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Top 5 Draft Prospects By Position

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Published:   |   Updated: April 25, 2013 at 07:33 AM

QUARTERBACK
 
Player 
School 
Comment 
Geno Smith 
West Virginia 
Accurate passer with mobility 
Ryan Nassib 
Syracuse 
Throws well on the move 
Matt Barkley 
Southern Cal 
Average arm strength but gritty 
Tyler Wilson 
Arkansas 
Turned some heads at the Senior Bowl 
E.J. Manuel 
Florida State 
Raw technique but plenty of upside 
RUNNING BACK
 
Eddie Lacy 
Alabama 
Powerful back finished season in style 
Giovani Bernard 
North Carolina 
Shifty, but lacks breakaway speed 
Montee Ball 
Wisconsin 
Durable and has a nose for the end zone 
Andre Ellington 
Clemson 
Fast and elusive, but size is a concern 
Joseph Randle 
Oklahoma State 
Versatility makes him intriguing 
WIDE RECEIVERS
 
Tavon Austin 
West Virginia 
Very dangerous in open space 
Keenan Allen 
California 
Rangy build and soft hands 
Cordarrelle Patterson 
Tennessee 
Must develop as a route runner 
DeAndre Hopkins 
Clemson 
Posted 12 100-yard games in Tigers career 
Robert Woods 
Southern Cal 
A terror in the red zone 
TIGHT ENDS
 
Tyler Eifert 
Notre Dame 
Excels at making catches in traffic 
Zach Ertz 
Stanford 
Sneaky speed but needs more focus 
Jordan Reed 
Florida 
Can find open spots in coverage 
Travis Kelce 
Cincinnati 
Willing blocker who can get downfield 
Gavin Escobar 
San Diego State 
Surprising body control for his frame 
OFFENSIVE LINE
 
Luke Joeckel 
Texas A&M 
Proved himself with 37 starts at left tackle  
Chance Warmack 
Alabama 
Road-grading guard with quick feet 
Eric Fisher 
Central Michigan 
At 6-7, this dominant tackle loves football 
Lane Johnson 
Oklahoma 
Former HS QB can play either tackle spot 
Jonathan Cooper 
North Carolina 
This 310-pound guard made 47 starts for Tar Heels 
DEFENSIVE LINE
 
Star Lotulelei 
Utah 
Disruptive DT moves surprisingly well at 320 pounds 
Sheldon Richardson 
Missouri 
Athletic DT with outstanding burst 
Bjoern Werner 
Florida State 
Some scouts love his potential coming off the edge 
Damontre Moore 
Texas A&M 
Natural pass rusher posted 12.5 sacks last year 
Sharrif Floyd 
Florida 
Powerful DT can also be effective at end 
LINEBACKER
 
Barkevious Mingo 
LSU 
If he's coached up as a pro, look out 
Jarvis Jones 
Georgia 
Led the nation with 14.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles  
Manti Te'o 
Notre Dame 
Stellar instincts and quite physical 
Alec Ogletree 
Georgia 
Outstanding range and special-teams standout 
Arthur Brown 
Kansas State 
Undersized, but closes in a hurry 
DEFENSIVE BACKS
 
Dee Milliner 
Alabama 
Superior size and ball skills at cornerback 
Kenny Vaccaro 
Texas 
Rangy safety makes up ground in a hurry 
Desmond Trufant 
Washington 
Four-year starter at corner fights hard for the ball 
Xavier Rhodes 
Florida State 
Physical corner has been compared to Aqib Talib 
Jamar Taylor 
Boise State 
Solid corner plagued with some injury concerns 

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