View Full Version : LZ Draft Grades for Top 10 at each Offensive Position

03-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Beginning here (http://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/draft-grades-top-10-position-quarterbacks), Lance Zierlein names his Top 10 at each offensive position and puts his draft grade on each player. I've highlighted some positions of interest for the Texans.

Quarterback School Round
Geno Smith West Virginia 1st
Matt Barkley USC 2nd
EJ Manuel Florida St. 2nd/3rd
Mike Glennon NC State 2nd/3rd
Tyler Wilson Arkansas 3rd
Ryan Nassib Syracuse 3rd
Tyler Bray Tennessee 3rd/4th
Zac Dysert Miami, OH 4th
Landry Jones Oklahoma 4th
Matt Scott Arizona 5th
Wide Receiver School Round
Cordarrelle PattersonTennessee 1st
Tavon Austin West Virginia 1st
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson 1st
Keenan Allen California 1st/2nd
Justin Hunter Tennessee 2nd
Robert Woods USC 2nd
Quinton Patton La. Tech 2nd
Aaron Dobson Marshall 2nd/3rd
Markus Wheaton Oregon St. 2nd/3rd
Da'Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech 2nd/3rdhttp://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/draft-grades-top-10-position-wide-receivers
Tight End School Round
Tyler Eifert Notre Dame 1st/2nd
Travis Kelce Cincinnati 2nd
Zach Ertz Stanford 2nd/3rd
Vance McDonald Rice 2nd/3rd
Gavin Escobar San Diego St. 3rd
Jordan Reed Florida 3rd
Nick Kasa Colorado 4th
Jake Stoneburner Ohio St. 5th
Dion Sims Michigan St. 6th/7th
Mychal Rivera Tennessee 6th/7thhttp://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/draft-grades-top-10-position-tight-ends
Tackle School Round
Luke Joeckel Texas A&M 1st
Eric Fisher Central Michigan1st
Lane Johnson Oklahoma 1st
DJ Fluker* Alabama 1st
David Bakhtiari Colorado 2nd
Terron Armstead Ark. Pine-Bluff 2nd
Menelik Watson Florida St. 2nd/3rd
Dallas Thomas* Tennessee 2nd/3rd
Kyle Long* Oregon 3rd
Jordan Mills La. Tech 4thhttp://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/draft-grades-top-10-position-tackles
Guard School Round
Jonathan Cooper North Carolina 1st
Chance Warmack Alabama 1st
Larry Warford Kentucky 2nd
Justin Pugh Syracuse 2nd
JC Tretter Cornell 3rd/4th
Brian Winters Kent St. 4th
Hugh Thornton Illinois 4th
David QuessenburySan Jose St. 4th/5th
Garrett Gilkey Chadron St. 5th
Alvin Bailey Arkansas 5thhttp://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/draft-grades-top-10-position-guards

03-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Interesting that Zierlein doesn't have the Baylor guy among his top 10 WRs ?

03-21-2013, 11:05 PM
Cordarrelle Patterson has the size and speed that teams salivate over, but I can't shake the feeling that we could be looking at the next Troy Williamson (South Carolina WR who was drafted with 7th overall pick and busted). I absolutely love his big play ability, but he's still raw. Hard to overlook his high-end traits though.
I don't get the Williamson comparisons. Williamson played 3 years in the SEC and did not have the elusiveness of Patterson. Williamson brought straight line speed, while Patterson has the ability to make defenders miss. Not the same player. If Patterson compares to anyone, it's Dez Bryant or Percy Harvin.

03-22-2013, 11:18 PM
Interesting that Zierlein doesn't have the Baylor guy among his top 10 WRs ?

Yeah, I don't see any way that Terrance Williams makes it out of the 2nd/3rd round area. I'm guessing LZ has him right outside of the top ten. I wouldn't mind him on the Texans.

