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Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 NFL DRAFT POSITIONAL RANKINGS-OFFENSE

Now that we know who definitely declared for the draft, the post season all star games and the scouting combine are over, here is the current list of the top prospects at all the positions. * Denotes a player either coming off of a serious injury, or considered a injury risk, and that definitely affects how they are ranked currently.Right next to them is the NFL player player I think they most resemble if they are a hit. Players are only listed if we think they are possibly worthy of going in the first 5 rounds. Fullbacks don't have their own category as it is a dying position. Any worthy players three will be with the RB's or TE /H-backs. If a player is listed at multiple positions its where we rank them at that position only.

QB'S- A position in this draft long on potential with no finished products or player with top 10 talent ready to play now, but 2 are likely to go in the top 10 anyway. On the whole the most athletically gifted and mobile QB class I've seen, but when Andrew Luck went back to school this position lost it's only ready to go blue chipper. 7 of the teams picking in the top 10 are in need of a QB. Chances are some will trade back into the bottom of the first round to take 1.

1. Blaine Gabbert- QB- Missouri- NFL Comp-Joe Flacco-Balt.
2. Cam Newton- QB- Auburn-NFL Comp-Donovan McNabb-WASH
3. Ryan Mallet- QB- ARK- NFL Comp- Drew Bledsoe-RET.
4. Christian Ponder-QB-FLA ST. -NFL Comp- Drew Brees-NO
5. Colin Kaepernick-QB-Nevada-NFL Comp-Randall Cunningham-RET.
6. Andy Dalton-QB- TCU-NFL COMP- Matt Hasselbeck-SEA
7. Jake Locker-QB- WASH- NFL Comp- Carson Palmer-CINC
8. Ricki Stanzi-QB-IOWA-NFL COMP-Matt Schaub-HOU
9. Tyrod Taylor-NFL COMP- MIchael Vick-PHIL




RB'S- There is no Adrian Peterson freak of nature for sure top 5 back here, but there is a lot of strong runners and situational guys. You need at least 2 if not 3 RB's these days in a rotation .There is a good chance only 1 might come off the board in the 1rst round, but between 6-10 could go in the first 3 rounds.




1.* Mark Ingram-RB- ALA- NFL Comp- Emmitt Smith-RET.
2. Mikel Leshoure-RB-ILL.-NFL Comp- Steven Jackson-STL
3.*Ryan Williams- RB- Va. Tech.-NFL Comp-Curtis Martin-RET.
4. Daniel Thomas -RB-Kansas ST. -Ronnie Brown-MIA
5. Johnny White-RB-UNC-NFL Comp- Ray Rice-BALT

6. Shane Vereen- RB-CAL- NFL Comp- Felix Jones-DALL
7. Jacquizz Rodgers-RB-NFL Comp- Maurice Jones Drew-JAX

8.*Demarco Murray-RB-OKLA-NFL Comp- Darren McFadden-OAK
9. Kendall Hunter-OKLA. ST. -NFL COMP-Ahmad Bradshaw-NYG
10..Allen Bradford-RB-USC -NFL Comp-Michael Turner-ATL.
11. Jordan Todman-RB-CT-NFL COMP-Deangelo Williams-CAR-
12. Stanley Havili-RB-USC- Matt Forte-CHI
13. Taiwan Jones-RB-E.WA-NFL COMP- Jamall Charles- KC
14. *Delone Carter-RB-SYR-NFL COMP- Ricky Williams- MIA
15. Bilal Powell-RB-Lville- NFL COMP-Thomas Jones-KC
16. Derrick Locke-RB-KY-NFL COMP-Leon Washington-SEA
17. Alex Greene-RB-HAW- Matt Forte-CHI
18. Dion Lewis-RB-PITT-NFL COMP-Darren Sproles-SD
19. Brandon Saine-RB-OHIO ST.-NFL COMP-Donald Brown-INDY
20. Steven Ridley-RB-LSU-NFL COMP-Shonn Greene-JETS



WR's-A deep position with 2 possible top 10 guys this year. The spread offenses in college and limted route trees they have make many of the 3rd day guys projects.

1.AJ green-WR-GA-NFL Comp-Larry Fitzgerald- AZ
2.Julio Jones- WR- ALA. -NFL Comp- Andre Johnson- HOU
3. Randall Cobb-WR-KY-NFL Comp-Hines Ward-PITT
4.Torrey Smith-WR- MD- NFL Comp-Mike Wallace-PITT
5.Leonard Hankerson-WR-MIA-NFL Comp-Hakeem Nicks-NYG
6.Jerrel Jernigan-WR-TROY- NFL Comp-Steve Smith-CAR
7.Titus Young-WR-Boise ST.NFL Comp-DeSean Jackson-PHIL
8.Greg Little- WR-NC- NFL COMP-Brandon Marshall- MIA
9. Jonathan Baldwin-WR-PITT- NFL COMP-Vincent Jackson-SD
10. *Tandon Doss-WR-IND- NFL Comp-Mike Williams-TB
11. Edmund Gates-WR-AB. CHR.-NFL COMP-Johnny Knox-CH
12. Greg Salas-WR-HAW.-NFL COMP- Blair White-INDY
13. Edmund Gates-WR-AB. CHR.-NFL COMP-Johnny Knox-CHI
14. Vincent Brown-WR-SDSU-NFL COMP-Steve Smith-NYG
15. Jeremy Kerley-WR-TCU- NFL Comp-Patrick Crayton-SD
16. Cecil Shorts-WR-MT. Union-NFL COMP-Julian Eidelman-NE
17. Ronald Johnson-WR-USC-NFL COMP-USC-Bernard Berrian-MINN
18. Austin Pettis-Boise ST.-NFL COMP- Jason Avant-PHILL


TE'S/H-backs- A weak position this year with a good chance none are selected in the 1rst round.

