Bah007's Position Rankings

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  1. bah007

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    It is still very early in the process, but since the season has just ended I will put out my top five at most positions (excluding FB, K, P). Any input, good or bad, is appreciated.

    * - means the player has not officially declared.

    QB
    1. Sam Bradford - Oklahoma*
    2. Matthew Stafford - Georgia
    3. Mark Sanchez - USC*
    4. Rhett Bomar - Sam Houston St
    5. Josh Freeman - Kansas St

    RB
    1. Chris Wells - Ohio St
    2. Knowshon Moreno - Georgia
    3. Donald Brown - Connecticut
    4. Shonn Greene - Iowa
    5. C.J. Spiller - Clemson*

    WR
    1. Michael Crabtree - Texas Tech
    2. Jeremy Maclin - Missouri
    3. Percy Harvin - Florida*
    4. Kenny Britt - Rutgers
    5. Darrius Heyward-Bey - Maryland

    TE
    1. Jermaine Gresham - Oklahoma*
    2. Brandon Pettigrew - Oklahoma St
    3. Jared Cook - South Carolina
    4. Chase Coffman - Missouri
    5. Dennis Pitta - BYU*

    OT
    1. Andre Smith - Alabama
    2. Michael Oher - Ole Miss
    3. Jason Smith - Baylor
    4. Eugene Monroe - Virginia
    5. Eben Britton - Arizona

    OG
    1. Duke Robinson - Oklahoma
    2. Herman Johnson - LSU
    3. Trevor Canfield - Cincinnati
    4. Andy Levitre - Oregon St
    5. Andy Kemp - Wisonsin

    C
    1. Alex Mack - Cal
    2. Jonathan Luigs - Arkansas
    3. Max Unger - Oregon
    4. Antoine Caldwell - Alabama
    5. Eric Wood - Louisville
     
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  2. pittbull3

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    Like the ranking. I would slide Bradford to #2, Stafford #1. McCoy from Pitt would be a top 5 back. REggie Bush, but can run between the tackles. Macklin #1 WR. Good work though!
     
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    You'd put Macklin ahead of crabatree?
     
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    DE
    1. Brian Orakpo - Texas
    2. Everette Brown - Florida St
    3. Michael Johnson - Georgia Tech
    4. Greg Hardy - Ole Miss*
    5. Tyson Jackson - LSU

    DT
    1. B.J. Raji - Boston College
    2. Peria Jerry - Ole Miss
    3. Sen'Derrick Marks - Auburn
    4. Fili Moala - USC
    5. Ron Brace - Boston College

    OLB
    1. Aaron Curry - Wake Forest
    2. Aaron Maybin - Penn St
    3. Clint Sintim - Virginia
    4. Brian Cushing - USC
    5. Sean Weatherspoon - Missouri*

    ILB
    1. James Laurinaitis - Ohio St
    2. Rey Maualuga - USC
    3. Brandon Spikes - Florida*
    4. Darry Beckwith - LSU
    5. Jason Phillips - TCU

    CB
    1. Malcolm Jenkins - Ohio St
    2. D.J. Moore - Vanderbilt
    3. Vontae Davis - Illinois
    4. Trevard Lindley - Kentucky*
    5. Mike Mickens - Cincinnati

    FS
    1. Taylor Mays - USC*
    2. William Moore - Missouri
    3. Louis Delmas - Western Michigan
    4. Rashad Johnson - Alabama
    5. Derek Pegues - Mississippi St

    SS
    1. Patrick Chung - Oregon
    2. Emmanuel Cook - South Carolina
    3. Courtney Greene - Rutgers
    4. Nic Harris - Oklahoma
    5. Kevin Ellison - USC
     
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    Better overall WR to me. Macklin has better overall speed and will be used in more situations in the NFL. Will be interesting to see what Crabtree is like, without a gimmick offense.
     
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    Don't really like Stafford. He has the arm for sure. I think Bradford looks more NFL ready.

