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Alabama Signing Day Primer

With less than two weeks until National Signing Day, football recruiting is in high gear as recruits are taking their final official visits. The 2016 class is a lot different than the 2015 class and it should make for an interesting day on February 3rd. The 2015 class had 23 commitments going into national signing day with only one additional commitment on national signing day. On the other hand the 2016 group currently only has 17 commits with two weeks left.  Alabama’s 2016 recruiting class has a solid foundation with their 16 current commits, but Nick Saban and company still has a lot of work to do in order to finish among the top 5 classes.

Here’s a look at the top uncommitted prospects considering Alabama by position including ESPN, Scout and Rivals rankings and the 24/7 crystal ball percentage of picking the Crimson Tide. The composite ranking is the combination of the three sites rankings (JUCO*):

Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Mecole Hardman Elberton, GA 48 11 16 25 13%
Demetris Robertson Savannah, GA 62 8 23 31 17%
A.J. Brown Starkville, MS 66 53 45 55 18%
Keith Gavin Crawfordville, FL 79 143 171 131 59%
Ahmmon Richards West Palm Beach, FL 212 62 WR 12 ATH 4 Star 50%
Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Keyshawn Young Miami, FL 214 65 WR 62 WR 3 Star 12%
Mykel Jones Patterson, LA 271 94 45 WR 4 Star 42%

The Crimson Tide currently sit with three wide receiver commitments in their current class. Alabama still has quite a few wide receivers on its recruiting board though, and Mecole Hardman and Demetris Robertson can play defensive back also. Out of these wide receivers Mecole Hardman should come between Georgia and Alabama,

Demetris robertsonwhile Robertson will make the decision between Bama, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Stanford. Hardman was unable to take his official visit to Tuscaloosa because of weather.
A.J. Brown will be tough to pull away from Starkville and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Alabama will also be trying to pull Florida products Keith Gavin, Ahmmon Richards, and Keyshawn Young. Alabama’s big competitors for Gavin is Florida State, Richards is Miami, and Keyshawn Young is Michigan and Florida State. The last of the wide receivers is Mykel Jones who will stay in SEC country either going to Alabama, Ole Miss or LSU.


Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Devin Asiasi Concord, CA 44 46 67 52 20%
Jacob Mathis Tampa, FL 256 30 TE 203 4 Star
Nick Eubanks Plantation, FL 258 9 TE 24 TE 4 Star 57%

Tight end became less of a need when OJ Howard decided to come back for his senior season and Alabama already has two commitments in the 2016 class, but

more depth is needed. Nick EubanksAsiasi and Mathis are looked at as longshots to commit to the Tide.
Nick Eubanks however is looked at as a Crimson Tide favorite, but keeping the lead against Florida will be tough. Eubanks visited Tuscaloosa the weekend of January 15th.


Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Landon Dickerson Hudson, NC 64 43 76 61
Tramonda Moore Oklahoma City, OK 87 200 144 144
Jauan Williams Washington, D.C. 110 146 28 OT 4 Star  29%
Scott Lashley West Point, MS 140 27 OT 215 4 Star
John Simpson Fort Dorchester, SC 232 19 OT  183 4 Star

The Crimson Tide have four commitments, including two highly ranked offensive guards and offensive tackles.

Jauan Williams

Alabama is considered a long shot for these offensive line recruits, but the best shot is with Jauan Williams. Williams decision will come down to the wire with Maryland, Florida State, and Alabama among others. Landon Dickerson is another possible Tide commit who had his official visit on the 22nd of January. His decision will come down to Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia.

Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Jonathan Kongbo* Surrey, B.C, Canada 4 5 Star 5 4 46%
Jeffery Simmons Macon, MS 84 15 10 36 18%
Terrell Hall Washington, D.C. 47 20 267 111 68%
Kobe Jones Starkville, MS 178 48 DT 199 4 Star

Alabama has the best shot to finish strong along the defensive side, especially on the defensive line. The biggest get for Bama would have to be Jonathan Kongbo. The 5 star defensive end is also considering Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State and USC. Jeffery Simmons will be tough to pull away from the state of Mississippi with both Ole Miss and Mississippi State being the favorites.

terrell hallTerrell Hall was a one time Ohio State commit, but now is looked at as a favorite for the Tide. Terrell Hall had an official visit on the 22nd. Terrell Hall’s decision will likely come down to the home state Maryland Terrapins or the Crimson Tide. Kobe Jones is another defensive tackle that could choose the Tide, but it will be tough to pull Kobe Jones out of Starkville.

Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Derrick Brown Sugar Hill, GA 9 17 9 12 20%
Michail Carter Jackson, GA 55 89 178 107
Boss Tagaloa Concord, CA 95 144 87 109
Jamar King* Ukiah, CA NA 3 Star NA

The defensive tackle position currently is at a bit of a question mark at the present moment. Kendell “The Hulk” Jones is a solid commit and will be a good player down the road. Derrick BrownHowever,
Raekwon Davis is wavering on his commitment to the Tide as he is considering going to Mississippi State. As for the uncommitted defensive tackles Jamar King is a 3 star JUCO recruit who is likely to pick Alabama. As for the other defensive tackles, Derrick Brown and Michail Carter could still end up going to the University of Alabama. Brown and Carter however are both looked at as Georgia favorites.


Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Mique Juarez Torrance, CA 30 9 8 16
Mack Wilson Montgomery, AL 34 26 46 46  74%
Jeffrey McCulloch Aldine, TX 26 169 43 79

At Outside Linebacker the Tide have 3 big nationally ranked targets with Juarez, Wilson and McCulloch.

Mack WilsonMack Wilson is one of the top players in Alabama and the player most likely to commit to Alabama. Bama will have to hold off Florida and Georgia for the highly coveted linebacker. Alabama came on late for Juarez and McCulloch, and they got Juarez to take an official visit the weekend of January 22nd. Both however are likely to stay at in their home states with UCLA and Texas being the favorite for Juarez and McCulloch.

Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Ben Davis Gordo, AL 24 5 11 13 100%
Dontavious Jackson Houston, TX 123 168 65 119 8%
Jaquan Yulee Chesapeake, VA 207 183 61 150 38%

The biggest target for Alabama this year is Ben Davis.

Ben davisHis dad is the all time leading tackler for the Crimson Tide and Alabama is looked at as the favorite. Notre Dame and Georgia will also be challenging for the talented linebacker. Dontavious Jackson is another talented linebacker who took an official visit during the weekend of January 22nd. They will have to compete against Texas, Oklahoma and Florida State for his commitment. UPDATE: (Jaquan Yulee committed to Marshall).

Name Hometown ESPN Rivals Scout Composite Percentage
Jack Jones Long Beach, CA 96 12 15 41
Shyheim Carter Kentwood, LA 40 114 98 84 58%
Nigel Warrior Suwanee, GA 157 92 20 90 35%
Nigel Knott Madison, MS 36 51 196 94 50%
Jared Mayden Sachse, TX 218 120 56 131

Defensive back is a major need as they close out this recruiting class. Alabama currently doesn’t have any cornerback recruits and only two safety recruits.

Shyheim carterShyheim Carter and Nigel Knott are the two cornerback recruits most likely to commit to Alabama. Carter used to be an Alabama commit, but the Tide remain the favorite to bring the Lousiana product to Tuscaloosa. Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss will try to stand in Alabama’s way for Carter. Nigel Knott’s recruitment will come down to Oregon and Alabama. Knott’s family want him to stay closer to home, but Knott is a big fan of Oregon. Jack Jones and Jared Mayden are two other cornerbacks that have Alabama on their list. Jack Jones is most likely to go to USC or UCLA, while Mayden will be choosing between Oklahoma and Alabama on National Signing Day. Finally, Nigel Warrior is a talented safety that is considering Alabama. It will be tough to pull him away from Tennessee where his dad played. Georgia is also a contender for Nigel Warrior.

Alabama Recruiting-Offense

Alabama Crimson Tide


Commits: 10 (QB: 1, RB: 1, WR: 2, TE: 2, OT: 2, OG: 2)


The quarterback position is looking pretty wide open following the 2015 season after Jake Coker graduates. For the incoming 2016 class Alabama haJalen Hurtss their quarterback in Jalen Hurts (Channelview, Texas). Hurts is the 9th ranked quarterback prospect for the 2016 class by Scout and Rivals. Alabama is currently not targeting any other quarterbacks for the 2016 class.



Running Back

Alabama has always recruited the running back position well and this year is no different. There is the possibility for early playing time as well with Kenyan Drake graduating and Derrick Henry likely making the jump to the NFL. Alabama already has BJ Emmonsa commitment from B.J. Emmons (Morganton, NC) the fifth ranked running back and 63rd overall by ESPN. As for who they are targeting you have to look in Wayne, NJ at Kareem Walker, the top ranked running back in the nation. Kareem Walker decommitted from Ohio State in October and visited Alabama for the LSU game in November. Michigan is considered the favorite, but Alabama is not far behind. Next is athlete Devin White (Springhill, LA) who plays both linebacker and running back. The 99th ranked player by ESPN is a big back at 260 pounds. The battle for White will be another classic battle between LSU and Alabama. The 15th ranked running back by ESPN Robert Washington (Mount Holly, NC) is another Alabama target. Washington is considered a longshot to sign with the Tide.

UPDATE (1/20): Commitments: Kareem Walker (Michigan), Devin White (LSU)

Wide Receiver

Given Alabama’s young wide receiving depth and only Richard Mullaney moving on, wide receiver is not an immediate need. The Crimson Tide however do have a chance to land a solid receiving class. It is off to a strong start with the commitment of Trevon Diggs (Rockville, MD), the 123rd ranked player in the nation. The younger Trevon Diggsbrother of Stefon Diggs who plays for the Minnesota Vikings, gives the class a good wide receiver to build around. Also committed to the Tide is four star T.J. Simmons (Pinson, AL) who is the 62nd rated wide receiver by Rivals. Alabama is targeting many highly ranked receiving threats, including 8 in the ESPN 300. The two most likely wide receivers that could commit to the Tide are Ahmmon Richards (West Palm Beach, FL) and Cavin Ridley (Deerfield Beach, FL). The name Cavin Ridley sound familiar? Well it should as he is the younger brother of Calvin Ridley, the Crimson Tide’s true freshman phenom. Cavin is a solid player in his own right as he is Scout’s 17th ranked wide receiver. Ridley’s final list includes Alabama, Florida, Auburn and Tennessee. Ahmmon Richards who is Scouts 14th ranked wide receiver, is also a solid Alabama lean. Richards was a Miami commit, but decomitted from them in late October.

Keith Gavin (Crawfordville, FL) and Mykel Jones (Patterson, LA) are also highly rated players that are Alabama leans. Gavin has great size at 6’4 225 lbs with excellent athleticism. Gavin is the 80th rated player in the ESPN 300, as it will come down to Alabama, Florida State or Georgia. Mykel Jones will most likely come down to a classic LSU and Alabama recruiting battle. Jones is rated 269 in the ESPN 300.

The three top rated receiving targets left for Alabama all are in the top 100 recruiting prospects including 29th rated Mecole Hardman, 57th Demetris Robertson, 69th AJ Brown. Hardman (Elberton, GA) and Robertson (Savannah, GA) are both likely to commit to Georgia and AJ Brown (Starkville, MS) is likely going to end up a Mississippi State commit. Other Alabama targets include Keyshawn Young (Miami, FL) and Tyler Simmons (Powder Springs, GA).

Update (1/20): Commitments: Cavin Ridley (Georgia), Tyler Simmons (Alabama)

Tight End

With OJ Howard possibly heading for the draft, the tight end position becomes a major need as they would only return two scholarship players. However, Alabama already has two commitments from the 11th rated tight end Miller Forristall (Cartersville, GA) and 16th rated Brendan Scales (Wildwood, MO). The Crimson Tide Miller Forristallare not done however as they still have four highly rated targets all rated in the ESPN 300. Nick Eubanks (Plantation, FL) is the 259th rated player and will most likely come down to Florida and Alabama. There are two elite prospects that Alabama is targeting, starting with Isaac Nauta (Bradenton, FL) from the IMG Academy. The top rated tight end in the nation and the 10th rated prospect has visited Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. Georgia is considered a favorite. Devin Asiasi (Concord, CA) is the 15th ranked player and leans towards hometown USC. However, he did visit the Tide for the Louisiana-Monroe game. It should be a challenge for Alabama to pull Asiasi from the West Coast. The last target for the Tide is the 191st rated player Jacob Mathis (Tampa, FL) who is likely to commit to either Michigan and Florida.

Update (1/20): Isaac Nauta (Georgia)

Offensive Line

Alabama recently have had great success recruiting along the offensive line and this yCharles Baldwinear is no different. The future of the offensive line is bright next year, as Alabama will only lose two out of the five starters. For this incoming recruiting class, Alabama has four commits with two offensive tackles and two offensive guards. This includes Charles Baldwin (Windsor,CT), the top Junior College player in the nation. Baldwin should come in right away and be able to compete for the starting right tackle spot. Along with Baldwin, Alabama also has another great recruit with the 32nd rated player in Jonah Williams (Folsom, CA). With Williams and Baldwin the future of the offensive tackle position looks bright. Alabama also has the 3rd and 4th ranked offensive guard with Deonte Brown (Decatur, AL) and Chris Ownes (Arlingon, TX). Overall, Alabama has built a great class along the offensive line.

The recruiting class can only get better as Alabama still has blue chip targets out there headlined by Greg Little (Allen, TX). Little is the number two player in the nation and could be an instant impact player wherever he goes. The battle for Little looks like it’llGreg Littlecome down to Ole Miss or Alabama. Jauan Williams (Washington, D.C) is another stud offensive lineman who could be going to Alabama. In late November, Williams cut his list to four including Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Florida State. Williams is the 65th rated player. The 90th ranked player Jean Delance (Mesquite, TX) could also pick Alabama. However, it will be tough to beat Texas for his commitment. He is also considering Michigan, LSU and Texas A&M. As for longer shots there is Javon Kinlaw (Goose Creek, SC), who is considered a South Carolina lean, and Tramonda Moore (Oklahoma City, OK) who named his final four of Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and TCU. Terrance Davis (Hyattsville, MD) is also a possibility as an Offensive Guard, but he will most likely end up at Michigan.

Update (1/20): Greg Little (Ole Miss), Jean Delance (Texas), Javon Kinlaw (South Carolina), Terrance Davis (Maryland)


Dear Colin Cowherd, You’re Crazy

In recent weeks Colin Cowherd and a few others have taken the time to attack Alabama’s resume and the SEC as a whole. Cowherd took to his radio show here to defend his position on why he does not even think Alabama should be in the playoffs. Watch the rant for yourself here…

Alright let’s take this argument apart piece by piece…

“SEC teams last year in bowls against ranked teams were 2-5”

Yes and it must have slipped Colin’s mind that they were 5-0 outside of that in bowls confirming the depth of the SEC. I would agree with Colin if he said the SEC at the top is not as strong as it used to be. The SEC at the top has been Bama and everyone else recently. Not since 2013 has the SEC had multiple elite teams at the top where Bama, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M and LSU were all top ten teams. However, the depth has not changed. Just take a look at the SEC’s bowl record the past three years: 7-5, 7-3, and 6-3. The SEC remains the deepest and most difficult conference.

“Alabama got their arse kicked by Ohio State”

Am I missing something? The final score was Ohio State 42-35. Alabama had a 21-6 lead at one point. I think Colin may really need to go back and look at that game if he thinks it was a blowout.

“Florida is playing for the conference championship, would you think that conference is great”

Colin fails to bring up the fact that their starter got suspended for the year and haven’t been able to do anything offensively since. With Will Grier- 31 points per game, with Treon Harris- 18 points per game. Anybody that has watched Florida will tell you they are not the second best team in the SEC. You think Oklahoma would be able to produce without Baker Mayfield?

“Alabama has struggled with Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn”

This perhaps is my favorite… Alabama beat Arkansas by 13 and Auburn by 16. Apparently beating a bowl eligible team by multiple scores is struggling. Not to mention he throws Tennessee who is 8-4 into the mix. I think I remember an Oklahoma team, who Colin ranks number 2, struggling with Tennessee. They even needed a comeback and double overtime to beat them. Tennessee is actually a top 25 team who has won 5 straight and only losses come against Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida (with Wiill Grier) and Arkansas. Yet Colin wants to make it sound like Tennessee is a bottom dweller. Ohio State beats Northern Illinois and Indiana, who is 2-6 in the Big 10, by 7 and Colin doesn’t even mention it. If we are taking about who struggles against bad teams the easy answer is Ohio State.

“What impressive win does Alabama have, look at the data”

Don’t worry Collin I did. Against the Playoff rankings top 25 Alabama (2-1) Ohio State (1-1). Alabama has had to play 9 Bowl Eligible Power 5 teams while Ohio State has had to play 5. Every SEC game Alabama has played has been against a team who is bowl eligible. Ohio State had to show up two times during the year and lost one. There is no argument in the world that Ohio State has had a tougher schedule than Alabama.

“Alabama has not faced a NFL quarterback this year”

Neither has Oklahoma. In fact three of Oklahoma’s top 25 wins came against backup quarterbacks. Ohio State has only faced one (Connor Cook didn’t play against Ohio State). To be honest I don’t know why this is part of his argument. Dak Prescott has had plenty of success as a college quarterback, but apparently that doesn’t matter. You know what Colin, no one in college has faced a NFL quarterback. They have all faced college quarterbacks.

“You want me to rely on your Arkansas, Kentuckys and your Vanderbilts”

1/3 Colin. Alabama only played one of those teams.

“The Pac-12 has 10 bowl eligible teams”

Yes and so does the SEC, with the entire SEC West being bowl eligible. What’s your point?

“The Big 10 1-5 is the best conference”

Colin actually has a debatable point here. Except not for the argument of Ohio State vs. Alabama because Ohio State only had to play 2 of those teams. Alabama will have played the top 10 SEC teams by the time the season is over. Last I check too, there were no conferences with only five teams. You are judged on your conference from top to bottom.

Bottom Line

Colin did not make a single point on why Ohio State’s resume is better than Alabama. Instead he decided to just take shots at Alabama’s resume. The only reason I heard in his rant that he picked Ohio State over Alabama was quarterback play. If that is the case I guess the final four should be Memphis, Cal, Michigan State and Oklahoma. Sure Alabama has a one man attack, but has anybody been able to stop it? Another factor that Colin fails to bring up is the Conference Championship which is a criteria that is used by the committee. Bottom line the only argument one could make is the subjective eye test. Every other test including Conference Championship and Strength of Schedule gives Alabama the clear edge over Ohio State.

Alabama Preview

Alabama Crimson Tide


Returning Starters: 3

Key Departures: QB Blake Sims, RB T.J. Yeldon (Jaguars), FB Jalston Fowler (Titans), WR Amari Cooper (Raiders), WR Deandrew White (49ers*), WR Christion Jones (Dolphins*), TE Brian Vogler (Bears*) OT Austin Sheppard (Vikings), OG Arie Kouandjio (Redskins)

*Undrafted Free Agent

Lane Kiffin has a major challenge returning this offense to last year’s form with only starters OT Cam Robinson, OC Ryan Kelly and TE OJ Howard returning. It will all start at the quarterback position where a starter still has not been named between Senior Jake Coker, Redshirt Freshman David Cornwell, and True Freshman Blake Barnett. Whoever takes the reigns as the Crimson Tides next quarterback will be a key factor in how the offense performs. With a new quarterback under center, the running game will be heavy relied on particularly on Heisman candidate Derrick Henry. After rushing for 990 yards last year as a complimentary back to T.J. Yeldon, look for Henry to get a larger share of the carries. Alabama should also work to get Henry more involved in the passing game as he has only 6 catches over the past two years for a ridiculous 194 yards and a 32.3 average. Kenyan Drake should have an impact also as he returns from injury last year. Drake is very versatile and Kiffin likes lining him up in different positions as seen by his touchdown catch against Florida last year. After those two running backs, the Crimson Tide is highly inexperienced. The Tide do however have the top high school running back in Damien Harris coming to Tuscaloosa where he could make an impact early.

As for the wide receiver position, the competition remains wide open after the loss of Cooper, White and Jones. After spring practice Robert Foster looks like the clear leader of the group. He led all receivers in the Crimson Tide’s spring game with 6 catches for 125 yards. After Foster the competition is wide open with ArDarius Stewart, Chris Black, Raheem Falkins and Derek Kief all vying for starting spots. Alabama also has a graduate transfer coming from Oregon State in Richard Mullaney. Mullaney finished his career with 1160 yards and 5 TDs, his best year was his junior year where he finished with 52 catches and 788 yards. The wide receiving position battle being wide open it may offer a chance for an incoming freshman to make an impact. Calvin Ridley could be that guy as he is coming in as a top 25 national recruit. He won MVP at the Nike Opening Camp where the top football players from around the nation come to compete. Ridley’s high school campaign was actually shortened because of an age restriction. Calvin Ridley will actually be an older freshman as he will turn 21 before the season ends. Look for Ridley to compete for playing time and be an impact freshman.

With the receivers being relatively inexperienced O.J. Howard will be called upon to step up from his 17 catches last year. Ty Flournoy-Smith adds additional depth at the tight end position. For the first time in quite a while the offensive line is a bit of a question mark. Alabama does have pre-season all SEC offensive lineman Cam Robinson and Ryan Kelly returning, but they will have to replace three starting spots. Redshirt Freshman Ross Pierschbacher and Bradley Bozeman look to step in at the offensive guards spots. Pierschbacher was a highly rated recruit out of high school and Bozeman stepped in and started two games last year when Ryan Kelly was hurt. Dominick Jackson will hold down the other spot at right tackle and it is hard to miss him. At 6’6 and 315 pounds, Jackson was the top rated Junior College offensive tackle in the country in 2014 as well as Rivals second rated JUCO player overall. Last year he had limited playing time, but now will be called upon to start at right tackle. The way this offensive line develops will be monumental for how the Alabama offense performs.


Returning Starters: 7

Key Departures: OLB Xzavier Dickson (Patriots), ILB Trey Depriest, S Landon Collins (Giants), S Nick Perry (Ravens*)

*Undrafted Free Agent

Alabama’s Defense comes into the season loaded along the defensive front with arguably the best front 7 in the country. It starts on the defensive line where the Tide are led by A’Shawn Robinson. Robinson has been an impact player since he was a freshman and now as he enters his junior season he looks ready to take his game to new heights. Look for him to be not only one of the best defensive lineman in the SEC, but the country as well. Along with Robinson, Jarran Reed is an excellent defensive lineman in his own right. After having the chance to go pro after a breakout junior season, Reed decided to return to Alabama where he led defensive lineman with 55 tackles last year. Completing the three man starting defensive line is Jonathan Allen who added a breakout season of his own last year. Finishing with 6 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, Allen gives the Tide a much needed pass rusher. The Alabama defensive line is deeply talented as well, with DJ Pettway, Darren Lake and Dalvin Tomlinson all have playing experience. Look for the talented Da’Shawn Hand to have an increased roll after he saw some action during his freshman year stint.

At the Linebacker position it starts and ends with Reggie Ragland. After turning down the NFL where he had the potential to be an early round draft pick, Ragland is back to leading the Tide. Ragland will be a Butkus award contender this year as the Nation’s top linebacker after his 95 tackle season last year. On the outside linebacker spots Alabama is deep and talented with potential breakout players in Denzel Devall, Ryan Anderson, Tim Williams and Dillon Lee. For Alabama to be successful on defense this year one of these guys will have to step up as an impact pass rusher, the kind Alabama has lacked the past few years. On the last linebacker spot on the inside look for Reuben Foster to make an impact. He has all the ability to be Alabama’s next great linebacker, but will have to play with intelligence and instinctiveness. Shaun Din Hamilton should also get in the rotation after a successful freshman campaign.

Finally, the biggest question of the Alabama Defense and their biggest weakness last year… the secondary. Nick Saban has done a great job recruiting top defensive back talent into Tuscaloosa, but now it is time for that talent to step up. Cyrus Jones has one of the cornerback positions locked up, but it will be a question who can step in for the other one. Tony Brown has all the talent and speed in the world, but will need to play more consistent than he did as a freshman. Bradley Sylve was benched a lot of last year after a rough opening start against West Virginia and Kevin White. Look for Sylve to get a lot more playing time this year in his senior campaign and have a bounce back year. Marlon Humphrey redshirted his freshman year after coming in as a highly touted recruit. Humphrey could enter the cornerback rotation for a unit that struggled all last year. There are also two freshman that could come in and possibly earn playing time with Kendall Sheffield and Minkah Fitzpatrick. At the Safety position Alabama must replace both starters Nick Perry and 2nd round pick Landon Collins. In spring ball Eddie Jackson made the switch to safety after starting most of last year at corner. Against Ohio State Jackson was burned a few times, the move to safety I believe will be better for his physical traits and skills. Along with Eddie Jackson, Geno Smith is projected to start. Smith has had an up and down Alabama career. He has seen action since his freshman year, but will finally get a chance to start. That is if he stays out of Nick Saban’s doghouse after being arrested for his second DUI this off season. After those two, the next best bet at the safety position looks like Laurence “Hootie” Jones. Hootie has a strong safety build at 6’2 and 219 pounds. He had limited action last year after being a highly ranked recruit. The final position in Alabama’s defense called the Star position (nickel corner) will be filled by Maurice Smith and Jabriel Washington. For this defense to live up to their potential a few guys in the secondary will have to step up and play much better than last year.

Bottom Line

The Tide have the challenge of having the toughest schedule in all of College Football. Not only do they have to face a complete talented division of the SEC West, but they also face arguably the top two teams in the SEC East as well with Georgia and Tennessee. For a talented team like Alabama, they obviously have National Championship aspirations. Alabama will be carried by their front seven on defense this year. This will be particularly important against the teams who rely on the running game like Wisconsin, Georgia, Arkansas, and LSU. Alabama has a ton of unproven talent on offense and this year will need to rely heavily on Derrick Henry and the running game. Henry will also need to step up and show he is an every down back. The most important aspect of this team will be whether the secondary steps up.  If the secondary does not play up to their potential this Alabama could suffer 3-4 loses. However, I think there is enough talent in the secondary for this defense to be very good and Alabama to make the playoffs

PREDICTION: 10-2 (1st SEC)

Pro Prospects

RB Derrick Henry*, DT A’Shawn Robinson*, ILB Reggie Ragland, DT Jarran Reed, C Ryan Kelly, DE Jonathan Allen*, TE OJ Howard*, CB Cyrus Jones, OLB Denzel Devall, RB Kenyan Drake, OT Dominick Jackson, DE DJ Pettway


College Football Playoff Race

We are down to the last week in the College Football Playoff. The debate is heating up and there are six teams that will have their playoff chances decided this weekend. Here is a look at what I believe each of these 6 teams need to do in order to lock up a playoff spot:


1. Alabama (11-1)Alabama Crimson Tide

Their Resume: Alabama has been very impressive since their one loss at Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide has three wins against top 25 teams after a rivalry win against Auburn. A win this weekend will give them everything you look for. Quality wins, only one quality loss and a conference championship in the toughest conference in the nation. They also pass the eye test with a great stretch of games against LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: A win against Missouri on Saturday will not only clinch a playoff spot, but more than likely the number one seed in the playoffs. A loss in the SEC Championship would diminish their chances, but not totally put them out. They would need some help most likely two out of these top six teams to lose.

.What they have left: SEC Championship Vs. Missouri

Oregon Ducks

2. Oregon (11-1)

Their Resume: They have three top 25 wins and a very good non conference victory against Michigan State. Oregon hasn’t even had a close game since their loss against Arizona beating teams by an average of 24 points. The Oregon Ducks will have a shot at the conference championship against Arizona which will just add to their impressive resume.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: Friday is a must win for Oregon against Arizona that will be for the conference championship. If they lose I do not see them getting a shot at the playoffs. With a win I believe they will be right there in the second seed for the playoffs.

What they have left: Pac-12 Championship Vs. Arizona

Florida State

3. Florida St. (12-0)

Their Resume: They’re still undefeated. Florida State continues to find ways to win close games against average teams. They do not have a signature victory as they’ve only beaten the number 19th and 21st ranked team. Notre Dame looked like a signature win, but they have been exposed as an average 7-5 team. They really haven’t passed the eye test, but you have to give them credit for going undefeated. They will have another chance to add to their resume against their toughest opponent yet with Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: They need a win and they’re in. Going undefeated and winning the ACC Championship will be plenty for getting a bid to the College Playoff. With a loss I believe Florida State is done and do not have a chance at the playoffs. In case of a loss, Florida State would not have a signature win on their schedule.

