B/R NFL Draft 400: The Top 400 Overall for 2015

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 23, 2015

B/R NFL Draft 400: The Top 400 Overall for 2015

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    Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

    Over the last nine months, our team of Dan Bazal, Marshal Miller and myself sat down to study and evaluate the best college football players in the country. There was no set number of players to watch—our goal was simply to scout, grade and rank the seniors and draft-eligible underclassmen who would be NFL caliber.

    That number ended up at 400—actually 441—which is where the NFL Draft 400 series comes in.

    The goal of the Draft 400 was to introduce you, the reader, to the best players available in this year's class. There are only 256 picks in the NFL draft, but with undrafted free-agent signings accounting for another 100 or so players, this list of 400 should cover every base come draft weekend. And if not—if the Green Bay Packers draft a kicker from Southwest Baptist University—our apologies.

    This was a three-man operation compared to the 10- to 15-person scouting department each NFL team employs. And the result is one we're happy with. So here they are, the top 400 players in the 2015 draft class, ranked 400 to 1.

The Grading Scale

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    Tyler Evert/Associated Press

    At the end of each scouting report, you'll see a final grade that falls somewhere between 4.00 and 9.00 on a unique grading scale. This scale comes from the teaching I received from Charley Casserly, Michael Lombardi and other former and current front office personnel in the NFL. I've tweaked it this year to be more transparent, and the result is each player receiving a number grade as well as his ranking.

    This applies to all positions across the board.

    Matt Miller Draft Grading Scale
    GradeLabel
    9.00Elite, No. 1 pick
    8.00-8.99 All-Pro Potential 
    7.50-7.99Pro Bowl Potential 
    7.00-7.49Top-15-Player Potential 
    6.50-6.99Rookie Impact/Future Starter 
    6.00-6.49Rookie Impact/Future Starter
    5.50-5.99Future Starter
    5.10-5.49Quality Backup
    5.01-5.09Backup Caliber
    5.00Draftable Player Cutoff
    4.75-4.99Priority Free Agent
    4.50-4.74Camp Player
    4.00-4.49Not NFL Caliber

Nos. 400-300

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    Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

    Players ranked 400 to 300...these are the undrafted free agents and some seventh-rounders.

    If your favorite team takes one of the prospects listed here and turns him into a Pro Bowler, well, you can be dang proud of that one. Guys with a grade below 5.00 are considered priority free-agent material—that means don't draft them, but sign them as Day 3 of the draft ends.

    Players at 5.00 are the late-rounders. And there are a few potential stars here. These are guys missing one or two traits, but they have tools that can be developed. Memorize this list, because in three years there's a good chance we'll all go back to look and see which undrafted free agent became a star.

    Grade Rank  Pos   P RankPlayerSchoolHT    WT    
    4.75400FB06Joey IosefaHawaii6'0"247
    4.75399P03Mike SadlerMichigan State6'0"172 
    4.75398K03Jared RobertsColorado State6'1" 210
    4.80 397RB 36 Raheem Mostert Purdue 5'11" 183 
    4.80 396WR 57 Ezell Ruffin San Diego State 6'0" 218 
    4.80 395WR 56 Levi Norwood Baylor 6'1" 195 
    4.80 394EDGE 42 James Vaughters Stanford 6'2" 254 
    4.80 393CB 39 Greg Henderson Colorado 5'11" 181 
    4.80 392LB 35 Cole Farrand Maryland 6'3" 245 
    4.80 391LB 34 Houston Bates Louisiana Tech 6'3" 250 
    4.80 390LB33 A.J. Johnson Tennessee 6'2" 242 
    4.80 389LB 32 Curtis Grant Ohio State 6'3"238 
    4.80 388LB 31 Aaron Davis Colorado State 6'0" 225 
    4.80 387FB 05 Larry Dixon Army 5'11" 239 
    4.85 386DL41 Cameron Botticelli Minnesota 6'5" 282 
    4.85 385LB30 Michael Odiari Texas State6'0" 245 
    4.85 384LB 29 A.J. Tarpley Stanford 6'2" 238 
    4.85 383LB 28 Derrick Malone Oregon 6'2" 220 
    4.85 382FB 04 Michael Burton Rutgers 5'11" 242 
    4.90 381QB 17 Anthony Boone Duke 6'0" 231 
    4.90 380WR 55 Matt Miller Boise State 6'3" 220 
    4.90 379WR 54 Donatella Luckett Harding 6'0" 211 
    4.90 378WR 53 Keith Mumphery Michigan State 6'0" 215 
    4.90 377EDGE 41 Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil Maryland 6'2" 248 
    4.90 376DL 40 Darius Kilgo Maryland 6'2" 310 
    4.90 375EDGE 40 Neiron Ball Florida 6'2" 230 
    4.90 374DL 39 Warren Herring Wisconsin 6'2" 294 
    4.90 373EDGE 39 Obum Gwachem Oregon State 6'5" 246 
    4.90 372DL 38 Xavier Williams Northern Iowa 6'2" 309 
    4.90 371EDGE 38 Zach Wagenmann Montana 6'3" 247 
    4.90 370DL 37 Chucky Hunter TCU 6'1" 305 
    4.90 369RB 35 Gus Johnson Stephen F. Austin5'10"215 
    4.90 368DL 36 Brandon Ivory Alabama 6'3" 308 
    4.90 367DL 35 Tavaris Barnes Clemson 6'4" 282 
    4.90 366RB 34 Kenny Hilliard LSU 6'0" 226 
    4.90 365LB 27 Quayshawn Nealy Georgia Tech 6'1" 235 
    4.90 364LB 26 Trey DePriest Alabama 6'0" 254 
    4.90 363TE 25 Eric Tomlinson UTEP 6'6" 263 
    4.90 362QB 16 Jerry Lovelocke Prairie View A&M 6'4" 248 
    4.90 361QB 15 Chris Bonner Colorado State-Pueblo 6'7" 225 
    4.90 360QB 14 Blake Sims Alabama 5'11" 218 
    4.90 359QB 13 Cody Fajardo Nevada 6'1" 223 
    4.95 358WR 52 Da'Ron Brown N. Illinois 6'0" 205 
    4.95 35731 Brett Boyko UNLV 6'7" 301 
    4.95 356LB 25 Mark Nzeocha Wyoming 6'2" 232 
    4.95 355LB 24 Tony Washington Oregon6'4" 247 
    4.95 35422 Tyler Moore Florida 6'5" 324 
    4.99 353WR 51 Kasen Williams Washington 6'2" 221 
    4.99 352WR 50 Deontay Greenberry Houston 6'3" 200 
    4.99 351WR 49 Cam Worthy East Carolina 6'2"211 
    4.99 35021 Takoby Cofield Duke 6'4" 310 
    4.99 349RB 33 Dominique Brown Louisville 6'2" 234 
    4.99 348RB 32 Michael Dyer Louisville 5'8" 218 
    5.00 347DL 34 Kristjan Sokoli Buffalo 6'5" 290 
    5.00 34602 Kyle Loomis Portland State 6'2" 221 
    5.00 34502 Justin Manton Louisiana-Monroe 6'3" 196 
    5.00 344QB 12 Bryan Bennett Southeastern Louisiana 6'2" 211 
    5.00 343QB 11 Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion 6'1" 213 
    5.00 342QB 10 Huston Mason Georgia 6'3" 209 
    5.00 341QB 09 Shane Carden East Carolina 6'2" 219 
    5.00 340RB 31 Ross Scheuerman Lafayette 6'0" 204 
    5.00 339WR 48 Andre Davis South Florida 6'1" 205 
    5.00 338WR 47 Jaxon Shipley Texas 6'1" 193 
    5.00 337WR 46 Jordan Taylor Rice 6'5" 210 
    5.00 336WR 45 Kaelin Clay Utah 5'10" 195 
    5.00 335WR 44 J.J. Nelson UAB 5'10" 156 
    5.00 334WR 43 Austin Hill Arizona 6'2" 210 
    5.00 333WR 42 George Farmer USC 6'1" 220 
    5.00 332WR 41 Chris Harper Cal 5'11" 175 
    5.00 331WR 40 Christion Jones Alabama 5'10" 182 
    5.00 330CB 38 De'Vante Bausby Pitt State 6'1" 180 
    5.00 329CB 37 Bernard Blake Colorado State 5'11" 177 
    5.00 328CB 36 SaQwan Edwards New Mexico 6'1" 189 
    5.00 327EDGE 37 Deion Barnes Penn State 6'4" 255 
    5.00 326CB 35 Curtis Riley Fresno State 6'0" 190 
    5.00 325EDGE 36 Jermauria RascoLSU 6'3" 247 
    5.00 324T28 Blaine Clausell  Miss. State 6'6" 315 
    5.00 323CB 35 Deshazor Everett Texas A&M5'11" 188 
    5.00 322EDGE 29 Ryan Delaire Towson 6'4" 254 
    5.00 321DL 29 Terry Williams East Carolina 6'1" 353 
    5.00 320EDGE 30 Edmond Robinson Newberry 6'3" 245 
    5.00 319CB 34 Tye Smith Towson 6'0" 195 
    5.00 31829 Eric Lefeld Cincinnati 6'6" 310 
    5.00 317DL 30 Leterrius Watson Central Michigan 6'5" 319 
    5.00 316EDGE 31 Marin Ifedi Memphis 6'3" 275 
    5.00 315DL 31 Deon Simon Northwestern State 6'4" 321 
    5.00 314EDGE 32 Shaquille Riddick West Virginia 6'5" 242 
    5.00 313RB 30 B.J. Catalon TCU 5'7" 186 
    5.00 312RB 29 Jahwan Edwards Ball State 6'4" 220 
    5.00 311RB 28 Dee Hart Colorado State 6'3" 199 
    5.00 310TE 24 Khari Lee Bowie State 6'5" 235 
    5.00 309TE 23 Casey Pierce Kent State 6'3" 244 
    5.00 308TE 22 Jean Sifrin UMass 6'5" 255 
    5.00 307TE 21 Gerald Christian Louisville 6'3" 244 
    5.00 30620 Terry Poole San Diego State 6'5" 307 
    5.00 305TE 20 E.J. Bibbs Iowa State 6'2" 258 
    5.00 30419 Al Bond Memphis 6'4" 303 
    5.00 30318 Aundrey Walker USC 6'6" 318 
    5.00 302FS 16 Dean Marlowe James Madison 6'1" 203 
    5.00 301FS 15 Justin Cox Miss. State 6'1" 191 
    5.00 30014 David Andrews Georgia 6'2" 294 

