Post All-Star Game Positional Rankings:

Posted: February 2, 2012 in Positional Rankings
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*Early on in the process, with just under 3 months to go from the 2012 NFL Draft these are my unofficial positional rankings as of 2/1/12. Much more film work and study is in session as you will notice some ties throughout these rankings. Ties are for players I currently rank very close to one another at a certain position, but will eventually chose one over the other once I feel comfortable and confident. Just because players are listed does not mean they will stay there and just because players are not listed does not mean they will not eventually find their way on to my list. Hope you enjoy and feel free to criticize these rankings all you want…your input is highly valued and well-taken.
 
Quarterbacks
1. Andrew Luck Stanford (6-4 235) – Top Overall Pick
2. Robert Griffin III Baylor (6-2 220) – Top 5
3. Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M (6-4 220) – Mid-Late 1st
4. Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State (6-3 220) – Mid-Late 2nd
5. Brock Osweiller Arizona State (6-8 240) – Late 2nd-Early 3rd
 
*On the Cusp:
Russell Wilson Wisconsin (5-10 205)
Kirk Cousins Michigan State (6-2 210)
Nick Foles Arizona (6-5 245)
 
 
Running Backs:
1. Trent Richardson Alabama (5-11 225) – Top 3 Overall
2. Lamar Miller Miami (5-11 210) – Late 1st
3. Doug Martin Boise State (5-9 220) – Late 1st Early 2nd
4. David Wilson Virginia Tech (5-10 205) – Mid 2nd
T-5. Chris Polk Washington (5-11 225) – Late 2nd-Early 3rd
T-5. LaMichael James Oregon (5-9 195) – Late 2nd-Early 3rd
 
On the Cusp:
Bernard Pierce Temple (6-0 220)
Issiah Pead Cincinnati (5-9 195)
 
Wide Receivers:
1. Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State (6-1 215) – Top 8 Overall
2. Michael Floyd Notre Dame (6-3 225) – Mid 1st
3. Kendall Wright Baylor (5-10 190) – Mid-Late 1st
T-4. Alshon Jeffery South Carolina (6-4 230) – Late 1st
T-4. Mohamed Sanu Rutgers (6-3 215) – Late 1st
5. Reuben Randle LSU (6-3 210) – Mid 2nd
 
On the Cusp:
Juron Criner Arizona (6-2 220)
Dwight Jones North Carolina (6-3 225)
Joe Adams Arkansas (5-10 175)
Nick Toon Wisconsin (6-2 220)
Jairus Wright Arkansas (5-10 180)
 
Tight Ends:
1. Dwayne Allen Clemson (6-4 255) – Early 2nd
2. Coby Fleener Stanford (6-6 245) – Early-Mid 2nd
3. Orson Charles Georgia (6-3 240) – Mid 2nd
4. Michael Egnew Missouri (6-5 250) – Mid-Late 3rd
5. Ladarius Green Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6 235) – Late 3rd-Early 4th
 
On the Cusp:
David Paulson Oregon (6-3 245)
 
Offensive Tackles:
1. Matt Kalil Southern California (6-7 295) – Top 5 Overall
2. Riley Reiff Iowa (6-6 300) – Top 10 Overall
3. Jonathon Martin Stanford (6-6 305) – Mid 1st
4. Mike Adams Ohio State (6-7 325) – Mid 1st
5. Cordy Glenn Georgia (6-5 345) – Mid-Late 1st
 
On the Cusp:
Zebrie Sanders (6-5 310)
Keleche Osemele Iowa State (6-5 335)
Bobby Massie Ole Miss (6-6 315)
Jeff Allen Illinois (6-4 305)
Nate Potter Boise State (6-6 300)
 
Offensive Guards:
1. David DeCastro Stanford (6-5 310) – Top 10 Overall
2. Cordy Glenn Georgia (6-5 345) – Mid-Late 1st
3. Keleche Osemele Iowa State (6-5 335) – Early-Mid 2nd
4. Kevin Zeitler Wisconsin (6-3 315) – Mid-Late 2nd
T-5. Brandon Washington Miami (6-4 320) Early 3rd
T-5. Jeff Allen Illinois (6-4 305) Early 3rd
 
On the Cusp:
Levy Adcock Oklahoma State (6-5 320)
Amini Silatolu Midwestern State (6-3 320)
Brandon Brooks Miami-Ohio (6-4 345)
Senio Kelemete Washington (6-3 300)
 
