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NFL Fantasy QB Review

Peyton Manning
1. Peyton Manning
Expect another great season from him. I don’t think he can repeat last season’s numbers, but has the offensive weapons to be the top quarterback again. He has Emmanuel Sanders now who was very productive in Pittsburgh. He joins Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas as quality pass catchers in Denver. In terms of where to pick him, I’d say lower first round. I’m not passing on an elite fantasy running back for him. The only exception may be if your league counts passing touchdowns as 6 points, then he has the ability to win your league for him and should be chosen top 5.

Aaron Rodgers
2. Aaron Rodgers
Before he got hurt he was on track to be right there with the top quarterbacks in fantasy. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and continues to put up great stats. With great wide receivers in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb there’s no question he can still put up his 2011 NFL MVP season. He has the talent to be right up there with Peyton Manning so getting him in the second round instead of investing a first round pick is a good spot for him.

Drew Brees
3. Drew Brees
The last three seasons Drew Brees has posted at least 5,000 yards and 39 touchdowns. It is more likely he will continue putting up these types of stats under Sean Payton’s offense and with Jimmy Graham as his top target. Along with Graham, he has decent receivers in Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachum and newcomer Brandin Cooks. Brees is an elite fantasy quarterback worthy of a pick in the second round.

Matthew Stafford
4. Matthew Stafford
We are out of the elite category now, but Stafford really is not a bad option as a starting fantasy quarterback. He was given some new weapons this off season in Golden Tate and Eric Ebron who should help take some of the pressure off Calvin Johnson. Stafford throws as much as anyone in the league and is always a candidate to put up huge yards. He does however have a few occasional bad games where he forces the ball and throws a high amount of interceptions. This is evident from the last four games of the year finishing with 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. There is a defiant buyer beware on Stafford and is in that second tier group of fantasy quarterbacks. He does have a ton of upside given his 2011 season with over 5,000 yards and 41 touchdowns.

Andrew Luck
5. Andrew Luck
Can Andrew Luck make a leap into being an elite fantasy quarterback? The signs look good heading into his third season as the starter for the Colts. Last year he finished fourth out of fantasy quarterbacks even without his top wide receiver, Reggie Wayne, for half the year. This year he has a young emerging wide receiving core around him to help him become a very good fantasy starter. A concern is whether he can get his passing touchdowns up from just 23 last year. I don’t think he becomes elite, but he is a very consistent starter week to week.

Cam Newton
6. Cam Newton
Cam Newton had a great fantasy year last year finishing third among quarterbacks in fantasy points. Part of this came due to him putting the most points out of any quarterback on the ground with 585 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. So why did I drop him in this year’s fantasy rankings? Look around at his supporting cast. Last year he had an alright wide receiving core with Steve Smith, Brandon Lafell and Ted Ginn. Now not one of those wide receivers is still with the team, and the projected starters are Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and rookie Kelvin Benjamin. The Panthers do have a good tight end in Greg Olsen, but this cast will make it tough for Cam to be productive. If you want an example, look what a bad supporting cast did to Tom Brady’s numbers last year. It is a huge question mark what kind of numbers Cam can put up, but his talent gives him top 5 fantasy quarterback potential.

Philadelphia Eagles v Oakland Raiders
7. Nick Foles
One of the riskier picks of this year’s fantasy draft is Foles. Nick Foles broke out in 2014 second half of the year and was definitely a present if you were lucky to pick him off the waiver wire. With such a small sampling though the obvious concern is if he can keep that production up. That’s not the only concern… there is also the loss of Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin’s health is still up in question. However, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in a little over half a season is tough to ignore. He was even more productive than Peyton Manning the second half of the year. The upside is top three fantasy quarterback, the downside is he doesn’t have the weapons to produce the same stats and he’s a fringe fantasy starter. I personally expect Foles to continue producing and end up a solid fantasy starter in Chip Kelly’s offense.

Russell Wilson
8. Russell Wilson
Wilson is an extremely talented quarterback through the air and on the ground. He finished last year as the 8th highest scoring fantasy quarterback and that’s where I put him in my rankings. The problem with Russell Wilson actually has nothing to do with him, the Seahawks do not throw the ball very often as he has one of the least pass attempts in the league. With Wilson you do get a consistent performer who will throw a couple touchdowns a game and get yards on the ground. If the Seahawks decide to open it up a little more in his third season as the starter, Wilson will have some serious fantasy potential. However, if they stay with the same type of play calling look for him to produce the same numbers and be limited in his fantasy production.

Colin Kapernick
9. Colin Kaepernick
Kapernick could be set for a big year in fantasy after getting a new contract this off season. He has Michael Crabtree healthy, Anquan Boldin back for another season and the 49ers acquired Steve Johnson this off season. Not to mention he has one of the top tight ends in the game in Vernon Davis. Kaepernick had a nice end of the year after a slow start and finished with the 9th most fantasy points out of the quarterbacks. With Kaepernick you’ll have to take the good with the bad as he is a little inconsistent. However if he plays like he did from week 11 to the end of the season last year, you will have yourself a top five fantasy quarterback.

at Georgia Dome on November 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
10. Matt Ryan
Last year was a tough year for Matt Ryan. You had a shaky offensive line, the loss of Julio Jones, the injury problems of Roddy White and a lack of a running game without Steven Jackson. If you look at Matt Ryan’s production when he did have Julio Jones, he was one of the top quarterbacks around. After he lost Julio Jones, his stats became a little inconsistent. He did put up similar yardage to his great 2012 season, but the touchdowns were down. Expect a comeback year with Matt Ryan and his touchdowns to increase with his offensive weapons back.

Tony Romo
11. Tony Romo
Tony Romo gets quite a bit of criticism and some of it is deserved, but when it comes to fantasy football he’s a starter. The problem is many people transfer this criticism over to fantasy football and he goes lower than he is supposed to. The past three seasons, Romo has finished as a top ten fantasy quarterback. He also has a top wide receiver target in Dez Bryant, a very good safety net in Jason Witten, and a running game with Demarco Murray. Not to mention a poor defense that will require the Cowboys to win by throwing and scoring a lot of points. The only question mark I see with Romo that could cause him to fall out of the top ten fantasy quarterback producers is his health and age. After back surgery this off season and turning 34 it is only a matter of time before Romo’s stats start to decline. For right now, Romo is a low end fantasy starter.

Tom Brady
12. Tom Brady
It may surprise you how low I have Tom Brady, but let me explain. First let’s start with the Patriots, there is a clear lack of quality wide receivers on the roster. Danny Amendola can’t stay healthy, Julian Edelman is not a number one wide receiver and the rest of the wide receivers are way too young and inexperienced to be counted on. Gronkowski is great, but he hasn’t made it through an entire season since 2011. Now let’s move on to Tom Brady himself. Since 2011 Tom Brady’s yards, touchdowns, completion percentage and quarterback rating have declined each year. He’s not getting any younger either at 36. Point is Tom Brady is not the elite fantasy quarterback that he used to be. That being said he is still a very good quarterback who will give you about the same numbers he put up last year where he finished 13th for fantasy quarterbacks and possibly a little bit higher if Gronk stays healthy all year. Buyer beware though, he’s getting older and someone in your draft will take him higher just off name recognition. If you pick him know you are getting a lower end fantasy starter.

Phillip Rivers
13. Phillip Rivers
Phillip Rivers had a breakout this past year, finishing 6th in points for quarterbacks. Part of the reason for this boom in production is the emergence of Keenan Allen. Along with Keenan Allen, the tight end play has been outstanding with ready to breakout star Ladarius Green and of course the all-time great Antonio Gates. Phillip Rivers has continued to limit his interceptions while increasing his touchdown production. The risk is that the year before he was the 21st fantasy quarterback. So was last year’s breakout year just a fluke or has Phillip Rivers turned it around and ready to be a weekly fantasy starter.

RGIII
14. Robert Griffin III
Fantasy owners that drafted RGIII had to be disappointed. He had his fair share of quality games, but overall a disappointing season with just 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He will have a chance to turn it around with Desean Jackson coming from Philadelphia and Pierre Garcon returning. He will also have Jordan Reed coming back from injury which should give him a good tight end option. However, it is tough to trust his health and whether he will get back to rookie form. He takes a few too many hits and relies on his legs too often. There is a chance he can come back and be a top ten quarterback again with new deep threat Desean Jackson, but I’d much rather spend a high pick on a quarterback that is going to be consistent and healthy.

