2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Senior Bowl Mock Draft and Prospect Rankings
The 2013 Senior Bowl gave NFL scouts and hardcore draftniks the chance to see many of the top senior prospects in the country competing in live game action one last time before the workout part of the offseason evaluation process begins.
A few players boosted their stock with big performances in Mobile. Eric Fisher, Ezekiel Ansah, Zaviar Gooden, Desmond Trufant and Mike Gillislee are just a few of the notable prospects who earned themselves a few more bucks with their outstanding showings.
But as we turn toward the NFL combine, plenty of questions remain unanswered. It’s still tough to project the first round of the 2013 draft since many teams' top needs will change depending on what happens in free agency.
Having said that, here are first-round projections and individual prospect rankings for the 2013 NFL draft.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel
A quarterback has been the first overall pick in 10 out of the past 12 drafts. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, who are in need of a new starting signal-caller, there’s not a prospect at the position worthy of the top pick this year.
Luckily for Kansas City, the best overall prospect in the 2013 draft class, Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel, is a player who could also fill another key need, as left tackle Branden Albert is set to become a free agent this offseason.
Joeckel is the type of franchise tackle prospect who the team can build its offensive line around. The 2012 Outland Trophy winner has all the tools—size, athleticism, power, toughness and fundamentally sound technique—to be a valuable blindside protector for the next decade.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Damontre Moore
The 2012 NBA draft marked the first time that two players from the same school (Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) were taken with the first two picks.
It’s possible we could see the same thing happen in the 2013 NFL draft with Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel and Damontre Moore.
Jacksonville has been searching for a premier pass-rusher for years, and Moore seems like he could be the perfect player to finally solve the team’s problem.
The 6'4", 250-pound junior may be a bit undersized for the 4-3 end position. But that didn’t stop the former outside linebacker from dominating against some of the best offensive lines in the country this past season.
Moore totaled 12.5 sacks, 85 tackles, including 57 solo stops and 21 tackles for loss, and nine quarterback hurries in 2012. He’s a relentless pass-rushing menace who’s the type of defender who could make an instant impact as a rookie.
3. Oakland Raiders: DT Star Lotulelei
Oakland’s defensive line needs a lot of work, and there’s a strong possibility that the Raiders will use their first pick to boost the struggling unit.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is expected to leave in free agency, so it would make a lot of sense if the team selected powerhouse run-stuffer Star Lotulelei to replace him.
Lotulelei may not be the flashiest prospect in the draft, but he excels at clogging up running lanes and demanding double-teams on almost every snap.
The massive 6'4", 320-pound tackle out of Utah shares many of the same physical qualities as another notable Tongan defensive lineman, Baltimore's Haloti Ngata.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: OT Eric Fisher
Philadelphia’s speedy skill-position players such as LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin appear to be great fits for new coach Chip Kelly’s offensive system.
The offensive line is a different story, though.
The team’s top tackles—Jason Peters, King Dunlap and Todd Herremans—are all big, slower blockers rather than the quicker, more athletic linemen Kelly preferred when he was at Oregon.
That’s why it wouldn’t be surprising if the Eagles selected one of the draft’s fastest-rising prospects, Central Michigan's Eric Fisher, with the fourth pick.
Fisher is incredibly agile and athletic for a 6'7", 305-pound tackle, and he would be a great fit for Kelly’s system. He would also help to solidify a line that struggled mightily this season.
5. Detroit Lions: DE Bjoern Werner
Defensive end Cliff Avril, Detroit’s most productive pass-rusher, had 9.5 sacks this season and is set to hit the open market in free agency.
That’s why the team will likely spend a lot of time scouting this year’s top defensive-end prospects.
One player the Lions will likely take a strong interest in is Florida State’s Bjoern Werner.
Werner displayed incredible power and pass-rushing instincts in 2012, racking up 13 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and five quarterback hurries.
The German native may not be another J.J. Watt. However, he has a chance to one day become the same caliber of defensive difference-maker as the Texans star.
6. Cleveland Browns: OLB Barkevious Mingo
Cleveland will be switching from a 4-3 base defensive scheme to a 3-4 system under new coordinator Ray Horton. The Browns are going to need to find new personnel to fit the new-look defense, and an outside edge-rusher has to be near the top of their wish list.