What they have left: ACC Championship Vs. Georgia Tech

tcu logo4. TCU (10-1)

Their Resume: TCU had a big statement blowout against Texas on Thanksgiving day. They have looked good all season and pass the eye test. TCU also has two top 25 wins on their resume with a very impressive blowout of Kansas State. Their one downfall is losing a close game at Waco against Baylor. Baylor is also fighting for a playoff position, but I believe TCU right now has looked better and has a better resume with their non conference victory against Minnesota. A win this weekend will also give them a share of the Big 12 championship.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: The four spot in the playoffs is where things get interesting. TCU has one more chance to be impressive to look good for the playoff committee against Iowa State. I believe they will need to beat them soundly to stay in the top four with Ohio State and Baylor on their heels. If Baylor looks good this weekend it could lead the committee to look at Baylor and TCU as a tie, which I believe Baylor would get the nod due to head to head.

What they have left: Vs. Iowa State

First 2 Out

Baylor Logo5. Baylor (10-1)

Their Resume: Baylor has impressive victories against Oklahoma and TCU, with a chance for a third against Kansas State this weekend. They have one bad loss against West Virginia by fourteen points that I believe holds them back. They also only won by two points against Texas Tech this past weekend. Their non conference also includes SMU, Northwestern State and Buffalo. I believe right now TCU has the advantage over Baylor in the eye test and a better resume. That could change this weekend as a win will most likely give them a share of the Big 12 championship with TCU.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: Baylor needs a win and to look good doing it against Kansas State. TCU has looked better than them and they do not have the resume that TCU does. A convincing victory over Kansas State could change that. I believe if it is neck and neck between TCU and Baylor then the victory over TCU gets them into the playoff. 

What they have left: Vs. Kansas State

ohio state6. Ohio State (11-1)

Their Resume: Ohio State will have a chance to add to their resume with the Big Ten championship this weekend against Wisconsin. However, they do lack quality wins as the only top 25 victory they have is against Michigan State. They also have a bad loss against Virginia Tech. They have looked good since that loss, but do not have the quality wins to jump Baylor or TCU. Another wrinkle to their resume is that JT Barrett looks to be done for the year and they will have to rely on Cardale Jones. The playoff committee does consider injuries, so I do not believe they will put an Ohio State team without their starting quarterback over Baylor or TCU.

What they need to do to make the playoffs: They need to win against Wisconsin and do it convincingly. Cardale Jones must look good in order to pass the eye test in front of the committee. I do not believe they have the resume to pass TCU or Baylor. More than likely I believe they are going to have to rely on a few losses in front of them to make the playoffs. I think they are a distant third behind TCU and Baylor for that fourth spot after the JT Barrett injury.

What they have left: Big Ten Championship Vs. Wisconsin

College Football Playoff Race

The College Football Playoff Debate is heating up. With only three weeks to go in the season, the playoffs should include four of these seven contenders. Here are my current rankings of the top 7 contenders:


1. Alabama (9-1)Alabama Crimson Tide

What they have going for them: Alabama has looked like the best team recently with a 59-0 win against A&M, a win at LSU and against Mississippi State. Their one loss was a close game in Oxford against the 8th ranked Ole Miss Rebels. Based on the eye test, leading the SEC and a big win against Mississippi State makes Alabama the top team.

What they have against them: Alabama currently only has one top 25 victory. This past weekend wasn’t a great weekend for Alabama past opponents. LSU lost to Arkansas and Texas A&M lost to Missouri. However, if they win out they will have wins against Auburn and the SEC East which should give them the Resume they need to be the number one team

What they have left: Vs. Western Carolina, Vs. Auburn, SEC Championship

Oregon Ducks

2. Oregon (9-1)

What they have going for them: They have three top 25 wins and probably one of the most impressive resumes around. Currently Oregon has taken down the teams ranked 10th, 11th and 20th. Their only loss was a close one against 15th ranked Arizona. Oregon has also been playing extremely well since the October 2nd loss with an average victory of 21.6 points.

What they have against them: Oregon really doesn’t have a signature win. They have a lot of good wins, but the lack of a signature win separates Alabama from Oregon. The SEC in my opinion has been a better conference this year then the Pac 12 also.

What they have left: Vs. Colorado, At Oregon State, Pac-12 Championship

Florida State

3. Florida St. (10-0)

What they have going for them: They’re undefeated. Florida State has found a way to win every game they have been in. They have played some decent teams with wins against Notre Dame, Clemson, Louisville and Miami. It looks like they will run away with the ACC Championship.

What they have against them: They do not have a win over a top 25 team. The non-conference win against Oklahoma State looks even worse now that they are 5-5. With this soft schedule, they haven’t looked impressive in their victories. If it was only about going undefeated Marshall would be a top 4 team. Florida State is in the top four because they are undefeated, but one loss I believe would eliminate them from playoff contention.

What they have left: Vs. Boston College, Vs. Florida, ACC Championship

tcu logo4. TCU (9-1)

What they have going for them: TCU has an impressive resume this season. So far they have two wins against top 25 teams Kansas State and Oklahoma. Their one loss was a close one against Baylor in Waco. If they win out it looks like they will be Co-Champions of the Big 12.

What they have against them: They stay in the top four, despite their struggle to beat a bad Kansas team. Even though they still won, it does keep the distance between them and Mississippi State much smaller. If they do end up Co-Champions with Baylor the committee will most likely look at Baylor as the champions.

What they have left: At Texas, Vs. Iowa State

Next 3

Mississippi state5. Mississippi State (9-1)

What they have going for them: They are a one loss SEC West team whose only loss was to a very good Alabama team. They have a quality win over Auburn and could get another quality win in the Egg Bowl over Ole Miss. Mississippi State passes the eye test too with Dak Prescott and a very good defense.

