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2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the Preseason Top 125 with NFL Comparisons

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterMay 12, 2011

2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the Preseason Top 125 with NFL Comparisons

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    PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal lines up his team against the Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Who cares if the 2012 NFL Draft is almost a year away? We don't, and that's why our preparation for the 2012 draft has already begun in earnest.

    Much will change once the college football season starts-- who saw Cameron Newton or Nick Fairley as top players last spring-- but at Bleacher Report's NFL Draft headquarters we are already rolling out our preseason top 125 players list.

    There are some surprises here, and a few sleepers, but the name at the top should surprise no one. Stanford's Andrew Luck is head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Players 125-100

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars at the game against the UCLA Bruins in the second quarter 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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    Players 125-100

    Overall Pos. Rank Player Pos. School Class Ht. Wt. 40 Time
    125 11 Case Keenum QB Houston rSr 6'1 210 4.84
    124 12 John Simon DT Ohio State Jr 6'2 276 4.89
    123 5 T.J. McDonald FS USC Jr 6'2 205 4.54
    122 5 David DeCastro OG Stanford rJr 6'5 312 5.22
    121 7 Jerry Franklin ILB Arkansas rSr 6'1 241 4.66
    120 4 Aaron Henry FS Wisconsin rSr 6'0 205 4.50
    119 5 DeVonte Holloman SS South Carolina Jr 6'2 228 4.54
    118 11 Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt Sr 6'0 185 4.53
    117 16 Nick Toon WR Wisconsin rSr 6'3 218 4.57
    116 9 Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio State rJr 6'5 245 4.72
    115 11 Jaye Howard DT Florida rSr 6'3 302 4.93
    114 10 Armond Armstead DT

    USC

    Sr 6'5 295 4.97
    113 13 Vince Browne DE Northwestern rSr 6'5 265 4.86
    112 15 Jarrett Boykin WR Virginia Tech Sr 6'2 215 4.54
    111 8 Orson Charles TE Georgia Jr 6'3 240 4.64
    110 9 Brandon Thompson DT Clemson Sr 6'2 310 5.30
    109 10 Brandon Boykin CB Georgia Sr 5'10 184 4.44
    108 14 T.Y. Hilton WR FIU Sr 5'10 183 4.44
    107 7 Dwayne Allen TE Clemson rJr 6'4 255 4.76
    106 13 Dwight Jones WR North Carolina Sr 6'4 215 4.57
    105 8 Josh Chapman DT Alabama rSr 6'1 310 5.09
    104 10 Sean Spence OLB Miami (FL) Sr 5'11 225 4.52
    103 12 Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers Jr 6'2 218 4.57
    102 10 Montel Harris RB Boston College Sr 5'10 200 4.54
    101 9 Blake DeChristopher OT Virginia Tech rSr 6'5 320 5.07
    100 9 Kenjon Barner RB Oregon rJr 5'11 180 4.39

Players 99-75

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Running back Cody Johnson #31 of the University of Texas rushes during the second half against Texas A&M at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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    Players 99-75

    Overall Pos. Rank Player Pos. School Class Ht. Wt. 40 Time
    99 11 Jermaine Kearse WR Washington Sr 6'2 205 4.52
    98 1 Cody Johnson FB Texas rSr 5'11 250 4.68
    97 6 Coby Fleener TE Stanford rSr 6'6 245 4.85
    96 8 Isaiah Peed RB Cincinnati Sr 5'10 200 4.38
    95 9 Nigel Bradham OLB Florida St. Sr 6'2 240 4.63
    94 7 Kawann Short DT Purdue rJr 6'3 305 5.22
    93 7 Chris Polk RB Washington rJr 5'11 215 4.48
    92 10 Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas rJr 6'3 215 4.77
    91 12 Jake Bequette DE Arkansas rSr 6'5 270 4.85
    90 5 Rhett Ellison TE USC rSr 6'5 245 4.75
    89 10 Chris Owusu WR Stanford Sr 6'2 200 4.47
    88 3 Lance Mitchell FS Oregon St. rSr 6'2 208 4.58
    87 9 Marquis Maze WR Alabama rSr 5'10 182 4.43
    86 11 Vinny Curry DE Marshall rSr 6'4 252 4.68
    85 4 Delano Howell SS Stanford Sr 5'11 198 4.49
    84 4 Stephen Good OG Oklahoma Sr 6'6 300 5.12
    83 10 Wes Horton DE USC rJr 6'5 260 4.82
    82 8 DeVier Posey WR Ohio State Sr 6'2 213 4.52
    81 4 Ladarius Green TE La-Lafeyette Sr 6'6 230 4.73
    80 9 Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio State Sr 6'6 235 4.48
    79 6 Brandon Bolden RB Ole Miss Sr 5'11 215 4.59
    78 3 Barrett Jones OG Alabama rJr 6'4 301 4.97
    77 3 Tony Dye SS UCLA Sr 5'11 205 4.52
    76 5 Daniel Herron RB Ohio State rSr 5'10 205 4.52
    75 8 Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M rSr 6'4 220 4.65

