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S Rankings


1. Rahim Moore, UCLA – 6’0″, 202

2. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma – 6’1″, 208

3. Deunta Williams, North Carolina – 6’2″, 205

4. Ahmad Black, Florida – 5’10”, 184

5. Da’Norris Searcy, North Carolina – 5’11”, 223

6. Eric Hagg, Nebraska – 6’1″, 209

7. Tejay Johnson, TCU – 6’0″, 207

8. Tyler Sash, Iowa – 6’0″, 211

9. Jeron Johnson, Boise State – 5’10”, 212

10. Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple – 6’0″, 198

11. Shiloh Keo, Idaho – 5’11”, 219

12. Jay Valai, Wisconsin – 5’8″, 203

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CB Rankings


1. Patrick Peterson, LSU – 6’0″, 219

2. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska – 6’0″, 206

3. Johnny Patrick, Louisville – 5’11”, 191

4. Jimmy Smith, Colorado – 6’2″, 211

5. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia – 6’1″, 198

6. Aaron Williams, Texas – 6’0″, 204

7. Richard Sherman, Stanford – 6’3″, 195

8. Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State – 6’0″, 191

9. Shareece Wright, USC – 5’11”, 185

10. Chris Culliver, South Carolina – 6’0″, 199

11. Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech – 5’10”, 192

12. Curtis Brown, Texas – 6’0″, 185

13. Brandon Burton, Utah – 6’0″, 190

14. Brandon Harris, Miami – 5’10”, 191

15. Kendric Burney, North Carolina – 5’9″, 186

16. Davon House, New Mexico State – 6’1″, 200

17. Brandon Hogan, West Virginia – 5’10”, 192

18. Jalil Brown, Colorado – 6’1″, 204

19. Devon Torrence, Ohio State – 6’0″, 199

20. Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson – 5’10”, 195

21. Buster Skrine, Chattanooga – 5’10”, 186

22. Joshua Thomas, Buffalo – 5’10”, 191

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LB Rankings


Here, I’ve lumped all sorts of different linebackers together. Any 4-3 linebacker can be found here as well as 3-4 inside linebackers. Essentially, all linebackers who will line up off the line of scrimmage and between the tackles will be listed here, although they may not necessarily have skill-sets that translate well to any one position.

1. Akeem Ayers, UCLA – 6’3″, 254

2. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina – 6’1″, 241

3. Kelvin Sheppard, LSU – 6’2″, 250

4. Casey Matthews, Oregon – 6’1″, 231

5. Colin McCarthy, Miami – 6’2″, 238

6. Greg Jones, Michigan State – 6’0″, 242

7. Ross Homan, Ohio State – 6’1″, 240

8. Bruce Carter, North Carolina – 6’2″, 241

9. Mason Foster, Washington – 6’1″, 245

10. Nate Irving, N.C. State – 6’1″, 240

11. Doug Hogue, Syracuse – 6’3″, 235

12. Martez Wilson, Illinois – 6’4″, 250

13. Mark Herzlich, Boston College – 6’4″, 244

14. J.T. Thomas, West Virginia – 6’1″, 241

15. Josh Bynes, Auburn – 6’1″, 239

16. Adrian Moten, Maryland – 6’2″, 228

17. Alex Wujciak, Maryland – 6’3″, 245

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NT Rankings


These players are the rare 3-4 nose tackles, most of whom can also play the 1-technique in a 4-3 scheme.

1. Phil Taylor, Baylor – 6’3″, 334

2. Jerrell Powe, Mississippi – 6’2″, 335

3. Sione Fua, Stanford – 6’2″, 308

4. Kenrick Ellis, Hampton – 6’5″, 346

5. Ian Williams, Notre Dame – 6’1″, 319

6. Christopher Neild, West Virginia – 6’2″, 319

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Interior DL Rankings


It was very difficult to name this group of prospects. These players project best as either a 4-3 defensive tackle (usually under tackle – or 3 technique) or as a 3-4 defensive end (5 technique). These players don’t quite have the explosion or quickness of an edge rusher, but are more powerful. They don’t quite have the run stuffing abilities of a nose tackle, but are much more agile.

1. Nick Fairley, Auburn – 6’4″, 297

2. Marcell Dareus, Alabama – 6’3″, 319

3. Corey Liuget, Illinois – 6’2″, 298

4. Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple – 6’4″, 315

5. Marvin Austin, North Carolina – 6’2″, 309

6. Cameron Heyward, Ohio State – 6’5″, 294

7. Cameron Jordan, California – 6’4″, 287

8. Christian Ballard, Iowa – 6’4″, 286

9. Stephen Paea, Oregon State – 6’1″, 303

10. Jurrell Casey, USC – 6’1″, 300

11. Drake Nevis, LSU – 6’1″, 294

12. Terrell McClain, South Florida – 6’2″, 297

13. Allen Bailey, Miami – 6’3″, 285

14. David Carter, UCLA – 6’5″, 297

15. Lawrence Guy, Arizona State – 6’4″, 305

16. John Graves, Virginia Tech – 6’3″, 286

17. Ollie Ogbu, Penn State – 6’1″, 298

18. Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson – 6’4″, 310

19. Brandon Bair, Oregon – 6’6″, 276

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Edge rusher rankings


Edge rushers are prospects who are most likely to play either the 4-3 defensive end spot or the 3-4 outside linebacker spot. Many can play either one of the two positions, but some prospects have more unusual skill-sets. In those cases, I make a judgment call and place them where I think they will be the most natural fit in the NFL.

1. Von Miller, Texas AM – 6’3″, 246

2. Robert Quinn, North Carolina – 6’4″, 265

3. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue – 6’4″, 267

4. Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson – 6’3″, 280

5. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin – 6’5″, 290

6. Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh – 6’3″, 264

7. Aldon Smith, Missouri – 6’4″, 263

8. Brooks Reed, Arizona – 6’3″, 263

9. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa – 6’3″, 281

10. Justin Houston, Georgia – 6’3″, 270

11. Sam Acho, Texas – 6’2″, 262

12. Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh – 6’5″, 264

13. Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State – 6’3″, 278

14. Bruce Miller, Central Florida – 6’1″, 254

15. Dontay Moch, Nevada – 6’1″, 248

16. Steven Friday, Virginia Tech – 6’4″, 250

17. Cliff Matthews, South Carolina – 6’4″, 257

18. Justin Trattou, Florida – 6’3″, 255

19. Ugo Chinasa, Oklahoma State – 6’5″, 264

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C/G Rankings


1. Mike Pouncey, Florida – 6’5″, 303

2. Orlando Franklin, Miami – 6’6″, 316

3. Rodney Hudson, Florida State – 6’2″, 299

4. Marcus Cannon, TCU – 6’5″, 358

5. Danny Watkins, Baylor – 6’3″, 310

6. Stefan Wisniewski, Penn State – 6’3″, 313

7. Clint Boling, Georgia – 6’5″, 308

8. William Rackley, Lehigh – 6’5″, 303

9. Ryan Bartholomew, Syracuse – 6’1″, 302

10. John Moffitt, Wisconsin – 6’4″, 319

11. Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU – 6’2″, 301

12. Justin Boren, Ohio State – 6’3″, 309

13. Bryant Browning, Ohio State – 6’4″, 319

14. Thomas Claiborne, Boston College – 6’2″, 331

15. DeMarcus Love, Arkansas – 6’4″, 315

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