NFL Draft 2013: Ranking the Top 50 Seniors in the Country

Scott Bischoff@@Bischoff_ScottCorrespondent IISeptember 13, 2012

Sep 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley (7) prepares to throw the ball during the fourth quarter against the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium.  USC defeated Syracuse 42-29.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

We are only two weeks into the college football season, but it is not too early to be thinking about the 2013 NFL draft. There is a solid group of seniors that will join NFL teams in 2013, and we need to start paying attention to these players on Saturdays.

We know that juniors always dominate the top of the draft, but there is a slew of very notable players on this year's senior watchlist.

Let's take a look at the top 50 seniors in the nation.

1) Matt Barkley, QB, USC

2) Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

3) Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

4) John Jenkins, DT, Georgia

5) Quintin Williams, SS, Georgia

6) Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

7) Kawaan Short, DT, Purdue

8) Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina

9) Barrett Jones, C, Alabama

10) Tim McDonald Jr., FS, USC

11) Erik Manuel, QB, Florida State

12) John Wetzel, OT, Boston College

13) Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

14) Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

15) Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall

16) Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State

17) Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

18) Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas

19) Lawrence Warford, OG, Kentucky

20) Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson

21) Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State

22) Jawanza Starling, SS, USC

23) Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

24) Ryan Lacy, CB, Utah

25) Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech

26) Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

27) Brian Winters, OT, Kent State

28) Bradley McDougald, FS, Kansas

29) Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State

30) Khaseen Greene, LB, Rutgers

31) Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee

32) Raymond Graham, RB, Pittsburgh

33) Zac Dysert, QB, Miami-OH

34) Daimion Stafford, FS, Nebraska

35) Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA

36) Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

37) Nico Johnson, LB, ALabama

38) Khaled Holmes, C, UCLA

39) Jamal Miles, WR, Arizona State

40) Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska

41) Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

42) Sheld Richardson, DT, Missouri

43) Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin

44) Dennard Robinson, ATH, Michigan

45) Jessie Williams, DT, Alabama

46) Brandon Magee, RB, Arizona State

47) Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas

48) Everette Dawkins, DT, Florida State

49) Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson

50) Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas


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