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By buxiang on Jul 15, 2014 01:49 AM
<P>NFL Draft Positional Rankings</P>
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<P>1 Tajh Boyd, Clemson Boyd really impressed me with his growth as a junior and had one of his best games in the bowl game against LSU. DeAndre Hopkins helped take over that game, but Boyd's progression makes me think he will continue to improve as a senior. I've made this mistake before on Jake Locker, but I have high hopes for Boyd.</P>
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<P>2 David Fales, San Jose State Thanks to Ben Allbright, Fales became a very popular name amongst NFL Draft analysts, particularly on Twitter. The hashtag EpicFales may be one of the greatest hashtags of all time. Regardless, Fales has a NFL arm and really impressed me in the limited time I was able to watch him. He is not without flaws, but he's definitely one of my top 5 QB's even considering juniors.</P>
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<P>3 Jeff Matthews, Cornell My good friend Emory Hunt turned me on to Matthews months ago and I have to say I was very impressed with what I saw. He's got a strong arm, he's accurate, and he's definitely going to become more and more popular as the process goes on. Emory pointed out that he reminds him of Matt Ryan and I definitely see the similarities.</P>
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<P>4 Derek Carr, Fresno State Carr has a very talented arm, not unlike his older brother David, but he worried me with how he handled pressure and he obviously struggled a lot while Margus Hunt terrorized him in Fresno State's bowl game. He's got another full year to show he can improve, and his natural talent means he's in my top 5 QB's, but I want to see him handle pressure better.</P>
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<P>5 Bryn Renner, North Carolina This might be me showing my UNC fandom, but I really think Renner is a quality quarterback prospect. He certainly isn't perfect, and he had a great season in a wide open offense last year, but he has experience in different styles of offense, a strong arm, and I think he's an effective leader. I think he will open some eyes as a senior.</P>
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<P>6 Aaron Murray, Georgia If I expect McCarron to be the most scrutinized quarterback in this class, I think Murray is going to be a close second. He has been deemed as a player who can't win the big game, and he's going to have a tough time changing everyone's minds as a senior. I'm glad he came back because I still think he has room to improve, but there's a stigma about him that is going to be hard to shake. I do think he is a NFL caliber starter though, but he's definitely not a franchise caliber guy in my opinion. McCarron, Alabama I can already tell McCarron is going to be a divisive prospect. Some are going to see a "winner" that has been a key cog to Alabama's title runs and others are going to cite his terrific supporting cast (skill position players, offensive line, and defense) and claim he is not much more than a game manager. I certainly don't think he's an elite prospect and his arm strength leaves something to be desired, but I don't think he's been coasting on the talent of Alabama's roster either. I think he has some starter upside, but I am excited to see how his 2013 tape looks. He will certainly be one of the most highly scrutinized quarterbacks in this class.</P>
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<P>8 Tyler Russell, Mississippi State I thought Russell flashed upside when he was still splitting time as a sophomore and in his last full season as a starter he flashed a lot of upside but showed that he still had a lot of room left to grow. He had a pretty horrendous bowl game and clearly needs to work on some things, but he has all the size and arm strength you could want in a quarterback. He may never live up to the expectations I have for him, but I'm willing to be patient and see if he can progress like I believe he is capable of.</P>
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<P>9 Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech Thomas is another guy I really thought would progress last year but unfortunately he regressed and was essentially a massive disappointment considering some of the hype he was getting in the pre season. He has all the size and arm strength you could ever dream of, but he was maddeningly inconsistent with his accuracy and decision making and clearly has a ton of growing left to do. I continue to hear great things about his work ethic so I believe he can still improve, I just don't know if he will ever put it all together.</P>
