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Dec 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Bacarri Rambo (30) runs after an interception against the Green Bay Packers during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills beat the Packers 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6: Bacarri Rambo

Year: 2008
Position: Safety
Original Ranking: 3-star, No. 31 S

Cornerbacks and safeties are some of the hardest to rate coming out of high school, because offenses at that level are so different than what they will face at the college level. Coming out of Donalsonville, Ga., Rambo wasn’t exactly getting the highest marks.

However, once he arrived at Georgia, he turned into one of the hardest hitting and toughest defensive backs to play between the hedges. His career at Georgia — totaling 235 tackles, 16 interceptions including three returned for touchdowns — propelled him to a 6th round draft pick by the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Rambo became one of the fan favorites and blew away what scouts said about him coming out of high school.

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