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JBCX
11-03-2011, 03:06 PM
I like making Big Boards for college prospects but I always have trouble ranking, say, a MLB above a QB prospect because the QB position is so much more important than any other, but teams who already have a franchise QB will often pass on a QB in the draft for technically more inferior positions.

So instead, I like to rank players by their position. Here's my list of Top 5 players organized by position:

QB:
1. Andrew Luck, Stanford
2. Matt Barkley, Southern California
3. Robert Griffin III, Baylor
4. Landry Jones, Oklahoma
5. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

RB:
1. Trent Richardson, Alabama
2. Lamar Miller, Miami
3. Bernard Pierce, Temple
4. David Wilson, Virginia Tech
5. LaMichael James, Oregon

TE:
1. Dwayne Allen, Clemson
2. Coby Fleener, Stanford
3. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
4. Orson Charles, Georgia
5. Michael Egnew, Missouri

WR:
1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
2. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
3. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
4. Nick Toon, Wisconsin
5. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

OT:
1. Matt Kalil, Southern California
2. Jonathan Martin, Stanford
3. Reilly Reiff, Iowa
4. DJ Fluker, Alabama
5. Andrew Datko, Florida State

OG/C:
1. David DeCastro, Stanford
2. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
3. Mike Brewster, Ohio State
4. Cordy Glenn, Georgia
5. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

4-3 DT / 3-4 DE:
1. Devon Still, Penn State
2. Brandon Thompson, Clemson
3. Dontari Poe, Memphis
4. Jared Crick, Nebraska
5. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

NT:
1. Alameda Ta'amu, Washington
2. Dontari Poe, Memphis
3. Josh Chapman, Alabama
4-5. n/a

4-3 DE:
1. Jared Crick, Nebraska
2. Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
3. Vinny Curry, Marshall
4. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
5. Billy Winn, Boise State

4-3 OLB:
1. Zach Brown, North Carolina
2. Sean Spence, Miami
3. Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
4. Lavonte David, Nebraska
5. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma

3-4 OLB:
1. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
2. Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
3. Vinny Curry, Marshall
4. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma
5. Bruce Irvin, West Virginia

MLB/ILB:
1. Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
3. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
4. Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
5. Tank Carder, Texas Christian

CB:
1. Morris Claiborne, Louisiana State
2. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
3. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
4. Chase Minnifield, Virginia
5. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama

S:
1. Mark Barron, Alabama
2. TJ McDonald, Southern California
3. Ray Ray Armstrong, Miami
4. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
5. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame