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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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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