Players 74-51

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Scott Tolzien #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers is sacked by linebacker Tank Carder #43 of the TCU Horned Frogs during the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Gett
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    Players 74-51

    Overall Pos. Rank Player Pos. School Class Ht. Wt. 40 Time
    74 8 Andrew Datko OT Florida St. Sr 6'6 312 5.14
    73 8 Bruce Irvin OLB West Virginia Sr 6'2 235 4.72
    72 9 Morris Claiborne CB LSU Jr 6'0 178 4.45
    71 3 George Bryan TE NC State rSr 6'5 265 4.83
    70 6 Chris Galippo ILB USC rSr 6'2 250 4.74
    69 6 Kendall Reyes DT UConn rSr 6'4 298 4.93
    68 9 Billy Winn DE Boise State rSr 6'4 288 4.98
    67 8 Jacquies Smith DE Missouri Sr 6'4 250 4.73
    66 8 Janoris Jenkins CB Florida Sr 5'11 186 4.52
    65 2 David Paulson TE Oregon rSr 6'4 242 4.76
    64 2 Brandon Washington OG Miami (FL) Jr 6'4 330 5.36
    63 7 Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma St. rSr 6'4 220 4.84
    62 7 Donnie Fletcher CB Boston College Sr 6'1 200 4.53
    61 7 Tank Carder OLB TCU rSr 6'2 237 4.62
    60 2 Eddie Whitley FS Virginia Tech Sr 6'1 195 4.45
    59 6 Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma Jr 6'2 240 4.63
    58 7 Greg Childs WR Arkansas Sr 6'3 217 4.57
    57 6 Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M rSr 5'11 188 4.42
    56 7 Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma St. Sr 6'5 318 5.23
    55 2 Mark Barron SS Alabama Sr 6'2 210 4.56
    54 6 Juron Criner WR Arizona Sr 6'4 210 4.60
    53 6 Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State rSr 6'3 205 4.80
    52 5 Brandon Lindsey OLB Pitt rSr 6'2 250 4.67
    51 6 Mike Adams OT Ohio State Sr 6'8 305 5.28

50. LaMichael James, Running Back, Oregon

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs down field against the Auburn Tigers during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christia
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    The LaMichael James File:

    5'9", 185lbs

    4.42 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Small and fragile

    - Amazing open-field moves

    - A threat to score from anywhere

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs

49. Nico Johnson, Outside Linebacker, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02:  Nico Johnson #35 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Nico Johnson File:

    6'3", 238lbs

    4.59 40-time

    Junior


    Bullet Points:

    - Punishing tackler

    - Speed demon pass rusher off the edge

    - Experienced in a 3-4 defense

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews III, Green Bay Packers

48. Andre Branch, Defensive End, Clemson

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    COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 28:  Andre Branch #40 and members of the Clemson Tigers run onto the field prior to the start of the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Columbia, South  Carolina.  (Photo by
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    The Andre Branch File:

    6'4", 258lbs

    4.76 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Pure edge rusher is ideal right defensive end

    - Has the tools to stand up in a 3-4 defense

    - Needs big production in 2011

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs

47. Alameda Ta amu, Defensive Tackle, Washington

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is tackled by Alameda Ta'amu #74 of the Washington Huskies on September 18, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    The Alameda Ta'amu File:

    6'3", 330lbs

    5.29 40-time

    Senior


    Bullet Points:

    - Huge, massive frame

    - Surprisingly agile

    - Weight might be a concern

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: B.J. Raji, Green Bay Packers

46. Ryan Broyles, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Ryan Broyles #85 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs after a catch against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Pet
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    The Ryan Broyles File:

