NFL Draft 2011: Top 10 Players Available at Each Position on Day 3

Andrew NortonCorrespondent IIIApril 30, 2011

NFL Draft 2011: Top 10 Players Available at Each Position on Day 3

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Cam Newton, #1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers holds up a jersey on stage after he was picked during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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    With the bulk of big name talent off the board, NFL teams will have to test their forecasting skills in Rounds 4-7.

    We have made it through the first three rounds of the draft. Some surprises, a handful of reaches, big trades and monumental steals. But the draft is reaching one of the most important elements—the time when teams reach deep into their scouting reports and try to find the hidden gems deep in the draft.

    A delicate balance of team needs and player rankings are needed to sort through all the mid-tier talent remaining. Who stands out? Who will best fit in to your style? Which players are going to be marked as steals in the years to come?

    Lets take a look at the top 10 players remaining at each position in the 2011 NFL draft.

Round 4-7: Best Available Quarterbacks

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    MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 29: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the North Team passes over South Team defenders during second quarter of the Under Armour Senior Bowl on January 29, 2011 at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Im
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    1. Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
    2. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia
    3. Nathan Enderle, Idaho
    4. Greg McElroy, Alabama
    5. Patrick Devlin, Delaware
    6. Taylor Yates, North Carolina
    7. Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin
    8. Ryan Colburn, Fresno State
    9. Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
    10. Jeff Van Camp, Florida Atlantic

Round 4-7: Best Available Running Backs

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    LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 20:  Running back Kendall Hunter #24 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys carries the ball during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 20, 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    1. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
    2. Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
    3. Johnny White, North Carolina
    4. Jordan Todman, Connecticut
    5. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
    6. Derrick Locke, Kentucky
    7. Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
    8. Delone Carter, Syracuse
    9. Roy Helu, Nebraska
    10. Bilal Powell, Louisville

Round 4-7: Best Available Wide Receivers

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    COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 9:  Brandon Saine #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to make a tackle on Tandon Doss #2 of the Indiana Hoosiers during a kickoff return at Ohio Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    1. Tandon Doss, Indiana
    2. Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
    3. Edmond Gates, Abilene Christian
    4. Greg Salas, Hawaii
    5. Jeremy Kerley, TCU
    6. Niles Paul, Nebraska
    7. Cecil Shorts, Mount Union
    8. Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State
    9. Darvin Adams, Auburn
    10. Jamel Hamler, Fresno State

Round 4-7: Best Available Tight Ends (Top 5)

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24:  Luke Stocker #88 of the Tennessee Volunteers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    1. Luke Stocker, Tennessee
    2. Virgil Green, Nevada
    3. Jordan Cameron, USC
    4. D.J. Williams, Arkansas
    5. Charles Clay, Tulsa

Round 4-7: Best Available Offensive Linemen

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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. Clint Boling, Georgia
    2. Marcus Cannon, TCU
    3. James Brewer, Indiana
    4. Daniel Ziemba, Auburn
    5. Andrew Jackson, Fresno State
    6. Chris Hairston, Clemson
    7. Demarcus Love, Arkansas
    8. Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh
    9. David Arkin, Missouri State
    10. Joshua Davis, Georgia

Round 4-7: Best Available Defensive Ends and Tackles

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    IOWA CITY, IA - OCTOBER 30: Running back Larry Caper #22 of the Michigan State Spartans recovers his fumble as line backer James Morris #44, defensive line man Christian Ballard #46, and line backer Troy Johnson #48 of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes clos
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    1. Christian Ballard, Iowa
    2. Chris Carter, Fresno State
    3. Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
    4. Lawrence Guy, Arizona State
    5. Cliff Matthews, South Carolina
    6. Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
    7. Bruce Miller, Central Forida
    8. Ian Williams, Notre Dame
    9. Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
    10. Karl Klug, Iowa

Round 4-7: Best Available Linebackers

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 26:  Mike Shanahan #87 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is tackled by teammates Quan Sturdivant #52 and Bruce Carter #54 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game on December 26, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Str
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    1. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
    2. Colin McCarthy, Miami
    3. Casey Matthews, Oregon
    4. Sam Acho, Texas
    5. Ross Homan, Ohio State
    6. K.J. Wright, Mississippi State
    7. Greg Jones, Michigan State
    8. Nick Bellore, Central Michigan
    9. Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
    10. Mark Herzlich, Boston College

Round 4-7: Best Available Cornerbacks

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Chimdi Chekwa #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is unable to come up with an interception as he goes up for the ball against Cobi Hamilton #11 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second quarter during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at th
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    1. Brandon Burton, Utah
    2. Kendric Burney, North Carolina
    3. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
    4. Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State
    5. Brandon Hogan, West Virginia
    6. Eric Hagg, Nebraska
    7. Josh Thomas, Buffalo
    8. Buster Skrine, Tennessee-Chattanooga
    9. Shiloh Keo, Idaho
    10. Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech

Round 4-7: Best Available Safeties (Top 5)

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 30:  Ahmad Black #35 of the Florida Gators breaks up a pass to Kris Durham #16 of the Georgia Bulldogsduring the game at EverBank Field on October 30, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    1. Ahmad Black, Florida
    2. Deandre McDaniel, Clemson
    3. Tyler Sash, Iowa
    4. Robert Sands, West Virginia
    5. Jeron Johnson, Boise State

Round 4-7: Best Available Kickers and Punters

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 13: Alex Henery #90 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers kicks an extra point against the Kansas Jayhawks during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Kansas 20-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/
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    1. Alex Henery, Nebraska
    2. Kai Forbath, UCLA
    3. Ryan Donahue, Iowa
    4. Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State
    5. Chas Henry (Punter), Florida