2011 NFL Draft: Second Week Prospect Positional Rankings

Danny Flynn@FlynnceptionSenior Analyst ISeptember 12, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: Second Week Prospect Positional Rankings

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    Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
    Ohio State QB Terrelle PryorJamie Sabau/Getty Images

    Week two of the college football season is finally in the books, and we sure did have some terrific individual performances this weekend.

    The two top teams in the nation - Alabama and Ohio State - both squared off against challenging foes yesterday, and both showed exactly why they deserve to be ranked above every other team.

    Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, my No. 1 rated prospect in the country, led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 36-24 victory over a game Miami Hurricanes squad.

    Alabama junior safety Mark Barron, my No. 1 rated safety, helped carry the Crimson Tide defense to a dominating performance in a 24-3 win over Penn State.

    There were plenty of other eye opening performances as top rated prospects showed their stuff, while under the radar guys made a name for themselves.

    Let's take a look at how the seniors and eligible underclassmen stack up for the NFL Draft at this point in the season.

The Top 10

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    Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
    Ohio State QB Terrelle PryorJamie Sabau/Getty Images

    1. Quarterback: Terrelle Pryor: Ohio State (Jr.)

    2. Cornerback: Patrick Peterson: LSU (Jr.)

    3. Wide Receiver: Michael Floyd: Notre Dame (Jr.)

    4. Quarterback: Jake Locker: Washington (Sr.)

    5. Offensive Tackle: Joseph Barksdale: LSU (Sr.)

    6. Cornerback: Curtis Brown: Texas (Sr.)

    7. Linebacker: Akeem Ayers: UCLA (Jr.)

    8. Defensive End: Aldon Smith: Missouri (Rsoph.)

    9. Safety: Mark Barron: Alabama (Jr.)

    10. Defensive End: Robert Quinn: North Carolina (Jr.)

Quarterbacks

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    Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
    Ohio State QB Terrelle PryorJamie Sabau/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Jake Locker: Washington
    2. Jerrod Johnson: Texas A&M
    3. Christian Ponder: Florida State
    4. Case Keenum: Houston
    5. Colin Kaepernick: Nevada
    6. Andy Dalton: TCU
    7. Greg McElroy: Alabama
    8. Diondre Borel: Utah State
    9. Ricky Stanzi: Iowa
    10. Tyrod Taylor: Virginia Tech

    Underclassmen
    1. Terrelle Pryor: Ohio State
    2. Andrew Luck: Stanford*
    3. Ryan Mallett: Arkansas
    4. Nick Foles: Arizona
    5. Cam Newton: Auburn
    6. Kellen Moore: Boise State
    7. Blaine Gabbert: Missouri
    8. John Brantley: Florida
    9. Kirk Cousins: Michigan State
    10. Jordan Jefferson: LSU

Running Backs

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    Oregon RB LaMichael James
    Oregon RB LaMichael JamesTom Hauck/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Daniel Thomas: Kansas State
    2. DeMarco Murray: Oklahoma
    3. Brandon Saine: Ohio State
    4. Armando Allen: Notre Dame
    5. Josh Adams: Wake Forest
    6. Derrick Locke: Kentucky
    7. Evan Royster: Penn State
    8. Noel Devine: West Virginia
    9. Kendall Hunter: Oklahoma State
    10. Jeremy Avery: Boise State

    Underclassmen
    1. LaMichael James: Oregon*
    2. John Clay: Wisconsin
    3. Mark Ingram: Alabama
    4. Quizz Rodgers: Oregon State
    5. Ryan Williams: Virginia Tech*
    6. Jordan Todman: UCONN
    7. Mikel Leshoure: Illinois
    8. Shane Vereen: CAL
    9. Brandon Bolden: Ole Miss
    10. Victor Anderson: Louisville

Wide Receivers

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    USC WR Ronald Johnson
    USC WR Ronald JohnsonKevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Ronald Johnson: USC
    2. Greg Little: North Carolina
    3. Chris Matthews: Kentucky
    4. Armon Binns: Cincinnati
    5. Niles Paul: Nebraska
    6. Leonard Hankerson: Miami
    7. Austin Pettis: Boise State
    8. Mark Dell: Michigan State
    9. Jock Sanders: West Virginia
    10. James Cleveland: Houston

    Underclassmen
    1. Michael Floyd: Notre Dame
    2. Ryan Broyles: Oklahoma
    3. DeVier Posey: Ohio State
    4. A.J. Green: Georgia
    5. Julio Jones: Alabama
    6. Greg Childs: Arkansas
    7. Jonathan Baldwin: PITT
    8. Jeff Fuller: Texas A&M
    9. Damarlo Belcher: Indiana
    10. Travis Benjamin: Miami

Tight Ends

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    Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph
    Notre Dame TE Kyle RudolphJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Luke Stocker: Tennessee
    2. Lance Kendricks: Wisconsin
    3. Konrad Reuland: Stanford
    4. Weslye Saunders: South Carolina
    5. DJ Williams: Arkansas
    6. Eric Peitz: Colorado State
    7. Zack Pianalto: North Carolina
    8. Alston Umuolo: San Diego State
    9. Charlie Gannt: Michigan State
    10. (WR) Mike McNeil: Nebraska

    Underclassmen
    1. Kyle Rudolph: Notre Dame
    2. Anthony Miller: CAL
    3. George Bryan: North Carolina State
    4. DeAngelo Peterson: LSU
    5. Kevin Koger: Michigan
    6. Ladarius Green: Louisiana-Lafayette
    7. Rhett Ellison: USC
    8. Andrew Jones: Missouri
    9. DC Jefferson: Rutgers*
    10. David Paulson: Oregon