Centers:
1. Peter Konz Wisconsin (6-5 315) – Mid 1st
2. Ben Jones Georgia (6-2 305) – Mid-Late 3rd
3. Mike Brewster Ohio State (6-4 310) – Late 3rd-Early 4th
4. David Molk Michigan (6-2 290) – Late 3rd-Early 4th
5. Phillip Blake Baylor (6-2 315) – Early-Mid 4th
 
On the Cusp:
William Vlachos Alabama (6-0 305)
Quinton Saulsberry Mississippi State (6-2 300)
 
Defensive Ends:
1. Quinton Coples North Carolina (6-5 280) – Top 10 Overall
2. Melvin Ingram South Carolina (6-1 275) – Mid 1st
T-3. Nick Perry Southern California 6-3 250) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
T-3. Whitney Mercilus (6-4 265) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
T-3. Andre Branch Clemson (6-4 260) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
4. Vinny Curry Marshall (6-3 265) – Early-Mid 2nd
5. Jared Crick Nebraska (6-5 285) – Mid 2nd
 
On the Cusp:
Cam Johnson Virginia (6-3 270)
Chandler Jones Syracuse (6-5 265)
 
Defensive Tackles:
1. Devon Still Penn State (6-5 310) – Mid 1st
2. Michael Brockers LSU (6-6 305) – Mid-Late 1st
3. Dontari Poe Memphis (6-5 350) – Mid-Late 1st
T-4. Fletcher Cox Mississippi (6-4 295) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
T-4 Jerel Worthy Michigan State (6-3 310) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
5. Brandon Thompson Clemson (6-2 310) – Early-Mid 2nd
 
On the Cusp:
Josh Chapman Alabama (6-1 310)
Alameda Ta’amu Washington (6-2 340)
Derek Wolfe Cincinnati (6-5 300)
Mike Martin Michigan (6-1 310)
Kendall Reyes Connecticut (6-3 300)
 
 
Outside Linebackers:
1. Courtney Upshaw Alabama (6-1 275) – Top 10 Overall
2. Melvin Ingram South Carolina (6-1 275) – Mid 1st
3. Lavonte David Nebraska (6-0 225) – Early 2nd
4. Zach Brown North Carolina (6-1 235)  – Early-Mid 2nd
T-5. Ronell Lewis Oklahoma (6-2 245) – Late 2nd-Early 3rd
T-5. Sean Spence Miami (5-11 225) Late 2nd – Early 3rd
 
On the Cusp:
Travis Lewis Oklahoma (6-2 230)
Bruce Irvin West Virginia (6-2 245)
Brandon Lindsey Pittsburgh (6-2 250)
Terrell Manning NC State (6-3 235)
Bobby Wagner Utah State (6-0 240)
 
Inside Linebackers:
1. Luke Kuechly Boston College (6-2 235) – Mid 1st
2. Vontaze Burfict Arizona State (6-3 250) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
3. Dont’a Hightower Alabama (6-4 260) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
4. Audie Cole North Carolina State (6-4 250) – Late 3rd-Early 4th
5. Bobby Wagner Utah State (6-0 240) – Early 4th
 
On the Cusp:
None
 
Cornerbacks:
1. Morris Clairborne LSU (6-0 185) – Top 5 Overall
T-2. Janoris Jenkins North Alabama (5-9 190) – Mid 1st
T-2. Dre Kirkpatrick Alabama (6-2 195) – Mid 1st
T-3. Alfonzo Dennard Nebraska (5-10 205) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
T-3. Chase Minnifield Virginia (6-0 185) – Late 1st-Early 2nd
4. Stephon Gilmore South Carolina (6-1 195) – Early 2nd
5. Brandon Boykin Georgia (5-9 185) – Mid-Late 2nd
 
On the Cusp:
Casey Hayward Vanderbilt (5-11 190)
Jayron Hosley Virginia Tech (5-10 175)
Leonard Johnson Iowa State (5-9 200)
Dwight Bentley Louisiana-Lafayette (5-9 175)
Jammell Flemming Oklahoma (5-10 200)
 
Safeties:
1. Mark Barron Alabama (6-2 220) – Mid-Late 1st
2. Harrison Smith Notre Dame (6-1 215) – Late 2nd-Early 3rd
3. Markelle Martin Oklahoma State (6-0 205) – Early 3rd
4. Antonio Allen South Carolina (6-1 205) – Mid 3rd
5. George Iloka Boise State (6-3 220) – Mid-Late 3rd
 
On the Cusp:
Janzen Jackson McNeese State (6-0 190)
 
-Thanks for reading this report-
 
-Brandon
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