Jay Cutler
15. Jay Cutler
As far as fantasy production goes, Jay Cutler is actually pretty consistent. In every game that Jay Cutler finished, he had at least one touchdown and double digit fantasy points. He did struggle to stay healthy, but was having a very good year outside of that. Part of the reason is his offensive weapons and a very improved offensive line. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall may be the best 1-2 punch at the wide receiver position. They also have a good red zone target with tight end Martellus Bennett. Jay Cutler has the potential to be a top ten fantasy quarterback with the offensive weapons around him and his strong arm. It is just a question if he can be consistent all season and stay healthy. He has never played a full 16 game season in Chicago or thrown for over 27 touchdowns. This could be the year he breaks out.

Ben Roethlesberger
16. Ben Roethlisberger
For being 16th on this list, Ben Roethlisberger really is a great top end backup option. He finished 12th in fantasy points last year and was very consistent almost the entire year. He had a pretty good year with new number one wide receiver Antonio Brown. However, this off season he lost his number two wide receiver in Emmanual Sanders. If he can continue off last season where he stayed healthy and threw the most touchdowns for him since 2007, you should have yourself a very good backup or fringe fantasy starter.

Andy Dalton
17. Andy Dalton
Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and… Andy Dalton? Yes that’s right, Andy Dalton finished as the fifth highest scoring quarterback last year. However he played incredibly inconsistent this past season. He had four games with scoring single digits and also three games with over 30 points. He had a career high in touchdowns and interceptions, if he can cut down the interceptions and become more consistent look for him to be a viable starting fantasy option this year. He does have a lot of talent around him as his top wide receiver AJ Green is unbelievable along with Marvin Jones who had a career year. The tight end position is stacked also with Tyler Eifert in his second year and Jermaine Gresham still there. Andy Dalton could make a fantasy owner very happy if he can cut down on the turnovers. His struggles at times throughout the season causes me to hesitate to draft him as my top quarterback, but his ability to put up big numbers makes him have upside as a possible every week fantasy starter.

Josh McCown
18. Josh McCown
Josh McCown is the wildcard at the quarterback position. He did a great job replacing Cutler when he was out with an injury and put up some very good numbers while in. Now he has moved on to Tampa Bay as he will be taking the starting role with some talented players around him. He has very similar wide receivers in Tampa Bay like he did in Chicago with two big targets in Vincent Jackson and newcomer Mike Evans. They also have Doug Martin coming back from injury to take some of the pressure of McCown. However, it is very risky to trust a 35 year old quarterback whose track record before this has been mediocre at best. It’s a risk taking McCown, but if you can get him late enough it could pay off if he continues of his breakout year from last year. Last year could also be a bit of a fluke and he could possibly continue the same struggles he had earlier in his year. Personally, I think he will be a fringe fantasy starter, but the risk is too great to take him high.

Eli Manning
19. Eli Manning

Last year was a nightmare year for fantasy owners that drafted Eli Manning. 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions are definitely not the stats of a fantasy starter and he will have to turn that around to have any consideration of starting. He has the help from new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who was the old quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers. They have focused on short, quicker passes in the new offense. McAdoo’s goal for Eli Manning was to be at a 70% completion percentage this year which would be a dramatic increase from his 57% completion percentage this past year. Eli could still get back to form and have a comeback year with this offense. Just look at the breakout year Phillip Rivers had this past season with Mike McCoy’s new offense. With talented wide receivers Victor Cruz, Reuben Randle and newcomer Odell Becham Jr. around him, expect a bit of a bounce back year for Eli.

Joe Flacco
20. Joe Flacco

Flacco was another player, along with Eli Manning, who had a down year. Flacco threw a career high 22 interceptions after never throwing more than 12 in his career and only finished with 19 touchdowns. Part of this had to do with the lack of a run game with Ray Rice having a down year. Flacco also had to deal with a shaky offensive line and losing his top wide receiver in Anquan Boldin. Honestly Joe Flacco has never been a fantasy superstar and at most has been a solid backup. There’s not much upside in picking Flacco other than him getting back to his normal numbers and being a solid fantasy backup.

NFL First Round Analysis

  1. Houston TexansClowney

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Houston took the best player in the draft when they took Clowney. He can be an instant impact player if he puts in the effort. Clowney possses the size, speed and strength to be a great defensive lineman, but at times can struggle taking on blocks. The Texans have a very talented defensive line now with JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is the ultimate boom or bust prospect, but has all the talent to be succsessful.

  1. St. Louis Ramsgreg robinson

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

Robinson can help the Rams offensive line right away at guard or right tackle. He has amazing raw traits with his size and athleticism and is absolutely great in the run game. The plan can then be for the Rams to develop him into a franchise left tackle with his great tools. He still needs to develop his pass protection, but he can come in right away and be a great run blocker.  The worst case scenario is he is a really good guard at the next level.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguarsblake bortles

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

The first surprise of the draft, the Jaguars just put the franchise on Blake Bortles right arm. They are a lot higher on Bortles than I am as I wouldn’t pick him until late first round. Bortles has an ok arm, but it can sometimes float in the air on longer throws. He also forces the ball into coverage at times and can be inaccurate with his deep ball. However, he does have good size and has shown at times the ability to drive the ball in a hole in coverage. I believe Bortles will not be ready to start right away and will have a lot of developing to do to be a quality starter. He could be a good starter at the next level, but he could also not develop and be a Blaine Gabbert type quarterback.

  1. Buffalo Bills (From Cleveland)Watkins

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

Buffalo traded a lot to get Watkins, but Buffalo gets a playmaking wide receiver that they’ve been lacking. Sammy Watkins is the best receiver in the draft with his speed, great route running ability, and great after the catch ability. What separates him from Evans is his ability to separate with crisp routes. It is a lot to give a first round pick next year, but they do get a very talented wide receiver to add with Robert Woods and Mike Williams. I like who Buffalo picked, however I have never been a fan of giving up a future first round pick.

  1. Oakland Raiderskhalil-mack

Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

Khalil Mack is one of my favorite players in this draft. Mack has great pass rush ability and can beat you with his speed or strength. He can also drop into coverage and has a nose for the football. Khalil Mack can instantly help Oakland’s pass rush and defense in their rebuilding effort. I like the Raiders pick of taking the best player available.

  1. Atlanta FalconsJake Matthews

Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

The Falcons fit a need with an extremely talented offensive tackle. Jake Matthews is one of the safest picks in the draft and gives the Falcons a franchise left tackle along with their franchise quarterback. Matthews is very good technique wise and has good strength in run blocking. Another strength is Matthews great feet and kick slide in pass protection. The Falcons made a focus to keep Matt Ryan protected and upright to get the ball to his playmakers.

  1. Tampa Bay BuccaneersAuburn v Texas A&M

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

The Bucs got a very talented receiver to pair with Vincent Jackson. Mike Evans is a big and fast wide receiver with great hands. He is a little bit raw of a route runner, but has a ton of potential to be a top wide receiver at the next level. He is an offensive weapon that can help out Josh McCown and their offense improve from an average year last year.

  1. Cleveland Browns (From Minnesota)Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St.

The Cleveland Browns traded up to get their guy in Justin Gilbert. He is a very talented cornerback with all the tools to be great at the next level. He is very fast and can run with any wide receiver. I question his change of direction and he was not my top cornerback, but he does have a lot of potential.

  1. Minnesota Vikings (From Cleveland from Buffalo)anthony barr

Anthony Barr, DE, UCLA

The Vikings get a quality pass rusher to make up for the loss of Jared Allen. He is a raw talent, but has the potential to be a very good defensive end. I thought of him more as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he has the frame to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense. The Vikings also pick up a 5th round selection for moving back a pick. They can pair Everson Griffin and Anthony Barr as their future pass rushers.

10. Detroit LionsEric Ebron

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

I really like this selection as a way to take away extra coverage from Calvin Johnson. Eric Ebron has 4.5 speed, great open field running ability and is an underrated blocker. Ebron has the potential to make a Vernon Davis type of impact with his outstanding speed and receiving ability down the field. The Lions have crossed off a need of adding another receiving weapon.

11. Tennessee TitansNCAA Football: Cowboys Classic-Alabama vs Michigan

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

The Titans pick a quality offensive tackle that could be a good starter for them. Taylor Lewan sometimes gets lazy in technique, but has major upside with athleticism and strength. Lewan has a nasty streak and will improve an offensive line that added Chance Warmack last year. Tennessee may have one of the most talented offensive lines with the addition of Lewan and Michael Oher. I had Zack Martin as the higher rated tackle, but Lewan was very close.

