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princefielder28
08-07-2011, 01:08 PM
I did not include that many underclassmen and I included the guys I feel have a strong chance of entering their name into the draft class at this point in time (I know Dre Kirkpatrick's name will come up...I know I didn't put his name in and I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid on him yet either)

Defensive Ends

1. Quinton Coples : NORTH CAROLINA
2. Devin Taylor : SOUTH CAROLINA*
3. Donte Paige-Moss : NORTH CAROLINA*
4. Vinny Curry : MARSHALL
5. Julian Miller : WEST VIRGINIA
6. Cam Johnson : VIRGINIA
7. Trevor Guyton : CALIFORNIA
8. Jake Bequette : ARKANSAS
9. Andre Branch : CLEMSON
10. Malik Jackson : TENNESEE

Defensive Tackles

1. Jerel Worthy : MICHIGAN STATE*
2. Billy Wynn : BOISE STATE
3. Josh Chapman : ALABAMA
4. Marcus Fortson : MIAMI(FL)*
5. Jared Crick : NEBRASKA
6. Kendall Reyes : UCONN
7. Kheeston Randall : TEXAS
8. Renard Williams : EASTERN WASHINGTON
9. Mike Martin : MICHIGAN
10. Brandon Thompson : CLEMSON

Outside Linebackers

1. Zach Brown : NORTH CAROLINA
2. Bruce Irvin : WEST VIRGINIA
3. Travis Lewis : OKLAHOMA
4. Lavonte David : NEBRSAKA
5. Sean Spence : MIAMI(FL)
6. Kenny Tate : MARYLAND
7. Don’t’a Hightower : ALABAMA*
8. Kenaan Robinson : TEXAS
9. Brandon Lindsey : PITTSBURGH
10. Nigel Bradham : FLORIDA STATE
11. Kyle Wilber : WAKE FOREST

Middle Linebackers

1. Courtney Upshaw : ALABAMA
2. Vontaze Burfict : ARIZONA STATE*
3. Luke Kuechly : BOSTON COLLEGE*
4. Manti Te’o : NOTRE DAME*
5. James-Michael Johnson : NEVADA

Cornerbacks

1. Chase Minnifield : VIRGINIA
2. Alfonzo Dennard : NEBRASKA
3. Stephon Gilmore : SOUTH CAROLINA*
4. Morris Claiborne : LOUISIANA STATE*
5. Jayron Hosley : VIRGINIA TECH*
6. Trumaine Johnson : MONTANA
7. Brandon Boykin : GEORGIA
8. Coryell Judie : TEXAS A&M
9. Leonard Johnson : IOWA STATE
10. Janoris Jenkins : NORTH ALABAMA

Safeties

1. Markelle Martin : OKLAHOMA STATE
2. Ray Ray Armstrong : MIAMI(FL)*
3. Mark Barron : ALABAMA
4. George Iloka : BOISE STATE
5. Tony Dye : UCLA