Rick Gosselin's position-by-position rankings

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Rick Gosselin's position-by-position rankings

    03:25 PM CST on Friday, April 1, 2005

    QUARTERBACK
    Rank, Player School
    1. Aaron Rodgers Cal
    2. Alex Smith Utah
    3. Jason Campbell Auburn
    4. Charlie Frye Akron
    5. David Greene Georgia
    Sleeper: Ryan Fitzpatrick Harvard

    HALFBACK
    Rank, Player School
    1. Ronnie Brown Auburn
    2. Cedric Benson Texas
    3. Carnell Williams Auburn
    4. Vernand Morency Oklahoma State
    5. J.J. Arrington Cal
    Sleeper: Brandon Jacobs Southern Illinois

    FULLBACK
    Rank, Player School
    1. Manny White UCLA
    2. Nehemiah Broughton Citadel
    3. Zach Tuiasosopo Washington
    4. Will Matthews Texas
    5. Kevin Dudley Michigan
    Sleeper: Matt Pagel Wisconsin-LaCrosse

    WIDE RECEIVER
    Rank, Player School
    1. Braylon Edwards Michigan
    2. Mark Clayton Oklahoma
    3. Troy Williamson South Carolina
    4. Mike Williams Southern Cal
    5. Terrence Murphy Texas A&M
    Sleeper: Jamarcus Shephard DePauw

    TIGHT END
    Rank, Player School
    1. Heath Miller Virginia
    2. Alex Smith Stanford
    3. Kevin Everett Miami, Fla.
    4. Jerome Collins Notre Dame
    5. Victor Sesay Missouri
    Sleeper: Ralph Plumb Yale

    TACKLE
    Rank, Player School
    1. Jammal Brown Oklahoma
    2. Alex Barron Florida State
    3. Khalif Barnes Washington
    4. Marcus Johnson Mississippi
    5. Chris Colmer North Carolina State
    Sleeper: Todd Herremans Saginaw Valley

    GUARD
    Rank, Player School
    1. Logan Mankins Fresno State
    2. Elton Brown Virginia
    3. Adam Snyder Oregon
    4. Chris Kemoeatu Utah
    5. Dan Beunning Wisconsin
    Sleeper: Joe Berger Michigan Tech

    CENTER
    Rank, Player School
    1. Richie Incognito Nebraska
    2. Chris Spencer Mississippi
    3. David Baas Michigan
    4. Jason Brown North Carolina
    5. Eric Ghiaciuc Central
    Michigan
    Sleeper: Chase Johnson TCU

    DEFENSIVE END
    Rank, Player School
    1. Erasmus James Wisconsin
    2. Shawne Merriman Maryland
    3. David Pollack Georgia
    4. Marcus Spears LSU
    5. Dan Cody Oklahoma
    Sleeper: Rashad Jeanty Central Florida

    DEFENSIVE TACKLE
    Rank, Player School
    1. Travis Johnson Florida State
    2. Shaun Cody Southern Cal
    3. Luis Castillo Northwestern
    4. Jonathan Babineaux Iowa
    5. Anttaj Hawthorne Wisconsin
    Sleeper: Willie Page NW Oklahoma
    State

    OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
    Rank, Player School
    1. Derrick Johnson Texas
    2. Demarcus Ware Troy State
    3. Kevin Burnett Tennessee
    4. Darryl Blackstock Virginia
    5. Mike Boley Southern Miss
    Sleeper: Guy Tuell Wyoming

    INSIDE LINEBACKER
    Rank, Player School
    1. Channing Crowder Florida
    2. Odell Thurman Georgia
    3. Barrett Rudd Nebraska
    4. Kirk Morrison San Diego State
    5. Alfred Fincher Connecticut
    Sleeper: Nick Speegle New Mexico

    CORNERBACK
    Rank, Player School
    1. Antrell Rolle Miami, Fla.
    2. Adam Jones Virginia Tech
    3. Carlos Rogers Auburn
    4. Fabian Washington Nebraska
    5. Justin Miller Clemson
    Sleeper: Aric Williams Oregon State

    SAFETY
    Rank, Player School
    1. Thomas Davis Georgia
    2. Brodney Pool Oklahoma
    3. Josh Bullucks Nebraska
    4. Oshiomogho Atogwe Stanford
    5. Sean Considine Iowa
    Sleeper: Chris Harris Louisiana-Monroe

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Rank, Player, Pos. School
    1. Mike Nugent, K Ohio State
    2. Dave Rayner, K Michigan State
    3. Dustin Colquitt, P Tennessee
    4. Reggie Hodges, P Ball State
    5. Chad Owens, KR Hawaii
    Sleeper: Paul Ernster, K Northern Arizona

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    D-ReK RAWWWRR!

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    I apologize for my ignorance, but who is Gosselin? Is he the guy from Dallas who has had a better track record than Kiper in recent years? I'm asking becuase his rankings are very interesting to me...I'm not sure I buy David Greene is a top 5 QB, I don't think Williamson is better than Williams, Jammal Brown over Barron is very contrary to what most seem to think, and I don't think Incognito is better than Baas or Spencer...I am in no way discrediting any of his opinions, I just find them to be very interesting...If he is who I think he is, then there are quite a few misled mocksters out there...
     