12. New York Giantsodell beckham

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Odell Beckham comes in to the Giants as a replacement for Hakeem Nicks. The Giants need to get their offense back in a rhythm and Beckham can help as a really good wide receiver. Odell is a good route runner with excellent after the catch running ability. He was very productive at LSU at receiver and also at returner. I liked Aaron Donald here as an excellent value and to help from the losses of Linval Joseph and Justin Tuck.

13. St. Louis Ramsaaron donald

Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

A very talented interior lineman, Aaron Donald makes the Rams have a star studded defensive lineman with Robert Quinn and Chris Long. I believe Donald is talented enough to come start right away on this defensive line. Aaron Donald did everything right in the draft process, he excelled at the senior bowl, combine, and interviews. Really thought this was a spot the Rams would sure up the safety position with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but Aaron Donald is a very talented three technique.

14. Chicago Bearsfuller

Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Chicago has aging cornerbacks with Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings so this was definitely a team need. Fuller was my top ranked cornerback and has all the tools you look for in a corner. He is a physical corner which Chicago likes and excels in man and zone coverage. He is not an elite athlete, but has good speed and plays tight coverage on his wide receiver. Ha Ha could have also been the selection with them struggling in the safety position, but the Bears did still improve the secondary with a very talented cornerback.

15. Pittsburgh SteelersRyan Shazier

Ryan Shazier, ILB, Ohio St.

The Pittsburgh Steelers put a point of emphasis on adding to their linebacking core. Ryan Shazier is a very athletic linebacker running the forty in 4.38. He can step in and be a good inside linebacker for the Steelers along with Lawrence Timmons. I thought of him more as a 4-3 weakside outside linebacker, but he did spend some time at Ohio State in the middle. I still question how good he will be taking on blocks and I believe C.J. Mosley was the better pick. Shazier is still a very talented player and will have the opportunity to play right away.

16. Dallas Cowboyszack martin

Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

This became the most interesting pick in the draft, would the Cowboys take Manziel or pass? I believe the Cowboys made the smart decision and took a good player to help them now. Zack Martin was one of my favorite tackles in the draft and I think can be a great player at guard or right tackle right away. It wasn’t defense, but my biggest criticism of the Cowboys a few years ago was how they didn’t invest high draft picks in offensive lineman. Now they have taken an offensive lineman in the first round for three of the past four drafts and the first two have worked out well for them. Look for Zack Martin to start right away at one of the guard spots and eventually move to right tackle with Tyron Smith on the left.

17. Baltimore Ravenscj mosley

C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

The Ravens got a great player with the 17th overall pick in the draft. C.J. Mosley captained the Crimson Tide defense and showed the ability to fly all over the field. He shows good instincts and can move well through traffic. If Arthur Brown develops along with Mosley, the Ravens will have two solid inside linebackers in their 3-4 defense.

18. New York Jetscalvin pryor

Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

The Jets took a Rex Ryan type of player in Calvin Pryor. Pryor is best known for being a hard hitter, but also has good coverage skills. The Jets were alright at safety beforehand with Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry, but it now becomes a position of strength. It was a little surprising that they didn’t go with an offensive weapon like Brandin Cooks, but I believe Pryor will be a good hard-hitting safety at the next level.

19. Miami DolphinsJa'Wuan James

JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee

This was the first big surprise for me as I didn’t have a first round grade on JaWuan James. He is a good offensive tackle with good feet as he played on the right side, but I didn’t see him going until the second round. He’s not a dominant run blocker, but could still be a good tackle. The Dolphins filled a major position of need as they’ll look for him to fill in on the Right Tackle spot.

20. New Orleans Saints (From Arizona)Brandin-Cooks

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.

The Saints picked a very exciting player with Brandin Cooks. Cooks has elite after the catch ability with his quickness and 4.33 speed. He also has great ball skills and attacks the ball despite his height. The Saints do not have a player on their roster with the speed and quickness of Cooks and he should be an excellent weapon for Drew Brees.

21. Green Bay PackersARKANSAS ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

The Packers did a great job here filling a major need with a major talent. After a season where the Packers safeties did not have one interception, Ha Ha can come in right away as a ball hawk safety. The Packers have not had a safety like Ha Ha since Nick Collins. He should come in and start right away with his coverage skills and instincts to find the ball.

22. Cleveland Browns (From Philadelphia)Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

After a long slide into the late first round, Manziel is a Cleveland Brown. It remains to be seen whether Manziel can be a franchise quarterback given all his questions coming out. He has the arm strength and accuracy to be a good NFL quarterback, but does he have the durability and decision making to be successful at this level. He will also have to understand he can’t out run the defenders in the NFL. He is the ultimate boom or bust NFL quarterback.

23. Kansas City Chiefsdee ford

Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

The Chiefs get a quality outside linebacker that can be a pass rushing specialist his first year. He does just an ok job against the run, but can really bend around the corner when rushing the quarterback. Dee Ford adds depth behind two talented outside linebackers of Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

24. Cincinnati BengalsDarqueze Dennard

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.

The Bengals have to be ecstatic that Dennard fell to them with the 24th pick. Darqueze is a talented corner who helps the Bengals get younger at the position currently with Terrance Newman and Leon Hall starting. Dennard stays tight to his wide receiver in man coverage and is very physical. He may not have the best speed, but he remains a good man cornerback who can develop into a good starter.

25. San Diego ChargersNCAA Football: Texas Christian at Oklahoma

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

The Chargers also needed cornerback help and capitalized by picking Verrett. Jason Verrett is a very physical corner with good speed and movement skills. He has everything you want in a cornerback except his size. The Chargers filled a need with this talented cornerback.

26. Philadelphia Eagles (From Cleveland)marcus smith

Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville

Philadelphia needed to add another pass rusher with aging Trent Cole and attempted to fill the need with Marcus Smith. I think this pick is ok but I would have preferred a few other players instead of my 54th rated player in Marcus Smith. Smith is a very talented pass rusher, but can struggle to hold up in the run. It should be interesting if he could develop behind Trent Cole as the Eagles next pass rusher.

27. Arizona Cardinals (From New Orleans)deone bucannon

Deone Bucannon, S, Washington St.

The Cardinals had their eye set on Bucannon and decided that 20 was too rich to take him. So they traded back and got a very hard hitting safety for their defense. Safety was a position of need and they must have preferred him to Ha Ha trading down from their twentieth position. He sometimes doesn’t take the best angles and can get caught in coverage, but overall a very good player. With the safety class not being that deep it was important for the Cardinals to get their safety now.

28. Carolina Pantherskelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St.

The Panthers picked their biggest need, but it was surprising they took Benjamin over Marqise Lee. Benjamin is a much bigger project and has inconsistent hands. The Panthers went with the upside, but Benjamin may be pushed into action with the Panthers wide receiver depth being very thin.

29. New England Patriotsdominique-easley

Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

A huge injury risk, the Patriots took a chance in the first round on Dominique Easley to solve their aging defensive line. Easley has torn both of his ACLs and missed most of last year due to the tear. When healthy Easley is a great interior pass rusher and disruptor. The Patriots took a huge risk with Easley’s injury history.

30. San Francisco 49ersJimmie ward

Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

The 49ers needed nickel back coverage help and may have found the perfect fit with Ward. Ward can line up at corner or safety and is a good tackler with ball skills. He played safety in college and is closer to cornerback size than safety.  Look for Ward to possibly have an impact early on.

31. Denver BroncosBradley Roby

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio St.

Roby has all the tools you look for in a corner: Good Feet, Fast, quick change of direction, and has good height. However he did not play up to his potential at Ohio State and had quite a few mental lapses in coverage. He also is a bit of a character risk being suspended the first few games at Ohio State. However he the Broncos got him in a good spot late in the first round and they can develop him to fix a need at cornerback.

32. Minnesota Vikings (From Seattle)teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

A great move by the Vikings moving up into the first round and pick my top quarterback in the draft. I believe Teddy Bridgewater is the most ready to play quarterback in the draft with his high football IQ and tools. To add to that he has a good arm and accuracy. A bad pro day caused Teddy Bridgewater to fall in the draft, but I’ll take the three years of good tape over one bad pro day. I believe the Vikings got a steal at the end of the first round.