Nos. 299-200

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    Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

    Players 299 to 200 encompass a big part of Day 3 of the 2015 NFL draft. Here you'll find kickers, quarterbacks, punters, a ton of wide receivers and edge-rushers and good offensive line depth.

    This isn't an area to take lightly, either, as every player on this page has a draftable grade (5.00) or higher. Super Bowls are won with depth, and teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens have owned their scouting of the types of prospects you see here.

    Grade Rank  Pos   PR    PlayerSchoolHT    WT    
    5.0029913 Dillon Day Miss. State 6'4" 305 
    5.00 29812 Brandon Vitabile Northwestern 6'3" 300 
    5.00 297SS 12Ronald MartinLSU 6'1" 220 
    5.00 29611 Jake Smith Louisville 6'3" 312 
    5.00 295SS 11Chris Hackett TCU6'0" 195 
    5.00 294FB 03 Aaron Ripkowski Oklahoma 6'1" 257 
    5.00 293FB 02 Connor Neighbors LSU 5'11" 230 
    5.00 29201 Spencer Roth Baylor 6'4" 225 
    5.01 291EDGE 31 B.J. Dubose Louisville 6'4" 284 
    5.01 290EDGE 30 J.R. Tavai USC 6'2" 249 
    5.01 289EDGE 29Xzavier Dickson Alabama 6'3" 260 
    5.05 288EDGE 28 Ryan Russell Purdue 6'4" 269 
    5.05 287RB 27 Braylon Heard Kentucky 5'10" 198 
    5.05 286RB 26 Marcus Muprhy Missouri 5'8" 193 
    5.05 285TE 19 A.J. Derby Arkansas 6'4" 255 
    5.05 28417 Arie Kouandjio Alabama 6'5" 310 
    5.05 283SS 10 Clayton Geathers UCF 6'2" 218 
    5.05 28210 Cole Manhart Nebraska-Kearny 6'6" 310 
    5.05 281QB 08 Brandon Bridge South Alabama 6'4" 229 
    5.09 28001 Josh Lambo Texas A&M 6'0" 216 
    5.09 279DL 30 Angelo Blackson Auburn 6'4"318 
    5.09 278DL 29 Kaleb Eulls Miss. State6'3"295 
    5.09 277DL 28 J.T. Surratt South Carolina 6'1" 304 
    5.09 276DL 27 Travis Raciti San Jose State 6'5" 290 
    5.09 275EDGE 27 Ray Drew Georgia 6'4" 276 
    5.09 274EDGE 26 Corey Crawford Clemson 6'5" 283 
    5.09 273LB 23 Zach Vigil Utah State 6'2" 240 
    5.09 272LB 22 Bryce Hager Baylor 6'1" 234 
    5.09 271TE 18 Cameron Clear Texas A&M 6'5" 277 
    5.09 270TE 17 Matt LaCosse Illinois 6'6" 250 
    5.09 269EDGE 25 Marcus Rush Michigan State 6'2" 245 
    5.09 268TE 16 Devin Mahina BYU 6'6" 256 
    5.09 267TE 15 C.J. Uzomah Auburn 6'4" 264 
    5.09 266TE 14 Nick Boyle Delaware 6'4" 268 
    5.09 265SS 09 Erick Dargan Oregon 5'11" 212 
    5.09 264SS 08 Tevin McDonald Eastern Washington 5'11" 195 
    5.09 263QB 07 Connor Halliday Washington State 6'3" 196 
    5.10262WR 39 Evan Spencer Ohio State 6'2" 208 
    5.10 261WR 38 DeAndrew White Alabama 5'11" 193 
    5.10 260WR 37 Deon Long Maryland 6'0" 192 
    5.10 259WR 36Stefon Diggs Maryland 6'0" 195 
    5.10  25828 Doniel Gambrell Notre Dame College 6'6"315 
    5.10  25727 Chaz Green Florida 6'5" 314 
    5.10  256DL 26 Joey Mbu Houston 6'3" 313 
    5.10  255DL 25 Leon Orr Florida 6'5" 323 
    5.10  254DL 24 Louis Trinca-Pasat Iowa 6'1" 290 
    5.10  253EDGE 24 Anthony Chickillo Miami (Fla.) 6'3" 267 
    5.10  252RB 25 Terrance Magee LSU 5'8" 213 
    5.10  251RB 24 Corey Grant Auburn 5'10" 205 
    5.10  250EDGE 23 Cedric Reed Texas 6'5" 269 
    5.10  249LB 21 John Timu Washington 6'1"246 
    5.10  248EDGE 22 Geneo Grissom Oklahoma 6'3" 262 
    5.10  247LB 20 Jeff Luc Cincinnati 6'0" 263 
    5.10  246EDGE 21 Lynden Trail Norfolk State 6'7" 269 
    5.10  245LB 19 Damien Wilson Minnesota 6'0" 245 
    5.10  24416 Ben Beckwith Miss. State 6'3" 308 
    5.10  24315 Miles Dieffenbach Penn State 6'3" 303 
    5.10  242FS 14 Jermaine Whitehead Auburn 5'11" 197 
    5.10  24114 Adam Shead Oklahoma 6'4" 338 
    5.10  24013 Robert Myers Tennessee State 6'5" 326 
    5.10  239FB 01 Jalston Fowler Alabama 5'11" 254 
    5.15 238LS 01 Joe Cardona Navy 6'3" 236 
    5.15 237WR 35 Rannell Hall UCF 6'0" 198 
    5.15 236WR 34 Ty Montgomery Stanford 6'0" 221 
    5.15 235CB 32 Dexter McDonald Kansas 6'1" 200 
    5.15 234CB 31 Jacoby Glenn UCF 6'0" 179 
    5.15 23326 Sean Hickey Syracuse 6'5" 309 
    5.15 23225 Corey Robinson South Carolina 6'7" 324 
    5.15 231DL 23 David Perry Stanford 6'1" 308 
    5.15 230DL 22 Derrick Lott Tennessee-Chattanooga 6'4" 314 
    5.15 229RB 23 Tyler Varga Yale 5'11" 222 
    5.15 228RB 22 Josh Robinson Miss. State 5'8" 217 
    5.15 227LB 18 Deiontrez Mount Louisville 6'5" 243 
    5.15 226LB 17 Amarlo Herrera Georgia 6'1" 244 
    5.15 225FS 13 Durell Eskridge Syracuse 6'3" 208 
    5.15 22412 Antoine Everett McNeese State 6'3" 325 
    5.15 22309 Chad Hamilton Coastal Carolina 6'2" 292 
    5.15 22208 Max Garcia Florida 6'4" 309 
    5.19 221RB 21 Malcolm Agnew Southern Illinois 5'9" 207 
    5.19 220RB 20 Malcolm Brown Texas 5'11" 224 
    5.20 219QB 06 Sean Mannion Oregon State 6'6" 229 
    5.20 218WR 33 Davaris Daniels UNLV 6'1" 201 
    5.20 217WR 32 Justin Hardy East Carolina 5'10" 192 
    5.20 216CB 30 Bryce Callahan Rice 5'10" 180 
    5.20 215CB 29 Cam Thomas Western Kentucky 6'1" 190 
    5.20 214CB 28 Nick Marshall Auburn 6'1" 207 
    5.20 213CB 27 Justin Coleman Tennessee 5'11" 185 
    5.20 212CB 26 Cody Riggs Notre Dame 5'9"190 
    5.20 21124 Darrian Miller Kentucky 6'5" 307 
    5.20 21023 Trenton Brown Florida 6'8" 355 
    5.20 20922 Jake Rodgers Eastern Washington 6'6" 320 
    5.20 208DL 21 James Castleman Oklahoma State 6'2" 300 
    5.20 20721 Bobby Hart FSU 6'5" 329 
    5.20 20620 Jamon Brown Louisville 6'4" 323 
    5.20 205DL 20 Ellis McCarthy UCLA 6'5" 338 
    5.20 204RB 19 John Crockett North Dakota State 6'0" 217 
    5.20 203DL 19 Bobby Richardson Indiana 6'3" 283 
    5.20 20219 Sean Donnelly Tulane 6'8" 297 
    5.20 201RB 18 Thomas Rawls Central Michigan 5'9" 215 
    5.20 200RB 17 Trey Williams Texas A&M 5'7" 195 