    5'11", 185lbs

    4.54 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Super productive

    - Scary good route runner

    - Undersized for the NFL

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Santonio Holmes, New York Jets

45. Michael Floyd, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20:  Michael Floyd #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish loses his footing against the Army Black Knights at Yankee Stadium on November 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
    Nick Laham/Getty Images

    The Michael Floyd File:

    6'3", 228lbs

    4.52 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Three alcohol-related arrests at Notre Dame

    - Freakish size and body control

    - May be 2011 Supplemental Draft candidate

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

44. Michael Egnew, Tight End, Missouri

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 27:  Cornerback Greg Brown #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks breaks up a pass intended for Michael Egnew #82 of the Missouri Tigers as Bradley McDougald #24 looks on during the game on November 27, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas Ci
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    The Michael Egnew File:

    6'6", 235lbs

    4.73 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - May be too lean to play tight end in NFL

    - Excellent height and athleticism

    - A little slow for his body type

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers

43. Robert Lester, Free Safety, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Defensive back Robert Lester #37 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass against the Mississippi State Bulldogs November 13, 2010 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
    Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

    The Robert Lester File:

    6'2", 206lbs

    4.56 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very good center-fielder

    - Top-notch ball skills and range

    - A step slow compared to top free safeties

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

42. Alex Okafor, Defensive End, Texas

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Quarterback Rob Calabrese #4 of the UCF Kights throws past defensive end Alex Okafor#80 of the Texas Longhorns on November 7, 2009 at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 35-3.  (Photo by Brian B
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    The Alex Okafor File:

    6'4", 258lbs

    4.62 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Has the speed and agility to transition to outside linebacker

    - Excellent size and athleticism

    - Has not dominated—needs productive season

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins

41. Stephen Gilmore, Cornerback, South Carolina

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    KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 31:  Stephen Gilmore #5 of the South Carolina Gamecocks carries the ball during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    The Stephen Gilmore File:

    6'1", 190lbs

    4.52 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very good ball skills

    - Good height and speed combination

    - Needs to be more aggressive versus the run

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns

40. Ryan Lindley, Quarterback, San Diego State

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    SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Ryan Lindley #14 of the San Deigo State Aztecs throws a pass against the Utah Utes at Qualcomm Stadium on November 20, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    The Ryan Lindley File:

    6'4", 218lbs

    4.86 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Excellent production

    - Ideal size, speed and mechanics

    - Has played against sub-par competition

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles

39. Ray Ray Armstrong, Safety, Miami FL

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    MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 9: Jermaine Thomas #38 of the Florida State Seminoles breaks the tackle of Ray-Ray Armstrong #26 of the Miami Hurricanes to score a touchdown in the second quarter on October 9, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe
    Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

    The Ray Ray Armstrong File:

    6'4", 220lbs

    4.54 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Strong, in-the-box safety

    - Excellent height and bulk

    - May lack quickness for position

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Bernard Pollard, Houston Texans

38. Travis Lewis, Outside Linebacker, Oklahoma

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13:  Travis Lewis #28 of the Oklahoma Sooners defends the pass play during the game against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2008 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Sooners defeated the Huskies 55-14.(Photo by Otto Gre
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    The Travis Lewis File:

    6'2", 232lbs

    4.53 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Traditional 4-3 outside linebacker

    - Excellent speed and athleticism

    - Will only fit in a 4-3 alignment

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta Falcons

37. Tydreke Powell, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 11:  Quinton Coples #90 and Tydreke Powell #91 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates after sacking Jimmy Clauson #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Kenan Stadium October 11, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo b
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    The Tydreke Powell File:

    6'3", 305lbs

    5.06 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Elite quickness and burst off the line

    - Very lean and athletic

    - Needs another season of production

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Tommie Harris, Chicago Bears

36. Luke Kuechly, Inside Linebacker, Boston College

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 09:  Mike Ball #5 of the Nevada Wolf Pack is pushed out of bounds by Luke Kuechly #40 of Boston College during the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty
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    The Luke Kuechly File:

    6'2", 235lbs

    4.76 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - A little small to play on the inside

    - Good instincts and awareness

    - Tough as nails

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: James Laurinaitis, St. Louis Rams

35. Kenny Tate, Outside Linebacker, Maryland

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    The Kenny Tate File:

    6'4", 220lbs

    4.56 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Former free safety has moved to linebacker