30 NFL Prospects Attending Draft

It was announced that 30 draft prospects had accepted invitations for the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City. Among the notable players attending include: Jadeveon Clowney, Sammy Watkins and Johnny Manziel. Not all the players invited to Radio City Music Hall are expected to go on the first day. Here is the list ranking the prospects going to New York:

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 

2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

3. Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

4. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

6. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

7. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

8. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

9. Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

10. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

11. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

12. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

13. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

14. Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

15. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

16. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

17. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

18. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

19. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

20. Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

21. Marqise Lee, WR, USC

22. Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State

23. Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

24. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

25. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

26. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

27. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

28. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

29. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

30. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

Top 5 NFL Draft Risers

  1. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

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Cody Latimer is a big, fast wide receiver who has jumped dramatically from being a late round pick. At 6’3 215 lbs, Latimer has the ability to attack the ball with great body control and very good hands. Declaring for the NFL as a junior, Latimer was unable to work out for NFL teams for a while due to a broken foot. However recently he ran a 4.44 at Indiana’s pro day. His speed and size have caused him to move up draft boards around the league and there are rumors that he could possibly be a late first round pick. Personally, I see him as a third round pick due to separation concerns and lack of overall explosiveness on tape.

2. Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh

t. savage

Tom Savage has generated a buzz around the league from being a late round QB to a possible second round pick. Savage has all the tools to be an NFL QB. He has good size at 6’4 228 Lbs, but his biggest asset to his game is his rocket arm. Savage has one of the best arms in the draft and has the capability to make every throw in an NFL playbook. He played in a pro-style offense this past year at Pitt and showed glimpses of being a potential NFL starter. He was beaten up a lot due to a bad Pittsburgh offensive line, but still showed good pocket awareness. He can throw a great deep ball also. A concern I have is he does sometimes force the ball into coverage, but he has everything from the neck down. He just needs to improve the decision making. If you give him 2-3 years with NFL coaching I believe he could contend for a starting job. I see him as more of a mid-round developmental pick than a second round pick.

3. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Kyle fuller

Kyle Fuller on tape was one of the best cornerbacks I watched in this class. He has good size for a corner at 6’0 190 lbs. and did a tremendous job this season blanketing top wide receivers. His senior campaign started with a tremendous game against Alabama where he finished with 4 tackles and an interception. He did have to end his season early due to hernia surgery in November. Fuller is physical and shows good change of direction. He also shows good speed running a 4.49 at the NFL combine. There are not really many weaknesses to his game other than not being an elite athlete. He has shot up draft boards around the league due to solid game film and solid workouts. I fully suspect that he should compete to be the number one cornerback and could go somewhere in the mid first round.

  1. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

morgan moses

Morgan Moses has stepped up into a definite first round possibility. At 6’6 315 lbs, Moses shows great moving ability with his size. He is very good in pass protection and uses his long arms well. One of his best traits is handling speed rushers with a very quick kick slide. This is shown when facing speed rusher Jeremiah Attaochu from Georgia Tech. One area that he will need to improve in is his run blocking. He isn’t a premium road grader, but he can still do an effective job in run blocking. Morgan Moses has vastly improved since his junior year and I believe has solidified himself as a top 5 offensive tackle in this class.

5. Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana

jordan tripp

A small school prospect, Jordan Tripp has shot up draft boards to a very good mid round prospect. Jordan Tripp was the leader of the Montana Grizzlies defense and is a very good tackler. He flies around the field and is one of the few linebackers in this draft that excels in coverage. That speed was shown off at the combine where he ran a 4.67. He is not overly big at 6’3 237 lbs. but is strong. He is an all-around very good football player who despite playing at the FCS level should still be a possible third round pick.