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    Gosselin has some of the best contacts in the biz, and he gathers info from many insider sources. His pre-draft mocks are historically the most accurate of all the mocksters.
     
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    I tend to agree with Gosselin on that particular point. Incognito is a very talented center, and he's got an intensity like no other player in this draft. The down side is he's a big risk because of his discipline issues and his attitude. He'd be a good fit at G or C, and if a team can keep him under control they'd be set at that position for years to come.
     
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    :hmmm: Do you think Cass would take a chance on him if he were available in the third? Baas has been praised for his intensity also, but he doesn't have off-field issues (that I know of), and I remember an article that said Spencer was the best center prospect to come along in years...If Incognito (who has possibly the coolest last ever) is better than both of them, then I definitely think he's worth the risk of a third round pick...Hopefully teams are scared off by his attitude problems leaving him to slip to us (seems strange to say...we aren't the Raiders)...
     
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    I cant say that i agree with his wide reciever or o-line rankings.
     
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    I'm not sure CC would take a risk on him in the 3rd, but maybe in the 4th or 5th. If he can't learn to control himself he could end up being a big bust, but if he can control himself and keep his head in the game he'd be a steal for whichever team picks him up. The other downside being that he's coming from Nebraska, and it was a running team. His pass blocking might need some work on the NFL level, but I think he'd be fine. His risk/reward is very high, and that's why you don't hear alot of hype about him just yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a team searching for some good interior linemen to pick him up in the 3rd or 4th.
     
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    if he is that accurate.. I find this very interesting.

    DEFENSIVE TACKLE
    Rank, Player School
    1. Travis Johnson Florida State
    2. Shaun Cody Southern Cal
    3. Luis Castillo Northwestern
    4. Jonathan Babineaux Iowa
    5. Anttaj Hawthorne Wisconsin



    Anttaj Hawthorne below Castillo and Babineaux?? We could potentially get Hawthorne in the third round????? or does he think Castillo and Babineaux will be gone by late first, early second?

    Other interesting things:

    Mark Clayton going BEFORE Williamson AND Williams? wow... that would be a shocker.
    Darryl Blackstock would also be available at #2 I think.
    Jason Brown may not be available in the 3rd.
    Brandon Jacobs could be a good late first day, early second day pick for us.
    Ciatrik Fason (sp) Isnt a top 5 RB.
    Marcus Spears BELOW Pollack? interesting... so Pollack at 13 may not be a stretch?
    Antrel Rolle is STILL the top CB in the draft. Everyone making mocks please take note.
    Who is this Chad Owens guy out of Hawaii and do we want him in the 6th/7th??
     


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    Chad Owens is a short, slow guy that has been touted as an excellent retun man...Seems like another JJ Moses to me...Many of your interpretations may come into fruition on draft day, as many have said this is the most difficult draft to gauge in years...There is bound to be some presumed insanity come draft day...
     
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    differences I have relate to the fact many of these players "PROJECT" at different positions in the NFL than they played in College. some will excell better than others despite ranking lower in College associated with the team/system they become intergrated into.

     
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    I wonder if these are his personal opinions or what he believes is the opinion of the pro teams.

    He usually is getting lots of info from teams before he does his mock.

    There are some surprises... but I love Mark Clayton... He's great with the ball in hands and could be another Marvin Harrison.
     
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    I don't think he is saying this is how they would be drafted in these positions, but rather how they stack up tallent wise. I seriously doubt Clayton will be taken before Williams and possibly even Williamson. However, his over all skills MIGHT be better.
     
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    DEFENSIVE END
    Rank, Player School
    1. Erasmus James Wisconsin
    2. Shawne Merriman Maryland
    3. David Pollack Georgia
    4. Marcus Spears LSU
    5. Dan Cody Oklahoma
    Sleeper: Rashad Jeanty Central Florida

    Perhaps this is the April Fools Day part of Gosselin's April 1 Mock, because
    James is dropping rapidly in many mocks and not just the OurLads Mock whose guy was on 610 the other day and said James would still be on the Board when the first round was completed.
    The Mark Clayton and Jammal Brown ratings are also very interesting.
    I mean I'm a big Clayton fan and I definitely like him better than Williamson
    but Mike Williams is another thing altogether.
    This guy doesn't line up with the group think - we all be watching draft day
    to see if he knows his stuff.
     
  14. Vinny

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    He doesn't pretend to be a scout and only relays his information that he gathers. I'm sure he has to use some of his own insight to read between a few lines, but he doesn't grade film or break down prospects. His board and his mock will change as we get closer to the draft.
     
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    The only thing keeping James' stock low to internet mocksters is the fact that he's injury prone...As far as talent and potential, I think he is the best DE in this draft...There is no way he lasts through the first round, somebody will take a chance on him...
     

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