    - Great size and speed combination

    - May be without a true position in the NFL

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Taylor Mays, San Francisco 49ers

34. Kheeston Randall, Defensive Tackle, Texas

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    COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Jerrod Johnson #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies loses control of the ball as defensive tackle Kheeston Randall #91 and linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy #38 of the Texas Longhorns go for the loose ball in the first hal
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    The Kheeston Randall File:

    6'5", 295lbs

    4.98 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Ideal size and strength to play defensive end in 3-4 defense

    - Played in a three-technique at Texas

    - Hasn't dominated in Big 12

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals

33. Mike Brewster, Center, Ohio State

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    CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 02: Mike Brewster #50 of the Ohio State Buckeyes waits to snap the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 24-13.  (Photo by Jonathan Dan
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    The Mike Brewster File:

    6'5", 295lbs

    5.12 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very experienced from pro-style blocking scheme

    - A little light for the position

    - From a football family

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Rodney Hudson, Kansas City Chiefs

32. Jared Crick, Defensive End, Nebraska

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    LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 30: Defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler #55  of the Nebraska Cornhuskers high fives teammate  defensive tackle Jared Crick #94 after a third down stop during second half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on October 30, 2010 in
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    The Jared Crick File:

    6'6", 285lbs

    4.96 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - A very highly rated defensive tackle

    - Excellent height and athleticism to play defensive end in 3-4 defense

    - Needs to dominate in his senior season

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

31. Kelechi Osemele, Offensive Guard, Iowa State

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    The Kelechi Osemele File:

    6'5", 335lbs

    5.43 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Excellent athlete, could play guard or tackle

    - Powerful blocker at the point of attack

    - A little slow for the position

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs

30. Matt Reynolds, Offensive Tackle, BYU

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 6:  (L-R) Matt Reynolds #70, Ray Feinga #76 and Dallas Reynolds #65 of the BYU Cougars look on during a break in game action against the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2008 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Cougars defea
    Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

    The Matt Reynolds File:

    6'6", 322lbs

    5.38 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Ideal height/weight combination for NFL

    - Plays in a pass-pro system that has readied him for NFL

    - May be a right tackle at the next level

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Rodger Saffold, St. Louis Rams

29. Dont'a Hightower, Inside Linebacker, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 16:  Dont'a Hightower #30 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pressures quarterback Jeremiah Masoli #8 of the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Dont'a Hightower File:

    6'4", 258lbs

    4.74 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - A read and react linebacker who makes plays between the tackles

    - Excellent instincts

    - A little slow for the position

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Rolando McClain, Oakland Raiders

28. Devin Taylor, Defensive End, South Carolina

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 04:  Devin Taylor #98 and Cliff Matthews #83 of the South Carolina Gamecocks force a fumble by quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers during the 2010 SEC Championship at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Devin Taylor File:

    6'6", 250lbs

    4.76 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very long and lean

    - Could add 20 lbs. to his frame

    - A little slow for his body type as-is

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals

27. Nick Foles, Quarterback, Arizona

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    TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 02:  Quarterback Nick Foles #8 of the Arizona Wildcats throws a pass under pressure from Junior Onyeali #97 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during the college football game at Arizona Stadium on December 2, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.
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    The Nick Foles File:

    6'5", 245lbs

    4.95 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Plays in a system that allows him to rack up big stats

    - Was projected as a second or third-round pick in 2011

    - Excellent size and strength

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

26. Riley Reiff, Offensive Tackle, Iowa

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    IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 20:  Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes throws under pressure from defensive lineman Solomon Thomas #98 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as offensive lineman Riley Reiff #77 defends during the first half of
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    The Riley Reiff File:

    6'6", 300lbs

    4.94 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Coached extremely well, NFL ready

    - Footwork and skill-set to protect the blindside

    - Could also slide down and play guard

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay Packers

25. Cyrus Gray, Running Back, Texas A M

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    COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Tailback Cyrus Gray #32 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tripped up by a Texas Longhorns defender in the second half at Kyle Field on November 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Aggies 49-39. (Photo
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    The Cyrus Gray File:

    5'10", 198lbs

    4.47 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Elusive and fast in the open field

    - Valuable as a receiver and return man

    - Too small to handle every down carries

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints

24. Courtney Upshaw, Inside Linebacker, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02:  Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Courtney Upshaw File:

    6'2", 263lbs

    4.73 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Great bulk and strength to play inside linebacker

    - Very disruptive—can make plays behind the line

    - Can play inside or outside linebacker

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers

23. Jeff Fuller, Wide Receiver, Texas A M

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 25:  Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller #8 misses a catch as University of Texas cornerback Aaron Williams #4 defends during the first half at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by
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    The Jeff Fuller File:

    6'3", 215lbs

    4.52 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - A good and accomplished route runner

    - Excellent height and ideal measurables

    - Might be a tad slow

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Jordan Shipley, Cincinnati Bengals

22. Nate Potter, Offensive Tackle, Boise State

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04:  Nate Potter #73, Joe Kellogg #61 and Tommy Gallarda #85 of the Boise State Broncos and other teammates shake hands with their fans after their 17-10 victory against the TCU Horned Frogs during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Un
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    The Nate Potter File:

    6'6", 295lbs

    5.07 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - May be too lean and needs to bulk up

    - Excellent footwork and athleticism

    - Can disappear at times—needs to dominate

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Russell Okung, Seattle Seahawks

21. Zach Brown, Outside Linebacker, North Carolina

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 4: Quarterback Jordan Jefferson #9 of the LSU Tigers rushes upfield away from Zach Brown #47 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Georgia Dome September 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Zach Brown File:

    6'2", 225lbs

    4.54 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very light—needs to add weight

    - Excellent athleticism

    - Built like a safety and not a linebacker

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers

20. Chase Minnifield, Cornerback, Virginia

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    CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 21:  Chase Minnifield #13 of the Virginia Cavaliers runs with the ball during the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    The Chase Minnifield File:

    6'0", 185lbs

    4.48 40-time

    Redshirt Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Aggressive in coverage and run support

    - Excellent agility and athleticism

    - A little lean

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Chris Cook, Minnesota Vikings

19. Brandon Jenkins, Defensive End, Florida State

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    NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Offensive lineman Donald Stephenson #59 of the Oklahoma Sooners grabs the facemask of Brandon Jenkins #49 of the Florida State Seminoles at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (P
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    The Brandon Jenkins File:

    6'3", 245lbs

    4.69 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Excellent athlete can play at outside linebacker

    - Too small to stay at defensive end in the NFL

    - Needs a big season to jump up draft boards

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Shaun Phillips, San Diego Chargers

18. Manti Teo, Inside Linebacker, Notre Dame

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 04: Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish awaits the start of play against the Purdue Boilermakers at Notre Dame Stadium on September 4, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 23-12. (Photo by Jonathan
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    The Manti Te'o File:

    6'2", 245lbs

    4.59 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Has it all- ideal inside linebacker prospect

    - Very good instincts and recognition skills

    - Has the speed to play inside or outside

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots

17. Alfonzo Dennard, Cornerback, Nebraska

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Paul Richardson #80 of the Colorado Buffaloes beats Alfonzo Dennard #15 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for a touchdown during the second half of their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska def
    Eric Francis/Getty Images

    The Alfonzo Dennard File:

    5'10", 195lbs

    4.49 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - A little undersized

    - Excellent point of attack skills

    - Great speed and agility

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Nate Clements, San Francisco 49ers

16. Matt Barkley, Quarterback, USC

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30:  Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans lines up against the Oregon Ducks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    Harry How/Getty Images

    The Matt Barkley File:

    6'2", 220lbs

    4.74 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - NFL-ready coming from USC offense

    - A little on the short side

    - Might struggle on offense with less talent

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

15. Knile Davis, Running Back, Arkansas

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Knile Davis #7 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Im
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Knile Davis File:

    6'0", 220lbs

    4.43 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Big, strong runner with breakaway speed

    - Excellent height and athleticism

    - Limited production in pass-happy offense

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Arian Foster, Houston Texans

14. Donte Paige-Moss, Defensive End, North Carolina

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 07:  Teammates Donte Paige-Moss #98 and Ryan Houston #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 19-6 during their game at Kenan Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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    The Donte Paige-Moss File:

    6'4", 242lbs

    4.67 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Ideal athleticism to move to outside linebacker in NFL

    - Game-changing speed off the edge

    - Zero experience dropping back into coverage

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys

13. Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Trent Richardson File:

    5'11", 220lbs

    4.52 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Excellent burst and open-field moves

