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WolverineFan
04-09-2014, 11:07 AM
*The sleeper is someone outside of my top 10 who I think can come in and contribute early.
*The project is someone outside of my top 10 who I think is a great developmental prospect.

OFFENSE:

QB
1. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
2. Blake Bortles, UCF
3. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
4. Derek Carr, Fresno State
5. Zach Mettenberger, LSU
6. Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
7. Aaron Murray, Georgia
8. A.J. McCarron, Alabama
9. David Fales, San Jose State
10. Tajh Boyd, Clemson

Sleeper - Keith Wenning, Ball State
Project - Keith Price, Washington


RB
1. Bishop Sankey, Washington
2. Tre Mason, Auburn
3. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
4. Charles Sims, West Virginia
5. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
6. Isaiah Crowell, Alabama State
7. Devonta Freeman, Florida State
8. Jeremy Hill, LSU
9. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford
10. Lache Seastrunk, Baylor

Sleeper - Storm Johnson, UCF
Project - Lorenzo Taliaferro, Coastal Carolina


APB
1. Dri Archer, Kent State
2. James White, Wisconsin
3. De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
4. Henry Josey, Missouri
5. LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

Sleeper - Vintavious Cooper, ECU
Project - Brendon Bigelow, Cal


FB
1. Trey Millard, Oklahoma
2. J.C. Copeland, LSU
3. Jay Prosch, Auburn
4. Ryan Hewitt, Stanford
5. Kadeem Jones, Western Kentucky

Sleeper - Maurice Hagens, Miami (FL.)
Project - Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest


H-BACK
1. Trey Millard, Oklahoma
2. Trey Burton, Florida
3. Colt Lyerla, Oregon
4. Gator Hoskins, Marshall
5. Ryan Hewitt, Stanford

Sleeper - Reggie Jordan, Missouri Western
Project - Anthony Denham, Utah


WR
1. Sammy Watkins, Clemson
2. Mike Evans, Texas A&M
3. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
4. Marqise Lee, USC
5. Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
6. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
7. Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
8. Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
9. Allen Robinson, Penn State
10. Davante Adams, Fresno State
11. Paul Richardson, Colorado
12. Cody Latimer, Indiana
13. Brandon Coleman, Rutgers
14. Martavis Bryant, Clemson
15. Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska

Sleeper - Kevin Norwood, Alabama
Project - Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina


SLOT WR
1. Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
2. Robert Herron, Wyoming
3. Jarvis Landry, LSU
4. Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
5. Josh Huff, Oregon
6. Jeremy Gallon, Michigan
7. Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma
8. Chandler Jones, San Jose State
9. Bernard Reedy, Toledo
10. Solomon Patton, Florida

Sleeper - John Brown, Pittsburgh State
Project - Kain Colter, Northwestern


TE
1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina
2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
3. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
4. Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
5. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
6. Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State
7. Xavier Grimble, USC
8. A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State
9. Arthur Lynch, Georgia
10. Jake Murphy, Utah

Sleeper - Joe Don Duncan, Dixie State
Project - Richard Rogers, Cal


OT
1. Greg Robinson, Auburn
2. Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
3. Taylor Lewan, Michigan
4. Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
5. Morgan Moses, Virginia
6. Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
7. James Hurst, North Carolina
8. Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
9. Billy Turner, North Dakota State
10. Cameron Fleming, Stanford

Sleeper - Charles Leno Jr., Boise State
Project - Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State


OG
1. Zach Martin, Notre Dame
2. Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA
3. David Yankey, Stanford
4. Brandon Thomas, Clemson
5. Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
6. Joel Bitonio, Nevada
7. Dakota Dozier, Furman
8. Cyril Richardson, Baylor
9. Trai Turner, LSU
10. Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

Sleeper - Chris Watt, Notre Dame
Project - Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State


C
1. Weston Richburg, Colorado State
2. Marcus Martin, USC
3. Travis Swanson, Arkansas
4. Bryan Stork, Florida State
5. Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

Sleeper - Tyler Larsen, Utah State
Project - Corey Linsley, Ohio State

WolverineFan
04-09-2014, 11:08 AM
*The sleeper is someone outside of my top 10 who I think can come in and contribute early.
*The project is someone outside of my top 10 who I think is a great developmental prospect.