Nos. 199-100

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    Gerry Broome/Associated Press

    Players 199 to 100...now we're getting into the meat of the draft class. There will be Pro Bowlers. There should be an All-Pro, if draft history holds to form. There might even be a Hall of Famer.

    Players ranked here are graded between 5.20 (priority backup) and 5.50 (rookie impact/future starter), so much is expected. All of the prospects listed below should contribute as a rookie as long as they are healthy.

    Generally, a guy ranked here is one or two traits away from being a top-100 player. Maybe it's a 40 time that was too slow, an off-field issue or a lack of ideal size for the position. But Russell Wilson was ranked in this range, and he's turned out to be pretty dang good.

    Grade Rank  Pos   P Rank    PlayerSchoolHT    WT    
    5.20 199LB 16 Alani Fua BYU 6'5" 238 
    5.20 198LB 15 Hayes Pullard USC 6'0" 240 
    5.20 197LB 14 Mike Hull Penn State 6'0" 237 
    5.20 196FS 12 Anthony Jefferson UCLA 6'1" 198 
    5.20 195SS 07 Ibraheim Campbell Northwestern 5'11" 208 
    5.20 194SS 06 Kyshoen Jarrett Virginia Tech 5'10"200 
    5.20 193SS 05 Jordan Richards Stanford 5'11" 211 
    5.25 192WR 31 Devante Davis UNLV 6'3" 220 
    5.25 191WR 30 Mario Alford West Virginia 5'8" 180 
    5.25190WR 29 Geremy Davis UConn 6'2" 216 
    5.25 189WR 28 Titus Davis Central Michigan 6'1" 196 
    5.25 188CB25 Garry Peters Clemson 6'0" 191 
    5.25 187CB 24 Kevin White TCU 5'9" 183 
    5.25 186EDGE 20 Davis Tull Chattanooga 6'2" 246 
    5.25 18518 Austin Shepherd Alabama 6'4" 315 
    5.25 18417 Jeremiah Poutasi Utah 6'5" 335 
    5.25 183RB 16 Zach Zenner South Dakota State 5'11" 220 
    5.25 182RB 15 Matt Jones Florida 6'2" 231 
    5.25 181TE 13 Jesse James Penn State 6'7" 261 
    5.25 180FS 11 Detrick Bonner Virginia Tech 6'0" 207 
    5.25 179TE 12 Randall Telfer USC 6'4" 250 
    5.25 17811 Jamil Douglas Arizona State 6'4" 304 
    5.25 177FS 10 Cody PrewittOle Miss 

    6'2" 

    208 
    5.25 176FS 09 Ladarius Gunter Miami (Fla.) 6'1" 202 
    5.29 175TE 11 James O'Shaugnessy Illinois State 6'4' 245 
    5.30 174WR 27 Vernon Johnson Texas A&M-Commerce 6'1" 190 
    5.30 173WR 26 Gavin Lutman Pitt State 6'4' 201 
    5.30 172WR 25 Vince Mayle Washington State 6'2" 224 
    5.30 171WR 24 Dres Anderson Utah 6'1" 187 
    5.30 170CB 23 Bobby McCainMemphis 5'9" 195
    5.30 169CB 22 Damian Swann Georgia 6'0" 189 
    5.30 168CB 21 Lorenzo Doss Tulane 5'10" 182 
    5.30 167EDGE 19 Max Valles Virginia 6'5" 251 
    5.30 16616 Tayo Fabuluje TCU 6'6" 353 
    5.30 16515 Mitch Morse Missouri 6'5" 305 
    5.30 16414 Andrew Donnal Iowa 6'6" 313 
    5.30 163RB 14 Jeremy Langford Michigan State 6'0" 208 
    5.30 162LB 13 Jake Ryan Michigan 6'2" 240 
    5.30 161RB 13 Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn 5'10"212 
    5.30 160LB 12 Martrell Spaight Arkansas 6'0" 236 
    5.30 159TE 10 Nick O'Leary FSU 6'3" 252 
    5.30 158FS 08 Donald Celiscar Western Michigan 5'11" 194 
    5.30 157TE 09 Ben Koyack Notre Dame 6'5" 255 
    5.30 15607 Greg Mancz Toledo 6'4" 301 
    5.30 15506 Andy Gallik Boston College 6'2" 306 
    5.30 15405 Reese DismukesAuburn 6'3" 296 
    5.30 15304 Shaq Mason Georgia Tech 6'1" 300 
    5.35 152WR 23 Tony Lippett Michigan State 6'2" 192 
    5.35 151WR 22 Darren Waller Georgia Tech 6'6" 238 
    5.35 150WR 21 Kenny Bell Nebraska 6'1" 197 
    5.35 149CB 20 Troy Hill Oregon 5'10" 182 
    5.35 148CB 19 JaCorey Shepherd Kansas 5'11" 199 
    5.35 147EDGE 18 Hau'oli Kikaha Washington 6'2" 253 
    5.35 146LB 11 Taiwan Jones Michigan State 6'3" 145 
    5.35 14510 Quinton Spain West Virginia 6'4" 332 
    5.35 14409 John Miller Louisville 6'2" 303 
    5.35 143TE 08 Tyler Kroft Rutgers 6'5" 246 
    5.40 142WR 20 Chris Conley Georgia 6'3" 205 
    5.40 141CB 18 Craig Mager Texas State 5'11" 201 
    5.40 140DL 18 Christian Covington Rice 6'2" 289 
    5.40 139DL 17 Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Miss 6'2" 307 
    5.40 138EDGE 17 Kyle Emanuel North Dakota State 6'3" 255 
    5.40 137DL 16 Darius Philon Arkansas 6'1" 298 
    5.40 136EDGE 16 Za'Darius Smith Kentucky 6'4" 274 
    5.40 135EDGE 15 Zach Hodges Harvard 6'2" 250 
    5.40 13413 Rob Crisp North Carolina State 6'7" 301 
    5.40 133EDGE 14 Markus Golden Missouri 6'2" 260 
    5.40 132RB 12 Karlos Williams FSU 6'1" 230 
    5.40 131RB 11 Javorius Allen USC 6'0" 221 
    5.40 130LB 10 Ben Heeney Kansas 6'0" 231 
    5.40 12908 Mark Glowinski West Virginia 6'4" 307 
    5.40 128FS 07 Imoan Claiborne Northwestern State 5'10" 187 
    5.40 127TE 07 MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois 6'2" 251 
    5.40 126TE 06 Rory Anderson South Carolina 6'5" 244 
    5.45 125WR 19 Antwan Goodley Baylor 5'10" 209 
    5.45 124WR 18 Josh Harper Fresno State 6'1" 191 
    5.45 123CB 17 Doran Grant Ohio State 5'10" 200 
    5.45 122CB 16 Steven Nelson Oregon State 5'10" 197 
    5.45 121CB 15 Charles Gaines Louisville 5'10" 180 
    5.45 120CB 14 Eric Rowe Utah 6'1" 205 
    5.45 11912 Daryl Williams Oklahoma 6'5" 327 
    5.45 11807 Josue Matias FSU 6'5" 309 
    5.45 117FS 06 Kurtis Drummond Michigan State 6'1" 208 
    5.45 116TE 05 Blake Bell Oklahoma 6'6" 252 
    5.49 115WR 17 DeAndre Smelter Georgia Tech 6'2" 228 
    5.49 114WR 16 Jamison Crowder Duke 5'8" 185 
    5.49 113RB 10 David Johnson Northern Iowa 6'1" 224 
    5.49 112FS 05 Josh Shaw USC 6'1" 201 
    5.49 111TE 04 Jeff Heuerman Ohio State 6'5" 254 
    5.49 110QB 05 Garrett Grayson Colorado State 6'2" 213 
    5.50 109WR 15 Dezmin Lewis Central Arkansas 6'4" 214 
    5.50 108DL 15 Tyeler Davison Fresno State 6'2" 316 
    5.50 107DL 14 Marcus Hardison Arizona State 6'4" 307 
    5.50 106EDGE 13 Frank Clark Michigan 6'3" 271 
    5.50 105WR 14 Sammie Coates Auburn 6'1" 212 
    5.50 104DL 13 Gabe Wright Auburn 6'3" 300 
    5.50 10311 Ty Sambrailo Colorado State 6'6" 311 
    5.50 10210 Tyrus Thompson Oklahoma 6'5" 324 
    5.50 10106 Jarvis Harrison Texas A&M 6'3" 330 
    5.50 100SS 04 Anthony Harris Virginia 6'1" 183 

