FINAL 2016 TOP 100

April 26, 2016
Here is my final top-100 rankings for the 2016 NFL Draft. I don't believe in doing a true ranking of each player, but I do like to highlight a few tiers of players to show where I think the best prospects sit. You will notice when viewing that Jaylon Smith is not on the list, which is a shame. If I were an NFL exec I would not let him get past the middle of the 3rd round, but his knee injury may cause him to fall very fall in this draft.

 

Final 2015 NFL Top-100

April 27, 2015

Here is my Huddle Report Top-100 Submission. I am not one for going into deep rankings, especially once you get out of the elite talent. Essentially in a terrible draft class like this years we really have six players with great potential/talent.

The one player who has the potential to be the best at their position in the league is Todd Gurley which is why he is my top player. Amari Cooper and Jameis Winston are two players that are top-15 talents in other drafts, while Williams, Mariota and S...
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2015 Offensive Rankings

April 9, 2015
The 2015 NFL draft is an interesting one. There are quite a few solid players throughout the draft, but there aren't many 'safe' players anywhere. Here are my top-5 at each position this year:


Quarterbacks

Position grade: C+

There are two guys you want at the top, and four other guys that you would be ok grabbing.

1) Jameis Winston, FSU

You can hate ol' crabcakes all that you want, and a lot of the concerns are valid. But Winston has one of the best football minds since Peyton came out. He actuall...
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Final Top-100 Big Board

May 6, 2014

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2014 SECONDARY RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
UPDATED 3/1

CORNER BACKS

1) Justin Gilbert, OK State

I don't like to buy into combine performances, but Justin Gilbert's was amazing. He was quick, his hips were fluid in drills, and he just looked the part. I wish he would play a little meaner, but he is the cleanest corner prospect in the draft.

2) Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

I don't love this draft class, but I do like Dennard. He can be overly aggressive, and can only be drafted as a press corner, but he's a good one.


3) Bradley Roby, OSU

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2014 LINEBACKER RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
updated 3/4

3-4 OLB

1) Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

You probably know his name

2) Khalil Mack, Buffalo

I personally don't see the top-5 hype in Mack that many others do, but the potential is there. He blew it up against Ohio State, but disappeared often during the season. I could see him become a great pass rusher or even an ok coverage linebacker in the 4-3. 

3) Anthony Barr, UCLA

Barr came out of nowhere a couple of years ago and blew it up on defense. He didn't disappoint in 2013 when he tore...
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2014 DEFENSIVE LINE RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
Updated 3/5

4-3 DE

1) Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

No shock here. Clowney has all of the physical tools to become a stud in the NFL, but he will need to be refined and turned into the 20-sack a season specimen that he is.

2) Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

Tuitt has a ton of potential, and might be too big to play end for a lot of teams. He might become an elite 3-4 end though.

3) Kony Ealy, Mizzou

It really drops off after Clowney, but Ealy is the second best choice. He has ok speed, decent size and ...
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2014 OFFENSIVE LINE RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
Updated 3/6

OT

1) Jake Matthews, TAMU

I don't get why he isn't the consensus top guy. He is one of the best pass blockers to come out in a long time, and is more than capable at pushing the piles to support the rush. He has excelled both at RT and on the left side, and is very consistent. Don't forget that he also has a hall of fame pedigree.

2) Taylor Lewan, Michigan

Lewan has a mean streak that sometimes is too mean, but he could be very good in the league. He does a little bit of everything, an...
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2014 RB/WR/TE RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
RB

Overall this class doesn't have any instant studs, but there are quite a few guys that could get major carries in the league.

1) Tre Mason, Auburn

If I had to draft a runner out of this class it would be Mason. He doesn't show up in every game, and his size is a little small, but he is a powerful dude that has MJD potential. I would rather get five great years out of Mason instead of getting seven or eight ok years out of some others in this class.

2) Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

Carey can do a littl...
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2014 QB RANKINGS

February 13, 2014
Updated 3/6

The 2014 Quarterback class is a strange one. We all know that there is no Andrew Luck in this class, but the class is significantly better than the Geno Smith/E.J. Manuel 2013 class. I see four to five potential starters in this class, and three potential studs. What I love about this class is that the top three guys all come from teams that all relied on their quarterback. There are too many quarterbacks that come from teams loaded head to toe with talent that do nothing in the NF...
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2013 Final Big Board

April 15, 2013
Here it is, my final top-100 of the season. These aren't the 100 best players in the draft, but I think that these will be the first 100 taken.




