

 

5) Morgan Burnett - Green Bay Packers

Season Stats: 123 tackes; 2 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles; Two sacks; NFC North Champions

 

6) William Moore - Atlanta Falcons

Season Stats: 75 tackles; 4 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: NFC South Champions; NFC Championship appearance; NFC Pro Bowl

 

7) Harrison Smith - Minnesota Vikings

Season Stats: 104 tackles; 2 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles; Two defensive touchdowns; NFC Wilcard

 

8) Jarius Byrd - Buffalo Bills

Season Stats: 76 tackles; 5 INT; 4 FF

Season Highlights: Nine combined turnovers; AFC Pro Bowl

 

9) Eric Weddle - San Diego Chargers

Season Stats: 97 tackles; 3 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; One defensive touchdown

 

10) Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks

Season Stats: 66 tackles; 3 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: One defensive touchdown; NFC Wildcard; NFC Pro Bowl

 

11) Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks

Season Stats: 101 tackles; 0 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles; NFC Wildcard

 

12) Reshad Jones - Miami Dolphins

Season Stats: 94 tackles; 4 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; Close to five interceptions; Two fumble recoveries

 

13) Stevie Brown - New York Giants

Season Stats: 76 tackles; 8 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Led all safeties in interceptions

 

14) Bernard Pollard - Baltimore Ravens to Tennessee Titans

Season Stats: 98 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; AFC North Champions; AFC Champions; Super Bowl Champions

 

15) Reggie Nelson - Cincinnati Bengals

Season Stats: 85 tackles; 3 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; AFC Wildcard

 

16) Donte Whitner - San Francisco 49ers

Season Stats: 83 tackles; 1 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: One defensive touchdown; NFC West Champions; NFC Champions; Super Bowl appearance; NFC Pro Bowl

 

17) LaRon Landry - New York Jets 

Season Stats: 100 tackles; 2 INT; 4 FF

Season Highlights: Close to five forced fumbles; One defensive touchdowns; AFC Pro Bowl

 

 

18) Antoine Bethea - Indianapolis Colts

Season Stats: 100 tackles; 0 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: AFC Wildcard

 

19) Daniel Manning - Houston Texans

Season Stats: 77 tackles; 2 INT; 3 FF

Season Highlights: One defensive touchdown; AFC South Champions

 

20) Glover Quinn - Houston Texans to Detroit Lions

Season Stats: 84 tackles; 2 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: AFC South Champions

 

21) Ryan Clark - Pittsburgh Steelers

Season Stats: 102 tackles; 2 INT; 2 FF

Seaosn Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles

 

22) Ronde Barber - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Season Stats: 92 tackles; 4 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; Close to five interceptions; One defensive touchdowns

 

23) Michael Griffin - Tennessee Titans

Season Stats: 79 tackles; 4 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Close to five interceptions

 

24) Madieu Williams - Washington Redskins

Season Stats: 99 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; One defensive touchdown; NFC East Champions

 

25) Mike Adams - Denver Broncos

Season Stats: 80 tackles; 0 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: One safety; AFC West Champions

 

26) Eric Berry - Kansas City Chiefs

Season Stats: 86 tackles; 0 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: AFC Pro Bowl

 

27) Kerry Rhodes - Arizona Cardinals

Season Stats: 67 tackles; 4 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: Close to five interceptions

 

28) Major Wright - Chicago Bears

Season Stats: 71 tackles; 4 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: Close to five interceptions; One defensive touchdown

 

29) Roman Harper - New Orleans Saints

Season Stats: 115 tackles; 2 INT; 0 OFF

Season Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles

 

30) Malcolm Jenkins - New Orleans Saints

Season Stats: 94 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles; One defensive touchdown

 

31) Quintin Mikell - St. Louis Rams

Season Stats: 101 tackles; 0 INT; 4 FF

Season Highlights: Over 100 combined tackles; Close to five forced fumbles; Three sacks

 

32) Dawan Landry - Jacksonville Jaguars to New York Jets

Season Stats: 100 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: 100 combined tackles

 

33) Antrell Rolle - New York Giants

Season Stats: 96 tackles; 2 INT; 1 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles

 

34) George Wilson - Buffalo Bills to Tennessee Titans 

Season Stats: 104 tackles; 0 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Led AFC safeties in combined tackles

 

35) Jordan Babineaux - Tennessee Titans

Season Stats: 96 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles

 

36) Tyvon Branch - Oakland Raiders

Season Stats: 94 tackles; 1 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles

 

37) Chris Clemons - Miami Dolphins

Season Stats: 98 tackles; 2 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to 100 combined tackles

 

38) Steve Gregory - New England Patriots

Season Stats: 37 tackles; 3 INT; 2 FF

Season Highlights: One defensive touchdown; AFC East Champions; AFC Championship appearance 

 

39) Tavon Wilson (R) - New England Patriots

Season Stats: 41 tackles; 4 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights: Close to five interceptions; Two fumble recoveries; AFC East Champions; AFC Championship appearance

 

40) Yeremiah Bell - Miami Dolphins to Arizona Cardinals

Season Stats: 89 tackles; 0 INT; 0 FF

Season Highlights:  Close to 100 combined tackles; Three fumble recoveries