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These rankings include players that fit both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. This is a preliminary ranking and players could move up or down based on off-season performances and both on and off-field characteristics that may come to light between now and draft day. Rankings currently reflect the Top 30 but I hope to add to this list as we go through the NFL Draft process. For now this is where I currently rank each player, enjoy!

Rank Position Player Name School Height Weight Year Projected Round
1 LB Courtney Upshaw Alabama 6’1 273 Senior Round 1
2 LB Luke Kuechly Boston College 6’2 237 Junior Round 1
3 LB Melvin Ingram South Carolina 6’1 276 Senior Round 1
4 LB Nick Perry USC 6’3 250 Junior Round 1
5 LB Lavonte David Nebraska 6’0 225 Senior Round 1-2
6 LB Dont’a Hightower Alabama 6’4 260 Senior Round 1-2
7 LB Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma 6’2 244 Junior Round 2
8 LB Andre Branch Clemson 6’4 260 Senior Round 2
9 LB Bobby Wagner Utah State 6’0 241 Senior Round 2
10 LB Cam Johnson Virginia 6’3 270 Senior Round 2
11 LB Sean Spence Miami 5’11 225 Senior Round 2
12 LB Zach Brown North Carolina 6’1 236 Senior Round 2
13 LB Vontaze Burfict Arizona State 6’3 250 Junior Round 2-3
14 LB Whitney Mercilus Illinois 6’4 265 Junior Round 2-3
15 LB Shea McClellin Boise State 6’3 248 Senior Round 3
16 LB Bruce Irvin West Virginia 6’2 245 Senior Round 3
17 LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma 6’2 228 Senior Round 3
18 LB Josh Kaddu Oregon 6’3 236 Senior Round 3
19 LB Jonathon Massoquai Troy 6’2 250 Junior Round 3-4
20 LB Audie Cole NC State 6’4 248 Senior Round 3-4
21 LB Jake Bequette Arkansas 6’4 264 Senior Round 3-4
22 LB Nigel Bradham Florida State 6’1 237 Senior Round 3-4
23 LB Terrell Manning Lousiville 6’2 225 Junior Round 3-4
24 LB Keenan Robinson Texas 6’3 240 Senior Round 4
25 LB Mychal Kendricks California 5’11 240 Senior Round 4-5
26 LB James-Michael Johnson Nevada 6’1 249 Senior Round 4-5
27 LB Kyle Wilbur Wake Forest 6’4 245 Senior Round 4-5
28 LB Brandon Lindsey Pittsburgh 6’2 250 Senior Round 4-5
29 LB Emmanuel Acho Texas 6’1 235 Senior Round 5
30 LB Miles Burris San Diego State 6’3 235 Senior Round 5-6

These rankings include players that fit both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. This is a preliminary ranking and players could move up or down based on off-season performances and both on and off-field characteristics that may come to light between now and draft day. Rankings currently reflect the Top 25 but I hope to add to this list as we go through the NFL Draft process. For now this is where I currently rank each player, enjoy!

Rank Position Player Name School Height Weight Year Projected Round
1 DE Quinton Coples North Carolina 6’5 281 Senior Round 1
2 DE Michael Brockers LSU 6’5 305 Sophomore Round 1
3 DE Melvin Ingram South Carolina 6’1 276 Senior Round 1
4 DE Fletcher Cox Mississippi State 6’4 295 Junior Round 1
5 DE Nick Perry USC 6’3 250 Junior Round 1-2
6 DE Andre Branch Clemson 6’4 260 Senior Round 1-2
7 DE Vinny Curry Marshall 6’3 265 Senior Round 2
8 DE Jared Crick Nebraska 6’4 285 Senior Round 2
9 DE Malik Jackson Tennessee 6’4 285 Senior Round 2
10 DE Whitney Mercilus Illinois 6’4 265 Junior Round 2
11 DE Cam Johnson Virginia 6’3 270 Senior Round 3
12 DE Derek Wolfe Cincinnati 6’5 286 Senior Round 3
13 DE Chandler Jones Syracuse 6’4 265 Junior Round 3
14 DE Billy Winn Boise State 6’3 295 Senior Round 3
15 DE Trevor Guyton Arizona State 6’2 280 Senior Round 3-4
16 DE Tyrone Crawford Boise State 6’4 285 Senior Round 4
17 DE Jake Bequette Arkansas 6’4 264 Senior Round 4
18 DE Brett Roy Nevada 6’3 275 Senior Round 4-5
19 DE Jack Crawford Penn State 6’4 268 Senior Round 5
20 DE Jaye Howard Florida 6’2 305 Senior Round 5
21 DE Oliver Vernon Miami 6’3 265 Junior Round 5
22 DE Julian Miller West Virginia 6’4 268 Senior Round 5-6
23 DE Frank Alexander Oklahoma 6’3 255 Senior Round 5
24 DE Logan Harrell Fresno State 6’2 276 Senior Round 5-6
25 DE Kentrell Lockett Ole Miss 6’5 248 Senior Round 6

These rankings include players that fit both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. This is a preliminary ranking and players could move up or down based on off-season performances and both on and off-field characteristics that may come to light between now and draft day. Rankings currently reflect the Top 25 but I hope to add to this list as we go through the NFL Draft process. For now this is where I currently rank each player, enjoy!