Nos. 99-1

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    Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press

    These are the kingmakers. Hit on your picks in the top 100, and you can have a starter in every round. The players here vary greatly—from rookie impact (5.50) to expected Pro Bowlers (7.50). It's important to look at the grade as much as the ranking, and that's why it's listed first.

    Four prospects tied for the top overall grade: Jameis Winston, Leonard Williams, Dante Fowler and Kevin White (with Amari Cooper so close behind). The top of this draft is solid, but there's no "sure thing" Andrew Luck or Khalil Mack-type player here. 

    Grade Rank  Pos   PR    PlayerSchoolHT    WT    
     5.5099 FS 03 Derron Smith Fresno State 5'10" 200
     5.5098 FS 04 Adrian Amos Penn State 6'0" 218
     5.5097 TE 03 Wes Saxton South Alabama 6'3" 248
     5.5596 WR 13 Tyler Lockett Kansas State 5'10" 182
     5.5595 CB 13 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon 5'9" 192
     5.5594 WR 12 Tre McBride William & Mary 6'0" 210
     5.5593 EDGE 12 Trey Flowers Arkansas 6'2" 266
     5.5592 EDGE 11 Loreno Mauldin Louisville 6'4" 259
     5.6091 CB 12 Senquez Golson Ole Miss 5'9" 176
     5.6090 WR 11 Rashad Greene Florida State 5'11" 182
     5.6089 CB 11 D'Joun Smith Florida Atlantic 5'10" 187
     5.6088 RB 09 Mike Davis South Carolina 5'9" 217
     5.6087 C 03 B.J. Finney Kansas State 6'4" 318
     5.6586 CB 10 Quandre Diggs Texas 5'9" 196
     5.6585 SS 03 James Sample Louisville 5'2" 209
     5.6584 C 02 Hroniss Grasu Oregon 6'3" 297
     5.7583 LB 09 Jordan Hicks Texas 6'1" 236
     5.7582 T 08 Rob Havenstein Wisconsin 6'7" 321
     5.7581 QB 04 Brett Hundley UCLA 6'3" 226
     5.7580 G 04 Tre' Jackson Florida State 6'4" 330
     5.7579 G 03 A.J. Cann South Carolina 6'3" 313
     5.7578 G 02 Ali Marpet Hobart 6'4" 307
     5.9077 DL 12 Xavier Cooper Washington S. 6'3" 293
     5.9076 DL 11 Henry Anderson Stanford 6'6" 295
     5.9075 RB 08 David Cobb Minnesota 5'11" 229
     5.9574 LB 08 Ramik Wilson Georgia 6'2" 237
     5.9973 CB 09 Alex Carter Stanford 6'0" 196
     6.0072 EDGE 10 Danielle Hunter LSU 6'5" 252
     6.0071 T 08 Ereck Flowers Miami (Fla.) 6'6" 329
     6.0070 LB 07 Kwon Alexander LSU 6'1" 227
     6.0069 T 07 Donovan Smith Penn State 6'6" 338
     6.0068 CB 08 Quinten Rollins Miami (OH) 5'11" 196
     6.0067 RB 07 Jay Ajayi Boise State 6'0" 221
     6.0066 DL 10 Jordan Phillips Oklahoma 6'5" 329
     6.0065 DL 09 Mario Edwards Florida State 6'3" 279
     6.0064 RB 06 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 5'9" 205
     6.0063 QB 03 Bryce Petty Baylor 6'3" 230
     6.0062 TE 02 Clive Walford Miami (Fla.) 6'4" 251
     6.1061 DL 08 Grady Jarrett Clemson 6'1" 304
     6.1560 LB 06 Stephone Anthony Clemson 6'3" 243
     6.2059 G 02 Laken Tomlinson Duke 6'3" 323
     6.2058 EDGE 09 Nate Orchard Utah 6'3" 250
     6.2057 WR 10 Brashad Perriman Central Florida 6'2" 212
     6.2056 DL 07 Michael Bennett Ohio State 6'2" 293
     6.2055 DL 06 Carl Davis Iowa 6'5" 320
     6.2054 RB 05 T.J. Yeldon Alabama 6'1" 226
     6.2053 EDGE 08 Preston Smith Mississippi State 6'5" 271
     6.2552 CB 07 P.J. Williams Florida State 6'0" 194
     6.2551 T 06 T.J. Clemmings Pitt 6'5" 309
     6.2550 WR 08 Devin Smith Ohio State 6'0" 196
     6.2549 WR 07 Devin Funchess Michigan 6'4" 232
     6.2548 LB 05 Denzel Perryman Miami (Fla.) 5'11" 236
     6.2547 LB 04 Benardrick McKinney Mississippi State 6'4" 246
     6.2546 SS 02 Jaquiski Tartt Samford 6'1" 221
     6.3045 FS 02 Gerod Holliman Louisville 6'0" 218
     6.3044 WR 09 Phillip Dorsett Miami (Fla.) 5'10" 185
     6.3043 TE 01 Maxx Williams Minnesota 6'4" 249
     6.4542 FS 01 Damarious Randall Arizona State 5'11" 196
     6.4541 WR 06 Nelson Agholor USC 6'0" 198
     6.4540 RB 04 Tevin Coleman Indiana 5'11" 206
     6.4939 LB 03 Paul Dawson TCU 6'0" 235
     6.4938 RB 03 Duke Johnson Miami (Fla.) 5'9" 207
     6.4937 EDGE 07 Owa Odighizuwa UCLA 6'3" 267
     6.4936 WR 05 Jaelen Strong Arizona State 6'2" 217
     6.4935 EDGE 06 Eli Herold Virginia 6'3" 247
     6.4934 CB 06 Jaelen Collins LSU 6'1" 203
     6.4933 T 04 Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M 6'5" 306
     6.4932 C 01 Cameron Erving Florida State 6'5" 313
     6.4931 T 03 Jake Fisher Oregon 6'6" 306
     6.4930 LB 02 Eric Kendricks UCLA 6" 232
     6.5029 CB 04 Kevin Johnson Wake Forest 6" 188
     6.5028 LB 01 Shaq Thompson Washington 6" 228
     6.5027 T 05 Andrus Peat Stanford 6'7" 313
     6.5026 CB 05 Byron Jones UConn 6'1" 199
     6.5025 CB 03 Trae Waynes Michigan State 6" 186
     6.5024 RB 02 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 6'1" 215
     6.9023 SS 01 Landon Collins Alabama 6" 228
     6.9922 DL 05 Eddie Goldman Florida State 6'4" 336
     6.9921 T 02 La'el Collins LSU 6'4" 305
     6.9920 T 01 D.J. Humphries Florida 6'5" 307
     6.9919 DL 04 Malcolm Brown Texas 6'2" 319
     6.9918 CB 02 Ronald Darby Florida State 5'11" 193
     6.9917 EDGE 05 Alvin Dupree Kentucky 6'4" 269
     6.9916 DL 03 Arik Armstead Oregon 6'7" 292
     7.1515 WR 04 Dorial Green-Bekcham Missouri 6'5" 237
     7.2014 EDGE 04 Vic Beasley Clemson 6'3" 246
     7.2013 EDGE 03 Shane Ray Missouri 6'3" 245
     7.2012 DL 02  Danny Shelton Washington 6'2" 339
     7.2011 QB 02 Marcus Mariota Oregon 6'4" 222
     7.3010 WR 03 DeVante Parker Louisville 6'3" 209
     7.3009 EDGE 02 Randy Gregory Nebraska 6'5" 235
     7.3008 RB 01 Todd Gurley Georgia 6'1" 222
     7.3007 G 01 Brandon Scherff Iowa 6'5" 319
     7.4906 CB 01 Marcus Peters Washington 6'0" 197
     7.4905 WR 02 Amari Cooper Alabama 6'1" 211
     7.5004 WR 01 Kevin White West Virginia 6'3" 215
     7.5003 EDGE 01 Dante Fowler Jr. Florida 6'3" 261
     7.5002 DL 01 Leonard Williams USC 6'5" 302
     7.5001 QB 01 Jameis Winston Florida State 6'4" 231

Quarterbacks

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    Eric Gay/Associated Press

    The 2015 quarterback class isn't much to write home about, but the top two players are very good.