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2013 Top 32 Prospects

April 14, 2013

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2013CB/S

April 6, 2013
CORNER

1) Dee Milliner, Alabama

Milliner has a lot of questions, but he is by far the best corner prospect in this draft. I could see a team trade up to get him knowing that they might not have a chance to get anyone close to as good.

2) Xavier Rhodes, FSU

Rhodes is a solid overall prospect that will make whichever team gets him quite happy.

3) Desmond Trufant, Washington

Trufant seems like he has been playing for the last 10 years at Washington, and he has been good for most of them.

3rd Tier (ther...
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2013MLB

April 6, 2013
1) Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Before the BCS Championship game Te'o was going in the 8-20 range. So after one bad game and one controversy he fell to the 25-40 range? It does happen, but any team that dropped him that far because of a 40-time never wanted him in the first place. Te'o has always had the intangibles on his record to counter the lack of athleticism.

2) Alec Ogletree, Georgia

And the teams that want a solid & athletic linebacker in the middle will go with Ogletree.

3) Kevin Minter, LSU

An...
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2013OLB

April 6, 2013
3-4 LINEBACKER

1) Dion Jordan, Oregon

Jordan has the potential to be a stud. He is an athletic freak with Aldon Smith potential, and he has experience to back it up.

2) Jarvis Jones, Georgia

Every fan wants Jones on their team because they have seen what he does on the field. Unfortunately he might fall some because of what he is off the field. Take the good and the bad and he is the classic pick that falls to a team like the Steelers, Giants, or Patriots.

3) Ziggy Ansah, BYU

Ansah is a little heav...
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2013DT

April 6, 2013
4-3 TACKLE

Sharrif Floyd, Florida

Floyd is the best tackle in the draft class, but it is almost at a default. Star Lotulelei is going to be limited to some teams in the 4-3, and none of the other guys are even close. For other guys on the list check out the 3-4 defensive ends

3-4 NOSE

1) Star Lotulelei, Utah

2) Jonathan Jenkins, Georgia


If Lotulelei goes in the top-5, then don't be shocked if he is a 1st round pick to a playoff team that doesn't want to risk him falling. He is a mauling monster of ...
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2013DE

April 6, 2013
4-3 DEFENSIVE END

1) Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

Ansah is a physical monster that is better at football with every day. He has a high bust potential, but he also has the potential to be the next JPP.

2) Bjoern Werner, FSU

Werner is a much safer pick than Ansah, but that doesn't mean he is the better one.

3) Margus Hunt, SMU

Hunt is another high potential guy that is coming on strong right now. He might be a shocking top-15 pick when it is all said and done.

3-4 DEFENSIVE END

1) Star Lotulelei, Utah

Lotulelei w...
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2013OL

April 6, 2013
TACKLE

1) Luke Joeckel, TAMU


I really like Luke Joeckel's talent and experience, and he is worthy of the first overall pick in this draft. I don't quite like him as much as I did like Matt Kalil last year, but it is close.
 
2) Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

Lane Johnson is a guy that looks very good in a lot of his tape, and he is capable of being a very good player.
 
3) Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

I don't think that it is even close between Fisher and Joeckel, but Fisher is a very good prospect.

4) D.J. ...

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2013WR/TE

April 6, 2013
WIDE RECEIVERS

1) Justin Hunter, Tennessee

This might be a shock to some, but I really like Justin Hunter. He can read routes, he has blazing speed and he is tall. He also can block too which is something that every read option team will like. I think he get's too much hate for his ACL injury a few years ago, but he did just fine last year and gained more confidence as the year went on. Think Kenny Britt with few issues.

 2) Tavon Austin, West Virginia

I don't think that Tavon Austin is going to ...
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2013RB

April 6, 2013
1) Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

I'm not as low on Lacy as others are, but I don't think that he will have the gamechanging abilities that warrant a 1st round pick. I think that he is the safest bet at running back, but I also think that there are other guys worth drafting high.

2) Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

I really like Bell in this draft. He had good success in an offense that featured (pretty much) only him. I am also a sucker for my own RB formula the DM SCORE which has Bell as a high-poten...
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2013 DRAFT RANKING BY POSITION

QB   RB   WR/TE   O-LINE

DE   DT   OLB   MLB   CB/S

2012 DRAFT RANKING POSITIONS

QB    RB    WR    TE    OT    OG    OC

4-3 DE    4-3 DT    3-4 DE    3-4 NT    4-3 OLB    3-4 OLB    MLB     CB    S 

2011 NFL DRAFT RANKINGS BY POSITION

QB
    RB     WR     TE     OT    OG     OC     4-3 DE     4-3 DT    
3-4 DE     3-4 NT     4-3 OLB     3-4 OLB     MLB     CB     S