    - Speed to score on every play

    - Will see additional carries in 2011—the pressure is on

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

12. Marcus Forston, Defensive Tackle, Miami

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    DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 18:  Marcus Forston #99 of the Miami Hurricanes jogs off the field during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 18, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Marcus Forston File:

    6'3", 305lbs

    4.95 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Has the burst to penetrate the line with ease

    - Excellent height and athleticism

    - Great speed to disrupt the offense

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

11. Matt Kalil, Offensive Tackle, USC

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    PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Hebron Fangupo #92 and Matt Kalil #75 of the USC Trojans walk by a spray fan during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    The Matt Kalil File:

    6'6", 295lbs

    5.05 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Proven left tackle in a pro-style offense

    - Excellent footwork and agility

    - A little lean—may need to add weight

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos

10. Landry Jones, Quarterback, Oklahoma

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01:  Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws the ball against the Connecticut Huskies during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Peters
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    The Landry Jones File:

    6'4", 220lbs

    4.74 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Has NFL-level arm and vision

    - Excellent measurables and skill set

    - Has just two seasons of experience so far

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams

9. Dre Kirkpatrick, Cornerback, Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02:  Dre Kirkpatrick #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass intended for Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Dre Kirkpatrick File:

    6'2", 190lbs

    4.49 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Fierce cover man

    - Excellent height and athleticism

    - Good but not great speed

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders

8. Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State

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    STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defe
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    The Justin Blackmon File:

    6'1", 208lbs

    4.54 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Jump-ball receiver who is a true vertical threat

    - Excellent strength and agility

    - A little slow for his size

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals

7. Jonathan Martin, Offensive Tackle, Stanford

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    BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Michael Thomas #3 and Jonathan Martin #55 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Ima
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    The Jonathan Martin File:

    6'6", 305lbs

    5.29 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - The best left tackle in college football

    - Excellent height, agility, footwork

    - A little bit slow getting to the second-level

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Jake Long, Miami

6. Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver, South Carolina

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    ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Alshon Jeffery #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Florida State Seminoles during the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Alshon Jeffery File:

    6'4", 232lbs

    4.56 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Clear-cut No. 1 receiver

    - Excellent height, bulk, body type

    - A little slower than former No. 1 wide receivers

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

5. Jerel Worthy, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State

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    EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans moves past a block attempt by Brian Mulroe #72 of the Northwestern Wildcats with his sights set on Dan Persa #7 at Ryan Field on October 23, 2010 in Evanston, Illinois. Michigan St
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    The Jerel Worthy File:

    6'3", 305lbs

    5.04 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Fiery, aggressive pass rusher

    - A solid anchor against the run—may be able to play end in a 3-4

    - Protypical three-technique defensive tackle

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings

4. Cliff Harris, Cornerback, Oregon

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Cameron Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers runs down field against Cliff Harris #13 of the Oregon Ducks during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.
    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    The Cliff Harris File:

    5'11", 180lbs

    4.43 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Blazing fast corner who can run with the best wide receivers

    - Excellent ball skills with the ability to make plays after interceptions

    - A little too skinny—needs to add muscle

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos

3. Vontaze Burfict, Inside Linebacker, Arizona State

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    MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 18: John Clay #32 of the Wisconsin Badgers is tackled by the fask mask by Vontaze Burfict #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils at Camp Randall Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Image
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    The Vontaze Burfict File:

    6'3", 245lbs

    4.67 40-time

    Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Violent tackler who loves contact

    - Excellent size-strength-instincts combination

    - Could play any and all linebacker positions in either 4-3 or 3-4 defense

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

2. Quinton Coples, Defensive End, North Carolina

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 13:  Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies tries to get away from Quinton Coples #90 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Street
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    The Quinton Coples File:

    6'6", 272lbs

    4.82 40-time

    Senior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Very good speed off the edge at right defensive end

    - Excellent height and overall athleticism

    - A little slow in the 40-yard dash

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears

1. Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 03: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal stands on the field during warm ups against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Gett
    Marc Serota/Getty Images

    The Andrew Luck File:

    6'4", 235lbs

    4.73 40-time

    Redshirt Junior

     

    Bullet Points:

    - Highest rated player ever scouted at New Era Scouting

    - Excellent all-around tools (arm strength, accuracy, vision, footwork)

    - As NFL ready as they come

     

    Best Case NFL Comparison: Joe Montanta, former-San Francisco 49ers

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