2011 NFL Draft: Top 5 Players by Postion Still Available in Round Two

Andrew NortonCorrespondent IIIApril 29, 2011

2011 NFL Draft: Top 5 Players by Postion Still Available in Round Two

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    Bowers is the biggest surprise to still be on the board
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    The first round of the NFL Draft had its fair share of surprises for us.

    "Locks" for the first round didn't make it to the stage, while players not projected until the late second or even third round heard their name called in the top 20.

    While teams are gearing up for another day of the 2011 NFL Draft, let's take a look at the five best available players for each position.

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Quarterback

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Quarterback Ryan Mallett #15 of the Arkansas Razorbacks looks to pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew
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    1. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
    2. Andy Dalton, TCU
    3. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
    4. Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
    5. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Running Back

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 20: Mikel Leshoure #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs on his way to a 339 yard rushing performance against the Northwestern Wildcats during a game played at Wrigley Field on November 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois defeated
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    1. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
    2. Mikel Leshoure, Illinois
    3. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
    4. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
    5. Johnny White, North Carolina

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Wide Receiver

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    LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 13:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball while defended by Sean Richardson #21 of the Vanderbilt Commodores during the game at Commonwealth Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won
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    1. Torrey Smith, Maryland
    2. Randall Cobb, Kentucky
    3. Titus Young, Boise State
    4. Greg Little, North Carolina
    5. Leonard Hankerson, Miami

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Tight End

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Kyle Randolph #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs as Jonas Mouton #8 of the Michigan Wolverines closes in at Notre Dame Stadium on September 11, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan defeated Notre Dame 28-24.  (Photo b
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    1. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
    2. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
    3. Luke Stocker, Tennessee
    4. Virgil Green, Nevada
    5. D.J. Williams, Arkansas

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Offensive Line

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 21:  Clint Boling #60 of the Georgia Bulldogs against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    1. Orlando Franklin, Miami
    2. Ben Ijalana, Villanova
    3. Clint Boling, Georgia
    4. Marcus Cannon, TCU
    5. William Rackley, Lehigh

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Defensive Line

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    EUGENE, OR - DECEMBER 03:  Running back LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks rushes with the ball past tackle Stephen Paea #54 of the Oregon State Beavers at Autzen Stadium on December 3, 2009 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
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    1. Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
    2. Stephen Paea, Oregon St.
    3. Christian Ballard, Iowa
    4. Jurrell Casey, USC
    5. Brooks Reed, Arizona

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Linebacker

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Linebacker Akeem Ayers #10 of the UCLA Bruins in the game with the Houston Cougars at the Rose Bowl on September 18, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  UCLA won 31-13.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    1. Justin Houston, Georgia
    2. Akeem Ayers, UCLA
    3. Martez Wilson, Illinois
    4. Bruce Carter, North Carolina
    5. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina

Top 5 Remaining Prospects, Cornerback

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 09:  Ras-I Dowling #19 of the Virginia Cavaliers against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    1. Brandon Harris, Miami
    2. Aaron Williams, Texas
    3. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
    4. Curtis Brown, Texas
    5. Johnny Patrick, Louisville

Top 5 Remaining Prospects: Safety

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Safety Rahim Moore #3 of the UCLA Bruins in the game with the Houston Cougars at the Rose Bowl on September 18, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  UCLA won 31-13.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    1. Rahim Moore, UCLA
    2. Ahmad Black, Florida
    3. Deandre, McDaniel, Clemson
    4. Tyler Sash, Iowa
    5. Robert Sands, West Virginia