Mayocks Position Rankings

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  1. stingray

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    Mike Mayock's top prospects by position for the 2009 NFL Draft
    Rank Player School

    Quarterbacks
    1 *Matthew Stafford Georgia
    2 *Mark Sanchez Southern California
    3 *Josh Freeman Kansas State
    4 *Nate Davis Ball State
    5 Rhett Bomar Sam Houston State

    Running backs
    1 *Chris Wells Ohio State
    2 *Knowshon Moreno Georgia
    3 *LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh
    4 *Donald Brown Connecticut
    5 *Mike Goodson Texas A&M

    Fullback
    1 Tony Fiammetta Syracuase
    2 Quinn Johnson LSU
    3 Brannan Southerland Georgia

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

    Tight ends
    1 Brandon Pettigrew Oklahoma State
    2 Shawn Nelson Southern Mississippi
    3 Cornelius Ingram Florida
    4 *James Casey Rice
    5 Travis Beckum Wisconsin

    Centers
    1 Max Unger Oregon
    2 Eric Wood Louisville
    3 Alex Mack California
    4 A.Q. Shipley Penn State
    5 Antoine Caldwell Alabama

    Guards
    1 Andy Levitre Oregon State
    2 Duke Robinson Oklahoma
    3 Kraig Urbik Wisconsin
    4 Tyronne Green Auburn
    5 Herman Johnson LSU

    Offensive tackles
    1 Jason Smith Baylor
    2 Eugene Monroe Virginia
    3 *Andre Smith Alabama
    4 Michael Oher Mississippi
    5 *Eben Britton Arizona

    Defensive ends
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    1 Tyson Jackson LSU
    2 Paul Kruger Utah
    3 Robert Ayers Tennessee
    4 Michael Bennett Texas A&M
    5 Michael Johnson Georgia Tech

    Defensive tackles
    1 B.J. Raji Boston College
    2 Peria Jerry Mississippi
    3 Ron Brace Boston College
    4 Fili Moala Southern California
    5 Evander 'Ziggy' Hood Missouri

    Inside linebackers
    1 James Laurinaitis Ohio State
    2 Rey Maualuga Southern California
    3 Darry Beckwith LSU
    4 Dannell Ellerbe Georgia
    5 Jason Phillips Texas Christian

    Outside linebackers
    1 Aaron Curry Wake Forest
    2 Brian Orakpo Texas
    3 Brian Cushing Southern California
    4 *Aaron Maybin Penn State
    5 Larry English Northern Illinois

    Safeties
    1 Louis Delmas Western Michigan
    2 Rashad Johnson Alabama
    3 Patrick Chung Oregon
    4 William Moore Missouri
    5 Michael Hamlin Clemson

    Cornerbacks
    1 Malcolm Jenkins Ohio State
    2 *Vontae Davis Illinois
    3 Alphonso Smith Wake Forest
    4 Darius Butler Connecticut
    5 *D.J. Moore Vanderbilt
     
  2. Spled

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    Andre Smith at 3? Orakpo as a linebacker?
     
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    And no Everette Brown.. But mayock did hit on the first round last year.
     
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    Give me E.Brown in the 2nd according to Mayocks ratings
     
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    What?
     
  6. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Tons of draft watchers consider Orakpo, Brown, and Maybin to be 3-4 OLBs instead of 4-3 ends, so they categorize them accordingly.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    There happen to be several tweeners in this years draft. Mayock said of the top 4 tweeners, Orakpo would be the only one that could possibly keep his hand on the ground as a 4-3 DE.

    I've said this many times, but if I'm not reading this board for draft info. I'm listening/watching Mayock. The guy works his ass off at what he does and I think he's the best.
     
  8. Ole Miss Texan

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    Exactly. Interesting he has English up there instead of Brown but Mayock isn't afraid to be different.

    Mike Goodson as his #5 RB? interesting.

    Andre Smith #3 ranking doesn't really surprise me. The Tackles this year seem to be all interchangeable depending on team and need. J. Smith and Monroe could be better LTs than A. Smith (great RT?) so that could be something he sees.

    Michael Bennett #4 DE? interesting. I think Mayock probably just finished watching some Big XII film or at least ATMs.
     
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    Andre Smith should of went to the senior bowl and dispelled any rumors about being vulnerable to quick first step guys. He got some real bad advise from his agent. Probably cost the kid five to ten million dollars. When the NFL asks you to compete you go and compete. I think Crabtree is getting the same kind of bad advise, bab ankle and all. I read Andre Smith as lot like our Duane Brown... devastating run blocker....not as good as Joe Thomas as a pass blocker. Very Worthy of a top ten pick. I could damn sure make him work at OLT.

    A lot of people see Orakpo as the second coming of Demarcus Ware in the 3-4. But out of Mayock's own lips....he can play DE in the 4-3.
     
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    Andre Smith couldn't play in the senior bowl.

    He was a junior & wasn't allowed to play.
     
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    Funny you posted that after you posted the combine link....the reason why Brown isn't in there .....is in there. His video of the OLBs is up.

    Always keep a close eye on the South Carolina guys and the Aggies. Kubes hasn't indulged himself an Aggie yet....he's due.
     
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    OOOOPs sorry. brain fart.
     
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    huh?
     
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    caught my eye as well. I don't think he'll be a success pounding into the line, but in the right system he could be a steal. the kid is just downright scary quick.
     
  16. Ole Miss Texan

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    Oh I gotcha. I was going off the original list posted. Brown isn't listed on Mayock's top 5 DEs or top 5 OLBs.

    I see your link has Brown as the #4 of 4 "OLBs that can also play DE".

    Maybin sure does look quick. I wonder how adding some weight and going through NFL strength and conditioning program will affect him.
     
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    Don't know who this guy is, but he seems like an ***** to me.

    Michael Bennett #4 DE!? I'm sorry did you watch cfb last year? A&M had one of the worst defenses in the country and Bennett wasn't even the best DE on the team anyway. See Cyril Obizor.
     
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    Mayock is one of the more highly regarded draft analysts because he actually watches player film, unlike Kiper and McShay who just go by what other people are telling them.
     

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