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<P>10 Zach Mettenberger, LSU Mettenberger was getting a lot of hype coming into the season but he was underwhelming during his first season as a starter. He's got an intriguing combination of size and arm strength but he has to put it all together this year. He has starter upside, but he isn't there yet.</P>
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<P>11 Drew Allen, Syracuse I might be one of the few people that prefers Drew Allen to the Belldozer, but I do. I think Allen is going to win the Syracuse starting job and show that he has NFL talent at the quarterback position. This is probably higher than anyone else will have him ranked, but I am convinced Allen has starter upside at the next level.</P>
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<P>12 Stephen Morris, Miami I was one of the people advocating for Morris to start over Jacory Harris during Harris' senior year and I still think he's the better quarterback. He's a quality athlete with a strong arm, but his accuracy wasn't as consistent as I would have liked to see as a junior. Miami has been through a lot the last couple of years, so I'm excited to see if Morris can end his career on a high note this season.</P>
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<P>13 James Franklin, Missouri Franklin is an intriguing guy thanks to his size, arm strength and athleticism, but like many of these quarterbacks he has to put it all together and show a mastery of the position as a senior. I personally don't foresee him being a NFL starter, but he definitely has that upside if he can show more progression as a senior.</P>
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<P>14 Keith Price, Washington At this time last year Price was coming off of a masterful performance in Washington's bowl game against Baylor's hapless defense. This year? He is coming off of a disappointing junior year that left a lot of people underwhelmed. He doesn't have the arm strength I thought he had, his decision making was inconsistent, and he left a lot to be desired as a junior. I'm hoping he can reverse field as a senior, but I'm not holding my breath.</P>
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<P>15 Corey Robinson, Troy I don't think Robinson is going to be in very many top 15 quarterback rankings coming into the season, but I saw a talented quarterback when I watched him as a freshman and I still believe he can play at the next level. He may be undersized, but he has a NFL arm and I am excited to see if he can prove that as a senior.</P>
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<P>1 Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville Bridgewater put on a show as a sophomore last year and made a believer out of me. I think he has all the arm talent, athleticism, toughness and intangibles to be a stud quarterback in the NFL. It remains to be seen how he will do this upcoming season, but I definitely have high expectations for him.</P>
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<P>2 Brett Smith, Wyoming Smith is another player Allbright pointed out to me last year. I haven't seen as much of him as I'd like, but what I have seen was very intriguing.</P>
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<P>3 Blake Bortles, Central Florida I haven't watched much of Bortles, but what I have seen was intriguing. It was his first full season as a starter so I look forward to reviewing some of those games but also to seeing how he does as a junior and as a starter with more experience.</P>
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<P>4 Braxton Miller, Ohio State I am not sold on Miller as a NFL QB yet, but he made some strides as a sophomore and he's too intriguing of a playmaker to leave him off this list entirely. He's got a lot of upside, it's just a question of whether he can ever become as good of a pure passer as he is as a runner.</P>
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<P>5 Garrett Grayson, Colorado State Grayson is a player I think has a lot of upside. He's definitely flying under the radar, but I expect that he will be the starter for Colorado State and prior to his collarbone injury last year he really showed me something. He looks like he has a NFL arm, it's just a question of whether he can keep the starting job, stay healthy, and put together some good film.</P>
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<P>1 Kevin Hogan, Stanford Hogan has future 1st round pick written all over him. He's got the size, the arm strength (though his deep ball could use some work), athleticism and high football IQ I look for in a QB. He really impressed me when he took over for Josh Nunes, and he is embracing his role as a leader on Stanford and from what I've read seems to have a Marcus Martin Jersey strong hold on Stanford's complex offense. I think he's going to be great this year and while he is eligible I expect him to come out after his junior season, not after his redshirt sophomore year.</P>