LSU’s Barkevious Mingo is this year’s most intriguing 3-4 outside linebacker.
The 6'5", 240-pound Mingo is an athletic freak who possesses as much upside as any other prospect in the draft. All he needs is the proper coaching and development.
Mingo and Jabaal Sheard would form a very scary pass-rushing tandem that Cleveland could build its defense around.
7. Arizona Cardinals: QB Geno Smith
Arizona has the best WR in the NFL, Larry Fitzgerald. But for the Cardinals to get the most out of him, they must find a quarterback who can get him the ball.
The 2013 quarterback class certainly pales in comparison to last year's crop. Nevertheless, the face of this year’s group, West Virginia's Geno Smith, is the type of signal-caller who could form a tremendous passing partnership with Fitzgerald.
Don't listen to the critics who say that Smith is just a product of Dana Holgorsen's pass-heavy Air Raid offensive scheme.
The 6'3", 216-pound senior has the combination of elite arm talent, intelligence, natural passing instincts, leadership ability and the desire to succeed that you look for in a potential franchise quarterback.
8. Buffalo Bills: FS Kenny Vaccaro
One of the big rumors in the final few days leading up to the 2012 NFL draft was that the Bills had a strong interest in safety Mark Barron.
They ultimately never got the opportunity to take him, however, since Tampa Bay picked him at No. 7.
Considering free safety Jairus Byrd, who was arguably the team’s best defensive player in 2012, will be an unrestricted free agent, Buffalo could now have a strong interest in this year’s top safety prospect, Texas’ Kenny Vaccaro.
If the Bills lose Byrd, Vaccaro would be a solid replacement for him.
The athletic 6'1", 218-pound ball hawk is a proven leader who racked up 96 tackles, including 59 solo stops, picked off two passes and broke up another five throws as a senior.
9. New York Jets: OG Chance Warmack
The Jets could go in plenty of directions with their first-round pick, but one position you shouldn’t expect them to target is quarterback.
After two underwhelming seasons, Rex Ryan knows he needs to win immediately and get back to the playoffs in 2013. Adding a rookie quarterback to the mix isn’t going to help him do that.
What will help is adding stability to the offensive line, especially since the team’s two starting offensive guards, Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, will be unrestricted free agents.
The premier guard prospect in this year’s class, Alabama’s Chance Warmack, is the type of big, mauling run-blocker who could help fix a running game that averaged just 3.8 yards per carry in 2012.
10. Tennessee Titans: DT Sharrif Floyd
Tennessee has a few quality young defensive tackles. However, the Titans don’t have that one truly disruptive tackle who can create chaos in the trenches. That’s a big reason why they ranked just 24th in the league in run defense in 2012.
Florida’s Sharrif Floyd is a powerful, athletic and tenacious tackle, who could instantly strengthen the team’s defensive line.
Floyd, a highly touted All-American high school recruit, came into his own during his final season in Gainesville.
The 6'3", 303-pound junior totaled 46 tackles, including 29 solo stops, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks. He played a big role in helping the Gators rank fourth in the nation in run defense.
11. San Diego Chargers: CB Dee Milliner
Both of San Diego’s starting cornerbacks, Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason, will be unrestricted free agents this offseason. If the Chargers lose both of them, or even just one, they would likely turn to the draft to find cornerback help.
The team wouldn’t be able to find a better cornerback in the 2013 draft than Alabama’s Dee Milliner.
The 6'1", 199-pound junior flourished in his first year as a full-time starter in 2012, totaling 54 tackles, picking off two passes and leading the nation with 20 pass breakups.
Milliner is a big, athletic and physical cover man who clearly has the potential to quickly develop into a No. 1 corner on an NFL defense.
12. Miami Dolphins: WR Cordarrelle Patterson
In Davone Bess, Miami has one of the best slot receivers in the NFL. But outside of him, the team’s receiver corps is one of the weakest in the NFL.
The Dolphins need to find QB Ryan Tannehill a true No. 1 receiver who he can rely on. Luckily, they’re sitting in a perfect position in the 2013 draft to land that type of player.