    Jameis Winston received the fourth-highest quarterback grade I've assigned (behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Teddy Bridgewater) and has legitimate franchise QB tools. Marcus Mariota is a special person and special athlete, but he'll face a big test in acclimating to the NFL.

    The same goes for Bryce Petty, who isn't as athletic as Mariota but has a cannon for a right arm. 

    2015 Quarterback Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1 Jameis WinstonFlorida State6'4"2317.501
    2Marcus Mariota Oregon6'4"2227.2011
    3Bryce PettyBaylor6'3"2306.0063
    4Brett Hundley UCLA6'3"2265.7581
    5Garrett Grayson Colorado State6'2"2135.49110
    6Sean Mannion Oregon State6'6"2295.20219
    7Connor Halliday Washington State6'3"1965.09263
    8Brandon BridgeSouth Alabama6'4"2295.05281
    9Shane Carden East Carolina6'2"2195.00341
    10Hutson MasonGeorgia6'3"2095.00342
    11Tyler Heinicke Old Dominion6'1"2135.00343
    12Bryan BennettSE Louisiana6'2"2115.00344
    13Cody Fajardo Nevada6'1"2234.90359
    14Blake SimsAlabama5'11"2184.90360
    15Chris BonnerColorado St.-Pueblo6'7"2254.90361
    16Jerry Lovelocke Prairie View A&M6'4"2484.90362
    17Anthony BooneDuke6'0"2314.90381
    18Mark MyersJohn Carroll6'5"2204.75406

Running Backs

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    John Bazemore/Associated Press

    The running back class is one of the best ever, and with that in mind, we should see two ball-carriers selected in the first round: Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon. Each player is worth it if you look at his draft grade outside of position value, but there will be critics of selecting a running back in Round 1 when the draft is this deep at the position.

    Look at the list below and you'll notice nine running backs have a starter or future starter grade. It's a good year to need a back, and teams will be able to find starters in Rounds 2 and 3.

    2015 Running Back Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Todd Gurley Georgia6'1"2227.308
    2Melvin GordonWisconsin6'1"2156.5024
    3Duke JohnsonMiami (FL)5'9"2076.4938
    4 Tevin ColemanIndiana5'11"2066.4540
    5T.J. Yeldon Alabama6'1"2266.2054
    6 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska5'9"2056.0064
    7Jay Ajayi Boise State6'0"2216.0067
    8David CobbMinnesota5'11"2295.9075
    9Mike DavisSouth Carolina5'9"2175.6088
    10David JohnsonNorthern Iowa6'1"2245.49113
    11 Javorious AllenUSC6'0"2215.40131
    12 Karlos WilliamsFlorida State6'1"2305.40132
    13Cameron Artis-PayneAuburn5'10"2125.30161
    14Jeremy Langford Michigan State6'0"2085.30163
    15Matt JonesFlorida6'2"2315.25182
    16Zach Zenner South Dakota State5'11"2205.25183
    17Trey WilliamsTexas A&M5'7"1955.20200
    18Thomas Rawls Central Michigan5'9"2155.20201
    19John CrockettNorth Dakota State6'0"2175.20204
    20Malcolm BrownTexas5'11"2245.19220
    21Malcolm AgnewSouthern Illinois5'9"2075.19221
    22Josh RobinsonMiss. State5'8"2175.15228
    23Tyler Varga Yale5'11"2225.15229
    24Corey GrantAuburn5'10"2055.10251
    25Terrance Magee LSU5'8"2135.10252
    26Marcus MurphyMissouri5'8"1935.05286
    27Braylon HeardKentucky5'10"1985.05287
    28Dee HartColorado State5'7"1995.00311
    29 Jahwan EdwardsBall State5'9"2205.00312
    30B.J. Catalon TCU5'7"1865.00313
    31Ross Scheurman Lafayette6'0"2045.00340
    32Michael DyerLouisville5'8"2184.99348
    33Dominique BrownLouisville6'2"2344.99349
    34Kenny HilliardLSU6'0"2264.90366
    35Gus JohnsonStephen F. Austin5'10"2154.90369
    36 Raheem Mostert Purdue5'11"1834.80397
    37Brandon Wegher Morningside College5'11"2104.75417
    38 Terris Jones-GrigsbyArizona5'7"1984.75421

Fullbacks

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    Butch Dill/Associated Press

    As you might expect, the fullback position has been devalued in recent years. In fact, 2014's draft included only three fullbacks: Jay Prosch (sixth round), Kiero Small (seventh) and Trey Millard (seventh).

    Gone are the days of Mike Alstott, but Alabama's Jalston Fowler is someone to watch. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry over his collegiate career, and he proved to be a factor in the red zone.

    2015 Fullback Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Jalston FowlerAlabama5'11"2545.10239
    2Connor NeighborsLSU5'11"2305.00293
    3Aaron RipkowskiOklahoma6'1"2575.00294
    4Michael BurtonRutgers5'11"2424.85382
    5Larry DixonArmy5'11"2304.80387
    6Joey IosefaHawaii6'0"2474.75400
    7Trayion DurhamKent State6'1"2484.69437

Wide Receivers

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    Butch Dill/Associated Press

    The 2015 wide receiver class cannot compete with the historic 2014 class, but that's OK. This is still a very good group headlined by three future stars and anchored by huge-potential players littered throughout the first three rounds.

    Any team needing a wide receiver has to feel good about this crop. Kevin White, Amari Cooper and DeVante Parker all have blue-chip potential. If you can get past the off-field issues and rawness of Dorial Green-Beckham, you'll find a player with an unmatched ceiling.

    Add in the pure speed of Breshad Perriman and the big-play ability of Nelson Agholor, and there are five legitimate first-round wide receivers. Not bad for any year. The depth here is remarkable, and that's not counting the one or two sleepers who come out of nowhere (hello, Allen Hurns) to become studs.

    2015 Wide Receiver Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Kevin WhiteWest Virginia6'3"2157.504
    2 Amari CooperAlabama6'1"2117.495
    3 DeVante ParkerLouisville6'3"2097.3010
    4 Dorial Green-BeckhamMissouri6'5"2377.1515
    5 Jaelen StrongArizona State6'2"2176.4936
    6Nelson Agholor USC6'0"1986.4541
    7Phillip DorsettMiami (FL)5'10"1856.3044
    8Devin Funchess Michigan6'4"2326.2549
    9Devin SmithOhio State6'0"1966.2550
    10 Breshad Perriman Central Florida6'2"2126.2057
    11 Rashad GreeneFlorida State5'11"1825.6090
    12 Tre McBrideWilliam & Mary6'0"2105.5594
    13Tyler Lockett Kansas State5'10"1825.5596
    14Sammie Coates Auburn6'1"2125.50105
    15 Dezmin LewisCentral Arkansas6'4"2145.50109
    16Jamison Crowder Duke5'8"1855.49114
    17 DeAndre SmelterGeorgia Tech6'2"2265.49115
    18Josh HarperFresno State6'1"1915.45124
    19Antwan Goodley Baylor5'10"2095.45125
    20Chris ConleyGeorgia6'3"2055.40142
    21Kenny BellNebraska6'1"1975.35150
    22Darren WallerGeorgia Tech6'6"2385.35151
    23Tony Lippett Michigan State6'2"1925.35152
    24 Dres AndersonUtah6'1"1875.30171
    25Vince Mayle Washington State6'2"2245.30172
    26Gavin Lutman Pitt State6'4"2015.30173
    27Vernon JohnsonTexas A&M-Commerce6'1"1905.30174
    28Titus DavisCentral Michigan6'1"1965.25189
    29 Geremy DavisConnecticut6'2"2165.25190
    30Mario AlfordWest Virginia5'8"1805.25191
    31 Devante DavisUNLV6'3"2205.25192
    32Justin HardyEast Carolina5'10"1925.20217
    33 Davaris DanielsNotre Dame6'1"2015.20218
    34Ty MontgomeryStanford6'0"2215.15236
    35 Rannell HallUCF6'0"1985.15237
    36 Stefon Diggs Maryland6'0"1955.10259
    37Deon LongMaryland6'0"1925.10260
    38 DeAndrew WhiteAlabama5'11"1935.10261
    39Evan SpencerOhio State6'2"2085.10262
    40 Christion JonesAlabama5'10"1825.00331
    41Chris HarperCalifornia5'11"1755.00332
    42George FarmerUSC6'1"2205.00333
    43Austin HillArizona6'2"2105.00334
    44J.J. NelsonUAB5'10"1565.00335
    45 Kaelin ClayUtah5'10"1955.00336
    46Jordan TaylorRice6'5"2105.00337
    47 Jaxon Shipley Texas6'1"1935.00338
    48Andre DavisSouth Florida6'1"2055.00339
    49Cam WorthyEast Carolina6'2"2114.99351
    50 Deontay Greenberry Houston6'3"2004.99352
    51 Kasen WilliamsWashington6'2"2214.99353
    52 Da'Ron BrownNorthern Illinois6'0"2054.95358
    53Keith Mumphery Michigan State6'0"2154.90378
    54 Donatella Luckett Harding6'0"2114.90379
    55Matt MillerBoise State6'3"2204.90380
    56Levin NorwoodBaylor6'1"1954.80395
    57 Ezell Ruffin San Diego State6'0"2184.80396
    58Nigel KingKansas6'3"2104.75430
    59Jake Kumerow Wisconsin-Whitewater6'4"1954.75431
    60Lemar DurantSimon Fraser6'2"2314.70436

