Who are the top players for the 2013 NFL draft?

In a year dominated by top talent at offensive tackle and defensive end, the 2013 NFL draft is heavy on the offensive and defensive lines and thin at marquee positions like quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That doesn't mean this is a bad or weak draft.

Where will college football studs like Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Montee Ball and others find themselves drafted? We have our running Top 300 posted here—overall and by position—for your NFL draft needs.

Bookmark it, print it, read it now and read it later. Here's your one-stop shop for NFL draft info.

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Notre Dame Fight Irish linebacker Manti Te'o entered the 2013 BCS National Championship Game as a top-five player on many NFL draft boards, but after being exposed by the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line, what's happened to Te'o's draft stock?

We take a look at the truth behind Te'o as a college linebacker and NFL prospect, dispelling the myths and getting down to the facts about how the Heisman Trophy candidate will fare in the pros.

Where would you draft Te'o? Let us know in the comments.


If the 2013 NFL draft were today, who would be picked No. 1 overall?

The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills have hired new head coaches, putting the No. 1 and No. 8 picks overall into clearer focus in terms of team identity. With Andy Reid in Kansas City and Doug Marrone in Buffalo, it seems likely both teams will be looking for a quarterback early on.

As the NFL draft order comes in to focus, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2013 NFL draft. With hires and fires on the radar, and underclassmen entering the draft every day, here's an updated look at the first round.


With the NFL postseason participants coming into focus and the bowl season in full swing, it's time to start thinking draft for both the best of the 2013 crop of collegiate players and fans of the majority of pro franchises.

All-Star games, the combine and pro days will keep draft stock in motion, but we can still get a much clearer picture of the draft class now than we could just a month or two ago.

Let's take a look at what the 2013 NFL draft class will have to offer with a snapshot of the top players at every position.


(Note: * denotes underclassmen)


Who is the best player available in the 2013 NFL draft?

The 2013 class is full of players like blue-chip left tackle prospect Luke Joeckel and pass-rushing defensive tackle Star Lotulelei available, but who is the best of the best?

With the college football and NFL seasons come to an end, it's time to take an updated look at the top 300 players eligible for the draft—not including players like C.J. Mosley and Anthony Barr, who have already indicated that they are heading back to college for another season.


The NFL season is coming to an end. College football's last game will be played January 6. It's draft season, friends.

As the new year looms, many college football players will be making decisions on what to do with their future. Some underclassmen will leave college a year or two early and head for the 2013 NFL draft with their senior teammates. With the Senior Bowl coming up in one month, how is the draft board shaking up?

Here's a look at eight players we're keeping an eye on this week—for one reason or another—and how their NFL draft stock is trending.


The 2013 NFL draft class is shaping up to be a good one. 

While this class doesn't feature a Von Miller or Andrew Luck, there are plenty of star-quality players who will not only be instant starters in the NFL, but players who have the potential to be All-Pro caliber. 

Texas A&M has two offensive tackles—Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews—who fit the mold. Utah's defensive tackle, Star Lotulelei, and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner have similar upside on the defensive side of the ball.

While the class doesn't feature a once-in-a-decade quarterback like Luck, there's plenty of talent to go around. With the NFL regular season nearing its end, here is an updated look at the top 300 players on our watch list, broken down by position.


As the NFL and college football seasons get closer to completion, college underclassmen are declaring their intentions for the 2013 NFL draft class. As those names are added and removed from our database, big changes take place. 

You might think that the dead time between the end of college football's regular season and bowl season is slow for NFL draft analysts, but it's generally one of our busiest times. During this month-long "break," analysts are able to catch up on film (especially important for those of us who also cover the NFL), talk to scouts and follow up with school officials. Players may earn their draft grades in the season, but those changes are most often reflected in the offseason rankings.

With Week 15 of the NFL season almost here, let's check out five players who moved up and five who moved down this week.


The 2013 NFL draft class got a lot stronger with the announcement that Eddie Lacy would go pro.

Many will tell you that the running back position has been devalued in the NFL today thanks to the increased use of multiple backs and more emphasis on the passing game. While this is true, there's still a place in the NFL for a running back who can consistently pick up tough yards and wear down a defense.

Enter Eddie Lacy.

The Alabama running back has a chance to be the first player off the board at his position, but what will NFL teams see when they start breaking down film?


Power is what Lacy does best. He's built to be a road-grader in the run game, and NFL teams who need a one-cut, downhill runner will love his ability to be aggressive on the ground. 

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Keeping track of which underclassmen officially declare for the 2013 NFL draft can be a bit of a chore. There are so many rumors on Twitter, team message boards and NFL draft sites that knowing who has actually declared can be tough. Until now.

We'll keep track of every underclassman who officially declares for the 2013 NFL draft and list them here. Also included will be vital player details—like height, weight, school, position and an NFL draft prediction.

With the underclassman deadline to declare set at January 15, the list is starting to fill out.