Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A
We are back with our second version of the big board, this time by Vincent Hall.
1. Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M. 4 year starter. Best offensive tackle in the draft. Set it and forget it left tackle.
2.Eric Fisher LT Central Michigan. Modeled after Joe Staley the 49er’s LT. He routinely pancaked defenders in the Senior Bowl practices. If games are won and lost in the trenches, he will win 99% of his matchups.
3.Dee Milliner CB Alabama. A polished starting CB. He comes from a good system that produces quality secondary players. In a passing league, a shutdown corner is king.
4. Bjoern Werner DE/OLB Florida State. I would rate him the 1st or 2nd pick, but I don’t really know about his knowledge of football as he’s a late bloomer. Also ran a 4.8 40, and didn’t bench much. As long as his 10 yard split is fast he should be good though.
5. Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia. The last 2 seasons he has 9 forced fumbles to go along with 28 sacks and 155 tackles. If you include the batted passes, and QB hurries, he is the top defensive front 7 player in the past 4 or 5 years. Injuries knock him down the list on draftability, but from a pure production standpoint, he is the top of the pyramid.
6. Eugene “Geno” Smith QB West Virginia– A franchise QB that you can build around, competitive and hard working. The only knock is the grapevine that says he is a ho hum franchise QB.
7.Tavon Austin WR West Virginia. The fastest guy in the draft possibly. He’s caught 270 passes the last 3 seasons so he’s not a one year wonder. Despite small frame he is made to catch passes and produce offense. Home run hitter with reliable hands.
8. Star Lotulelei DT Utah. He’s like a stumpier Hloti Ngata for Baltimore. Who wouldn’t want him in the middle of the line?
9. Chance Warmack OG Alabama. Chance is the best interior lineman in the draft, and probably the second best overall lineman in the draft.
10. Shariff Floyd DT/DE Florida. A 4-3 DT or a 3-4 DE. He has some versatility, and a lot of athleticism. Might be a Shaun Ellis type that will never dominate, but will always be solid in any role. Can probably start immediately in multiple systems.
11.Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri. He was 2nd on the Tigers in 2012 with 75 tackles. Also registered 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 7 QB hurries, 3 passes batted down, and blocked a kick. He’s just the man. Also is a blue collar guy, and not one to take off plays.
12. Barkevious Mingo OLB/DE LSU. He had an off year after a better 2011. His talent does not match his production though.
13. Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina. Cooper can step in and start from day 1. Can do everything you can ask of a guard.
Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; California wide receiver Keenan Allen speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
14.Keenan Allen WR Cal. He’s polished, he’s a big target, he’s got experience. He runs decent routes= 1st round.
15.Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State. A 6’2 cornerback with his experience and athleticism isn’t common. Does not make the amount of plays you would think in terms of passes broken up, is not overly aggressive either.
16.Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma. Only 2 years of experience as a tackle. Was a QB in high school, and started college as a tight end. This is either going to hurt in inexperience, or help with overall knowledge of the game, and ability to succeed. Probably the most athletic tackle in the draft outside of Armstead.
17. Alec Ogletree OLB Georgia. He’s a specific player for a specific system. Any 4-3 team needing a ROLB he could flourish and be a pro bowler from year 1 as he has a tendancy to rack up tackles and be in on every play. If he is drafted as a middle or ILB, his value is not as high, but he will still be productive.
18. DJ Fluker OT Alabama. Fluker could play guard if needed, but is a RT and another cog in the Alabama lineman machine. He’ll be a beast in the NFL if he goes to a run based offense.
19.Corderelle Patterson WR Tennessee. He is tall, long, and fast. He was a JUCO player, and he has one season of Division 1 experience at Tennessee. He’s not a top 10 pick, but someone will take him top 20.
20. Matt Barkley QB USC. He has suffered for staying in school too long and being picked apart, and also for being a USC QB. 2 things that are not his fault. Last year at this time he was a top 5 pick, and possible #1 pick. Nothing has changed, and he is a film studying, highly accurate, QB with multiple years of starting experience. How can anyone knock that? He’ll be the steal of the draft for some team.
21.Desmond Trufant CB Washington. The Trufant brothers strike again.
22.Kenny Vaccaro S Texas. He plays a game like a bigger safety. He runs, covers well, is super aggressive. Can see him playing high or close to the line and anywhere in between.
23.Dion Jordan OLB/DE Oregon. He has loads of athleticism, but there is something missing. Could be Aldon Smith, or Aaron Maybin.
24.Sam Montgomery DE/OLB LSU. He is a better fit as a DE in a 4-3 than a standup OLB in a 3-4. Nevertheless he has been a consistent tackler and sack producer the past 2 seasons.
25. Terrance Williams WR Baylor. Tons of catches the past 2 years. No top 25 team stopped him either as he had monster games in 6 of 7 games he played against top competition.