Tight Ends

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    Joel Auerbach/Associated Press

    Quite unlike the fullback position, tight ends are a huge part of modern NFL offenses. Top targets like Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski have changed the game with their ability to stretch the field.

    There might not be any Grahams or Gronkowskis in this draft, but Maxx Williams, Clive Walford and Wes Saxton could all make impacts at the next level. Another guy to watch is converted QB Blake Bell, who has ideal size for the position but is understandably raw.

    2015 Tight End Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1 Maxx WilliamsMinnesota6'4"2496.3043
    2Clive Walford Miami (FL)6'4"2516.0062
    3Wes Saxton South Alabama6'3"2485.5098
    4Jeff Heuerman Ohio State6'5"2545.49111
    5Blake BellOklahoma6'6"2525.45116
    6Rory AndersonSouth Carolina6'5"2445.40126
    7 MyCole PruittSouthern Illinois6'2"2515.40127
    8Tyler Kroft Rutgers6'5"2465.35143
    9Ben Koyack Notre Dame6'5"2555.30157
    10Nick O'Leary Florida State6'3"2525.30159
    11James O'Shaugnessy Illinois State6'4"2455.29175
    12Randall Telfer USC6'4"2505.25179
    13Jesse JamesPenn State6'7"2615.25181
    14Nick BoyleDelaware6'4"2685.09266
    15C.J. Uzomah Auburn6'4"2645.09267
    16Devin Mahina BYU6'6"2565.09268
    17Matt LaCosse Illinois6'6"2505.09270
    18Cameron ClearTexas A&M6'5"2775.09271
    19A.J. DerbyArkansas6'4"2555.05285
    20E.J. Bibbs Iowa State6'2"2585.00305
    21Gerald ChristianLouisville6'3"2445.00307
    22Jean Sifrin UMass6'5"2555.00308
    23Casey PierceKent State6'3"2445.00309
    24 Khari LeeBowie State6'4"2355.00310
    25Eric TomlinsonUTEP6'6"2634.90363
    26Sam Arneson Wisconsin6'4"2544.75415

Offensive Tackles

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    Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

    The player most likely to be selected first at offensive tackle—Andrus Peat—isn't the top-ranked prospect at the position, but that's how it tends to go with this group. Peat has athleticism, length and upside, and that'll get you drafted high if you can protect the left side of the line.

    Peat, D.J. Humphries and Jake Fisher are all special pass protectors, and throw in La'el Collins and Cedric Ogbuehi as top-tier run blockers, and you have five tackles with legitimate Round 1 talent. That's great news for some lucky team at the top of the second round, as it's likely someone will fall.

    2015 Offensive Tackle Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1D.J. Humphries Florida6'5"3076.9920
    2 La'el CollinsLSU6'4"3056.9921
    3Andrus PeatStanford6'7"3136.5027
    4Jake FisherOregon6'6"3066.4931
    5Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M6'5"3066.4933
    6T.J. Clemmings Pittsburgh6'5"3096.2551
    7Donovan SmithPenn State6'6"3386.0069
    8 Ereck FlowersMiami (FL)6'6"3296.0071
    9Rob Havenstein Wisconsin6'7"3215.7582
    10Tyrus ThompsonOklahoma6'5"3245.50102
    11Ty Sambrailo Colorado State6'6"3115.45103
    12Daryl WilliamsOklahoma6'5"3275.40119
    13Rob CrispNorth Carolina St.6'7"3015.30134
    14Andrew Donnal Iowa6'6"3135.30164
    15Mitch MorseMissouri6'5"3055.30165
    16 Tayo Fabuluje TCU6'6"3535.25166
    17Jeremiah Poutasi Utah6'5"3355.25184
    18Austin ShepherdAlabama6'4"3155.20185
    19Sean Donnelly Tulane6'8"2975.20202
    20 Jamon BrownLouisville6'4"3235.20206
    21Bobby HartFlorida State6'5"3295.20207
    22Jake RodgersEastern Washington6'6"3205.20209
    23Trenton BrownFlorida6'8"3555.20210
    24 Darrian MillerKentucky6'5"3075.20211
    25Corey RobinsonSouth Carolina6'7"3245.15232
    26Sean HickeySyracuse6'5"3095.15233
    27 Chaz GreenFlorida6'5"3145.10257
    28 Doniel Gambrell Notre Dame College6'6"3155.10258
    29Eric Lefeld Cincinnati6'6"3105.00318
    30Blaine Clausell Miss. State6'6"3155.00324
    31Brett Boyko UNLV6'7"3014.95357
    32Laurence GibsonVirginia Tech6'6"3054.75419

Offensive Guards

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    Iowa's Brandon Scherff headlines the position this year, yet a small-school prospect could steal the show: Hobart's Ali Marpet. Not only is Hobart a tiny school, it's Division III.

    Interestingly, according to The Boston Globe, Marpet "entered college at 255 pounds, and because of the weight he loses while playing, he needs to eat as much as 9,000 calories per day to gain it back and keep it."

    Laken Tomlinson, A.J. Cann and Tre' Jackson may also hear their names called early in the proceedings.

    2015 Offensive Guard Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Brandon Scherff Iowa6'5"3197.307
    2 Laken TomlinsonDuke6'3"3236.2059
    3Ali Marpet Hobart6'4"3075.7578
    4A.J. Cann South Carolina6'3"3135.7579
    5 Tre' JacksonFlorida State6'4"3305.7580
    6Jarvis HarrisonTexas A&M6'3"3305.50101
    7Josue MatiasFlorida State6'5"3095.45118
    8Mark Glowinski West Virginia6'4"3075.40129
    9John MillerLouisville6'2"3035.35144
    10Quinton SpainWest Virginia6'4"3325.35145
    11Jamil DouglasArizona State6'4"3045.25178
    12Antoine Everett McNeese State6'3"3255.15224
    13Robert MyersTennessee St.6'5"3265.10240
    14Adam Shead Oklahoma6'4"3385.10241
    15Miles Dieffenbach Penn State6'3"3035.10243
    16Ben Beckwith Miss. State6'3"3085.10244
    17Arie Kouandjio Alabama6'5"3105.05284
    18 Aundrey WalkerUSC6'6"3185.00303
    19Al BondMemphis6'4"3035.00304
    20Terry PooleSan Diego St.6'5"3075.00306
    21 Takoby Cofield Duke6'4"3104.99350
    22Tyler MooreFlorida6'5"3244.95354
    23Christian LombardNotre Dame6'5"3154.75410
    24Jon Feliciano Miami (FL)6'4"3234.75412
    25Leon BrownAlabama6'6"3204.75414

Centers

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    Lost in the quarterback talk, wide receiver and edge-rusher hype and running back love fest is the fact that this center class is really good.

    Cameron Erving saved the FSU line when he moved from left tackle to center, and his ability to play all over the line only adds to his versatility. Hroniss Grasu is ready-made for a zone scheme in the NFL and should start from day one.

    You can say the same about run-blocking prodigy B.J. Finney. And don't sleep on Andy Gallik or Dillon Day—both are battle-tested and coming out of power conferences with a history of production.