03-23-2013, 12:12 PM
I don't get the Williamson comparisons...
Just has some bust potential because he's very raw at this point.

I'd take Tavon Austin as my #1 WR in this class and maybe Keenan Allen over Patterson as I think both should step in and produce immediately while Cordarelle may need some time.

03-30-2013, 11:22 AM
LZ Top 100 Draft Prospects 2013 (http://www.thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/top-100-overall-draft-prospects-2013)

1 Luke Joeckel
2 Dion Jordan OLB/DE
3 Ezekiel Ansah^ DE
4 Eric Fisher LT
5 Dee Milliner CB
6 Sharrif Floyd DT
7 Geno Smith QB
8 Lane Johnson LT
9 Bjoern Werner DE
10 Sheldon Richardson
11 Jonathan Cooper OG
12 Chance Warmack OG
13 Cordarrelle Patterson WR
14 Tavon Austin WR
15 Star Lotuleilei DT
16 Barkevious Mingo OLB/DE
17 Desmond Trufant CB
18 DeAndre Hopkins WR
19 Jarvis Jones OLB
20 Xavier Rhodes CB
21 D.J. Fluker* OT/OG
22 Keenan Allen WR
23 Datone Jones^ DE
24 Tyler Eifert TE
25 Kenny Vacarro S
26 Manti Te'o ILB
27 Eddie Lacy RB
28 Arthur Brown ILB/OLB
29 Kawaan Short DT
30 Alex Okafor DE
31 Jonathan Cyprien S
32 Larry Warford OG
33 Margus Hunt^ DE
34 Jesse Williams DT
35 Johnathan Banks CB
36 Johnathan Hankins DT
37 Johnathan Franklin RB
38 Justin Hunter WR
39 Alec Ogletree OLB
40 Robert Woods WR
41 John Jenkins NT
42 David Amerson CB
43 Damontre Moore DE
44 Travis Kelce TE
45 Kevin Minter ILB
46 Montee Ball RB
47 Jamie Collins OLB
48 Matt Barkley QB
49 Darius Slay CB
50 David Bakhtiari
51 Quinton Patton WR
52 Matt Elam S
53 Sylvester Williams DT
54 Sio Moore LB
55 Sam Montgomery DE
56 Terron Armstead OT
57 Aaron Dobson WR
58 Markus Wheaton WR
59 Malliciah Goodman^ DE
60 Menelik Watson OT
61 E.J. Manuel QB
62 Mike Glennon QB
63 Terrance Williams WR
64 Justin Pugh OG
65 Zach Ertz TE
66 Vance McDonald TE
67 Trevardo Williams OLB
68 Tank Carradine DE
69 Dallas Thomas* OT/OG
70 Khaseem Greene LB
71 Tyler Wilson QB
72 Ryan Nassib QB
73 Kyle Long* OT/OG
74 Brian Schwenke* C
75 Corey Lemonier OLB/DE
76 D.J. Hayden CB
77 Robert Alford CB
78 Da'Rick Rogers WR
79 Travis Frederick C
80 Ryan Swope WR
81 Giovanni Bernard RB
82 Phillip Thomas S
83 Eric Reid S
84 Gavin Escobar TE
85 Mike Gillislee RB
86 Leon McFadden CB
87 Joseph Randle RB
88 Tyrann Mathieu CB
89 Christine Michael RB
90 Zavier Gooden LB
91 Jordan Reed TE
92 Jordan Poyer CB
93 Brandon Williams NT
94 Cornelius Washington DE
95 Josh Evans S
96 Bennie Logan DT
97 Andre Ellington RB
98 Kiko Alonso ILB
99 Akeem Spence DT
100 J.C. Tretter OG

Blue = 1st round grade
Red = second round grade
Green = 3rd round grade

03-31-2013, 11:04 PM
No Menelik Watson*, OT, Florida State in top 100?

03-31-2013, 11:39 PM
No Menelik Watson*, OT, Florida State in top 100?