Offensive Lineman

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    LSU OT Joseph Barksdale
    LSU OT Joseph BarksdaleAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Joseph Barksdale: LSU
    2. Anthony Castonzo: Boston College
    3. Bryant Browning: Ohio State
    4. Nate Solder: Colorado
    5. Gabe Carimi: Wisconsin
    6. Rodney Hudson: Florida State
    7. Justin Boren: Ohio State
    8. James Carpenter: Alabama
    9. Mike Pouncey: Florida
    10. Zach Hurd: UCONN

    Underclassmen
    1. Kelechi Osemele: Iowa State
    2. Bradley Sowell: Ole Miss
    3. Yoshi Hardrick: Nebraska
    4. Blake DeChristopher: Virginia Tech
    5. James Wilson: Florida
    6. Nate Potter: Boise State
    7. Matt Reynolds: BYU
    8. Andrew Datko: Florida State
    9. Mike Brewster: Ohio State
    10. Cordy Glenn: Georgia

Defensive Tackles

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    Florida DT Jaye Howard
    Florida DT Jaye HowardMarc Serota/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Drake Nevis: LSU
    2. Phil Taylor: Baylor
    3. Marvin Austin: North Carolina
    4. Lawrence Marsh: Florida
    5. Jerrell Powe: Ole Miss
    6. Ian Williams: Notre Dame
    7. Christian Ballard: Iowa
    8. Sione Fua: Stanford
    9. Stephen Paea: Oregon State
    10. Jarvis Jenkins: Clemson

    Underclassmen
    1. Jaye Howard: Florida
    2. Jared Crick: Nebraska
    3. Nick Fairley: Auburn
    4. Jurrell Casey: USC
    5. Marcus Forston: Miami*
    6. Kheeston Randall: Texas
    7. Mike Martin: Michigan
    8. Travian Robertson: South Carolina
    9. Jerel Worthy: Michigan State*
    10. Billy Winn: Boise State

Defensive Ends

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    Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn
    Iowa DE Adrian ClaybornDoug Benc/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Adrian Clayborn: Iowa
    2. Cam Heyward: Ohio State
    3. Sam Acho: Texas
    4. Allen Bailey: Miami
    5. Jeremy Beal: Oklahoma
    6. Ryan Kerrigan: Purdue
    7. Cameron Jordan: CAL
    8. Greg Romeus: PITT
    9. Pierre Allen: Nebraska
    10. Scott Solomon: Rice

    Underclassmen
    1. Aldon Smith: Missouri*
    2. Robert Quinn: North Carolina
    3. Marcell Dareus: Alabama
    4. Armond Armstead: USC
    5. Da’Quan Bowers: Clemson
    6. Adrian Robinson: Temple
    7. Datone Jones: UCLA
    8. Eric Latimore: Penn State
    9. Jonathan Rainey: New Mexico
    10. Ryan Van Bergen: Michigan

Linebackers

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    North Carolina LB Bruce Carter
    North Carolina LB Bruce CarterKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Bruce Carter: North Carolina
    2. (DE) Dontay Moch: Nevada
    3. Brad Jefferson: Georgia Tech
    4. Michael Morgan: USC
    5. Von Miller: Texas A&M
    6. Jonathan Cornell: Ole Miss
    7. Greg Jones: Michigan State
    8. Mario Harvey: Marshall
    9. (DE) Chris Walker: Tennessee
    10. Alex Wujciak: Maryland

    Underclassmen
    1. Akeem Ayers: UCLA
    2. Dont’a Hightower: Alabama*
    3. Travis Lewis: Oklahoma
    4. Justin Houston: Georgia
    5. Nigel Bradham: Florida State
    6. Keenan Robinson: Texas
    7. Gregg Williams: PITT
    8. Garrick Williams: Texas A&M
    9. Martez Wilson: Ilinois
    10. Danny Trevathan: Kentucky

Cornerbacks

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    LSU CB Patrick Peterson
    LSU CB Patrick PetersonKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Curtis Brown: Texas
    2. Prince Amukamara: Nebraska
    3. Lametrius Davis: Hawaii
    4. Chris Culliver: South Carolina
    5. Brandon Hogan: West Virginia
    6. Kendric Burney: North Carolina
    7. Chimdi Chekwa: Ohio State
    8. Chris L. Rucker: Michigan State
    9. Brandyn Thompson: Boise State
    10. Ramon Broadway: Arkansas

    Underclassmen
    1. Patrick Peterson: LSU
    2. Brandon Harris: Miami
    3. Omar Bolden: Arizona State
    4. Janoris Jenkins: Florida
    5. Trevin Wade: Arizona
    6. Aaron Williams: Texas
    7. Art Evans: Tennessee
    8. Brandon Burton: Utah
    9. D’Anton Lynn: Penn State
    10. Tashaun Gipson: Wyoming

Safeties

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    Alabama S Mark Barron
    Alabama S Mark BarronKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Seniors
    1. Deunta Williams: North Carolina
    2. Jermale Hines: Ohio State
    3. DeAndre McDaniel: Clemson
    4. Johnny Brown: Ole Miss
    5. Dejon Gomes: Nebraska
    6. Nate Williams: Washington
    7. Ahmad Black: Florida
    8. Jasper Simmons: Missouri
    9. Tejay Johnson: TCU
    10. Jay Valai: Wisconsin

    Underclassmen
    1. Mark Barron: Alabama
    2. Rahim Moore: UCLA
    3. Lance Mitchell: Oregon State
    4. Robert Sands: West Virginia
    5. Tyler Sash: Iowa
    6. Will Hill: Florida
    7. Brandon Taylor: LSU
    8. Robert Golden: Arizona
    9. Delano Howell: Stanford
    10. Markelle Martin: Oklahoma State