There’s a good chance that the best receiver prospect in the draft, Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson, will be available when Miami is picking at No. 12.
Patterson made plenty of highlight-reel plays during his one year in Knoxville. He caught 46 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 308 yards on just 25 carries (12 yards per carry) with three touchdowns and returned a kickoff and punt each for a touchdown.
The 6'3", 205-pound junior has great size and tremendous physical ability.
Patterson has the potential to become the next Julio Jones.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DE Ezekiel Ansah
The Tampa Bay front office has to be concerned that the team’s top two pass-rushers, Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers, have both had serious injury troubles very early in their pro careers.
It also has to concern the Bucs that they were tied for 29th in the NFL with just 27 sacks this season.
The team clearly needs to add life to its lackluster pass rush, and BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah could be just the player to do that.
Ansah, a native of Ghana who only started playing organized football in 2010, is an unrefined and raw work in progress. But he showed enough flashes during his breakout senior campaign, in which he totaled 4.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss, as well as during the Senior Bowl, to warrant being a top-20 pick.
The 6'5", 270-pound edge-rusher has a rare combination of power and remarkable athleticism the likes of which you don’t see often from a collegiate defensive end.
14. Carolina Panthers: DT Sheldon Richardson
This season, Carolina’s two starting defensive tackles, Dwan Edwards and Ron Edwards, were both older than 30.
It’s obvious the Panthers need to add youth and energy at the position, and those are attributes a tackle prospect like Missouri's Sheldon Richardson has to offer.
Richardson was one of the most active and disruptive defensive tackles in college football this past season. The 6'4", 295-pound junior totaled 75 tackles, including 39 solo stops and 10.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and seven quarterback hurries.
The highly athletic, prototypical 3-technique tackle would be a great addition to Carolina’s defensive front.
15. New Orleans Saints: OLB Jarvis Jones
Jarvis Jones won’t be a top-10 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. I guess you can call that a bold prediction, considering Jones is being projected by pretty much everyone to be selected in the first six picks.
Ultimately, though, his spinal stenosis condition—the same condition that really hurt Marcus McNeill’s draft stock in 2006—will likely drop him a bit on draft day.
Still, even if Jones falls out of the top 10, he won’t experience a Da'Quan Bowers-esque fall out of the first round. There are too many teams that need pass-rushers in this year’s draft.
One team that would love it if Jones falls a bit is the New Orleans Saints, who will be switching to a 3-4 defense next season.
Jones may not be a truly elite prospect, but he’s a natural playmaker who made plenty of game-changing plays at Georgia over the last two years, totaling 28 sacks, 44 tackles for loss and nine forced fumbles.
16. St. Louis Rams: OT D.J. Fluker
St. Louis will likely be looking for a right tackle this offseason since Barry Richardson, who was good but certainly nothing special in 2012, will be an unrestricted free agent.
Alabama’s D.J. Fluker could be the prospect the Rams are seeking. He may not be the greatest pass-blocker, but Fluker has the size, power and attitude to develop into an outstanding run-blocker.
The 6'5", 355-pound junior has proven himself against SEC competition for the past three years, and he's ready to start in the NFL right now.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Keenan Allen
There’s a good chance that Pittsburgh is going to lose its best wide receiver, Mike Wallace, in free agency this offseason. If that happens, the Steelers will likely turn to the draft to help bolster the position.
Luckily, they should have a shot at landing a terrific pass-catcher with the No. 17 pick.
Cal’s Keenan Allen is the big and extremely athletic receiving weapon that would make life a whole lot easier for QB Ben Roethlisberger.
Allen shined during his final two years, catching 159 passes in 22 games. Most importantly, the former 5-star high school recruit displayed the skills needed to be a No. 1 receiver for an NFL offense.
18. Dallas Cowboys: DT Kawann Short
Dallas will be switching from its base 3-4 defensive scheme to a 4-3 system under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. The changein philosophies means that a change in personnel is to be expected.
Dallas clearly needs help in the interior, especially since two of its top defensive tackles, Jay Ratliff and Josh Brent, were recently arrested.
Kawann Short is the type of athletic and explosive tackle who would be a perfect fit in Dallas’ new defense.