Rank Position Player Name School Height Weight Year Projected Round
1 DE Quinton Coples North Carolina 6’5 281 Senior Top 12 Overall
2 DE Michael Brockers LSU 6’5 305 Sophomore Round 1
3 DE Fletcher Cox Mississippi State 6’4 295 Junior Round 1
4 DE Melvin Ingram South Carolina 6’1 276 Senior Round 1
5 DE Courtney Upshaw Alabama 6’1 273 Senior Round 1
6 DE Nick Perry USC 6’3 250 Junior Round 1-2
7 DE Andre Branch Clemson 6’4 260 Senior Round 1-2
8 DE Vinny Curry Marshall 6’3 265 Senior Round 2
9 DE Jared Crick Nebraska 6’4 285 Senior Round 2
10 DE Malik Jackson Tennessee 6’4 285 Senior Round 2
11 DE Whitney Mercilus Illinois 6’4 265 Junior Round 2
12 DE Devon Still Penn State 6’4 310 Senior Round 2-3
13 DE Cam Johnson Virginia 6’3 270 Senior Round 3
14 DE Derek Wolfe Cincinnati 6’5 286 Senior Round 3
15 DE Chandler Jones Syracuse 6’4 265 Junior Round 3
16 DE Billy Winn Boise State 6’3 295 Senior Round 3
17 DE Kendall Reyes Connecticut 6’3 300 Senior Round 3
18 DE Trevor Guyton Arizona State 6’2 280 Senior Round 3-4
19 DE Shea McClellin Boise State 6’3 248 Senior Round 4
20 DE Jake Bequette Arkansas 6’4 264 Senior Round 4
21 DE Tyrone Crawford Boise State 6’4 285 Senior Round 4
22 DE Brett Roy Nevada 6’3 275 Senior Round 4-5
23 DE Jack Crawford Penn State 6’4 268 Senior Round 5
24 DE Frank Alexander Oklahoma 6’3 255 Senior Round 5
25 DE Logan Harrell Fresno State 6’2 276 Senior Round 5-6

 

-Thanks for reading my post, hope you enjoyed!-

– Brandon

These rankings include players that fit both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. This is a preliminary ranking and players could move up or down based on off-season performances and both on and off-field characteristics that may come to light between now and draft day. Rankings currently reflect the Top 25 but I hope to add to this list as we go through the NFL Draft process. For now this is where I currently rank each player, enjoy!

Rank Position Player Name School Height Weight Year Projected Round
1 LB Courtney Upshaw Alabama 6’1 273 Senior Top 12 Overall
2 LB Nick Perry USC 6’3 250 Junior Round 1
3 LB Melvin Ingram South Carolina 6’1 276 Senior Round 1
4 LB Lavonte David Nebraska 6’0 225 Senior Round 1-2
5 LB Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma 6’2 244 Junior Round 2
6 LB Andre Branch Clemson 6’4 260 Senior Round 2
7 LB Cam Johnson Virginia 6’3 270 Senior Round 2
8 LB Bobby Wagner Utah State 6’0 241 Senior Round 2
9 LB Zach Brown North Carolina 6’1 236 Senior Round 2
10 LB Sean Spence Miami 5’11 228 Senior Round 2-3
11 LB Whitney Mercilus Illinois 6’4 265 Junior Round 2-3
12 LB Shea McClellin Boise State 6’3 248 Senior Round 3
13 LB Bruce Irvin West Virginia 6’2 245 Senior Round 3
14 LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma 6’2 228 Senior Round 3
15 LB Terrell Manning NC State 6’2 225 Junior Round 3-4
16 LB Jonathon Massoquai Troy 6’2 250 Junior Round 3-4
17 LB Nigel Bradham Florida State 6’1 237 Senior Round 3-4
18 LB Josh Kaddu Oregon 6’3 236 Senior Round 3-4
19 LB Jake Bequette Arkansas 6’4 264 Senior Round 3-4
20 LB Brandon Lindsey Pittsburgh 6’2 255 Senior Round 4
21 LB Keenan Robinson Texas 6’3 240 Senior Round 4
22 LB Kyle Wilbur Wake Forest 6’4 245 Senior Round 4-5
23 LB Emmanuel Acho Texas 6’1 235 Senior Round 5
24 LB Tyler Nielson Iowa 6’3 235 Senior Round 5-6
25 LB Adrian Robinson Temple 6’2 250 Senior Round 6

 

-Hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!-

– Brandon

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