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princefielder28 04-14-2013 09:12 AM

Final Top 5 for Each Position
 
I am working on my final rankings, and I am confident I have solidified my top 5 for each position.

Quarterbacks

1. Tyler Wilson : ARKANSAS
2. Geno Smith : WEST VIRGINIA
3. Matt Barkley : USC
4. Matt Scott :: ARIZONA
5. EJ Manuel : FLORIDA STATE

Running Backs

1. Johnathan Franklin : UCLA
2. Marcus Lattimore :: SOUTH CAROLINA
3. Montee Ball : WISCONSIN
4. Giovani Bernard : NORTH CAROLINA
5. Eddie Lacy : ALABAMA

Wide Receivers

1. Tavon Austin : WEST VIRGINIA
2. DeAndre Hopkins :: CLEMSON
3. Quinton Patton :: LOUISIANA TECH
4. Robert Woods :: USC
5. Cordarrelle Patterson :: TENNESSEE

Tight Ends

1. Zach Ertz :: STANFORD
2. Tyler Eifert :: NOTRE DAME
3. Gavin Escobar :: SAN DIEGO STATE
4. Vance McDonald :: RICE
5. Travis Kelce :: CINCINNATI

Offensive Tackles

1. Eric Fisher : CENTRAL MICHIGAN
2. Luke Joeckel :: TEXAS A&M
3. Lane Johnson : OKLAHOMA
4. Justin Pugh :: SYRACUSE
5. Menelik Watson :: FLORIDA STATE

Offensive Guards

1. Chance Warmack : ALABAMA
2. Jonathan Cooper : NORTH CAROLINA
3. Kyle Long :: OREGON
4. Eric Herman : OHIO
5. Travis Frederick :: WISCONSIN

Centers

1. Barrett Jones : ALABAMA
2. Brian Schwenke : CALIFORNIA
3. Ryan Jensen : COLORADO STATE-PUEBLO
4. Khaled Holmes : USC
5. PJ Lonergan : LOUISIANA STATE

Defensive Ends

1. Bjoern Werner : FLORIDA STATE
2. Ezekiel Ansah : BRIGHAM YOUNG
3. Datone Jones : UCLA
4. Tank Carradine : FLORIDA STATE
5. Damontre Moore : TEXAS A&M

Defensive Tackles

1. Sheldon Richardson : MISSOURI
2. Star Lotulelei : UTAH
3. Sylvester Williams : NORTH CAROLINA
4. Sharrif Floyd : FLORIDA
5. Kawann Short : PURDUE

Outside Linebackers

1. Dion Jordan : OREGON
2. Arthur Brown : KANSAS STATE
3. Barkevious Mingo : LOUISIANA STATE
4. Jarvis Jones : GEORGIA
5. Sio Moore : CONNECTICUIT

Inside Linebackers

1. Kevin Minter : LOUISIANA STATE
2. Alec Ogletree : GEORGIA
3. Manti Teo : NOTRE DAME
4. Kiko Alonso : OREGON
5. Nico Johnson : ALABAMA

Cornerbacks

1. Dee Milliner : ALABAMA
2. Jordan Poyer : OREGON STATE
3. Xavier Rhodes : FLORIDA STATE
4. Desmond Trufant : WASHINGTON
5. Jamar Taylor : BOISE STATE

Safeties

1. Johnathan Cyprien : FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
2. Kenny Vaccaro : TEXAS
3. Matt Elam : FLORIDA
4. Phillip Thomas : FRESNO STATE
5. Shamarko Thomas : SYRACUSE

Nastradamus 04-14-2013 10:01 AM

I feel like you're trying too hard to be different, but maybe that's just me. This board has a bizarre infatuation with Wilson for one.

princefielder28 04-14-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Nastradamus (Post 3329870)
I feel like you're trying too hard to be different, but maybe that's just me. This board has a bizarre infatuation with Wilson for one.

What's so "different" about my rankings?

farfromforgotten 04-14-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3329877)
What's so "different" about my rankings?

I assume he's talking about Wilson being your #1 QB. Lacy being your #5 RB. Floyd being your #4 DT. Poyer being your #2 CB. And Cyprien being your #1 S. Since those aren't the "norm" around here.