Short is a 6'3", 308-pound prototypical 3-technique tackle who totaled 13.5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss during his final two seasons at Purdue.
19. New York Giants: DE Alex Okafor
Before the season started, it looked as if the Giants’ group of defensive ends was one of the strongest in the NFL. However, the unit had some unexpected struggles in 2012. New York ended up finishing 22nd in the league with just 33 total sacks.
Now the team has to deal with the fact that Osi Umenyiora will be a free agent.
It also has to come to the realization that Justin Tuck has likely peaked.
One top defensive end prospect in the 2013 draft class that would be a great fit for the Giants’ organization is Alex Okafor.
Okafor may not possess jaw-dropping athleticism or rare physical skills. But he’s a tough, hard-working, backbone-of-a-defense-type of player that the Giants need.
In his senior year at Texas, the 6’4’’, 261-pound end totaled 12.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and nine quarterback hurries.
20. Chicago Bears: OT Lane Johnson
Chicago’s offensive line has been underwhelming and riddled with holes for far too long. The Bears lack a solid left tackle who can keep QB Jay Cutler safe. That’s why they’ll likely look to the draft to find a pass-protector.
Lane Johnson has the athleticism of a tight end but the strength and size of an offensive tackle.
Johnson is a 6'6", 302-pound senior who was the cornerstone of an Oklahoma offensive line that allowed just 15 total sacks in 2012.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: DE Dion Jordan
Cincinnati finished third in the NFL with 51 sacks this season. There’s a chance, however, that the Bengals could lose one of the key contributors to that total, DE Michael Johnson (11.5 sacks), in free agency this offseason.
If the team can’t find a way to bring back its best defensive end, Cincinnati will likely spend a high draft pick on a player to replace him.
One prospect who seems like an almost perfect replica of Johnson is Oregon’s Dion Jordan. Like Johnson, Jordan is a tall, long and athletic edge-rusher who has the size and speed to create plenty of matchup problems for opposing offensive tackles.
The 6'7", 243-pound converted tight end racked up 12.5 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles in his final two seasons in Eugene.
22. St. Louis Rams (From Washington): WR Terrance Williams
St. Louis has a few intriguing young wide receivers such as Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick. But the Rams could also become a bit depleted at the position, as pass-catchers such as Steve Smith, Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson will all be free agents this offseason.
The team has two first-round picks in this year’s draft, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the Rams used one of them on a potential future No. 1 receiver such as Terrance Williams.
Williams put together a brilliant breakout campaign in 2012, hauling in 97 passes for 1,832 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The 6'2", 201-pound senior is an explosive receiving weapon who has all the skills to develop into an NFL team’s most reliable receiving target.
23. Minnesota Vikings: WR Justin Hunter
Minnesota was able to rely on the spectacular performance of RB Adrian Peterson to get to the playoffs this season, but it’s highly doubtful that Peterson will be able to carry the offense like that again next season.
The Vikings need to diversify their offensive attack and bolster their passing game, and that means they have to add another dangerous wide receiver to complement Percy Harvin.
Tennessee’s Justin Hunter would form an absolutely deadly tandem with Harvin.
After returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of the 2011 season, Hunter showed no signs of rust this past season, as he hauled in 73 catches for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns.
If the highly athletic 6'4", 200-pound junior can develop more consistent hands once he reaches the NFL, he has a chance to develop into an intimidating receiver who strikes fear into the hearts of opposing secondaries.
24. Indianapolis Colts: OG Jonathan Cooper
Indianapolis has a lot invested in franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, which is why the Colts need to do everything they can to keep Luck well-protected. That the offensive line allowed 41 sacks during Luck’s rookie season is obviously a bit concerning.
The team could use an upgrade inside at offensive guard, and the solution could be found in the 2013 draft.
North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper is an experienced four-year starter who could come in and start for an NFL team as a rookie.
Luck would certainly welcome the addition of the strong and athletic 6'3", 295-pound All-ACC standout.
25. Seattle Seahawks: OLB Zaviar Gooden
The Seahawks have two talented young linebackers in Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright. However, they’ll likely need to add a weakside ‘backer in the offseason if Leroy Hill leaves in free agency.