What they have against them: Just like Alabama they currently have only one win against a top 25 opponent. However, they are not in position to play in the SEC championship. With one of the criteria the committee looks at being conference champions, it could leave Mississippi State out of the top four teams. Right now they are on the fringe with their resume, but there is a possibility they get pushed out by a conference champion.

What they have left: Vs. Vanderbilt, At Ole Miss

Baylor Logo6. Baylor (8-1)

What they have going for them: Baylor has two impressive victories against Oklahoma and TCU. The win against TCU means if they win out they will be looked at by the committee as the Big 12 champions. Other than their one loss Baylor has looked pretty impressive winning at an average of 34.5 points per game. Baylor still has Kansas State left which would give them another impressive victory.

What they have against them: They have one bad loss to West Virginia where they were beaten by 14 points. Baylor also has had a very soft non-conference schedule playing SMU, Northwestern State and Buffalo. The main thing that will hold them back is a combination of the weak schedule and loss to West Virginia.

What they have left: Vs. Oklahoma State, At Texas Tech, Vs. Kansas State

ohio state7. Ohio State (9-1)

What they have going for them: Ohio State has played much better since the loss to Virginia Tech. JT Barrett has improved throughout the season which has led to their 8 game winning streak. They also have a solid win at East Lansing over Michigan State. Right now it looks like they are in line to be in the Big Ten championship against Wisconsin.

What they have against them: An early loss against a bad Virginia Tech (5-5) team at home is their killer. They also only have the one signature win against Michigan State on their resume and  The Big 10 is not as strong as the other major conferences so their soft schedule plays against them. They will need to have an impressive finish to the season to be in that final four.

What they have left: Vs. Indiana, Vs. Michigan, Big Ten Championship

2013 NFL Draft Results

Round 1TeamTGIS RankNameNamePos.SchoolHt.LBS.Year
Pick #
1KC2EricFisherOTCentral Michigan6’7″305SR
2JAC1LukeJoeckelOTTexas A&M6’6″310JR
7ARI8JonathanCooperOGNorth Carolina6’3″310SR
8STL13TavonAustinWRWest Virginia5’9″176SR
16BUF48E.J.ManuelQBFlorida St.6’5″237SR
21CIN16TylerEifertTENotre Dame6’6″251JR
24IND33BjoernWernerDEFlorida St.6’4″256JR
25MIN21XavierRhodesCBFlorida St.6’2″209JR
28DEN19StylvesterWilliamsDTNorth Carolina6’3″313SR
31DAL1 CTravisFrederickCWisconsin6’4″330JR
Round 2
33JAC20JonathanCyprienSFlorida International6’0″217SR
34TEN6 WRJustinHunterWRTennessee6’4″205JR
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
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
54MIA7 CBJamarTaylorCBBoise St.5’11”192SR
55SF4 TEVanceMcDonaldTERice6’5″260SR
56BAL38ArthurBrownILBKansas St.6’1″240SR
57HOU5 SD.J.SwearingerSSouth Carolina5’11”208SR
59NE8 WRAaronDobsonWRMarshall6’3″205SR
60ATL9 CBRobertAlfordCBSoutheastern Louisiana5’10”188SR
62SEA7 RBChristineMichaelRBTexas A&M5’11”215SR
Round 3
63KC6 TETravisKelceTECincinnati6’5″260SR
64JAC18 CBDwayneGratzCBConnecticut5’11”201SR
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
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
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
138SEA15 CBTharoldSimonCBLSU6’2″202JR
139IND13 DTMontoriHughesDTTennessee-Martin6’4″329SR
140ARI8 RBStepfanTaylorRBStanford5’11”210SR
141NYJ12 OTOdayAboushiOTVirginia6’6″310SR
142TEN15 DELavarEdwardsDELSU6’4″258SR
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
254IND24 TEJusticeCunninghamTESouth Carolina6’4″264SR

