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Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 12:38 PM
I just made a list to help with my mock drafts. It contains players who are candidates to be picked in the first two rounds roughly ranked in the order I think they will be selected in at this point. I'm sure I'm missing some prospects but I thought the list might help some people, so here it is. Keep in mind that these don't reflect my personal rankings but are merely a guess at the order they could come off the board.

DRAFT PROSPECTS: ROUNDS 1 AND 2

Quarterback

Andrew Luck, Stanford*
Matt Barkley, Southern California*
Landry Jones, Oklahoma*
Robert Griffin, Baylor*
Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Nick Foles, Arizona
Kirk Cousins, Michigan St.

Running Back

Trent Richardson, Alabama*
Lamar Miller, Miami (FL)**
LaMichael James, Oregon*
David Wilson, Virginia Tech*
Chris Polk, Washington*
Doug Martin, Boise St.
Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
Jeffrey Demps, Florida

Wide Receiver

Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.*
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina*
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers*
Nick Toon, Wisconsin
Dwight Jones, North Carolina
Juron Criner, Arizona
Kendall Wright, Baylor

Tight End

Michael Egnew, Missouri
Dwayne Allen, Clemson*
Coby Fleener, Stanford*
Orson Charles, Georgia

Offensive Tackle

Matt Kalil, Southern California*
Jonathan Martin, Stanford*
Riley Reiff, Iowa*
D.J. Fluker, Alabama**
Andrew Datko, Florida St.
Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin*
Matt Reynolds, Brigham Young (OG)
Nate Potter, Boise St. (OG)
Zebrie Sanders, Florida St.
Levy Adcock, Oklahoma St. (OG)
Mike Adams, Ohio St.
Bobbie Massie, Mississippi*

Offensive Guard

David DeCastro, Stanford*
Cordy Glenn, Georgia (OT)
Kelechi Osemele, Iowa St. (OT)
Ryan Miller, Colorado (OT)
Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh (OT)

Center

Peter Konz, Wisconsin*
Michael Brewster, Ohio St.
Ben Jones, Georgia

Defensive Tackle

Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*
Alameda Ta'amu, Washington (NT)
Jared Crick, Nebraska (5T)
Josh Chapman, Alabama (NT)
Devon Still, Penn St. (5T)
Billy Winn, Boise St. (5T)
DaJohn Harris, Southern California
Kendall Reyes, Connecticut (5T)
Kheeston Randall, Texas (5T)
Trevor Guyton, California (5T)

Defensive End

Quinton Coples, North Carolina (5T)
Vinny Curry, Marshall (OLB)
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Brandon Jenkins, Florida St.* (OLB)
Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina* (OLB)
Devin Taylor, South Carolina* (OLB)
Andre Branch, Clemson (OLB)
Cam Johnson, Virginia (5T)

Outside Linebacker

Zach Brown, North Carolina
Courtney Upshaw, Alabama (3-4 OLB)
Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma* (3-4 OLB)
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia (3-4 OLB)
Keenan Robinson, Texas
Lavonte David, Nebraska
Nico Johnson, Alabama*
Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh (3-4 OLB)
Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy (3-4 OLB)
Kenny Tate, Maryland (SS)

Inside Linebacker

Manti Te'o, Notre Dame* (OLB)
Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St.*
Luke Kuechly, Boston College* (OLB)
Dont'a Hightower, Alabama* (3-4 OLB)
Shane Skov, Stanford*
Audie Cole, North Carolina St. (OLB)

Cornerback

Morris Claiborne, Louisiana St.*
Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama*
Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.**
Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina*
Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
Chase Minnifield, Virginia
Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech*
Cliff Harris, Oregon*
Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
Brandon Boykin, Georgia
Donnie Fletcher, Boston College

Safety

T.J. McDonald, Southern California*
Robert Lester, Alabama*
Mark Barron, Alabama*
Markell Martin, Oklahoma St.
Ray-Ray Armstrong, Miami*

tjsunstein
10-13-2011, 12:47 PM
I really like how you listed them in the order you think they'd be drafted in rather than putting names down.

I get the feeling that we're going to see the WRs taken in a drastically different order than expected.

Just of the names you listed at DT, I have them noticeably different.

Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*
Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Jared Crick, Nebraska (5T)
Alameda Ta'amu, Washington (NT)
Billy Winn, Boise St. (5T)
Devon Still, Penn St. (5T)
Josh Chapman, Alabama (NT)

You have Kenny Tate a lot lower than I expected, but I agree with it. I don't necessarily agree that he'll be taken after all of those guys but who you have in front of him are better options. Not a fan of Kenny Tate in the NFL.

Matthew Jones
10-13-2011, 12:58 PM
I really like how you listed them in the order you think they'd be drafted in rather than putting names down.

I get the feeling that we're going to see the WRs taken in a drastically different order than expected.

Just of the names you listed at DT, I have them noticeably different.

Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*
Brandon Thompson, Clemson
Jared Crick, Nebraska (5T)
Alameda Ta'amu, Washington (NT)
Billy Winn, Boise St. (5T)
Devon Still, Penn St. (5T)
Josh Chapman, Alabama (NT)

You have Kenny Tate a lot lower than I expected, but I agree with it. I don't necessarily agree that he'll be taken after all of those guys but who you have in front of him are better options. Not a fan of Kenny Tate in the NFL.

I actually think Tate is more likely to be picked after the first two rounds myself. He reminds me of Aaron Rouse (rover drafted at the end of the third, bust), but he could also be another Ernest Shazor or Darnell Bing and be a surprise UDFA. I could see the DTs going off the board in the order you listed, just depends on team need/preference. I see Worthy as a 4-3 NT, Thompson as a 4-3 UT, Crick as a 3-4 DE, and Ta'amu as a 3-4 NT.

Ozzy
10-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Great list, however I would never take Egnew over Dwayne Allen ever.

In terms of Sanders and Datko on Florida State, they sure do get a lot of hype, but if they were such great offensive lineman that Florida State offense would be much better and would actually be able to run the ball I believe. Maybe that is just me, but for having supposedly two fine NFL tackle prospects, they are pretty average offensively.


Keenan Robinson I am surprised you have him over so many better players. Against Oklahoma he looked very weak and unwilling to tackle aggressively in space. I would be shocked if he gets drafted above many of those players.


Even though the safety class is very weak, I think one should divide them into SS and FS prospects. But still not many great ones and it is not that deep of a class.

I cannot think of any player you missed though, and it would be interesting to see where Kenny Tate would be if he stayed at SS. Because he could fall far in the draft like to round three potentially. Talented player though, just hard to take him over many other linebackers. Oddly at safety a weaker class, that could have helped him. Who knows...

tjsunstein
10-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Mentioning the safeties, you missed an 'e' at the end of Markelle Martin's name. One of my favorite underrated players in the draft.

shylo3716
10-13-2011, 06:08 PM
I like your RB list especially with Wilson amongst the top, but 1 can argue he is the 3rd best back