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Draft rankings


Okay all you mock drafters out there I took a few days and got some numbers together. Here is the jist I went to ESPN, Yahoo and a few others to figure out where they are getting their rankings from. Needless to say I am using Scout, CBS, Pro Football Weekly, and Walter Football. I think that is a good cross selection of folks. I tried to get NFLNs info but he only lists the top 5 in each spot so that is point less. My goal was initially get enough of list for roughly 3 rounds but I think I am closer to getting 5 rounds now. I am going to break these down by position so without further ado here is the list. I should also point out that at the bottom of each list their could be other players that are close to the same ranking or slightly higher. But the top and middle sections of each list should be fairly accurate.

Quarterback -

  1. Andrew Luck (Stanford)
  2. Robert Griffin (Baylor)
  3. Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M)
  4. Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State)
  5. Kirk Cousins (Michigan State)
  6. Brock Osweiler (Arizona State)
  7. Nick Foles (Arizona)
  8. Russel Wilson (Wisconsin)
  9. B.J. Coleman (Chattanooga)
  10. Ryan Lindley (San Diego State)
  11. Kellen Moore (Boise State)
  12. Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois)

Running Back -

  1. Trent Richardson (Alabama)
  2. David Wilson (Virginia Tech) corrected
  3. Doug Martin (Boise State)
  4. Lamar Miller (Miami-FL)
  5. Chris Polk (Washington)
  6. LaMichael James (Oregon)
  7. Isaiah Pead (Cincinnati)
  8. Robert Turbin (Utah State) added
  9. Chris Rainey (Florida) - note he has been listed both as WR and RB
  10. Edwin Baker (Michigan State)

Wide Receiver -

  1. Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State)
  2. Michael Floyd (Notre Dame)
  3. Kendall Wright (Baylor)
  4. Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech)
  5. Rueben Randle (LSU)
  6. Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina)
  7. Mohamed Sanu (Rutgers)
  8. Brian Quick (Appalachian State)
  9. Chris Givens (Wake Forest)
  10. Nick Toon (Wisconsin)
  11. Tommy Steeter (Miami-FL)
  12. Marvin McNutt (Iowa)
  13. Juron Criner (Arizona)
  14. Chris Rainey (Florida) - listing as a WR
  15. Joe Adams (Arkansas)
  16. A.J. Jenkins (Illinois)
  17. T.Y. Hilton (Florida International)
  18. Marvin Jones (California)
  19. Dwight Jones (North Carolina)
  20. Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)
  21. DeVier Posey (Ohio State)
  22. Greg Childs (Arkansas)
  23. Rishard Matthews (Nevada)
  24. Keshawn Martin (Michigan State)

Tight End

  1. Coby Fleener (Stanford)
  2. Dwayne Allen (Clemson)
  3. Orson Charles (Georgia)
  4. Ladarius Green (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  5. Michael Egnew (Missouri)
  6. Deangelo Peterson (LSU)

Offensive Tackle

  1. Matt Kalil (USC)
  2. Riley Reiff (Iowa)
  3. Mike Adams (Ohio State)
  4. Jonathan Martin (Stanford)
  5. Bobby Massie (Mississippi)
  6. Zebrie Sanders (Florida State)
  7. Mitchell Schwartz (California)
  8. Jeff Allen (Illinois)
  9. Tony Bergstrom (Utah) - projected either as a Guard or Tackle
  10. James Brown (Troy)
  11. Brandon Mosley (Auburn)
  12. Nate Potter (Boise State) added
  13. Matt Reynolds (BYU)

Guard

  1. David DeCastro (Stanford)
  2. Cordy Glenn (Georgia)
  3. Kevin Zeitler (Wisconsin)
  4. Amini Silatolu (Midwestern State)
  5. Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State)
  6. Brandon Brooks (Miami-OH)
  7. James Brown (Troy) - Brooks and Brown tied however Brooks led Brown in 3 of 4
  8. Brandon Washington (Miami-FL)
  9. Tony Bergstrom (Utah) - Washington and Bergstrom tied however Washington had only 1 very low ranking

Center

  1. Peter Konz (Wisconsin)
  2. Ben Jones (Georgia)
  3. Michael Brewster (Ohio State)
  4. Philip Blake (Baylor)
  5. David Molk (Michigan)

Defensive Tackle

  1. Dontari Poe (Memphis)
  2. Mike Brokers (LSU)
  3. Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State)
  4. Devon Still (Penn State)
  5. Jerel Worthy (Michigan State)
  6. Kendall Reyes (Connecticut)
  7. Brandon Thompson (Clemson)
  8. Mike Martin (Michigan)
  9. Jared Crick (Nebraska) - Projected as a DT or DE
  10. Billy Winn (Boise State) - Projected as a DT or DE
  11. Alameda Ta'amu (Washington)
  12. Josh Chapman (Alabama)
  13. Derek Wolfe (Cincinnati)
  14. Marcus Forston (Miami-FL)
  15. Kheeston Randall (Texas)