4-3 DEFENSE - Front Seven:

DE
1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
2. Kony Ealy, Missouri
3. Kareem Martin, North Carolina
4. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
5. Scott Crichton, Oregon State
6. Chris Smith, Arkansas
7. Marcus Smith, Louisville
8. Trent Murphy, Stanford
9. Will Clarke, West Virginia
10. Trevor Reilly, Utah

Sleeper - James Gayle, Virginia Tech
Project - Ethan Westbrooks, West Texas A&M


DT
1. Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
2. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
3. Louis Nix, Notre Dame
4. Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
5. Dominique Easley, Florida
6. Caraun Reid, Princeton
7. DaQuan Jones, Penn State
8. Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
9. Will Sutton, Arizona State
10. Anthony Johnson, LSU

Sleeper - Jay Bromley, Syracuse
Project - Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss


SLB
1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
2. Kyle Van Noy, BYU
3. Carl Bradford, Arizona State
4. Anthony Barr, UCLA
5. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
6. Christian Jones, Florida State
7. Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA
8. Devon Kennard, USC
9. Tyler Starr, South Dakota
10. Prince Shembo, Notre Dame

Sleeper - Ronald Powell, Florida
Project - Khairi Fortt, Cal


MLB
1. Chris Borland, Wisconsin
2. Yawin Smallwood, UConn
3. Shayne Skov, Stanford
4. Max Bullough, Michigan State
5. Preston Brown, Louisville
6. Avery Williamson, Kentucky
7. James Morris, Iowa
8. Steele Divitto, Boston College
9. Glenn Carson, Penn State
10. Jeremiah George, Iowa State

Sleeper - Chris Young, Arizona State
Project - Brock Coyle, Montana


WLB
1. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
2. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
3. Telvin Smith, Florida State
4. Lamin Barrow, LSU
5. Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College
6. Christian Kirksey, Iowa
7. Jordan Tripp, Montana
8. Boseko Lokombo, Oregon
9. Anthony Hitchens, Iowa
10. Xavius Boyd, Western Kentucky

Sleeper - Denicos Allen, Michigan State
Project - Howard Jones, Shepherd




3-4 DEFENSE - Front Seven:

DE
1. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
2. Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
3. Kareem Martin, North Carolina
4. Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
5. DaQuan Jones, Penn State
6. Will Clarke, West Virginia
7. Deandre Coleman, Cal
8. Brent Urban, Virginia
9. Taylor Hart, Oregon
10. Ben Gardner, Stanford

Sleeper - Shamar Stephen, UConn
Project - Kerry Wynn, Richmond


NT
1. Louis Nix, Notre Dame
2. Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State
3. Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
4. Zack Kerr, Delaware
5. Daniel McCullers, Tennessee

Sleeper - Robert Thomas, Arkansas
Project - Mike Pennel, Colorado State-Pueblo


OLB
1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
2. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
3. Anthony Barr, UCLA
4. Dee Ford, Auburn
5. Kyle Van Noy, BYU
6. Marcus Smith, Louisville
7. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
8. Carl Bradford, Arizona State
9. Trent Murphy, Stanford
10. Chris Smith, Arkansas

Sleeper - Prince Shembo, Notre Dame
Project - Larry Webster, Bloomsburg


ILB
1. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
2. Chris Borland, Wisconsin
3. Shayne Skov, Stanford
4. Yawin Smallwood, UConn
5. Lamin Barrow, LSU
6. Christian Jones, Florida State
7. Max Bullough, Michigan State
8. Preston Brown, Louisvlle
9. James Morris, Iowa
10. Avery Williamson, Kentucky

Sleeper - A.J. Tarpley, Stanford
Project - Khairi Fortt, Cal




DEFENSIVE BACKS:

CB
1. Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
2. Jason Verrett, TCU
3. Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
4. Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
5. Bradley Roby, Ohio State
6. Keith McGill, Utah
7. Marcus Roberson, Florida
8. E.J. Gaines, Missouri
9. Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
10. Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
11. Phillip Gaines, Rice
12. Ross Cockrell, Duke
13. Jaylen Watkins, Florida
14. Bashaud Breeland, Clemson
15. Nevin Lawson, Utah State

Sleeper - Travis Carrie, Ohio
Project - Walt Aikens, Liberty


SLOT CB
1. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
2. Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State
3. Victor Hampton, South Carolina
4. Chris Davis, Auburn
5. Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech
6. Kendall James, Maine
7. Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
8. Ricardo Allen, Purdue
9. Carrington Byndom, Texas
10. Deion Belue, Alabama

Sleeper - Bene Benwikere, San Jose State
Project - Lavelle Westbrooks, Georgia Southern


FS
1. Haha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
2. Calvin Pryor, Louisville
3. Terrence Brooks, Florida State
4. Marqueston Huff, Wyoming
5. Dontae Johnson, NC State
6. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech
7. Tre Boston, North Carolina
8. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska
9. Jonathan Dowling, Western Kentucky
10. Alden Darby, Arizona State

Sleeper - Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
Project - Pierre Warren, Jacksonville State


SS
1. Deone Bucannon, Washington State
2. Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
3. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
4. Craig Loston, LSU
5. Ed Reynolds, Stanford
6. Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt
7. Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
8. Dion Bailey, USC
9. Ahmad Dixon, Baylor
10. Brock Vereen, Minnesota

Sleeper - Sean Parker, Washington
Project - Maurice Alexander, Utah State

bah007
04-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Fantastic work. A ton of information.

I really like Wenning more than the consensus seems to. Glad to see that you like him as well.

I'm higher on Beckham and Moncrief but I think everybody knows that. You are way higher on Enunwa than I am.

Seems I'm a little higher on Quarles.

I like Robert Thomas a ton. I think he's very under the radar.

Really the only thing that sticks out to me is that I feel Daniel Sorensen should be on that list at S.

WolverineFan
04-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Fantastic work. A ton of information.

I really like Wenning more than the consensus seems to. Glad to see that you like him as well.

I'm higher on Beckham and Moncrief but I think everybody knows that. You are way higher on Enunwa than I am.

Seems I'm a little higher on Quarles.

I like Robert Thomas a ton. I think he's very under the radar.

Really the only thing that sticks out to me is that I feel Daniel Sorensen should be on that list at S.

Enunwa was one of the best WR's in the Big Ten this year. He played in a run heavy offense and with a horrible QB, which is why his numbers were never that great. He had a fantastic senior season though. He has great size (6'2, 225), speed (4.45 official combine), good hands, and he's a great blocker. He's not as tall, but his measureables are actually on par with Mike Evans. Not anywhere near the hype or exposure though. This past year, he broke Johnny Rodgers' school record for TD receptions in a season. He's very under the radar, IMO.

I like Sorensen, he's my #11 SS. I really struggled ranking 8-10 at SS.

kiwitexansfan
04-09-2014, 04:33 PM
What is your knock on Seastrunk?

WolverineFan
04-09-2014, 05:29 PM
What is your knock on Seastrunk?

I don't like how often he dances instead of getting upfield. Tries to hit a home run on every run to the edge. He got away with it in college but he will not in the NFL. Reggie Bush faced the same task during his transition and it took him 4 years to adjust.

He isn't durable enough to be a workhorse, but he also has limited experience in the passing game. He only caught 9 passes in his college career and he needs a lot of work as a blocker. This is his biggest area in need of development because a guy with his athleticism needs to be able to contribute on passing downs.

He also rarely ran against stacked boxes because of the offense he played in so it's hard to project how effective he will be against NFL defenses. A lot of people are in love with his athleticism, but I see him as a bit of a project regardless.