Missouri's Zaviar Gooden could be a perfect fit for the team’s fast-flowing, attacking hybrid defensive system.
He didn't receive a lot of national publicity during the 2012 season. But much like Seattle’s 2012 first-round pick, DE Bruce Irvin, he’s one of the most athletic and physically gifted prospects in this year’s draft class.
The converted safety would add even more speed to the Seahawks’ already impressive defense.
26. Green Bay Packers: CB Desmond Trufant
Following their embarrassing performance in a 45-31 playoff loss to the 49ers, it seems like this is going to be a defense-heavy draft for the Packers.
Green Bay needs help on all three levels of the defense, but it especially could use reinforcements in the secondary.
The team doesn’t have a true No. 1 cornerback, but that type of player could be found in the first round of this year’s draft.
Washington’s Desmond Trufant, the younger brother of NFL cornerbacks Marcus and Isaiah Trufant, is the type of well-rounded and experienced corner who could start right away for a team like Green Bay.
The 5'11", 190-pound senior is one of the best athletes in the 2013 draft class. He has instincts, recognition skills and natural playmaking ability that you look for in a top-tier cornerback prospect.
27. Houston Texans: ILB Alec Ogletree
Houston’s two starting inside linebackers, Brian Cushing and Darryl Sharpton, are coming off injury-plagued seasons. Plus, it certainly doesn’t help that the team’s two key backups at the position, Tim Dobbins and Barrett Ruud, are about to hit free agency.
The Texans could use a big boost inside, and that’s just what a young player like Georgia’s Alec Ogletree could provide.
Ogletree is one of the most athletic inside linebacker prospects to emerge from the college ranks in years, and he possesses the instincts and natural talent to develop into a Pro Bowl player.
Although he only played in 10 games in 2012, the 6'3", 232-pound junior led Georgia with 111 tackles, including 63 solo stops and 11.5 tackles for loss.
If he reaches his full potential in the pros, Ogletree will be the second coming of Pittsburgh’s Lawrence Timmons.
28. Denver Broncos: CB Jordan Poyer
Denver desperately needs to find a replacement for 34-year-old cornerback Champ Bailey, since he has now become nothing more than a shell of his former self.
If the Broncos want an athletic, intelligent and instinctive cover man who has the potential to become a No. 1 cornerback, they better take a close look at Oregon State’s Jordan Poyer.
Quarterbacks rarely tested the 6'0", 190-pound lockdown cover man during his senior year. However, he still had seven interceptions, seven pass breakups and 50 total tackles.
Poyer may not have the same upside as fellow top corner prospects such as Dee Milliner and Desmond Trufant, but he clearly has the potential to become a solid starter and a valuable member of an NFL secondary.
29. New England Patriots: WR DeAndre Hopkins
This season, New England’s two top wide receivers, Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, were on the wrong side of 30.
There’s no guarantee that Welker, who will be an unrestricted free agent, will be back with the team next season. Still, even if he is, it’s clear that the receiver unit needs an injection of young blood.
Bill Belichick hasn’t been wildly successful at selecting wide receivers early in the draft (see Chad Jackson, Bethel Johnson and Brandon Tate). However, he’ll have plenty of great options to choose from in the first round in 2013.
One receiver who could tickle Belichick’s fancy is Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins.
He stepped out of Sammy Watkins’ shadow in 2012 and proved that he was one of the most reliable receiving threats in college football.
The 6'2", 205-pound junior displayed terrific route-running instincts, sure hands and natural playmaking ability, as he hauled in 82 catches for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns.
30. Atlanta Falcons: TE Tyler Eifert
Atlanta will likely lose legendary tight end Tony Gonzalez to retirement this offseason. The Falcons shouldn’t worry too much about that, though, since they’ll likely be in prime position to land a great tight end with their first-round pick.
This year’s top TE prospect, Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert, is an impact player who could instantly give the Atlanta offense all the same things that Gonzalez did.
The athletic 6'6", 251-pound pass-catcher presents plenty of matchup problems for opposing defenses, especially in the red zone.
31. San Francisco 49ers: DT Jesse Williams
San Francisco will likely have to replenish its defensive line by adding younger, more active players to the mix this offseason.