TGIS Position Rankings – NFL Draft 2013

1GenoSmithWest Virginia6’3″218SR
3E.J.ManuelFlorida St.6’5″237SR
6MikeGlennonNorth Carolina St.6’7″225SR
10ZacDysertMiami (Ohio)6’3″231SR
13JeffTuelWashington St.6’3″223SR
14BradSorensenSouthern Utah6’5″229SR
15ColbyCameronLouisiana Tech6’2″212SR
18AlexCarderWestern Michigan6’2″221SR
19CollinKleinKansas St.6’3″226SR
20SethDoegeTexas Tech6’1″200SR
3GiovaniBernardNorth Carolina5’10”205SO
4Le’VeonBellMichigan St.6’2″230JR
7ChristineMichaelTexas A&M5’11”215SR
10MarcusLattimoreSouth Carolina6’0″232JR
11JosephRandleOklahoma St.6’1″191JR
17TheoRiddickNotre Dame5’11”198SR
19RobbieRouseFresno St.5’7″185SR
20CierreWoodNotre Dame6’0″215JR
21MiguelMaysonetStony Brook5’10”205SR
22KerwynnWilliamsUtah St.5’9″185SR
25D.J.HarperBoise St.5’9″205SR
30WashaunEaleyJacksonville St.5’11”215SR
34ChrisThompsonFlorida St.5’7″192SR
35LataviusMurrayCentral Florida6’2″225SR
1LonniePryorFlorida St.6’0″230SR
4ZachBorenOhio St.6’1″252SR
5TommyBohanonWake Forest6’1″247SR
6BrandenWilsonKansas St.6’1″245SR
1TavonAustinWest Virginia5’9″176SR
9MarkusWheatonOregon St.6’0″178SR
11Da’RickRogersTennessee Tech6’3″215JR
13RyanSwopeTexas A&M6’0″206SR
14StedmanBaileyWest Virginia5’10”195JR
16QuintonPattonLouisiana Tech6’2″195SR
18ChrisHarperKansas St.6’1″228SR
22AceSandersSouth Carolina5’8″176JR
23JasperCollinsMount Union5’10”183SR
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
35TyroneGoardEastern Kentucky6’4″195SR
36CharlesJohnsonGrand Valley St.6’2″215SR
1TylerEifertNotre Dame6’6″251JR
3GavinEscobarSan Diego St.6’5″245JR
5DionSimsMichigan St.6’5″276JR
12JakeStoneburnerOhio St.6’5″245SR
13RyanOttenSan Jose St.6’4″238SR
18JackDoyleWestern Kentucky6’5″248SR
19LucasReedNew Mexico6’5″236SR
24JusticeCunninghamSouth Carolina6’4″264SR
1LukeJoeckelTexas A&M6’6″310JR
2EricFisherCentral Michigan6’7″305SR
5MenelikWatsonFlorida St.6’5″320JR
8TerronArmsteadArkansas-Pine Bluff6’5″306SR
10DavidQuessenberrySan Jose St.6’5″292SR
14BrennanWilliamsNorth Carolina6’7″315SR
17ReidFragelOhio St.6’6″288SR
18JordanMillsLouisiana Tech6’5″317SR
19ManaseFoketiWest Texas A&M6’5″305SR
2JonathanCooperNorth Carolina6’3″310SR
4BrianWintersKent St.6’5″298SR
8GarrettGilkeyChadron St.6’6″314SR
9OmoregieUzziGeorgia Tech6’3″300SR
12EarlWatfordJames Madison6’3″290SR
16TravisBondNorth Carolina6’6″340SR
18MarkJacksonGlenville St.6’5″326SR
20LaneTaylorOklahoma St.6’2″312SR
21RyanJensenColorado State-Pueblo6’4″317SR
22ChrisMcDonaldMichigan St.6’4″298SR
25EdmondKugbilaValdosta St.6’4″365SR
5BraxstonCaveNotre Dame6’3″303SR
9T.J.JohnsonSouth Carolina6’3″316SR
10MattStankiewitchPenn St.6’3″300SR
4BjoernWernerFlorida St.6’4″256JR
5CornelliusCarradineFlorida St.6’4″265SR
6DamontreMooreTexas A&M6’4″250SR
11JohnSimonOhio St.6’2″270SR
13DevinTaylorSouth Carolina6’7″260SR
14WilliamGholstonMichigan St.6’7″274JR
16DavidBassMissouri Western St.6’3″262SR
20QuanterusSmithWestern Kentucky6’4″245SR
26MeshakWilliamsKansas St.6’2″248SR
27TourekWilliamsFlorida International6’3″262SR
28AldrickFordhamSouth Carolina6’4″268SR
4StylvesterWilliamsNorth Carolina6’3″313SR
7JohnathanHankinsOhio St.6’3″320JR
9BrandonWilliamsMissouri Southern St.6’1″335SR
12JordanHillPenn St.6’1″303SR
14EverettDawkinsFlorida St.6’2″304SR
15T.J.BarnesGeorgia Tech6’6″369SR
18JoshBoydMississippi St.6’3″300SR
19CoryGrissomSouth Florida6’1″306SR
20AnthonyMcCloudFlorida St.6’2″309SR
24JaredSmithNew Hampshire6’3″302SR
27KapronLewis-MooreNotre Dame6’4″300SR
28ChrisJonesBowling Green6’2″302SR
4JamieCollinsSouthern Miss6’4″250SR
9SeanPorterTexas A&M6’2″230SR
10DevonteHollomanSouth Carolina6’2″243SR
11BrandonJenkinsFlorida St.6’3″265SR
15GeraldHodgesPenn St.6’2″234SR
16EtienneSabinoOhio St.6’3″240SR
19BrandonMageeArizona St.5’11”223SR
2MantiTe’oNotre Dame6’1″241SR
4ArthurBrownKansas St.6’1″240SR
8KevinReddickNorth Carolina6’2″230SR
9A.J.KleinIowa St.6’1″250SR
11JonathanStewartTexas A&M6’4″242SR
13MichaelMautiPenn St.6’2″243SR
14VinceWilliamsFlorida St.6’1″247SR
16SamBarringtonSouth Florida6’1″246SR
17BrandonHepburnFlorida A&M6’3″240SR
19BruceTaylorVirginia Tech6’1″237SR
3XavierRhodesFlorida St.6’2″209JR
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
12LeonMcFaddenSan Diego St.5’10”193SR
16B.W.WebbWilliam & Mary5’10”184SR
20WillDavisUtah St.5’11”186SR
27JohnnyAdamsMichigan St.5’10”185SR
31DemetriusMcCrayAppalachian St.6’1″187SR
33DaxSwansonSam Houston St.5’10”186SR
34RodSweetingGeorgia Tech5’11”189SR
35JeremyHarrisNew Mexico St.6’3″181SR
38KayvonWebsterSouth Florida5’11”195SR
2JonathanCyprienFlorida International6’0″217SR
5D.J.SwearingerSouth Carolina5’11”208SR
6PhillipThomasFresno St.6’1″208SR
7JJWilcoxGeorgia Southern6’0″213SR
16ZekeMottaNotre Dame6’2″213SR
17CodyDavisTexas Tech6’2″203SR
18RontezMilesCalifornia (PA)6’0″203SR
19EarlWolffNorth Carolina St.5’11”209SR
22KeelanJohnsonArizona St.6’0″209SR
24BrandanBishopNorth Carolina St.6’1″208SR
28DonJonesArkansas St.5’11”191SR
29BenEricksenIllinois St.6’1″194SR
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
1DustinHopkinsFlorida St.6’2″190SR
4AnthonyCanteleKansas St.5’10”180SR
3QuinnSharpOregon St.6’1″189SR
4RyanAllenLouisiana Tech6’2″229SR
5SamMartinAppalachian St.6’0″206SR