    I'm so confused about McCoy. He said he was leaving. Then he was staying. Now he's leaving again? He would be 4th on my list and knock Spiller off.

    Funny that you said that about Maclin. I was tempted to put him as my #1 WR. I don't think Crabtree looks that fast, but he has the size and the hands...
     
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    I think Stafford reminds me of Jay Cutler. Swag. Bradford has been a system/gimmick QB, and may have trouble getting under center. I do like his poise, his accuracy when time is given, but not sure of his ability to carry a team and make plays coming from under the center. I hope McCoy stays in school. Stupid to come out. Makes himself a late 1st round or 2nd round pick. You can never make up that money drop again! Tony Dorsett has even tried to tell the kid that. Take out the insurance policy and become a top 10 pick next season. This draft in junior RB loaded. Crabtree is fast, but 4.55 is not elite WR fast in the NFL. Will be interesting to see his NFL adjustment.
     
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    I don't see Bradford as a system QB at all. In fact, most of Oklahoma's passing plays come from when Bradford is under center.

    OU throws a lot, but for the most part, they run a pretty pro style offense. A lot of play action and checkdowns to the TE and RBs.
     


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    Take your word for it. Not a big 12 supporter so much, but talent is talent!:goodpost:
     
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    I love all of this with the exception of the OLB and MLP positions. I love Maybin, expescially in a 3-4 defense. Will be a nightmare! Curry may be my most overrated player in college football. Not a fan AT ALL. MLB....Rey Maualuga over Lauranaitis. Rey is a monster. Would love to have him in Houston! Otherwise, right on target to me!
     
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    I love Curry. I don't think I've seen him miss a tackle all season.

    I'm a little wary about Maualuga. The guy is a headhunter and I love that. But he doesn't really seem to have any responsibilites on USC's defense. He just runs around and hits people.
     
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    LOL.....:goodpost:
     
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    Thanks for changing the context.

    I think we need a guy with a physical presence like his on our defense.

    But I don't know if he translates well to the NFL. Just running around and hitting people might look cool...until you miss your gap and the RB breaks a long one.
     
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    I like these rankings alot. There are a couple safeties I have in my top 10 that aren't here, and I am partial to Moreno as #1 RB and DHB over Britt. Other than that I agree almost completely with these rankings.
     
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    very professional. who do you work for? really? out with it :whip:
     
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    How about adding
    top 5 3/4 OLB
    top 5 4/3 OLB's
    top 5 speed rushing 4/3 DE's
    top 5 4/3 DE's
    top 5 3/4 DE


    Depending on who our new DC is these could be important positions to consider. Also getting a second RB to back up Slaton has to be a priority but do we go with another smallish RB or a big bruising back?

    top 5 Power running RB's
    top 5 regular backs
     
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    Rhett Bomar? How has the chosen ones fall from grace gone over there at Sam?
     
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    3355 yards passing with 27 TDs and 13 INTs in 10 games this year.

    He has the skills to play in the NFL. Just needs to accept the fact that not every play has to go for 20+. Most of his picks this year came on forcing the ball downfield when he could have thrown it away.
     
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    That is my concern with with him and Mays both can deliver a massive hit but how well will that translate moving to the pros.


    Not sure why you feel the way you do about Crabtree. TT site has him listed at 6'3" and 215 lbs. I'll wait for the combine to see his 40 time but kid KNOWS what to do with the football when he gets it. Might not have the elite burst some people might want but he can attack downfield. I like how he takes a short pass and can break free in the open field. Uses his blocks real well and has good body control. Anquan Boldin's combine time was 4.71 but is still one of the best in the league.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9gAYutAwg

    I do agree on McCoy though. Unless he feels he has nothing more to prove at the college level I don't see why you would want to come out with this running back class.
     
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    I think McCoy would be a steal in the second round. He reminds me alot of Slaton.
     

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