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2013 NFL Draft Results

Round 1TeamTGIS RankNameNamePos.SchoolHt.LBS.Year
Pick #
1KC2EricFisherOTCentral Michigan6’7″305SR
2JAC1LukeJoeckelOTTexas A&M6’6″310JR
3MIA3DionJordanDEOregon6’6″246SR
4PHI7LaneJohnsonOTOklahoma6’6″302SR
5DET10EzekielAnsahDEBYU6’5″274SR
6CLE12BarkeviousMingoOLBLSU6’5″242JR
7ARI8JonathanCooperOGNorth Carolina6’3″310SR
8STL13TavonAustinWRWest Virginia5’9″176SR
9NYJ6DeeMillinerCBAlabama6’0″201JR
10TEN4ChanceWarmackOGAlabama6’3″320SR
11SD17D.J.FlukerOTAlabama6’6″335JR
12OAK18D.J.HaydenCBHouston5’11”191SR
13NYJ15SheldonRichardsonDTMissouri6’3″294JR
14CAR9StarLotuleleiDTUtah6’3″311SR
15NO14KennyVaccaroSTexas6’0″214SR
16BUF48E.J.ManuelQBFlorida St.6’5″237SR
17PIT11JarvisJonesOLBGeorgia6’3″241JR
18SF30EricReidSLSU6’1″213JR
19NYG32JustinPughOTSyracuse6’5″292JR
20CHI35KyleLongOTOregon6’6″304SR
21CIN16TylerEifertTENotre Dame6’6″251JR
22ATL25DesmondTrufantCBWashington6’0″190SR
23MIN5SharrifFloydDTFlorida6’3″295JR
24IND33BjoernWernerDEFlorida St.6’4″256JR
25MIN21XavierRhodesCBFlorida St.6’2″209JR
26GB23DatoneJonesDEUCLA6’4″275SR
27HOU42DeAndreHopkinsWRClemson6’1″200JR
28DEN19StylvesterWilliamsDTNorth Carolina6’3″313SR
29MIN28CordarellePattersonWRTennessee6’3″205JR
30STL24AlecOgletreeILBGeorgia6’3″245JR
31DAL1 CTravisFrederickCWisconsin6’4″330JR
32BAL34MattElamSFlorida5’10”206JR
Round 2
33JAC20JonathanCyprienSFlorida International6’0″217SR
34TEN6 WRJustinHunterWRTennessee6’4″205JR
35PHI31ZachErtzTEStanford6’6″249JR
36DET8 CBDariusSlayCBMississippi St.6’0″192SR
37CIN3 RBGiovaniBernardRBNorth Carolina5’10”205SO
38SD27MantiTe’oILBNotre Dame6’1″241SR
39NYJ26GenoSmithQBWest Virginia6’3″214SR
40SF36CornelliusCarradineDEFlorida St.6’4″265SR
41BUF7 WRRobertWoodsWRUSC6’1″185JR
42OAK29MenelikWatsonOTFlorida St.6’5″320JR
43TB40JohnathanBanksCBMississippi St.6’2″185SR
44CAR43KawannShortDTPurdue6’3″299SR
45ARI37KevinMinterILBLSU6’0″246JR
46BUF5 ILBKikoAlonsoILBOregon6’4″238SR
47DAL3 TEGavinEscobarTESan Diego St.6’5″245JR
48PIT4 RBLe’VeonBellRBMichigan St.6’2″230JR
49NYG47JohnathanHankinsDTOhio St.6’3″320JR
50CHI6 ILBJonBosticILBFlorida6’1″245SR
51WSH6 CBDavidAmersonCBNorth Carolina St.6’1″205JR
52NE4 OLBJamieCollinsOLBSouthern Miss6’4″250SR
53CIN44MargusHuntDESMU6’7″288SR
54MIA7 CBJamarTaylorCBBoise St.5’11”192SR
55SF4 TEVanceMcDonaldTERice6’5″260SR
56BAL38ArthurBrownILBKansas St.6’1″240SR
57HOU5 SD.J.SwearingerSSouth Carolina5’11”208SR
58DEN49MonteeBallRBWisconsin5’11”218SR
59NE8 WRAaronDobsonWRMarshall6’3″205SR
60ATL9 CBRobertAlfordCBSoutheastern Louisiana5’10”188SR
61GB22EddieLacyRBAlabama6’1″220JR
62SEA7 RBChristineMichaelRBTexas A&M5’11”215SR
Round 3
63KC6 TETravisKelceTECincinnati6’5″260SR
64JAC18 CBDwayneGratzCBConnecticut5’11”201SR
65DET50LarryWarfordOGKentucky6’3″336SR
66OAK5 OLBSioMooreOLBConnecticut6’1″245SR
67PHI10 DTBennieLoganDTLSU6’2″309JR
68CLE12 CBLeonMcFaddenCBSan Diego St.5’10”193SR
69ARI13 CBTyrannMathieuCBLSU5’9″186JR
70TEN14 CBBlidiWreh-WilsonCBConnecticut6’1″195SR
71STL8 ST.J.McDonaldSUSC6’3″219SR
72NYJ4 OGBrianWintersOGKent St.6’5″298SR
73TB6 QBMikeGlennonQBNorth Carolina St.6’7″225SR
74DAL5 WRTerranceWilliamsWRBaylor6’3″190SR
75NO8 OTTerronArmsteadOTArkansas-Pine Bluff6’5″306SR
76SD45KeenanAllenWRCal6’3″206JR
77MIA9 OTDallasThomasOTTennessee6’5″305SR
78BUF10 WRMarquiseGoodwinWRTexas5’9″178SR
79PIT9 WRMarkusWheatonWROregon St.6’0″178SR
80DAL7 SJJWilcoxSGeorgia Southern6’0″213SR
81NYG41DamontreMooreDETexas A&M6’4″250SR
82NO8 DTJonathanJenkinsDTGeorgia6’4″346SR
83NE11 CBLoganRyanCBRutgers5’11”191JR
84CIN11 SShawnWilliamsSGeorgia6’0″213SR
85WSH7 TEJordanReedTEFlorida6’3″239JR
86IND6 OGHughThorntonOGIllinois6’4″310SR
87SEA12 DTJordanHillDTPenn St.6’1″303SR
88SF7 OLBCoreyLemonierOLBAuburn6’4″255JR
89HOU14 OTBrennanWilliamsOTNorth Carolina6’7″315SR
90DEN38 CBKayvonWebsterCBSouth Florida5’11”195SR
91NE34 SDuronHarmonSRutgers6’0″196SR
92STL14 WRStedmanBaileyWRWest Virginia5’10”195JR
93MIA20 CBWillDavisCBUtah St.5’11”186SR
94BAL9 DTBrandonWilliamsDTMissouri Southern St.6’1″335SR
95HOU10 DESamMontgomeryDELSU6’4″245JR
96KC18 RBKnileDavisRBArkansas6’0″220SR
97TEN8 OLBZavierGoodenOLBMissouri6’2″234SR
Round 4
98PHI46MattBarkleyQBUSC6’2″227SR
99KC7 ILBNicoJohnsonILBAlabama6’3″245SR
100TB11 DTAkeemSpenceDTIllinois6’1″307JR
101JAC22 WRAceSandersWRSouth Carolina5’8″176JR
102NE24 WRJoshBoyceWRTCU5’11”203JR
103ARI8 DEAlexOkaforDETexas6’4″260SR
104MIA13 OLBJelaniJenkinsOLBFlorida6’1″243JR
105BUF13 SDukeWilliamsSNevada5’11”203SR
106MIA5 TEDionSimsTEMichigan St.6’5″276JR
107TEN2 CBrianSchwenkeCCal6’3″305SR
108CAR24 OGEdmondKugbilaOGValdosta St.6’4″365SR
109GB11 OTDavidBakhtiariOTColorado6’4″295JR
110NYG5 QBRyanNassibQBSyracuse6’2″227SR
111PIT10 SShamarkoThomasSSyracuse5’9″213SR
112OAK4 QBTylerWilsonQBArkansas6’2″215SR
113STL3 CBarrettJonesCAlabama6’5″311SR
114DAL16 CBB.W.WebbCBWilliam & Mary5’10”184SR
115PIT7 QBLandryJonesQBOklahoma6’4″225SR
116ARI12 OGEarlWatfordOGJames Madison6’3″290SR
117CHI5 OLBKhaseemGreeneOLBRutgers6’1″241SR
118CIN9 OLBSeanPorterOLBTexas A&M6’2″230SR
119WSH6 SPhillipThomasSFresno St.6’1″208SR
120MIN15 OLBGeraldHodgesOLBPenn St.6’2″234SR
121IND4 CKhaledHolmesCUSC6’4″310SR
122GB7 OGJ.CTretterOGCornell6’4″302SR
123SEA18 WRChrisHarperWRKansas St.6’1″228SR
124HOU6 OLBTrevardoWilliamsOLBConnecticut6’1″241SR
125GB5 RBJohnathanFranklinRBUCLA5’10”198SR
126TB14 DEWilliamGholstonDEMichigan St.6’7″274JR
127ATL12 DEMalliciahGoodmanDEClemson6’4″280SR
128SF16 WRQuintonPattonWRLouisiana Tech6’2″195SR
129BAL11 DEJohnSimonDEOhio St.6’2″270SR
130BAL3 FBKyleJuszcykFBHarvard6’1″248SR
