Iowa strong safety Tyler Sash is entering the 2011 NFL Draft. Sash might be the player in a suspect strong safety class where his top competition is Clemson's DeAndre McDaniel.
The junior had an excellent career for the Hawkeyes. As a junior, he finished the season with 79 tackles, three and a half tackles for loss and two interceptions. He had 13 interceptions in his career.
Sash started every game the last two seasons and most of his freshman season. He was an all-conference in 2009 and 2010.
Sash plays in a pro-style zone defense and should be able to immediately step onto the field for whatever team drafts him. He has good speed and is a sound tackler. He's also shown that he can lead a defense.
He could go as early as the late second round to a team needing safety help.