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Positional Draft Ratings Accroding to Mayock

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The 2012 NFL Draft may be three months away, but the evaluation process is already in full swing. NFL draft guru Mike Mayock provides his early prospect rankings at each position. These rankings will be regularly updated in the coming months, but here is where things stand on the week of the Senior Bowl:

Quarterback

1. Andrew Luck, Stanford

2. Robert Griffin III, Baylor

3. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

It's far too early in the process to apply rankings after the top three quarterbacks, but there are plenty of other signal-callers to keep an eye on. Some will be easier to evaluate than others:

Trust the process:

Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State

Nick Foles, Arizona

Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

Kirk Cousins, Michigan State

Ryan Lindley, San Diego State

Figure them out:

Russell Wilson, Wisconsin

Kellen Moore, Boise State

Running Back

1. Trent Richardson, Alabama

2. David Wilson, Virginia Tech

3. Lamar Miller, Miami (FL)

4. Doug Martin, Boise State

5. LaMichael James, Oregon

Wide Receiver

1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

2. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

3. Kendall Wright, Baylor

4. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina

5. Chris Givens, Wake Forest

Tight End

1. Dwayne Allen, Clemson

2. Coby Fleener, Stanford

3. Orson Charles, Georgia

4. Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette

5. Michael Egnew, Missouri

Tackle

1. Riley Reiff, Iowa

2. Matt Kalil, USC

3. Jonathan Martin, Stanford

4. Mike Adams, Ohio State

T-5. James Brown, Troy

T-5. Zebrie Sanders, Florida State

Interior Offensive Lineman

1. David DeCastro, Stanford

2. Peter Konz, Wisconsin

3. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin

4. Cordy Glenn, Georgia

5. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

Defensive End

1. Quinton Coples, North Carolina

2. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

3. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

4. Nick Perry, USC

T-5. Chandler Jones, Syracuse

T-5. Andre Branch, Clemson

Defensive Tackle

1. Devon Still, Penn State

2. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

3. Michael Brockers, LSU

4. Brandon Thompson, Clemson

T-5. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State

T-5. Dontari Poe, Memphis

Linebacker

1. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

2. Luke Kuechly, Boston College

3. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama

4. Zach Brown, North Carolina

5. Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

Cornerback

1. Morris Claiborne, LSU

2. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama

3. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska

4. Leonard Johnson, Iowa State

5. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama

Safety

1. Mark Barron, Alabama

2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame

3. George Iloka, Boise State

4. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State

T-5. Janzen Jackson, McNeese State

T-5. Antonio Allen, South Carolina

Personally, I dont really trust Mayock's ratings. But, if there's something to this, we should have a good chance of filling need positions with quality players in the second or third if we trade picks. A lot of the players that people are salivating over, such as Markell Marten, Dre Kirkpatrick, Matt Kalil (who I though was a number one T), Michael Brockers, and Alshon Jeffrey, are rated lower than some might expect.

This also strengthens the argument that we should trade down and pick up later picks, such as an additional second and a third. I still believe we should go O-Line, though.

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Sorry Munnerlyn, Cornerback is a need.

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It'd be a no brainer if we could trade down and still get Brockers..

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Kirpatrick's drop could because of recent arrest, but still Kalil at number two tackle is huge difference between most ratings, that have Kalil the number one tackle and many have him as the number two player in the draft as a whole.

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Reiff rated higher than Kalil?

If Kalil were to drop to #8...

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Reiff rated higher than Kalil?

If Kalil were to drop to #8...

If Kalil dropped to us, I'd do this.......

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Didnt think L. Johnson was rated that high. Thought he might be a steal in later rounds but guess not.

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Brockers in the first, Chandler in the second. Instant upgrades.

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Brockers is gonna leapfrog the other two by the end of this all.

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Brock Osweiler is a very interesting prospect. he is a 6'8 QB

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Don't agree with the Kalil ranking. Kalil and DeCastro are the only sure fire offensive lineman in my opinion. I think Reiff and Martin have a lot to prove before I put them ahead of the two above.

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