131SF10 RBMarcusLattimoreRBSouth Carolina6’0″232JR
132DET13 DEDevinTaylorDESouth Carolina6’7″260SR
133ATL17 TELevineToiloloTEStanford6’8″263JR
Round 5
134KC19 CBSandersCommingsCBGeorgia6’0″216SR
135JAC21 WRDenardRobinsonWRMichigan6’1″193SR
136PHI19 SEarlWolffSNorth Carolina St.5’11”209SR
137SEA39JesseWilliamsDTAlabama6’4″323SR
138SEA15 CBTharoldSimonCBLSU6’2″202JR
139IND13 DTMontoriHughesDTTennessee-Martin6’4″329SR
140ARI8 RBStepfanTaylorRBStanford5’11”210SR
141NYJ12 OTOdayAboushiOTVirginia6’6″310SR
142TEN15 DELavarEdwardsDELSU6’4″258SR
143BUFNAJonathanMeeksSClemson6’1″209SR
144NO15 WRKennyStillsWROklahoma6’1″189JR
145SD23 CBSteveWilliamsCBCalifornia5’9″181JR
146DEN20 DEQuanterusSmithDEWestern Kentucky6’4″245SR
147TB40 DEStevenMeansDEBuffalo6’3″250SR
148CAR9 ILBA.J.KleinILBIowa St.6’1″250SR
149STL17 CBBrandonMcGeeCBMiami6’0″190SR
150PIT21 CBTerryHawthorneCBIllinois6’0″195SR
151DAL11 RBJosephRandleRBOklahoma St.6’1″191JR
152NYG23 SCooperTaylorSRichmond6’5″228SR
153ATL18 DEStanslyMapongaDETCU6’2″256JR
154WSH34 RBChrisThompsonRBFlorida St.5’7″192SR
155MIN1 Pu JeffLockePUCLA6’1″209SR
156CIN21 OTTannerHawkinsonOTKansas6’6″292SR
157SF17 DTQuintonDialDTAlabama6’5″318SR
158SEA21 TELukeWilsonTERice6’4″250SR
159GB22 CBMichahHydeCBIowa6’0″197SR
160STL13 RBZacStacyRBVanderbilt5’9″208SR
161DEN17 WRTavarresKingWRGeorgia6’1″192SR
162WSH11 OLBBrandonJenkinsOLBFlorida St.6’3″265SR
163CHI18 OTJordanMillsOTLouisiana Tech6’5″317SR
164MIA9 RBMikeGillisleeRBFlorida5’11”198SR
165DET5 PUSamMartinPAppalachian St.6’0″206SR
166MIA2 KCalebSturgisKFlorida5’11”183SR
167GB18 DTJoshBoydDTMississippi St.6’3″300SR
168BAL15 OTRickyWagnerOTWisconsin6’6″322SR
Round 6
169JAC12 SJoshEvansSFlorida6’1″207SR
170KC15 CEricKushCCalifornia (PA)6’3″308SR
171DET26 WRCoreyFullerWRVirginia Tech6’2″197SR
172OAK9 TENickKasaTEColorado6’6″271SR
173DEN29 OTVinstonPainterOTVirginia Tech6’5″303SR
174ARI13 WRRyanSwopeWRTexas A&M6’0″206SR
175CLEN/AJamorisSlaughterSNotre Dame6’0″195SR
176HOU10 OTDavidQuessenberryOTSan Jose St.6’5″292SR
177BUF1 KDustinHopkinsKFlorida St.6’2″190SR
178NYJ29 OGWilliamCampbellOGMichigan6’5″318SR
179SD27 DETourekWilliamsDEFlorida International6’3″262SR
180SF29 OLBNickMoodyOLBFlorida St.6’1″236SR
181OAK35 RBLataviusMurrayRBCentral Florida6’2″225SR
182CAR12 RBKenjonBarnerRBOregon5’11”180SR
183NO36 DERufusJohnsonDETarleton St.6’5″272SR
184OAK14 TEMychalRiveraTETennessee6’3″254SR
185DAL15 OLBDevonteHollomanOLBSouth Carolina6’2″243SR
186PIT34 WRJustinBrownWROklahoma6’3″215SR
187ARI6 RBAndreEllingtonRBClemson5’10”180SR
188CHI9 DECornelliusWashigtonDEGeorgia6’4″265SR
189TB28 RBMikeJamesRBMiami5’11”222SR
190CIN16 RBRexBurkheadRBNebraska5’11”210SR
191WSH9 SBacarriRamboSGeorgia6’1″218SR
192IND33 SJohnBoyettSOregon5’10”198SR
193GB33 OLBNathanPalmerOLBIllinois St.6’2″248SR
194SEA26 RBSpencerWareRBLSU5’11”223JR
195HOUN/AAlanBonnerWRJacksonville St.5’10”193SR
196MIN11 OGJeffBacaOGUCLA6’4″305SR
197CIN12 WRCobiHamiltonWRArkansas6’3″209SR
198HOU28 DTChrisJonesDTBowling Green6’2″302SR
199DET17 RBTheoRiddickRBNotre Dame5’11”198SR
200BAL27 DTKapronLewis-MooreDTNotre Dame6’4″300SR
201HOU20 TERyanGriffinTEConnecticut6’5″248SR
202TEN32 CBKahlidWootenCBNevada5’11”210SR
203BAL21 OGRyanJensenOGColorado State-Pueblo6’4″317SR
204KC6 FBBrandenWilsonFBKansas St.6’1″245SR
205OAK25 DTStacyMcGeeDTOklahoma6’3″308SR
206PIT14 ILBVinceWilliamsILBFlorida St.6’1″247SR
Round 7
207KC25 DEMikeCatapanoDEPrinceton6’4″271SR
208JAC35 CBJeremyHarrisCBNew Mexico St.6’3″181SR
209OAK59 WRBriceButlerWRSan Diego St.6’3″195SR
210JAC31 CBDemetriusMcCrayCBAppalachian St.6’1″187SR
211DET8 TEMichaelWilliamsTEAlabama6’6″270SR
212PHI24 DEJoeKrugerDEUtah6’6″259SR
213MIN13 ILBMichaelMautiILBPenn St.6’2″243SR
214MIN16 OGTravisBondOGNorth Carolina6’6″340SR
215NYJ5 FBTommyBohanonFBWake Forest6’1″247SR
216GB36 WRCharlesJohnsonWRGrand Valley St.6’2″215SR
217CLE32 DTArmontyBryantDTEast Central6’4″254SR
218PHI10 CBJordanPoyerCBOregon St.6’0″190SR
219ARI27 TED.C.JeffersonTERutgers6’5″258SR
220SEA30 OTRyanSeymourOGVanderbilt6’5″300SR
221SD14 QBBradSorensenQBSouthern Utah6’5″229SR
222BUF10 TEChrisGraggTEArkansas6’3″236SR
223PIT23 DTNicholasWilliamsDTSamford6’5″309SR
224GB61 WRKevinDorseyWRMaryland6’2″205SR
225NYG23 OGEricHermanOGOhio6’4″317SR
226NE17 DEMichaelBuchananDEIllinois6’6″240SR
227CLE8 OGGarrettGilkeyOGChadron St.6’6″314SR
228WSH15 RBJawanJamisonRBRutgers5’8″200SO
229MIN14 DTEverettDawkinsDTFlorida St.6’2″304SR
230IND22 RBKerwynnWilliamsRBUtah St.5’9″185SR
231SEA18 OLBTyPowellOLBHarding6’2″249SR
232GB16 ILBSamBarringtonILBSouth Florida6’1″246SR
233OAK16 DEDavidBassDEMissouri Western St.6’3″262SR
234DEN10 QBZacDysertQBMiami (Ohio)6’3″231SR
235NE10 ILBSteveBeauharnaisILBRutgers6’1″240SR
236CHI30 WRMarquessWilsonWRWashington St.6’4″183JR
237SF30 QBB.J.DanielsQBSouth Florida5’11”222SR
238BAL20 WRAaronMelletteWRElon6’3″214SR
239PHI32 DTDavidKingDTOklahoma6’5″281SR
240CIN17 OTReidFragelOTOhio St.6’6″288SR
241SEA24 DTJaredSmithDTNew Hampshire6’3″302SR
242SEAN/AMichaelBowieOTNortheastern St.6’5″330SR
243ATL39 SKemalIshmaelSCentral Florida5’11”201SR
244ATL16 SZekeMottaSNotre Dame6’2″213SR
245DET17 ILBBrandonHepburnILBFlorida A&M6’3″240SR
246SF32 OTCarterBykowskiOTIowa St.6’7″306SR
247BAL28 CBMarcAnthonyCBCalifornia6’0″196SR
248TEN20 SDaimionStaffordSNebraska6’0″221SR
249ATL16 QBSeanRenfreeQBDuke6’3″219SR
250MIA28 SDonJonesSArkansas St.5’11”191SR
251CIN9 CT.J.JohnsonCSouth Carolina6’3″316SR
252SF46 CB MarcusCooperCBRutgers6’2″192SR
253NYGN/AMichaelCoxRBMassachusetts6’0″222SR
254IND24 TEJusticeCunninghamTESouth Carolina6’4″264SR