I don't completely agree with these rankings, but they aren't that far out there for me to throw a fit about anything. Thanks for sharing.

princefielder28 04-14-2013 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by farfromforgotten (Post 3330070)
I assume he's talking about Wilson being your #1 QB. Lacy being your #5 RB. Floyd being your #4 DT. Poyer being your #2 CB. And Cyprien being your #1 S. Since those aren't the "norm" around here.

I don't completely agree with these rankings, but they aren't that far out there for me to throw a fit about anything. Thanks for sharing.

Wilson is a player I have been super high on ever since last season, and I think he is easily the best quarterback in this draft class.

Lacy was towards the top of my rankings to start the off-season, but his inability to recover from the hamstring issue and his battle with injuries while at Alabama have me concerned with him.

Floyd has appeal as a rushing, 3 technique but the three tackles I have in front of him are more complete and dynamic.

Poyer had an impressive senior season and is scheme diverse. He is undoubtedly one of the more underrated prospects in this draft.

Cyprien overtook Vaccaro for the #1 after his super week at the Senior Bowl. He backed up his tape at FIU and showed he can play with the top talent.

Iamcanadian 04-14-2013 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Nastradamus (Post 3329870)
I feel like you're trying too hard to be different, but maybe that's just me. This board has a bizarre infatuation with Wilson for one.

I agree, in trying to be different, you end up with top 5's that just plain stunk if your predicting the draft, if you want to say that these are the guys who I think will be successful after they start playing but won't be drafted anywhere near where I have them, and you are willing to come back to it in 3-5 years to see if I'm right, fine. Do it and you'll get some credit, but right now, your just out in left field.:spam:

farfromforgotten 04-14-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330078)
Wilson is a player I have been super high on ever since last season, and I think he is easily the best quarterback in this draft class.

Lacy was towards the top of my rankings to start the off-season, but his inability to recover from the hamstring issue and his battle with injuries while at Alabama have me concerned with him.

Floyd has appeal as a rushing, 3 technique but the three tackles I have in front of him are more complete and dynamic.

Poyer had an impressive senior season and is scheme diverse. He is undoubtedly one of the more underrated prospects in this draft.

Cyprien overtook Vaccaro for the #1 after his super week at the Senior Bowl. He backed up his tape at FIU and showed he can play with the top talent.

Wilson is my #2 QB. I don't care how people rank the RB's in this class, there would be a lot of different top 5's if you polled everyone around here. I don't understand how Floyd jumped up as high as he did in everyone's mocks. When people first started doing mocks, he was usually in the latter part of round 1, which makes more sense to me. Poyer is too high for my likings, but I do agree that he is underrated. Cyprien has always been my #2 S behind Vaccaro. Like I said, I don't see a problem with your rankings. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on certain players, though.

princefielder28 04-14-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Iamcanadian (Post 3330081)
I agree, in trying to be different, you end up with top 5's that just plain stunk if your predicting the draft, if you want to say that these are the guys who I think will be successful after they start playing but won't be drafted anywhere near where I have them, and you are willing to come back to it in 3-5 years to see if I'm right, fine. Do it and you'll get some credit, but right now, your just out in left field.:spam:

I'm not trying to predict the order in which these guys will go. I am posting my own personal rankings and who I feel are the top 5 players at each position.

Iamcanadian 04-14-2013 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330094)
I'm not trying to predict the order in which these guys will go. I am posting my own personal rankings and who I feel are the top 5 players at each position.

I hope you have the guts to come back and post this list in 3-5 years and get the credit you deserve or the ridicule that follows.
I respect people who stick to their guns and say what they believe but I suggest you clarify it in the fture because people on this board tend to judge it against a real draft.

Robcards 04-14-2013 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3329845)
Quarterbacks

1. Tyler Wilson : ARKANSAS

:facepalm:

Hurricanes25 04-14-2013 03:38 PM



I'm with you.

thebow305 04-14-2013 03:50 PM

Quinton Patton #3, lol



princefielder28 04-14-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by thebow305 (Post 3330316)
Quinton Patton #3, lol


Patton possesses a terrific blend of hands, route running and body control. He was productive at Louisiana Tech, and although he didn't go up against high levels of competition consistently, he still performed very well against the better teams. He's also a better athlete than he was given credit for at the beginning of the process.

