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 Post subject: My position rankings
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:21 pm 

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Here are rankings for positions on the offensive side of the ball (for obvious reasons). I might tweak this after the combine if somebody really sticks out (good or bad), but this is how I would rank these guys (not in terms of draft stock, but how I see them in the NFL)...

1. Blaine Gabbert - The only franchise QB in this draft. Won't be truly elite, but could be next Big Ben.
*I don't see any of the guys on the list following this to pan out*
2. Christian Ponder - A young Pennington with old Penny's right arm. Has probably maxed out.
3. Ryan Mallett - Best arm I've ever seen, bar none. Too bad he doesn't have anything else.
4. Cam Newton - Athletic, big arm, passionate, but isn't his own man and doesn't have pocket QB skill set.
5. Jake Locker - Gusty, athletic, strong arm. But doesn't have accuracy, pocket presence or ability to read D's to make it in NFL.
6. Colin Kaepernick - Upside, but mine as well have been playing WR in college. HUGE project.

1. Jordan Todman - SPEED, toughness, vision, elusiveness. Has it all. He's going to be a star in the NFL.
2. Mikel LeShoure - Tough, physical, explosive
3. Mark Ingram - Good burst for size, power, elusive. Open field speed lacking. Nothing special, but will be very efficient.
4. DeMarco Murray - A weapon in 3 phases, (pass game, run game, ST's)
5a. Dion Lewis - Tough little bugger that won't go down, and has explosion and great elusiveness
5b. Jacquizz Rodgers - Could be next MJD...GREAT pass catcher, VERY tough, explosive, versatile.
7. Ryan Williams - Slightly above average at everything, not really good or great at any 1 area. Poor man's DeAngelo Williams.
8. Kendall Hunter - Will shy from contact through hole, but does have power and explosiveness.
9. Shane Vereen - Won't break many tackles, but has great vision, burst, good pass catcher.
10. Bilal Powell - One year wonder? Stronger than he looks, good vision and big play ability.
11. Delone Carter - Powerful, quick, good vision. Will be productive #2 back.
12. Noel Devine/Derrick Locke - 3rd down specialists...Devine has more upside, and is more durable.
13. Daniel Thomas - Looks like a TE trying to play RB. He's 6'2 and a full 6'2 when he runs. Not good.
14. Roy Helu - Over-rated vision and elusiveness, but good combo of power and speed.

Watch out for Taiwan Jones out of Eastern Washington...Small school product, but EXTREMELY productive. Really good balance of power and speed.

1. AJ Green - Randy Moss with a little less speed, and a lot less attitude.
2. Julio Jones - Dwayne Bowe II
3. Torrey Smith - PLAYMAKER
4. Titus Young - Clone of Mike Wallace
5. Jerrel Jernigan - PLAYMAKER
6. Jeremy Kerley - Playmaker to a lesser degree, but will make good slot WR and PR.
7. Austin Pettis - Really smooth for his size. Taller version of Reggie Wayne.
8. Jeff Maehl - Real good hands, route running, versatile, shifty. Perfect #3/4 WR.
9. Randal Cobb - PLAYMAKER
10. Jon Baldwin - Great size and hands, but can he create separation? Could be next Marshall.
11. Greg Little - Tough evaluation, but huge upside. Great Size, speed, hands.
12. Greg Salas - Lesser version of Pettis.
13. Edmund Gates - FAST.
14. Ronald Johnson - Never lived up to hype. A lesser version of Kerley.
15. Niles Paul - Some people think really highly of him. Not sure why. OK hands, above average speed.
16. Cecil Shorts - Scored about a billion TD's at DIII. Hard evaluation. Just going by the legend.
17. Terrance Toliver - Didn't have a QB to throw him the ball. Very talented though. Tough to evaluate, so I'm going safe and under-evaluating, if that makes any sense...
18. Denarius Moore - Very underrated player...speedy, good hands, could make impact on STs.
19. Leonard Hankerson - Not buying into him. Will not create separation at next level, still has iffy hands, doesn't have speed to stretch D. Just put him here to piss off all you UM fans;p.

1. Lance Kendricks - Far and away best TE in this class. Next Dustin Keller.
2. Kyle Rudolph - What's bigger: Him, or the expectations he never reached?
3. Luke Stocker - Anthony Fasano II
4. DJ Williams - He's not a pure TE, but will be a good H-back in NFL (lesser version of Aaron Hernandez).
5. Charlie Gantt - Good blocker, reliable pass catcher. Will make a roster and be productive #2.
6. Stephen Skelton - Know nothing about him since he played at Fordham, but HIGHLY productive.

1. Derek Sherrod - Athletic & powerful. Needs to play with more of a mean streak though.
2. Gabe Carimi - I see him as a Pro Bowl caliber RT. Average LT at best.
3. Anthony Castanzo - Hate to say it, but over-rated. At best when at 290#. Not quick enough to make up for lack of strength/size. Has high bust potential.
4. Nate Solder - Might be too tall for his own good. Has trouble with speed rushers.
5. Tyron Smith - More athletic than powerful. Needs to bulk up and show he can handle weight.

OG (not a very good class)
1. John Moffitt - Tough, physical, athletic...fits criteria of what Miami is looking for in a LG.
2. Orlando Franklin - Beast in the run game, holds his own in pass pro. Character issues?
3. Marcus Cannon - Could be next Leonard Davis. Athletic for size. Over-rated leg drive though.
4. Mike Pouncey - Not half of what his brother is, but could be average LG. Definitely not a C or RG.
5. Danny Watkins - Did not see him play this season, but Mike Mayock loves him and looked good at the Sr Bowl.
6. Thomas Claiborne - Boston College OL. Need I say more?

1. Stefen Wisniewski - Not Nick Mangold, but a very good, efficient player. Gets the job done.
2. Rodney Hudson - Does not fit what Miami is looking for. Will be a zone blocking scheme lineman.
3. Jake Kirkpatrick - Played much better in game than Sr Bowl practice. Did not see much of him at TCU.

 Post subject: Re: My position rankings
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Can't believe you have Hankerson all the way down there. Wow. Don't get me started on your RB rankings either. Yikes.


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