TGIS Position Rankings – NFL Draft 2013

QBNameNameSchoolHt.LBS.Year
1GenoSmithWest Virginia6’3″218SR
2MattBarkleyUSC6’2″227SR
3E.J.ManuelFlorida St.6’5″237SR
4TylerWilsonArkansas6’2″215SR
5RyanNassibSyracuse6’2″227SR
6MikeGlennonNorth Carolina St.6’7″225SR
7LandryJonesOklahoma6’4″225SR
8TylerBrayTennessee6’6″232JR
9MattScottArizona6’2″213SR
10ZacDysertMiami (Ohio)6’3″231SR
11RyanGriffinTulane6’4″218SR
12JordanRodgersVanderbilt6’2″202SR
13JeffTuelWashington St.6’3″223SR
14BradSorensenSouthern Utah6’5″229SR
15ColbyCameronLouisiana Tech6’2″212SR
16SeanRenfreeDuke6’3″219SR
17DayneCristKansas6’5″239SR
18AlexCarderWestern Michigan6’2″221SR
19CollinKleinKansas St.6’3″226SR
20SethDoegeTexas Tech6’1″200SR
RB
1EddieLacyAlabama6’1″220JR
2MonteeBallWisconsin5’11”218SR
3GiovaniBernardNorth Carolina5’10”205SO
4Le’VeonBellMichigan St.6’2″230JR
5JohnathanFranklinUCLA5’10”198SR
6AndreEllingtonClemson5’10”180SR
7ChristineMichaelTexas A&M5’11”215SR
8StepfanTaylorStanford5’11”210SR
9MikeGillisleeFlorida5’11”198SR
10MarcusLattimoreSouth Carolina6’0″232JR
11JosephRandleOklahoma St.6’1″191JR
12KenjonBarnerOregon5’11”180SR
13ZacStacyVanderbilt5’9″208SR
14RayGrahamPittsburgh5’9″195SR
15JawanJamisonRutgers5’8″200SO
16RexBurkheadNebraska5’11”210SR
17TheoRiddickNotre Dame5’11”198SR
18KnileDavisArkansas6’0″220SR
19RobbieRouseFresno St.5’7″185SR
20CierreWoodNotre Dame6’0″215JR
21MiguelMaysonetStony Brook5’10”205SR
22KerwynnWilliamsUtah St.5’9″185SR
23OnterioMcCalebbAuburn5’10”175SR
24DennisJohnsonArkansas5’9″213SR
25D.J.HarperBoise St.5’9″205SR
26SpencerWareLSU5’11”223JR
27MontelHarrisTemple5’9″200SR
28MikeJamesMiami5’11”222SR
29GeorgeWinnCincinnati5’11”210SR
30WashaunEaleyJacksonville St.5’11”215SR
31MichaelFordLSU5’10”216JR
32CurtisMcNealUSC5’7″182SR
33IsiSofeleCal5’8″185SR
34ChrisThompsonFlorida St.5’7″192SR
35LataviusMurrayCentral Florida6’2″225SR
FB
1LonniePryorFlorida St.6’0″230SR
2ZachLineSMU6’1″230SR
3KyleJuszcykHarvard6’1″248SR
4ZachBorenOhio St.6’1″252SR
5TommyBohanonWake Forest6’1″247SR
6BrandenWilsonKansas St.6’1″245SR
WR
1TavonAustinWest Virginia5’9″176SR
2CordarellePattersonTennessee6’3″205JR
3DeAndreHopkinsClemson6’1″200JR
4KeenanAllenCal6’3″206JR
5TerranceWilliamsBaylor6’3″190SR
6JustinHunterTennessee6’4″205JR
7RobertWoodsUSC6’1″185JR
8AaronDobsonMarshall6’3″205SR
9MarkusWheatonOregon St.6’0″178SR
10MarquiseGoodwinTexas5’9″178SR
11Da’RickRogersTennessee Tech6’3″215JR
12CobiHamiltonArkansas6’3″209SR
13RyanSwopeTexas A&M6’0″206SR
14StedmanBaileyWest Virginia5’10”195JR
15KennyStillsOklahoma6’1″189JR
16QuintonPattonLouisiana Tech6’2″195SR
17TavarresKingGeorgia6’1″192SR
18ChrisHarperKansas St.6’1″228SR
19ConnerVernonDuke6’1″195SR
20AaronMelletteElon6’3″214SR
21DenardRobinsonMichigan6’1″193SR
22AceSandersSouth Carolina5’8″176JR
23JasperCollinsMount Union5’10”183SR
24JoshBoyceTCU5’11”203JR
25AlecLemonSyracuse6’2″202SR
26CoreyFullerVirginia Tech6’2″197SR
27RodneySmithFlorida St.6’5″219SR
28BrandonKaufmanEastern Washington6’4″214JR
29MarcusDavisVirginia Tech6’4″228SR
30MarquessWilsonWashington St.6’4″183JR
31UzomaNwachukwuTexas A&M6’0″195SR
32DanBucknerArizona6’3″215SR
33ZachRogersTennessee6’0″179SR
34JustinBrownOklahoma6’3″215SR
35TyroneGoardEastern Kentucky6’4″195SR
36CharlesJohnsonGrand Valley St.6’2″215SR
37DeVonteChristopherUtah6’1″200SR
38MarkHarrisonRutgers6’3″230SR
39DrewTerrellStanford5’11”182SR
40RussellSheppardLSU6’1″185SR
TE
1TylerEifertNotre Dame6’6″251JR
2ZachErtzStanford6’6″249JR
3GavinEscobarSan Diego St.6’5″245JR
4VanceMcDonaldRice6’5″260SR
5DionSimsMichigan St.6’5″276JR
6TravisKelceCincinnati6’5″260SR
7JordanReedFlorida6’3″239JR
8MichaelWilliamsAlabama6’6″270SR
9NickKasaColorado6’6″271SR
10ChrisGraggArkansas6’3″236SR
11ZachSudfeldNevada6’6″261SR
12JakeStoneburnerOhio St.6’5″245SR
13RyanOttenSan Jose St.6’4″238SR
14MychalRiveraTennessee6’3″254SR
15PhillipLutzenkirchenAuburn6’4″264SR
16JoesephFauriaUCLA6’7″252SR
17LevineToiloloStanford6’8″263JR
18JackDoyleWestern Kentucky6’5″248SR
19LucasReedNew Mexico6’5″236SR
20RyanGriffinConnecticut6’5″248SR
21LukeWilsonRice6’4″250SR
22BrandonFordClemson6’4″235SR
23MikeShanahanPittsburgh6’4″235SR
24JusticeCunninghamSouth Carolina6’4″264SR
OT
1LukeJoeckelTexas A&M6’6″310JR
2EricFisherCentral Michigan6’7″305SR
3LaneJohnsonOklahoma6’6″302SR
4D.J.FlukerAlabama6’6″335JR
5MenelikWatsonFlorida St.6’5″320JR
6JustinPughSyracuse6’5″292JR
7KyleLongOregon6’6″304SR
8TerronArmsteadArkansas-Pine Bluff6’5″306SR
9DallasThomasTennessee6’5″305SR
10DavidQuessenberrySan Jose St.6’5″292SR
11DavidBakhtiariColorado6’4″295JR
12OdayAboushiVirginia6’6″310SR
13ChrisFaulkLSU6’5″325JR
14BrennanWilliamsNorth Carolina6’7″315SR
15RickyWagnerWisconsin6’6″322SR
16XavierNixonFlorida6’5″290SR
17ReidFragelOhio St.6’6″288SR
18JordanMillsLouisiana Tech6’5″317SR
19ManaseFoketiWest Texas A&M6’5″305SR
20BrandenBrownBYU6’6″305SR
21TannerHawkinsonKansas6’6″292SR
OG
1ChanceWarmackAlabama6’3″320SR
2JonathanCooperNorth Carolina6’3″310SR
3LarryWarfordKentucky6’3″336SR
4BrianWintersKent St.6’5″298SR
5AlvinBaileyArkansas6’5″315JR
6HughThorntonIllinois6’4″310SR
7J.CTretterCornell6’4″302SR
8GarrettGilkeyChadron St.6’6″314SR
9OmoregieUzziGeorgia Tech6’3″300SR
10SamBrennerUtah6’2″307SR
11JeffBacaUCLA6’4″305SR
12EarlWatfordJames Madison6’3″290SR
13BrandenHansenBYU6’6″310SR
14BlaizeFoltzTCU6’4″310SR
15JohnSullenAuburn6’4″336SR
16TravisBondNorth Carolina6’6″340SR
17ChrisBarkerNevada6’4″305SR
18MarkJacksonGlenville St.6’5″326SR
19ChrisJacobsonPittsburgh6’3″290SR
20LaneTaylorOklahoma St.6’2″312SR
21RyanJensenColorado State-Pueblo6’4″317SR
22ChrisMcDonaldMichigan St.6’4″298SR
23EricHermanOhio6’4″317SR
24AlexKupperLouisville6’3″297SR
25EdmondKugbilaValdosta St.6’4″365SR
C
1TravisFrederickWisconsin6’4″330JR
2BrianSchwenkeCal6’3″305SR
3BarrettJonesAlabama6’5″311SR
4KhaledHolmesUSC6’4″310SR
5BraxstonCaveNotre Dame6’3″303SR
6DaltonFreemanClemson6’4″286SR
7GrahamPocicIllinois6’7″350SR
8MarioBenavidesLouisville6’4″300SR
9T.J.JohnsonSouth Carolina6’3″316SR
10MattStankiewitchPenn St.6’3″300SR
DE
1DionJordanOregon6’6″246SR
2EzekielAnsahBYU6’5″274SR
3DatoneJonesUCLA6’4″275SR
4BjoernWernerFlorida St.6’4″256JR
5CornelliusCarradineFlorida St.6’4″265SR
6DamontreMooreTexas A&M6’4″250SR
7MargusHuntSMU6’7″288SR
