Florida now has the opportunity to say it has one of the best safeties in the country, at least according to some reports. Pro Football Focus grades players from each and every FBS school every week, and puts the best of the best on a dream team. After Florida’s 27-3 win over Georgia last week, Marcus Maye was named the country’s best coverage safety. Here’s what PFF had to say about the reshirt junior.
Maye seems to be rotating in this spot with Clemson’s Jayron Kearse, and Maye gets the nod this week after an excellent game against Georgia (+3.4). For the season, Maye’s +10.7 coverage grade leads all safeties, as he’s deflected five passes and intercepted two more on his 25 targets. He plays all over in Florida’s defense, and is also a force against the run, as his +4.4 grade attests.