LZ Draft Grades for Top 10 at each Offensive Position

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  1. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    Beginning here, 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/3rd
    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/7th
    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	 4th
    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	 5th

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    Interesting that Zierlein doesn't have the Baylor guy among his top 10 WRs ?
  3. Lucky

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    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.
  4. greekdbag

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    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.
  5. Playoffs

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    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.
  6. Playoffs

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    LZ Top 100 Draft Prospects 2013

    [COLOR="Blue"]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[/COLOR]	
    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	 
    [COLOR="DarkRed"]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[/COLOR]	 
    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	 
    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]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[/COLOR]	 
    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
  7. mussop

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    No Menelik Watson*, OT, Florida State in top 100?
  8. Playoffs

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