Post-NFL Combine Top Position Rankings for 2013 NFL Draft

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Post-NFL Combine Top Position Rankings for 2013 NFL Draft
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As the college football season wore on last fall, I kept up with a monthly 2013 NFL draft big board from September through the beginning of January.

But with the whirlwind of underclassmen declarations and the NFL Scouting Combine, I figured the rankings would be changing too rapidly to make it worth coming out with another ranking until now.

I like position rankings and big boards a lot more than mock drafts, because it's more about actual evaluation of players and not blind predictions. Mock drafts, especially before free agency but even afterward, are incredibly pointless, because we have no idea what NFL teams are planning on doing. 

I'm doing this list in the style of Mike Mayock, who ranks players within their positions. I like this style because it's so hard to compare some positions. It's difficult and often misleading to compare a guard to a safety to a running back.

So remember, this is not a mock draft in any way; this is just ranking the 10 best draft-eligible college football players at each position.

Most rankings are done as standard top-10 lists, but for the linebacker position I made three shorter lists so I could be more specific about the exact position. I also combined the guard and centers into one slide because there isn't as much top-level talent and demand for those positions. 

Lastly, I added in a sleeper pick for each position for a lesser-known player who isn't necessarily next on the ranking but is worth keeping an eye on. 

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