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Default Re: bah007's Top 5 by Position

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Originally Posted by bah007 View Post
Getting a little deeper into the draft now. Still have a lot of guys to cover but here's what I have so far.

QB
1. Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
2. Zach Mettenberger - LSU
3. Blake Bortles - UCF
4. Derek Carr - Fresno St
5. A.J. McCarron - Alabama
6. Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M
7. Brett Hundley - UCLA (please go back to school)
8. Tajh Boyd - Clemson
9. Aaron Murray - Georgia

HB
1. Bishop Sankey - Washington
2. Lache Seastrunk - Baylor
3. Ka'Deem Carey - Arizona
4. Carlos Hyde - Ohio St
5. Charles Sims - West Virginia
6. Tre Mason - Auburn
7. De'Anthony Thomas - Oregon
8. Devonta Freeman - Florida St
9. Andre Williams - Boston College

FB
1. Trey Millard - Oklahoma
2. Jay Prosch - Auburn
3. J.C. Copeland - LSU
4. Ryan Hewitt - Stanford

WR
1. Sammy Watkins - Clemson
2. Marqise Lee - USC
3. Mike Evans - Texas A&M
4. Jordan Matthews - Vanderbilt
5. Allen Robinson - Penn St
6. Kelvin Benjamin - Florida St
7. Davante Adams - Fresno St
8. Donte Moncrief - Ole Miss
9. Odell Beckham - LSU
10. Paul Richardson - Colorado
11. Brandin Cooks - Oregon St

TE
1. Eric Ebron - North Carolina
2. Jace Amaro - Texas Tech
3. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins - Washington
4. C.J. Fiedorowicz - Iowa
5. Nick O'Leary - Florida St
6. Arthur Lynch - Georgia

OT
1. Jake Matthews - Texas A&M
2. Cameron Erving - Florida St
3. Cyrus Kouandjio - Alabama
4. Antonio Richardson - Tennessee
5. Brandon Scherrf - Iowa
6. Taylor Lewan - Michigan
7. Greg Robinson - Auburn
8. Corey Robinson - South Carolina
9. Charles Leno - Boise St
10. James Hurst - North Carolina
11. La'el Collins - LSU
12. JuWuan James - Tennessee
13. Morgan Moses - Virginia

OG
1. Gabe Jackson - Mississippi St
2. Cyril Richardson - Baylor
3. David Yankey - Stanford
4. Xavier Su'a-Filo - UCLA
5. Zack Martin - Notre Dame

OC
1. Bryan Stork - Florida St
2. Travis Swanson - Arkansas
3. Tyler Larsen - Utah St
4. Russell Bodine - North Carolina


DE
1. Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina
2. Stephon Tuitt - Notre Dame
3. Trent Murphy - Stanford
4. Scott Crichton - Oregon St
5. Jackson Jeffcoat - Texas
6. Taylor Hart - Oregon
7. Trevor Reilly - Utah

DT
1. Louis Nix - Notre Dame
2. Ra'Shede Hageman - Minnesota
3. Timmy Jernigan - Florida St
4. Aaron Donald - Pittsburgh
5. Dominique Easley - Florida
6. Anthony Johnson - LSU
7. Kelcy Quarles - South Carolina
8. Will Sutton - Arizona St

OLB
1. Anthony Barr - UCLA
2. Khalil Mack - Buffalo
3. Kyle Van Noy - BYU
4. Ryan Shazier - Ohio St
5. Demarcus Lawrence - Boise St
6. Eric Kendricks - UCLA

ILB
1. C.J. Moseley - Alabama
2. A.J. Johnson - Tennessee
3. Christian Jones - Florida St
4. Yawin Smallwood - Connecticut
5. Chris Borland - Wisconsin
6. Andrew Jackson - Western Kentucky

CB
1. Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St
2. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - Oregon
3. Darqueze Dennard - Michigan St
4. Jason Verrett - TCU
5. Loucheiz Purifoy - Florida
6. Marcus Roberson - Florida
7. Bradley Roby - Ohio St

S
1. HaHa Clinton-Dix - Alabama
2. Lamarcus Joyner - Florida St
3. Craig Loston - LSU
4. Calvin Pryor - Louisville
5. Tre Boston - North Carolina
6. Deone Bucannon Washington St


K
1. Cairo Santos - Tulane
2. Jeff Budzien - Northwestern
3. Anthony Fera - Texas

P
1. Cody Webster - Purdue
2. Steven Clark - Auburn
3. Kirby Van Der Kamp - Iowa St

The silver lining of this disastrous season is right here... Given that our offensive struggles (from a personnel standpoint) this year is almost entirely the result of poor play at QB and RT, it is awfully encouraging that there are 10-11 QBs and 7-8 OTs in this draft that can make arguments for 1st round draft grades. Given that we are likely to have 2 of the 1st 33 picks, that sure is encouraging!

I am not saying that there are 11 QBs coming out that should go in the 1st round!... only that the depth is very good- the best QB depth I recall, potentially since the Marino/Elway/Eason.... I anticipate that much will change by the end of the combine. I share concerns that the murkiness of who should be ranked the #1 QB indicate could be a sign that none of these guys are a true, lights out, elite prospect. I would wager, though, that in three years at least 3 of these guys are top half of the league starters and a solid number of the group have flashed and/or are still coveted as the future or as trustworthy and valuable depth by their team.

Personally, I feel pretty good about Bridgewater. Still, though, my favorite scenario would be a 1st round trade down and accumulation of picks... Then, grabbing one of (Mettenberger/Bortles/Carr) later in the 1st and then getting (Murray/McCarrons/or Boyd) with a 3rd round pick... Meanwhile, using the extra picks to get one of the top offensive tackles and then a BPA defensive player... Something like:

(trade #1 overall for #12, #44, #76 and a pick in 2014)

12. Jace Amaro (TE)
33. Mettenberger (QB)
44. Greg Robinson (T)
65. Yawin Smallwood (LB)
76. A. Murray (QB)

98.
129 (4th compensatory).
131.
164. (5th compensatory)
166.
198.

So, we could have two QB prospects competing and pushing each other (not obsessed with those two guys, specifically)... Have a RT, quality LB to line up next to Cushing in 3-4 or play SLB, probably, in a 4-3, and a stud TE (making it easier to cut OD and save $6 million on this year's cap for free agent help)...

Then, we'd still have 6 picks before pick #200... That seems like the potential for dramatically altering the structure of the roster and building depth, athleticism and addressing needs.
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