The team’s starting nose tackle, Isaac Sopoaga, is one player who could have to be replaced.
The 31-year-old soon-to-be free agent started to wear down a bit this season. That's why it wouldn’t be surprising if the Super Bowl ends up being his last game with the 49ers.
Luckily, there should be a few starting-caliber 3-4 nose tackles available for San Francisco to choose from near the end of the first round.
Alabama’s Jesse Williams is the type of massive middle man who would be a perfect fit for the team’s defense.
The 6'4", 320-pound Australia native is a former rugby player who has an incredible combination of size, power, agility and toughness.
32. Baltimore Ravens: ILB Manti Te'o
Not only is Baltimore going to lose Ray Lewis, arguably the greatest player in franchise history, this offseason, the Ravens could also lose their other starting inside linebacker, Dannell Ellerbe, who is set to be a free agent.
The team obviously needs to find more help inside.
Luckily, there should be a few talented inside linebacker prospects available late in the first round of the 2013 draft.
Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o seems like he would be a perfect fit to take over for Lewis as the defense’s leader of the future.
Te’o is coming off a disappointing performance in the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama, and he’s had to deal with plenty of controversy this offseason. However, the bottom line is that he’s a terrific run-stuffer who was born and bred to succeed in a 3-4 defense like the one Baltimore runs.
The Top 10 Quarterbacks
1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
2. Matt Barkley, USC
3. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
4. Mike Glennon, N.C. State
5. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
6. EJ Manuel, Florida State
7. Tyler Bray, Tennessee
8. Landry Jones, Oklahoma
9. Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)
10. Matt Scott, Arizona
Quarterbacks: Honorable Mention
Alex Carder, Western Michigan
Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah
Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Jordan Rodgers, Vanderbilt
MarQueis Gray, Minnesota
Matt McGloin, Penn State
Nick Florence, Baylor
Sean Renfree, Duke
Seth Doege, Texas Tech
The Top 10 Running Backs
1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
2. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
3. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
4. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
5. Mike Gillislee, Florida
6. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
7. Kenjon Barner, Oregon
8. Andre Ellington, Clemson
9. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA
10. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
Running Backs: Honorable Mention
Christine Michael, Texas A&M
Cierre Wood, Notre Dame
Dennis Johnson, Arkansas
Jawan Jamison, Rutgers
Kerwynn Williams, Utah State
Knile Davis, Arkansas
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
The Top 10 Wide Receivers
1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
2. Keenan Allen, California
3. Terrance Williams, Baylor
4. Justin Hunter, Tennessee
5. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
6. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
7. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
8. Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
9. Robert Woods, USC
10. Aaron Dobson, Marshall
Wide Receivers: Honorable Mention
Chris Harper, Kansas State
Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
Conner Vernon, Duke
Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Josh Boyce, TCU
Kenny Stills, Oklahoma
Marquise Goodwin, Texas
Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
The Top 10 Tight Ends
1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
2. Zach Ertz, Stanford
3. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
4. Ryan Otten, San Jose State
5. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
6. Jordan Reed, Florida
7. Michael Williams, Alabama
8. Levine Toilolo, Stanford
9. Vance McDonald, Rice
10. Dion Sims, Michigan State
Tight Ends: Honorable Mention
Brandon Ford, Clemson
Chris Gragg, Arkansas
Jack Doyle, Western Kentucky
Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State
Joseph Fauria, UCLA
Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
Nick Kasa, Colorado
Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
Zach Sudfeld, Nevada
The Top 10 Offensive Tackles
1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
4. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
6. David Bakhtiari, Colorado
7. Brian Winters, Kent State
8. Menelik Watson, Florida State
9. Oday Aboushi, Virginia
10. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin
Offensive Tackles: Honorable Mention
Brennan Williams, North Carolina
Chris Faulk, LSU
Manase Foketi, West Texas A&M
Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech
LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech
Luke Marquardt, Azusa Pacific
Nick Becton, Virginia Tech
Reid Fragel, Ohio State
Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Xavier Nixon, Florida
The Top 10 Interior Linemen
1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
3. Kyle Long, Oregon
4. Barrett Jones, Alabama
5. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
6. Larry Warford, Kentucky
7. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
8. David Quessenberry, San Jose State
9. Hugh Thornton, Illinois
10. Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech
Interior Linemen: Honorable Mention
Alvin Bailey, Arkansas
Braden Hansen, BYU
Braxston Cave, Notre Dame
Brian Schwenke, California
Chris Barker, Nevada
Eric Kush, California (Pa.)