1. *Kyle Rudolph- TE- ND-NFL Comp-John Carlson-SEA
2. Luke Stocker-TE-TENN-NFL Comp-Heath Miler-PITT
3. Lance Kendricks-TE-WISC.- NFL Comp-Zach Miller-OAK
4. Virgil Green-TE-NEV-NFL COMP- Owen Daniels-HOU

5. DJ Williams-TE-ARK- NFL Comp- Dustin Keller-NYJ
6. Robert Housler-TE-FLA ATL.-NFL COMP-Greg Olsen-CHI
7. Wesley Saunders-TE-S.CAR.-NFL COMP- Jeremy Stevens-RET.
8. Jordan Cameron-TE-USC-NFL COMP- Jimmy Graham-NO


OT's- There is no for sure top guy right now. There is only 1 at most 2 ready to go high level OT starters from day 1. The rest are projectable , need to be in aceratin scheme, or will need to play another position till they bulk up and/or improve. 5 will still probably go in the 1rst round though.

1. Tyron Smith-OT-USC- NFL Comp--Jason Peters-PHIL
2. Gabe Carimi- OT- Wisc.-NFL Comp- Jake Long- MIA
3. Anthony Costanzo- OT- BC-NFL Comp- Sebastian Volmer- NE
4. Derek Sherrod- OT- Miss St.NFL Comp-D'Brickshaw Ferguson-NYJ
5. Nate Solder- OT- COL.-NFL Comp- Doug Free- DALL
6.*Ben Ijalana-T/G- VILL- NFL Comp- Jason Smith-RAMS
7. Orlando Franklin- T/G- Mia.-NFL Comp-Trent Wiliams- WASH
8. Marcus Cannon -G-TCU- NFL COMP-Leanord Davis-DAL
9. James Carpenter-OT-ALA-NFL Comp- Carl Nicks- NO
10. Marcus Gilbert-OT-FLA-NFL COMP-Max Starks-PITT
11. Danny Watkins-Baylor-G/T-NFL Comp-Logan Mankins- NE
12. James Brewer-T/G-IND-NFL Comp- Willie Colon-PIT
13. JAH Reid- T/G-UCF-NFL COMP- Phil Loadholt-MINN

14. Clint Boling-G- GA- NFL COMP- Robert Gallery -OAK
15. Jason Pinkston-T/G-PITT-NFL COMP-Sean Locklear-SEA

16. Lee Ziemba-G/T-AUB-NFL COMP- Daryn Colledge- GB





OG-Actually a pretty strong class this year .Plenty of college OT's who might no able able to handle the outside in the pro's, and plenty of potential future starters here.

1. Mike Pouncey-C/G- FLA- NFL Comp- twin- Markice Pouncey- PITT
2.Danny Watkins-G/T-Baylor - NFL Comp-Logan Mankins-NE
3. Orlando Franklin- T/G- Mia.-NFL Comp-Trent Wiliams- WASH
4. Marcus Cannon -G-TCU- NFL COMP-Leanord Davis-DALL
5.-tie- Rodney Hudson-C/G-FLA. ST.-NFL Comp- Rueben Brown-RET.
5.-tie- William Rackley-G-Lehigh- NFL COMP-Chris Kuper-DENV
6. James Carpenter-T/G-ALA-NFL Comp- Carl Nicks- NO
7. Stefan Wisniewski- C/G- Penn ST.NFL Comp- Ryan Kalil- CAR
8. Clint Boling-G- GA- NFL COMP- Robert Gallery -OAK
9. *Ben Ijalana-T/G- VILL- NFL Comp- Jason Smith-RAMS
10. John Moffit-G/C-WISC- NFL comp- Eric Wood-BUFF
11. David Arkin-G-MIZZ.ST.- NFL COMP-Kris Deilman-SD

12. Andrew Jackson-G-FRES.ST.- NFL COMP-Jake Scott-TENN
13. Jason Pinkston-T/G-PITT-NFL COMP-Sean Locklear-SEA
14. Justin Boren-C/G-OHIO ST.-NFL COMP- David Bass-SF
15. Demarcus Love-G-NFL Comp- Vernon Carey-MIA
16. Maurice Hurt-G- NFL COMP-FLA-Brandon Moore-NYJ

17. Daniel Kilgore- G-APP. ST- NFL COMP-Kyle Kosier- DALL
18. Lee Ziemba-G/T-AUB-NFL COMP- Daryn Colledge- GB



C- A thin group with 2 of the players being players moving from their primary college positions in the NFL.

1. Mike Pouncey-C/G- FLA- NFL Comp- twin- Markice Pouncey- PITT
2. Stefan Wisniewski- C/G- Penn ST.NFL Comp- Ryan Kalil- CAR
3. Rodney Hudson-C/G-FLA. ST.-NFL Comp- Rueben Brown-RET.
4. John Moffit-G/C-WISC- NFL comp- Eric Wood-BUFF
5. Justin Boren-C/G-OHIO ST.-NFL COMP- David Bass-SF





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