8AlexOkaforTexas6’4″260SR
9CornelliusWashigtonGeorgia6’4″265SR
10SamMontgomeryLSU6’4″245JR
11JohnSimonOhio St.6’2″270SR
12MalliciahGoodmanClemson6’4″280SR
13DevinTaylorSouth Carolina6’7″260SR
14WilliamGholstonMichigan St.6’7″274JR
15LavarEdwardsLSU6’4″258SR
16DavidBassMissouri Western St.6’3″262SR
17MichaelBuchananIllinois6’6″240SR
18StanslyMapongaTCU6’2″256JR
19EricMartinNebraska6’2″250SR
20QuanterusSmithWestern Kentucky6’4″245SR
21WalterStewartCincinnati6’3″249SR
22TremayneScottOhio6’4″247SR
23WesHortonUSC6’5″265SR
24JoeKrugerUtah6’6″259SR
25MikeCatapanoPrinceton6’4″271SR
26MeshakWilliamsKansas St.6’2″248SR
27TourekWilliamsFlorida International6’3″262SR
28AldrickFordhamSouth Carolina6’4″268SR
29CraigRohMichigan6’4″280SR
30DamionSquareAlabama6’3″286SR
DT
1SharrifFloydFlorida6’3″295JR
2StarLotuleleiUtah6’3″311SR
3SheldonRichardsonMissouri6’3″294JR
4StylvesterWilliamsNorth Carolina6’3″313SR
5JesseWilliamsAlabama6’4″323SR
6KawannShortPurdue6’3″299SR
7JohnathanHankinsOhio St.6’3″320JR
8JonathanJenkinsGeorgia6’4″346SR
9BrandonWilliamsMissouri Southern St.6’1″335SR
10BennieLoganLSU6’2″309JR
11AkeemSpenceIllinois6’1″307JR
12JordanHillPenn St.6’1″303SR
13MontoriHughesTennessee-Martin6’4″329SR
14EverettDawkinsFlorida St.6’2″304SR
15T.J.BarnesGeorgia Tech6’6″369SR
16KwameGeathersGeorgia6’5″342JR
17QuintonDialAlabama6’5″318SR
18JoshBoydMississippi St.6’3″300SR
19CoryGrissomSouth Florida6’1″306SR
20AnthonyMcCloudFlorida St.6’2″309SR
21GilbertPenaMississippi6’3″330SR
22MikePurcellWyoming6’3″303SR
23NicholasWilliamsSamford6’5″309SR
24JaredSmithNew Hampshire6’3″302SR
25StacyMcGeeOklahoma6’3″308SR
26AbryJonesGeorgia6’3″308SR
27KapronLewis-MooreNotre Dame6’4″300SR
28ChrisJonesBowling Green6’2″302SR
29WilliamCampbellMichigan6’5″318SR
30A.J.FrancisMaryland6’5″321SR
OLB
1JarvisJonesGeorgia6’3″241JR
2BarkeviousMingoLSU6’5″242JR
3SioMooreConnecticut6’1″245SR
4JamieCollinsSouthern Miss6’4″250SR
5KhaseemGreeneRutgers6’1″241SR
6TrevardoWilliamsConnecticut6’1″241SR
7CoreyLemonierAuburn6’4″255JR
8ZavierGoodenMissouri6’2″234SR
9SeanPorterTexas A&M6’2″230SR
10DevonteHollomanSouth Carolina6’2″243SR
11BrandonJenkinsFlorida St.6’3″265SR
12ChaseThomasStanford6’4″240SR
13JelaniJenkinsFlorida6’1″243JR
14KeithPoughHoward6’2″239SR
15GeraldHodgesPenn St.6’2″234SR
16EtienneSabinoOhio St.6’3″240SR
17LerenteeMcCrayFlorida6’2″250SR
18TyPowellHarding6’2″249SR
19BrandonMageeArizona St.5’11”223SR
20EricMartinNebraska6’1″237SR
ILB
1AlecOgletreeGeorgia6’3″245JR
2MantiTe’oNotre Dame6’1″241SR
3KevinMinterLSU6’0″246JR
4ArthurBrownKansas St.6’1″240SR
5KikoAlonsoOregon6’4″238SR
6JonBosticFlorida6’1″245SR
7NicoJohnsonAlabama6’3″245SR
8KevinReddickNorth Carolina6’2″230SR
9A.J.KleinIowa St.6’1″250SR
10SteveBeauharnaisRutgers6’1″240SR
11JonathanStewartTexas A&M6’4″242SR
12AlbertRosetteNevada6’2″231SR
13MichaelMautiPenn St.6’2″243SR
14VinceWilliamsFlorida St.6’1″247SR
15SteveGreerVirginia6’0″236SR
16SamBarringtonSouth Florida6’1″246SR
17BrandonHepburnFlorida A&M6’3″240SR
18DanMollsToledo6’0″238SR
19BruceTaylorVirginia Tech6’1″237SR
20WillComptonNebraska6’1″230SR
CB
1DeeMillinerAlabama6’0″201JR
2D.J.HaydenHouston5’11”191SR
3XavierRhodesFlorida St.6’2″209JR
4DesmondTrufantWashington6’0″190SR
5JohnathanBanksMississippi St.6’2″185SR
6DavidAmersonNorth Carolina St.6’1″205JR
7JamarTaylorBoise St.5’11”192SR
8DariusSlayMississippi St.6’0″192SR
9RobertAlfordSoutheastern Louisiana5’10”188SR
10JordanPoyerOregon St.6’0″190SR
11LoganRyanRutgers5’11”191JR
12LeonMcFaddenSan Diego St.5’10”193SR
13TyrannMathieuLSU5’9″186JR
14BlidiWreh-WilsonConnecticut6’1″195SR
15TharoldSimonLSU6’2″202JR
16B.W.WebbWilliam & Mary5’10”184SR
17BrandonMcGeeMiami6’0″190SR
18DwayneGratzConnecticut5’11”201SR
19SandersCommingsGeorgia6’0″216SR
20WillDavisUtah St.5’11”186SR
21TerryHawthorneIllinois6’0″195SR
22MichahHydeIowa6’0″197SR
23SteveWilliamsCalifornia5’9″181JR
24NickellRobeyUSC5’7″169JR
25JoshJohnsonPurdue5’10”199SR
26AdrianBushellLouisville5’10”186SR
27JohnnyAdamsMichigan St.5’10”185SR
28MarcAnthonyCalifornia6’0″196SR
29MikeEdwardsHawaii5’9″189JR
30MarcusCromartieWisconsin6’0″195SR
31DemetriusMcCrayAppalachian St.6’1″187SR
32KahlidWootenNevada5’11”210SR
33DaxSwansonSam Houston St.5’10”186SR
34RodSweetingGeorgia Tech5’11”189SR
35JeremyHarrisNew Mexico St.6’3″181SR
36BrandenSmithGeorgia5’11”172SR
37VernonKearneyLane6’2″179SR
38KayvonWebsterSouth Florida5’11”195SR
39DemontreHurstOklahoma5’10”181SR
40DevinSmithWisconsin5’11”182SR
S
1KennyVaccaroTexas6’0″214SR
2JonathanCyprienFlorida International6’0″217SR
3EricReidLSU6’1″213JR
4MattElamFlorida5’10”206JR
5D.J.SwearingerSouth Carolina5’11”208SR
6PhillipThomasFresno St.6’1″208SR
7JJWilcoxGeorgia Southern6’0″213SR
8T.J.McDonaldUSC6’3″219SR
9BacarriRamboGeorgia6’1″218SR
10ShamarkoThomasSyracuse5’9″213SR
11ShawnWilliamsGeorgia6’0″213SR
12JoshEvansFlorida6’1″207SR
13DukeWilliamsNevada5’11”203SR
14TonyJeffersonOklahoma5’11”213JR
15RobertLesterAlabama6’2″206SR
16ZekeMottaNotre Dame6’2″213SR
17CodyDavisTexas Tech6’2″203SR
18RontezMilesCalifornia (PA)6’0″203SR
19EarlWolffNorth Carolina St.5’11”209SR
20DaimionStaffordNebraska6’0″221SR
21BradleyMcDougaldKansas6’0″215SR
22KeelanJohnsonArizona St.6’0″209SR
23CooperTaylorRichmond6’5″228SR
24BrandanBishopNorth Carolina St.6’1″208SR
25Ray-RayArmstrongMiami6’3″216SR
26RayPolkColorado6’1″219SR
27JawanzaStarlingUSC6’1″202SR
28DonJonesArkansas St.5’11”191SR
29BenEricksenIllinois St.6’1″194SR
30RashardHallClemson6’2″210SR
31LukeAndersonWyoming5’10”192SR
32SheltonJohnsonWisconsin6’0″197SR
33JohnBoyettOregon5’10”198SR
34DuronHarmonRutgers6’0″196SR
35JakarHamiltonSouth Carolina St.5’11”186SR
36AlonzoTweedyVirginia Tech6’1″197SR
37C.J.JonesTexas A&M6’0″192SR
38OrhianJohnsonOhio St.6’3″215SR
39KemalIshmaelCentral Florida5’11”201SR
40MelvinWhiteLousiana-Lafayette6’1″206SR
K
1DustinHopkinsFlorida St.6’2″190SR
2CalebSturgisFlorida5’11”183SR
3BrettMaherNebraska6’1″185SR
4AnthonyCanteleKansas St.5’10”180SR
5BrandonMcManusTemple6’4″201SR
P
1JeffLockeUCLA6’1″209SR
2BradWingLSU6’3″205SO
3QuinnSharpOregon St.6’1″189SR
4RyanAllenLouisiana Tech6’2″229SR
5SamMartinAppalachian St.6’0″206SR
LS
1CarsonTinkerAlabama6’0″233SR
2LukeIngramHawaii6’5″258SR
3BillyJohnsonTulane6’0″242SR