Blake
04-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Wow. This is great stuff. Alot of hard work!

I do disagree with your ranking Boyd so low. I dont get why he is dropping like a rock. I still think he has a good deal of potential.

Also Kelvin Benjamin. I see a stud in the making here. Can there really be 7 better prospects at his position?

But for reals, awesome job.

WolverineFan
04-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Wow. This is great stuff. Alot of hard work!

I do disagree with your ranking Boyd so low. I dont get why he is dropping like a rock. I still think he has a good deal of potential.

Also Kelvin Benjamin. I see a stud in the making here. Can there really be 7 better prospects at his position?

But for reals, awesome job.

Ranking 8-10 for QB was tough. I think Boyd has more potential than guys like McCarron or Fales, but I ranked them higher because I believe they are more NFL ready.

And I really like Benjamin, but the dude is raw as hell. Needs a lot of work refining his game.

Blake
04-09-2014, 06:26 PM
Ranking 8-10 for QB was tough. I think Boyd has more potential than guys like McCarron or Fales, but I ranked them higher because I believe they are more NFL ready.

And I really like Benjamin, but the dude is raw as hell. Needs a lot of work refining his game.

I can understand that. Boyd will need to sit and learn before he is fed to the wolves. But I still like his game and production.

Not many rookie WR come into the league and put up big numbers. They all need that year or 2 to learn the nuances of the game. I think a year or 2 for Benjamin and he is going to be a #1 WR for some lucky QB. You say raw. I say untapped potential.

htownfan32
04-09-2014, 06:44 PM
I can understand that. Boyd will need to sit and learn before he is fed to the wolves. But I still like his game and production.

Not many rookie WR come into the league and put up big numbers. They all need that year or 2 to learn the nuances of the game. I think a year or 2 for Benjamin and he is going to be a #1 WR for some lucky QB. You say raw. I say untapped potential.

This is a risky argument to make. While I agree that Benjamin CAN become a very good #1, his hands stand in the way. He reminds me of a slower version of Stephen Hill. If he can fix his hands and polish his game, he's going to be great. But he's as liable to end up like Hill as he is to be good.

Playoffs
04-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Nice work, WF. :clap:

MSR

aussie_texan
04-10-2014, 02:43 AM
MSR

Blake
04-10-2014, 11:20 AM
This is a risky argument to make. While I agree that Benjamin CAN become a very good #1, his hands stand in the way. He reminds me of a slower version of Stephen Hill. If he can fix his hands and polish his game, he's going to be great. But he's as liable to end up like Hill as he is to be good.

A slower version of Stephen Hill? First off, Stephen Hill finished his career with 9 touchdowns in 38 games in which he started 23. Benjamin had 19 touchdowns in which he only started 14/28 games. 15 touchdowns coming this past season.

Benjamin also absolutely torched Florida's secondary for 212 and 3 TDs which boasts 3 of the top 10 cornerbacks in this years draft.

Benjamin is a touchdown machine who has the size and speed to go over the middle, while Hill is a nice deep threat who was actually worse at running routes coming out than Benjamin.

thunderkyss
04-10-2014, 12:32 PM
4-3 DEFENSE - Front Seven:

DE
1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
2. Kony Ealy, Missouri

SLB
1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
2. Kyle Van Noy, BYU

WLB
1. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
2. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

3-4 DEFENSE - Front Seven:

DE
1. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
2. Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota

OLB
1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
2. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
3. Anthony Barr, UCLA
4. Dee Ford, Auburn
5. Kyle Van Noy, BYU

Pretty much the way I see it, which is why I don't care for JaDaveon Clowney with the 1st overall.

kiwitexansfan
04-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Pretty much the way I see it, which is why I don't care for JaDaveon Clowney with the 1st overall.

But we won't be in a 3-4 that much.

markn
04-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Very nice work. No mention of Tom Savage, I note.