SuperPacker 04-14-2013 04:06 PM

lol, someone has something different from the norm and they're 'trying to hard to be different'.

that's ridiculous.

if you just look at mel kipers rankings and disagree with anything different, you shouldnt be posting about the draft.

WCH 04-14-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nastradamus (Post 3329870)
I feel like you're trying too hard to be different, but maybe that's just me. This board has a bizarre infatuation with Wilson for one.

I feel like people on this board try too hard to be the same. People take the consensus rankings, move this player up a notch and that player down a notch, then call it their own.

:shrug:
:njx:

49erNation85 04-14-2013 04:40 PM

How is Wilson number one QB? lol that is so off.

princefielder28 04-14-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 49erNation85 (Post 3330355)
How is Wilson number one QB? lol that is so off.

May I ask what your QB rankings look like?

scottyboy 04-14-2013 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330491)
May I ask what your QB rankings look like?

1. Tim Tebow
2. Colin Kaepernick
3. Alex Smith
4. Joe Montana
5. Tim Tebow

49erNation85 04-14-2013 11:16 PM

G. Smith
M. Barkely
EJ. Manuel
R. Nassib
M. Glennon

holt_bruce81 04-15-2013 01:28 AM

Oh baby Cyprien as your #1 safety! Love it

BallerT1215 04-15-2013 02:59 AM

I don't know why some of you are ripping on him on "trying to be different". A lot of his players that are ranked a little higher than the norm are the same players he has been touting all along the draft process.

I don't agree with a lot of them. For instance, I think Scott being the #4 QB is nonsense. He is very athletic but has done nothing to show he should be drafted highly by a team as a possible franchise QB. I don't like Ball as the #3 RB, I don't see him as a difference maker in the NFL. I love Tyler Wilson as well, and I don't think he is that far off from the top QB. DeAndre Hopkins is still my #1 WR.

princefielder28 04-15-2013 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by BallerT1215 (Post 3330923)

I don't agree with a lot of them. For instance, I think Scott being the #4 QB is nonsense. He is very athletic but has done nothing to show he should be drafted highly by a team as a possible franchise QB.

I can understand this argument against Scott not being in the Top 5, but then I'd come back with, what has Glennon, Bray and/or Nassib done to not deserve that same argument? Nassib worries me too because of his delivery and the drop with the ball as he winds up to throw.

I place Scott there for the upside because I feel I already have a good idea of what those other quarterbacks can do, or can't do.

duesouth 04-15-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330976)
I can understand this argument against Scott not being in the Top 5, but then I'd come back with, what has Glennon, Bray and/or Nassib done to not deserve that same argument? Nassib worries me too because of his delivery and the drop with the ball as he winds up to throw.

I place Scott there for the upside because I feel I already have a good idea of what those other quarterbacks can do, or can't do.

It is hard to put together a general board for the QB's this year - I think it will depend on what you like. If you like "fast eyes" then Glennon will be #1 like Greg Cosell's board. If you want a big arm and mobility - then you'll like Smith and EJ Manuel like Mayock.

Matt Scott can run the zone-read and some teams will like that. For me the zone-read will get shut down this year though - defensive co-ordinators will have spent the off-season working out how to stop it (set the edge and penetration inside to mess up the mesh point, perhaps with blitzes) - so that negates that part of his value. OK as a passer - certainly this class drops off a cliff about 10 or 11 deep - so I can see him being an early day three pick. Been compared to Russell Wilson - but not as experienced or refined as a passer for me. Means the upside is there and how much is there with Barkley for example?

Robcards 04-15-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330976)
I can understand this argument against Scott not being in the Top 5, but then I'd come back with, what has Glennon, Bray and/or Nassib done to not deserve that same argument? Nassib worries me too because of his delivery and the drop with the ball as he winds up to throw.

I place Scott there for the upside because I feel I already have a good idea of what those other quarterbacks can do, or can't do.

If you're placing Scott there for upside, Bray is still better. Best arm in the draft and I don't think it's close, huge bust potential but arguably the most potential of any qb in the draft. Just saying, and I'm not a fan of ranking players high purely on potential either.

thebow305 04-15-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by princefielder28 (Post 3330325)
He was productive at Louisiana Tech




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