    2015 Center Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Cameron ErvingFlorida State6'5"3136.4932
    2Hroniss GrasuOregon6'3"2975.6584
    3B.J. FinneyKansas State6'4"3185.6087
    4Shaq MasonGeorgia Tech6'1"3005.30153
    5Reese DismukesAuburn6'3"2965.30154
    6Andy GallikBoston College6'2"3065.30155
    7Greg ManczToledo6'4"3015.30156
    8Max GarciaFlorida6'4"3095.15222
    9Chad HamiltonCoastal Carolina6'2"2925.15223
    10Cole ManhartNebraska-Kearney6'6"3105.05282
    11Jake SmithLouisville6'3"3125.00296
    12Brandon VitabileNorthwestern6'3"3005.00298
    13Dillon DayMiss. State6'4"3055.00299
    14David AndrewsGeorgia6'2"2945.00300
    15Chris JasperseMarshall6'3"2974.75403
    16Shane McDermottMiami (FL)6'4"3024.75404
    17Steven GurrolaArizona6'2"2914.75407

Defensive Linemen

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    The defensive lineman position is loaded in 2015. Leonard Williams finds himself at the top of most draft boards, but Danny Shelton, Arik Armstead, Malcom Brown and Eddie Goldman could all realistically hear their names called in Round 1.

    However, the talent doesn't end there. Teams can and will find productive players throughout the proceedings. Depending on how things shake out, we could see viable starters drafted much later than we're used to.

    2015 Defensive Linemen Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Leonard WilliamsUSC6'5"3027.502
    2Danny SheltonWashington6'2"3397.2012
    3 Arik Armstead Oregon6'7"2926.9916
    4 Malcom BrownTexas6'2"3196.9919
    5Eddie GoldmanFlorida State6'4"3366.9922
    6Carl DavisIowa6'5"3206.2055
    7Michael BennettOhio State6'2"2936.2056
    8Grady JarrettClemson6'1"3046.1061
    9Mario EdwardsFlorida State6'3"2796.0065
    10Jordan PhillipsOklahoma6'5"3296.0066
    11Henry AndersonStanford6'6"2955.9076
    12Xavier CooperWashington St.6'3"2935.9077
    13Gabe WrightAuburn6'3"3005.50104
    14Marcus Hardison Arizona St.6'4"3075.50107
    15 Tyeler Davison Fresno St.6'2"3165.50108
    16Darius Philon Arkansas6'1"2985.40137
    17 Rakeem Nunez-RochezSouthern Miss.6'2"3075.40139
    18Christian Covington Rice6'2"2895.40140
    19Bobby RichardsonIndiana6'3"2835.20203
    20Ellis McCarthyUCLA6'5"3385.20205
    21James Castleman Oklahoma St.6'2"3005.20208
    22Derrick LottTenn-Chattanooga6'4"3145.15230
    23David ParryStanford6'1"3085.15231
    24Louis Trinca-PasatIowa6'1"2905.10254
    25Leon OrrFlorida6'5"3235.10255
    26Joey Mbu Houston6'3"3135.10256
    27Travis Raciti San Jose St.6'5"2905.09276
    28J.T. Surratt South Carolina6'1"3045.09277
    29Kaleb Eulls Miss. State6'3"2955.09278
    30Angelo Blackson Auburn6'4"3185.09279
    31Deon SimonNorthwestern St.6'4"3215.00315
    32 Leterrius WaltonCentral Michigan6'5"3195.00317
    33Terry WilliamsEast Carolina6'1"3535.00321
    34 Kristjan Sokoli Buffalo6'5"2905.00347
    35 Tavaris BarnesClemson6'4"2824.90367
    36Brandon IvoryAlabama6'3"3084.90368
    37 Chucky HunterTCU6'1"3054.90370
    38Xavier WilliamsNorthwestern Iowa6'2"3094.90372
    39Warren HerringWisconsin6'2"2944.90374
    40Darius Kilgo Maryland6'2"3104.90376
    41Cameron BotticelliMinnesota6'5"2824.85386
    42Thomas TealNorth Carolina St.6'1"3084.75409
    43Olsen PierreMiami (FL)6'5"3004.75411
    44Desmond Hollin Florida State6'3"2854.75413

Edge Defenders

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    If you aren't familiar with the "edge defender" term, it's any defender who will line up outside the offensive tackle. That's a 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker, essentially. And you're going to hear a lot about this group, because it's absolutely loaded.

    Dante Fowler, Shane Ray, Vic Beasley and Alvin "Bud" Dupree could all be selected in the top 10, and Randy Gregory would be in that group if not for a failed drug test at the combine.

    The top-end talent is very, very good, and the depth is too. If your team doesn't get a blue-chipper at the top, you can steal Eli Harold in the late first or early second. Preston Smith and Owa Odighizuwa are big-bodied pass-rushers off the edge and natural fits in a 4-3 defense (something this draft lacks).

    2015 EDGE Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Dante FowlerFlorida6'3"2617.503
    2Randy GregoryNebraska6'5"2357.309
    3Shane RayMissouri6'3"2457.2013
    4Vic BeasleyClemson6'3"2467.2014
    5Alvin Dupree Kentucky6'4"2696.9917
    6Eli HaroldVirginia6'3"2476.4935
    7 Owa Odighizuwa UCLA6'3"2676.4937
    8Preston SmithMississippi St.6'5"2716.2053
    9Nate OrchardUtah6'3"2506.2058
    10Danielle HunterLSU6'5"2526.0072
    11Lorenzo Mauldin Louisville6'4"2595.5592
    12Trey FlowersArkansas6'2"2665.5593
    13Frank ClarkMichigan6'3"2715.50106
    14Markus GoldenMissouri6'2"2605.40133
    15Zach HodgesHarvard6'2"2505.40135
    16 Za'Darius SmithKentucky6'4"2745.40136
    17Kyle EmanuelNorth Dakota St.6'3"2555.40138
    18 Hauoli Kikaha Washington6'2"2535.35147
    19Max Valles Virginia6'5"2515.30167
    20Davis TullChattanooga6'2"2465.25186
    21 Lynden TrailNorfolk State6'7"2695.10246
    22 Geneo Grissom Oklahoma6'3"2625.10248
    23Cedric ReedTexas6'5"2695.10250
    24Anthony Chickillo Miami (FL)6'3"2675.10253
    25Marcus RushMichigan State6'2"2455.09269
    26Corey CrawfordClemson6'5"2835.09274
    27Ray DrewGeorgia6'4"2765.09275
    28Ryan RussellPurdue6'4"2695.05288
    29 Xzavier DicksonAlabama6'3"2605.01289
    30J.R. Tavai USC6'2"2495.01290
    31B.J. Dubose Louisville6'4"2845.01291
    32Shaquille Riddick West Virginia6'5"2425.00314
    33Martin Ifedi Memphis6'3"2755.00316
    34Edmond RobinsonNewberry6'3"2455.00320
    35Ryan Delaire Towson6'4"2545.00322
    36 Jermauria Rasco LSU6'3"2475.00325
    37Deion BarnesPenn State6'4"2555.00327
    38Zach Wagenmann Montana6'3"2474.90371
    39 Obum Gwacham Oregon State6'5"2464.90373
    40 Neiron BallFlorida6'2"2304.90375
    41 Yannik Cudjoe-VirgilMaryland6'2"2484.90377
    42James Vaughters Stanford6'2"2544.80394
    43C.J. Olaniyan Penn State6'3"2524.75426
    44Ray MuellerKansas State6'2"2484.75427
    45James RouseMarshall6'5"2704.75428
    46Corey Morrissey Iowa State6'4"2604.75429

Linebackers

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    The line between inside and outside linebacker has been blurring in the NFL as of late, and with so many teams using both 3-4 and 4-3 looks, it has become necessary to simply rank linebackers as linebackers and do away with the Madden-esque "inside" and "outside" labels.

    The 2015 class is good at linebacker, but not great. There's no Khalil Mack, Anthony Barr or C.J. Mosley here, so teams looking for a quick fix may have to settle. It's worth pointing out that many of the top linebackers are also undersized, with only Benardrick McKinney of the top five linebackers having ideal height and weight.