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WolverineFan
04-10-2014, 03:08 PM
A slower version of Stephen Hill? First off, Stephen Hill finished his career with 9 touchdowns in 38 games in which he started 23. Benjamin had 19 touchdowns in which he only started 14/28 games. 15 touchdowns coming this past season.

Benjamin also absolutely torched Florida's secondary for 212 and 3 TDs which boasts 3 of the top 10 cornerbacks in this years draft.

Benjamin is a touchdown machine who has the size and speed to go over the middle, while Hill is a nice deep threat who was actually worse at running routes coming out than Benjamin.

Little unfair to compare their stats. Hill played in a triple option offense that rarely threw the ball. Benjamin played in a more traditional offense with a Heisman winning QB.

Agree with the rest though. Hill could run fast in a straight line, but had no functional football skills when he came out. Benjamin has better tools to work with but he needs some development. Being big and fast isn't enough. Needs to work on routes and on his hands.

WolverineFan
04-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Very nice work. No mention of Tom Savage, I note.



Savage is the flavor of the month in a draft where draftniks are desperately trying to find a prototype.

Look at his college resume and he doesn't deserve anywhere near the hype that he's getting. I like him as a developmental backup, but he's getting way too much hype right now.

thunderkyss
04-10-2014, 04:00 PM
But we won't be in a 3-4 that much.

They'll most likely be in a 3-4 on 1st & 2nd down, most of the time. If they don't do what they're supposed to do on 1st & 2nd down, they'll be in a 3-4 on third down. And if we find ourselves down a couple scores, we'll be in that 3-4 even more.

Wolf6151
04-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Nice list. :toast2:

kiwitexansfan
04-10-2014, 04:43 PM
They'll most likely be in a 3-4 on 1st & 2nd down, most of the time. If they don't do what they're supposed to do on 1st & 2nd down, they'll be in a 3-4 on third down. And if we find ourselves down a couple scores, we'll be in that 3-4 even more.

Calling OB a liar?

mussop
04-10-2014, 04:46 PM
They'll most likely be in a 3-4 on 1st & 2nd down, most of the time. If they don't do what they're supposed to do on 1st & 2nd down, they'll be in a 3-4 on third down. And if we find ourselves down a couple scores, we'll be in that 3-4 even more.

Says who?

Say Watt
04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Nice work, although I obviously disagree with your QB rankings. I'd see it something like this:

1. Manziel
2. Bortles
3. Bridgewater
4. Mettenberger
5. Everyone else

I won't detail what it is I like about Manziel since I have done that ad nauseum, but the guy I really cannot figure out people's love for is Derek Carr. Honestly, he did nothing to impress me in his career, and his offense is designed around the dink and dunk short passes that look great on the stat sheet but really show us nothing about the guy's pro potential. And when he did throw the mid-range and deep balls, he wasn't very accurate doing it.

It isn't just the name that makes me not like Derek. He really didn't do anything to impress me on the football field. After Mettenberger's pro day, he moves up the charts for me.

WolverineFan
04-12-2014, 11:21 AM
It isn't just the name that makes me not like Derek. He really didn't do anything to impress me on the football field. After Mettenberger's pro day, he moves up the charts for me.


Mettenberger looked good at his Pro Day, but Carr got good reveiws at the Senior Bowl and also performed well at his Pro Day. A lot of people like him because of his arm, but you could say the same about Mettenberger.

To be quite honest, most of the Carr dislike seems to be centered in Houston and it has everything to do with his brother and not Derek. From what I've seen, fans of other teams don't seem to have a problem with him, but Texans fans want nothing to do with him because of his brother's failures.

thunderkyss
04-12-2014, 11:33 AM
...but Texans fans want nothing to do with him because of his brother's failures.

Probably has more to do with his fathers influence, than David's failures. I had no problem & looked at him with an open mind. I wouldn't have had a problem had they brought him to Houston, but I was fairly confident it wasn't going to happen.

Then he started talking about how he & David might be a package deal :vincepalm:

Now I don't want nothing to do with him.