Graham Pocic, Illinois
Khaled Holmes, USC
J.C. Tretter, Cornell
Jeff Baca, UCLA
The Top 10 Defensive Tackles
1. Star Lotulelei, Utah
2. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
3. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
4. Kawann Short, Purdue
5. Jesse Williams, Alabama
6. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern
7. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
8. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
9. John Jenkins, Georgia
10. Bennie Logan, LSU
Defensive Tackles: Honorable Mention
Akeem Spence, Illinois
Chris Jones, Bowling Green
Cory Grissom, South Florida
Everett Dawkins, Florida State
Jamarkus McFarland, Oklahoma
Jordan Hill, Penn State
Josh Boyd, Mississippi State
Kwame Geathers, Georgia
Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin
William Campbell, Michigan
The Top 10 Defensive Ends
1. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
2. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Alex Okafor, Texas
5. Dion Jordan, Oregon
6. Sam Montgomery, LSU
7. Margus Hunt, SMU
8. Datone Jones, UCLA
9. Michael Buchanan, Illinois
10. Tank Carradine, Florida State
Defensive Ends: Honorable Mention
Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
Corey Lemonier, Auburn
Cornelius Washington, Georgia
Joe Kruger, Utah
John Simon, Ohio State
Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame
Lavar Edwards, LSU
Malliciah Goodman, Clemson
Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky
William Gholston, Michigan State
The Top 10 Linebackers
1. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
2. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
3. Zaviar Gooden, Missouri
4. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
5. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
6. Kevin Minter, LSU
7. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
8. Chase Thomas, Stanford
9. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
10. Sio Moore, Connecticut
Linebackers: Honorable Mention
DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina
Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Jamie Collins, Southern Miss
Jelani Jenkins, Florida
Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
Kiko Alonso, Oregon
Nico Johnson, Alabama
Sean Porter, Texas A&M
Trevardo Williams, Connecticut
Vince Williams, Florida State
The Top 10 Cornerbacks
1. Dee Milliner, Alabama
2. Desmond Trufant, Washington
3. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
4. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
5. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
6. Logan Ryan, Rutgers
7. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut
8. B.W. Webb, William & Mary
9. Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana
10. Will Davis, Utah State
Cornerbacks: Honorable Mention
Darius Slay, Mississippi State
Jamar Taylor, Boise State
Johnny Adams, Michigan State
Leon McFadden, San Diego State
Melvin White, Louisiana-Lafayette
Mike Edwards, Hawaii
Nickell Robey, USC
Terry Hawthorne, Illinois
Tharold Simon, LSU
The Top 10 Safeties
1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Eric Reid, LSU
3. Jonathan Cyprien, FIU
4. Matt Elam, Florida
5. Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
6. Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma
7. David Amerson, N.C. State
8. Duke Williams, Nevada
9. J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern
10. D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina
Safeties: Honorable Mention
Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
Brandan Bishop, N.C. State
Cody Davis, Texas Tech
Daimion Stafford, Nebraska
Kemal Ishmael, UCF
Robert Lester, Alabama
Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse
Shawn Williams, Georgia
T.J. McDonald, USC
Zeke Motta, Notre Dame
The Top 10 Kickers
1. Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
2. Dan Conroy, Michigan State
3. Caleb Sturgis, Florida
4. Zach Brown, Portland State
5. Brett Baer, Louisiana-Lafayette
6. Brandon McManus, Temple
7. Maikon Bonani, South Florida
8. Casey Barth, North Carolina
9. Brett Maher, Nebraska
10. Matt Weller, Ohio
The Top 10 Punters
1. Brad Wing, LSU
2. Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
3. Jeff Locke, UCLA
4. Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
5. Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
6. Jackson Rice, Oregon
7. Ryan Epperson, Texas A&M
8. Tress Way, Oklahoma
9. Bobby Cowan, Idaho
10. Pete Kontodiakos, Colorado State
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