    2015 Linebacker Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1 Shaq ThompsonWashington6'0"2286.5028
    2Eric KendricksUCLA6'0"2326.4930
    3Paul DawsonTCU6'0"2356.4939
    4 Benardrick McKinneyMississippi St.6'4"2466.2547
    5 Denzel Perryman Miami (FL)5'11"2366.2548
    6 Stephone AnthonyClemson6'3"2436.1560
    7 Kwon AlexanderLSU6'1"2276.0070
    8 Ramik WilsonGeorgia6'2"2375.9574
    9Jordan HicksTexas6'1"2365.7583
    10Ben Heeney Kansas6'0"2315.40130
    11Taiwan JonesMichigan State6'3"2455.35146
    12 Martrell Spaight Arkansas6'0"2365.30160
    13Jake RyanMichigan6'2"2405.30162
    14Mike HullPenn State6'0"2375.20197
    15Hayes Pullard USC6'0"2405.20198
    16 Alani Fua BYU6'5"2385.20199
    17 Amarlo HerreraGeorgia6'1"2445.15226
    18 Deiontrez MountLouisville6'5"2435.15227
    19Damien Wilsno Minnesota6'0"2455.10245
    20Jeff Luc Cincinnati6'0"2635.10247
    21John Timu Washington6'1"2465.10249
    22Bryce Hager Baylor6'1"2345.09272
    23Zach VigilUtah State6'2"2495.09273
    24Tony WashingtonOregon6'4"2474.95355
    25Mark Nzeocha Wyoming6'2"2324.95356
    26Trey DePriest Alabama6'0"2544.90364
    27 Quayshawn NealyGeorgia Tech6'1"2354.90365
    28Derrick Malone Jr.Oregon6'2"2204.85383
    29AJ Tarpley Stanford6'2"2384.85384
    30Michael Odiari Texas St.6'0"2454.85385
    31Aaron DavisColorado St.6'0"2254.80388
    32Curtis GrantOhio State6'3"2384.80389
    33A.J. JohnsonTennessee6'2"2424.80390
    34Houston BatesLouisiana Tech6'3"2504.80391
    35Cole FarrandMaryland6'3"2454.80392
    36Michael Orakpo Texas State6'1"2264.75416
    37Maurice FallsEast Carolina6'3"2474.75418
    38Junior Sylvestre Toledo6'0"2224.75420
    39 Deterrian Shackleford Ole Miss6'1"2474.75422
    40Chi Chi Ariguzo Northwestern6'3"2304.75424
    41 Dyshawn DavisSyracuse6'2"2214.70433
    42Terrance Plummer UCF5'11"2354.70435

Cornerbacks

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    With offenses becoming more pass-oriented every year, we've seen the need for teams to draft and sign quality cornerbacks. Guys like Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman are obvious examples, as we saw in last year's Super Bowl.

    In 2015's draft, there are a number of tantalizing options available. 

    Marcus Peters is the best of the bunch, but Ronald Darby, Trae Waynes, Kevin Johnson, Jalen Collins and Byron Jones could be Round 1 targets. UConn's Jones wowed us at the combine with his 12'3" broad jump and 44 ½-inch vertical. That type of athleticism is hard to pass up.

    2015 Cornerback Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Marcus PetersWashington6'0"1977.496
    2Ronald DarbyFlorida State5'11"1936.9918
    3Trae WaynesMichigan State6'0"1866.5025
    4Byron JonesConnecticut6'1"1996.5026
    5Kevin JohnsonWake Forest6'0"1886.5029
    6Jalen CollinsLSU6'1"2036.4934
    7P.J. WilliamsFlorida State6'0"1946.2552
    8Quentin RollinsMiami (OH)5'11"1956.0068
    9Alex CarterStanford6'0"1965.9973
    10Quandre DiggsTexas5'9"1965.6586
    11D'Joun SmithFlorida Atlantic5'10"1875.6089
    12Senquez GolsonOle Miss5'9"1765.6091
    13Ifo Ekpre-OlomuOregon5'9"1925.5595
    14Eric RoweUtah6'1"2055.45120
    15Charles GainesLouisville5'10"1805.45121
    16Steven NelsonOregon State5'10"1975.45122
    17Doran GrantOhio State5'10"2005.45123
    18Craig MagerTexas State5'11"2015.40141
    19JaCorey ShepherdKansas5'11"1995.35148
    20Troy HillOregon5'10"1825.35149
    21Lorenzo DossTulane5'10"1825.30168
    22Damian SwannGeorgia6'0"1895.30169
    23Bobby McCainMemphis5'9"1955.30170
    24Kevin WhiteTCU5'9"1835.25187
    25Garry PetersClemson6'0"1915.25188
    26Cody RiggsNotre Dame5'9"1905.20212
    27Justin ColemanTennessee5'11"1855.20213
    28Nick MarshallAuburn6'1"2075.20214
    29Cam ThomasWestern Kentucky6'1"1905.20215
    30Bryce CallahanRice5'10"1805.20216
    31Jacoby GlennUCF6'0"1795.15234
    32Dexter McDonaldKansas6'1"2005.15235
    33Tye SmithTowson6'0"1955.00319
    34Deshazor EverettTexas A&M5'11"1885.00323
    35Curtis RileyFresno State6'0"1905.00326
    36SaQwan EdwardsNew Mexico6'1"1895.00328
    37Bernard BlakeColorado State5'11"1775.00329
    38De'Vante BausbyPitt State6'1"1805.00330
    39Greg HendersonColorado5'11"1814.80393
    40Jeremiah JohnsonMaryland5'11"1954.75423
    41Tray WalkerTexas Southern6'2"1894.75425
    42Daniel RobertsonBYU6'1"1984.70434
    43Merrill NoelWake Forest5'10"1804.65438
    44De'Ante SaundersTennessee State5'10"1964.65439
    45Jonathon MincyAuburn5'10"1964.60440
    46Randall EvansKansas State6'0"1904.60441

Free Safeties

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    The free safety position is not loaded this year, though there are still serviceable options with Gerod Holliman and Damarious Randall at the top.

    Holliman has great instincts and hands, as you'd expect for someone with 14 interceptions in 2014. Randall, meanwhile, may be in play for the Dallas Cowboys at the end of Round 1, according to a team source.

    2015 Free Safety Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1 Damarious RandallArizona State5'11"1966.4542
    2 Gerod Holliman Louisville6'0"2186.3045
    3Adrian AmosPenn State6'0"2185.5097
    4Derron SmithFresno State5'10"2005.5099
    5Josh ShawUSC6'1"2015.49112
    6Kurtis Drummond Michigan State6'1"2085.45117
    7 Imoan ClaiborneNorthwestern State5'10"1875.40128
    8Donald Celiscar Western Michigan5'11"1945.30158
    9 Ladarius GunterMiami (FL)6'1"2025.25176
    10Cody Prewitt Ole Miss6'2"2085.25177
    11 Detrick BonnerVirginia Tech6'0"2075.25180
    12Anthony JeffersonUCLA6'1"1985.20196
    13 Durell Eskridge Syracuse6'3"2085.15225
    14Jermaine WhiteheadAuburn5'11"1975.10242
    15Justin CoxMississippi St.6'1"1915.00301
    16Dean MarloweJames Madison6'1"2035.00302
    17Julian WilsonOklahoma6'2"2054.75405
    18 Dechane DuranteNorthern Illinois6'2"1934.75408

Strong Safeties

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    Landon Collins looks like the cream of the crop at strong safety, though small-school prospect Jaquiski Tartt is an intriguing option early too.

    Collins has a proven track record against some of the best schools in the country. We certainly can't say the same about Samford's Tartt, though here's what B/R's Matt Bowen saw: "It was the first day of workouts at the Senior Bowl in January, and a strong safety kept catching my attention. NFL body. Long. Aggressive. Playing fast. He was like a missile running to the ball."

    "Must be a top prospect, right? Someone I'd heard of? Someone you'd heard of? Depends. Have you heard of Jaquiski Tartt?"

    2015 Strong Safety Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Landon CollinsAlabama6'0"2286.9023
    2 Jaquiski Tartt Samford6'1"2216.2546
    3James SampleLouisville6'2"2095.6585
    4Anthony HarrisVirginia6'1"1835.50100
    5Jordan RichardsStanford5'11"2115.20193
    6 Kyshoen JarrettVirginia Tech5'10"2005.20194
    7 Ibraheim CampbellNorthwestern5'11"2085.20195
    8 Tevin McDonaldEastern Washington5'11"1955.09264
    9Erick Dargan Oregon5'11"2125.09265
    10Clayton Geathers UCF6'2"2185.05283
    11Chris HackettTCU6'0"1955.00295
    12Ronald MartinLSU6'1"2205.00297
    13 Serderius BryantOle Miss5'9"2204.75401
    14Isaiah JohnsonGeorgia Tech6'1"2134.75402

Specialists

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    Rather than analyze kickers, punters and long snappers most people will have never heard of, I'd encourage you to read B/R's Mike Tanier's expertly crafted article titled "Kickers Are Prospects, Too: The Impossible Task of Scouting Kickers and Punters."

    2015 Kicker Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Josh Lambo Texas A&M6'0"2165.09280
    2Justin Manton Louisiana-Monroe6'3"1965.00345
    3Jared RobertsColorado State6'1"2104.75398
    2015 Punter Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Spencer RothBaylor6'4"2255.00292
    2Kyle Loomis Portland State6'2"2215.00346
    3Mike SadlerMichigan State6'0"1724.75399
    4Will Baumann North Carolina St.6'6"1874.75432

     

    2015 Long Snapper Rankings
    RankPlayerSchoolHeightWeightGradeOverall
    1Joe Cardona Navy6'3"2365.15238