Defensive End

  1. Quinton Coples (North Carolina)
  2. Melvin Ingram (South Carolina)
  3. Nick Perry (USC)
  4. Whiney Mercilus (Illinois)
  5. Andre Branch (Clemson)
  6. Vinny Curry (Marshall)
  7. Chandler Jones (Syracuse)
  8. Billy Winn (Boise State) - Projected as a DE or DT
  9. Jared Crick (Nebraska) - Projected as a DE or DT
  10. Cam Johnson (Virginia) - Johnson and Crick tied but Crick led Johnson 3 out of 4
  11. Trevor Guyton (California)
  12. Jake Bequette (Arkansas)
  13. Tyrone Crawford (Boise State)

Outside Linebacker

  1. Courtney Upshaw (Alabama)
  2. Zach Brown (North Carolina)
  3. Lavonte David (Nebraska
  4. Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma)
  5. Bruce Irvin (West Virginia)
  6. Sean Spence (Miami-FL)
  7. Nigel Bradham (Florida State)
  8. Shea McClellin (Boise State)
  9. Bobby Wagner (Utah State) - Projected as an OLB or MLB
  10. Keenan Robinson (Texas)
  11. Jonathan Massaquoi (Troy)
  12. Josh Kaddu (Oregon)
  13. Travis Lewis (Oklahoma)
  14. Kyle Wilber (Wake Forest)
  15. Demario Davis (Arkansas State)
  16. Terrell Manning (North Carolina State)

Middle Linebacker

  1. Luke Kuechly (Boston College)
  2. Dont'a Hightower (Alabama)
  3. Bobby Wagner (Utah State) - Projected as an MLB or OLB
  4. Mychal Kendricks (California)
  5. Audi Cole (North Carolina State)
  6. James-Michael Johnson (Nevada)
  7. Tank Carder (TCU)
  8. Jerry Franklin (Arkansas)

Safety

  1. Mark Barron (Alabama) - A note on these rankings, 2 of the 4 sites split the safeties which is pointless IMHO as half the teams have adopted a RS and a LS instead of FS and SS.
  2. Harrison Smith (Notre Dame)
  3. Markelle Martin (Oklahoma State) - Smith and Martin tied however Smith had one low ranking but matched or beat Martin in 3 of the 4.
  4. George Iloka (Boise State)
  5. Antonio Allen (South Carolina)

Corner Back

  1. Morris Claiborne (LSU)
  2. Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama)
  3. Janoris Jenkins (North Alabama)
  4. Stephon Gilmore (South Carolina)
  5. Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska)
  6. Trumaine Johnson (Montana)
  7. Brandon Boykin (Georgia)
  8. Jayron Hosley (Virginia Tech)
  9. Leonard Johnson (Iowa State) - Hosley and Johnson tied but Hosley had one low score but beat or matched Johnson in 3 of the 4.
  10. Josh Robinson (UCF)
  11. Josh Norman (Costal Carolina)
  12. Chase Minnifield (Virginia)
  13. Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  14. Ryan Steed (Furman) - Bentley and Steed tied but Steed had a high mark in 1 of the 4 but otherwise was lower or the same as Bentley
  15. Shaun Prater (Iowa)
  16. Casey Hayward (Vanderbilt)
  17. Jamell Flemming (Oklahoma)
  18. Omar Bolden (Arizona State)
  19. DeQuan Menzie (Alabama)
  20. Mike Harris (Florida State)

Punters and Kickers

  1. Sean Yuille
  2. joshun
  3. MisterEK
  4. Evilsmurf
  5. The Profiler
  6. Bighaircut
  7. NorthLeft12
  8. rames
  9. Mavyrk
  10. TuffLynx
    Okay I am joking here actually I was going to put some names down here as a team or two will pull the trigger and grab a Kicker or Punter in the first 3 rounds but nobody was listed on Scout and did not waste my time checking the other 3 sites. In anycase if there is anybody who I missed on this list its not that do not like you but there is so many of you guys and gals out there that I could go on for an hour listing everybody.

Alright this post has hit the 1000 word count and is now bigger than anything else I have written in a VERY long time. So a few comments on the listing. As you see from the post there is some players listed more than once as they have been projected to be in multiple positions. For those that want exact info I have 150 players on my list. That would take us through the 4th round and then most of the 5th round. I will say there is players not on here that will get selected. I was surprised at how few Safeties are in the draft but most of the safeties are late draft projections. As for Corners well that is majority of the first 4 rounds. I was also surprised about the TE's but I initially started with 5 and 4 stars and the top 3 were the best. I actually went back and grabbed the 3 stars when I wrote this just to get some players. Needless to say TEs are not a big listing.

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