Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci (L) analyst Michael Irvin (C) and analyst Mike Mayock (R) during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
We are all familiar with the work of Mike Mayock. He is a draft guru for nfl.com and the NFL Network, bringing insights from the start of the off-season right up until the big day.
We have talked about his work previously through the use of mock drafts, but now, we bring you his ultimate reference. With the draft approximately 9 hours away, we bring you Mayock’s final list of his top 100 prospects. Whether you want to use it as a reference as the players come off the list, compare it to your own big board, or just to read and draw your own conclusions, here it is, so let’s get to it:
1. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan 2. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida 3. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 4. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama 5. Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon 6. Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma 7. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri 8. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina 9. Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU 10. Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
11. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah 12. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia 13. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame 14. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston 15. D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama 16. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama 17. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas 18. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama 19. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia 20. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
21. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 22. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina 23. Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame 24. Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse 25. Matt Elam, FS, Florida 26. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State 27. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA 28. Eric Reid,FS, LSU 29. Kyle Long,OG, Oregon 30. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
31. Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State 32. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee 33. Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M 34. Kevin Minter,ILB, LSU 35. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington 36. Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State 37. Keenan Allen, WR, California 38. Jonathan Cyprien, FS, Florida International 39. Margus Hunt, DE, SMU 40. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
41. EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State 42. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson 43. Matt Barkley, QB, USC 44. Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia 45. Robert Woods, WR, USC 46. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford 47. Larry Warford,, OG, Kentucky 48. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State 49. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi 50. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Dec 1, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Monte Ball accepts the MVP trophy from Ohio State Buckeyes former running back Archie Griffin after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the Big Ten championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 70-31. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
51. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State 52. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin 53. Terrance Williams,, WR, Baylor 54. Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia 55. Brian Schwenke, C, California 56. Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State 57. D.J. Swearinger, SS, South Carolina 58. Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State 59. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State 60. Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
61. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62. Bennie Logan, DT, LSU 63. Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina 64. Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut 65. Jon Bostic, OLB, Florida 66. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut 67. B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary 68. J.J. Wilcox, FS, Georgia Southern 69. Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers 70. Brian Winters, OG, Kent
71. John Jenkins, DT, Georgia 72. Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut 73. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia 74. Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana 75. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson 76. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State 77. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State 78. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech 79. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas 80. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
81. Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State 82. David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado 83. Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State 84. David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State 85. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State 86. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee 87. Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M 88. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State 89. John Simon, DT, Ohio State 90. Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee
91. Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama 92. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin 93. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas 94. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State 95. Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse 96. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice 97. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama 98. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU 99. David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State 100. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
A couple of thoughts here:
- His ranking of the quarterbacks shows you just how uncertain this class is at the position. The highest ranked QB is Geno Smith at 21 overall and EJ Manuel at 41. Many have them potentially going top 15, so the opinions on these QB’s are wide-ranging.
- Jarvis Jones is ranked 19th. Jones has stated that the Jets are high on him, and we very likely will see him chosen tonight by John Idzik and company.
- Two offensive weapons tied recently to the Jets are ranked 12 and 13, Tavon Austin and Tyler Eifert.
- Another guy the Jets are high on, Mayock is not. Rex Ryan worked out Margus Hunt at DE and LB, the way he did Quinton Coples last year. Mayock has him at 39th.
Just a little while longer, we can finally begin to see how this all turns out.