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11-21-2011, 11:51 AM
1. Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
2. Matt Barkley, QB USC
3. Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
4. Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
5. Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
6. Matt Kalil, OT USC
7. Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
8. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
9. David DeCastro, OG Stanford
10. Janoris Jenkins, CB North Alabama
11. Manti Te’o, LB Notre Dame
12. Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame
13. Luke Keuchly, LB Boston College
14. Jonathon Martin, OT Stanford
15. Vontaze Burfict, LB Arizona State
16. Peter Konz, OC Wisconsin
17. Mike Adams, OT Ohio State
18. Courtney Upshaw, LB Alabama
19. Landry Jones, QB Oklahoma
20. Devon Still, DT Penn State
21. Riley Reiff, OT Iowa
22. Quinton Coples, DE UNC
23. Brandon Thompson, DT Clemson
24. Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina
25. Zach Brown, LB UNC
26. Dontari Poe, DT Memphis
27. Alfonzo Dennard, CB Nebraska
28. Alameda Ta’amu, DT Washington
29. Mohamed Sanu, WR Rutgers
30. Alshon Jeffrey, WR South Carolina
31. Chase Minnifield, CB Virginia
32. Jerel Worthy, DT Michigan State
33. TJ McDonald, S USC
34. Lamar Miller, RB Miami
35. Billy Winn, DE Boise State
36. Stephon Gilmore, CB South Carolina
37. Kelechi Osemele, OG Iowa State
38. Ryan Tannenhill, QB Texas A&M
39. Whitney Mercilus, DE Illinois
40. Dwayne Allen, TE Clemson
41. Mike Brewster, OC Ohio State
42. Jared Crick, DE Nebraska
43. Mark Barron, S Alabama
44. Robert Lester, S Alabama
45. Jayron Hosley, CB Virginia Tech
46. Donta’ Hightower, LB Alabama
47. Cordy Glenn, OG Georgia
48. Ben Jones, OC Georgia
49. Jarius Wright, WR Baylor
50. Brandon Jenkins, DE Florida State

***EDIT*** I just realised I left Vinny Curry off. He would fit in around 20-22

11-21-2011, 12:30 PM
What were some of the tough decisions you made in compiling this list?

11-21-2011, 12:45 PM
A few that came to mind:

Where to rank Landry Jones-I was torn on this one. At times he looks really good to me but a times he shows he still needs a lot of work. The same could be said for Tannenhill.

The rankings of the top 4 LBs-I have a man crush on Manti Te'o and have rated him very highly all year. The next 3 guys I see as system fits. Keuchly as a MLB in a 43(preferably Cover 2), Taze as a TED in the 34 and Zach Brown as a WILL in a 43. I found it tough to rate these guys when comparing against each other and then with the prospects not ranked yet.

How far to let Coples and Jeffrey drop-Both these guys were top 5 guys before the start of the year. I have been underwhelmed by both. Coples is more Derrick Morgan/Robert Ayers than Julius Peppers whereas Jeffrey looks lazy to me. I could have put him lower.

CB rankings-After Claiborne it gets a bit muddled to me. Kirkpatrick has elite size and will go top 15 but I don't think he is that much better than Jenkins who will fall for character concerns. After those three it was hard to choose between Dennard, Minnifield, Hosley and Gilmore.

Lack of pass rushers-normally in most drafts there will be at least one or two guys who you can say will be a top selection based on positonal value. However no one stands out this year. I like Upshaw and Vinny Curry a whole lot but neither guy is a sure thing and need to be in the right system.

11-21-2011, 04:07 PM
I would tell you to watch out on Whitney Mercilus...stats would suggest that he's a beast but he doesn't play with his hands very well and relies too much on raw ability to get to the quarterback...from the game play that I've watched he's the benficiary of some good coverage when it comes to the numbers he's put up and he can be a non-factor in the run game