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<P>2 Johnny Manziel, Texas A I know a lot of people will be surprised that I have anyone ranked over Manziel, but as far as the NFL is concerned I think Hogan is the superior prospect at this point. There's no denying Manziel's uncanny feel for the game, shocking athleticism and knack for game changing plays, but he still has a long way to go before he is a "surgeon" rather than a butcher as a quarterback as Trent Dilfer would say. The upside is there, but he's still learning. Tretter, Cincinnati 4 Gavin Escobar, Cincinnati Ray Graham, Clemson 15 David Bass, Clemson 23 Jordan Kovacs, Clemson 5 Cordarelle Patterson, Clemson 6 TJ Johnson, Clemson Benny Cunningham, Colorado 20 Anthony McCloud, Colorado 8 Brian Winters, Colordao 10 Dion Sims, Connecticut 14 Ty Powell, Connecticut 14 Tyrann Mathieu, Connecticut 8 Jelani Jenkins, Connecticut 9 Logan Ryan, Cornell 13 Earl Watford, Desmond Trufant, Duke 14 Colby Cameron, Duke 22 Corey Fuller, East Central 18 Tourek Williams, Eastern Washington 40 MarQueis Gray, Elon 27 Jasper Collins, FIU 19 Lavar Edwards, FIU 3 Eric Reid, Florida 11 Tony Jefferson, Florida 15 Chris Faulk, Florida 20 Michael Mauti, Florida 6 Johnathan Hankins, Florida 6 Vance McDonald, Florida 7 AJ Klein, Florida 8 TJ McDonald, Florida 9 DeVonte Holloman, Florida Kenjon Barner, Florida State 17 Armonty Bryant, Florida State 19 Will Pericak, Florida State 2 Dee Milliner, Florida State 2 Tank Carradine, Florida State 29 Quentin Sims, Florida State 3 Ezekiel Ansah, Florida State 6 Matt Barkley, Florida State 6 Terron Armstead, Florida State Cornerback: 1 Xavier Rhodes, Florida State Outside Linebacker: 1 Barkevious Mingo, Florida State Spencer Ware, Fresno State 7 Matt Elam, Georgia 10 Bennie Logan, Georgia 10 Josh Evans, Georgia 11 William Gholston, Georgia 18 Ace Sanders, Georgia 21 Terry Hawthorne, Georgia 4 Jamie Collins, Georgia 6 Khaseem Greene, Georgia 6 Phillip Thomas, Georgia Southern 14 Duke Williams, Georgia Tech 17 Chris Jones, Georgia Tech 29 Mike Edwards, Harding 15 Brandon Magee, Hawaii 30 Micah Hyde, Houston 5 Jordan Poyer, Howard 10 Vince Williams, Illinois 12 Jordan Hill, Illinois 13 Sam Montgomery, Illinois 22 Nigel Malone, Illinois 7 David Bakhtiari, Illinois State 20 Nathan Stanley, Iowa 26 Tino Sunseri, Iowa 39 Brandon Kaufman, Iowa Safeties: 1 Kenny Vacarro, Iowa State 19 Lerentee McCray, Iowa State 8 Nico Johnson, James Madison 14 Jeff Baca, Kansas State 13 Ryan Swope, Kansas State 2 Manti Te'o, Kansas State 23 Steve Williams, Kansas State 30 Kyle Padron, Kansas State Defensive Tackles: 1 Sheldon Richardson, Kent State 9 David Quessenberry, Kentucky 4 Justin Pugh, Louisiana Tech 14 Xavier Nixon, Louisiana Tech 15 Jeff Tuel, Louisiana Tech 8 Stedman Bailey, LSU 11 Akeem Spence, LSU 14 Malliciah Goodman, LSU 15 Robert Alford, LSU 2 Dion Jordan, LSU 20 Devin Taylor, LSU 26 Johnny Adams, LSU 4 DJ Swearinger, LSU 4 Kiko Alonso, LSU Knile Davis, LSU Offensive Guards: 1 Chance Warmack, LSU Rex Burkhead, Marshall 20 Uzoma Nwachukwu, Miami (OH) 5 EJ Manuel, Miami 19 Dax Swanson, Miami 25 Jawanza Starling, Miami Chris Thompson, Michigan 24 Josh Boyce, Michigan 24 Ray Ray Armstrong, Michigan State 11 Jake Stoneburner, Michigan State 12 Michael Buchanan, Michigan State 27 Josh Johnson, Michigan State Dennis Johnson, Middle Tennessee State Stepfan Taylor, Minnesota Tight Ends: 1 Tyler Eifert, Mississippi State 16 TJ Barnes, Mississippi State 35 Alec Lemon, Mississippi State 7 Darius Slay, Mississippi State 8 Dwayne Gratz, Missouri 11 Sean Porter, Missouri 2 Star Lotulelei, Missouri 31 Erik Highsmith, Missouri Southern State 9 John Jenkins, Missouri Western State 16 Brandon Jenkins, Mount Union 28 Rodney Smith, Murray State Running Backs: Eddie Lacy, NC State 11 Leon McFadden, NC State 16 Brandon Thomas Kids Jersey John Boyett, NC State 22 Rashard Hall, NC State 8 Tyler Bray, Nebraska 20 Zeke Motta, Nebraska Kerwynn Williams, Nevada 15 Earl Wolfe, North Carolina 3 Larry Warford, North Carolina 32 Emory Blake, North Carolina 5 Shariff Floyd, North Carolina 6 Jon Bostic, North Carolina 9 Reid Fragel, North Carolina Le'Veon Bell, Notre Dame 2 Zach Ertz, Notre Dame 21 Brandan Bishop, Notre Dame 3 Kevin Minter, Notre Dame George Winn, Notre Dame Marcus Lattimore, Ohio State 10 Vinston Painter, Ohio State 12 Joseph Fauria, Ohio State 17 Gerald Hodges, Ohio State 7 Kawann Short, Oklahoma 10 Ryan Griffin, Oklahoma 12 Shamarko Thomas, Oklahoma 16 Marquise Goodwin, Oklahoma 34 Chad Bumphis, Oklahoma 5 Menelik Watson, Oklahoma State Wide Receivers: 1 Keenan Allen, Oregon 17 Cooper Taylor, Oregon 3 Jarvis Jones, Oregon 5 Kevin Reddick, Oregon 6 Hugh Thornton, Oregon State 6 Johnthan Banks, Oregon State 7 Quinton Patton, Oregon Zac Stacy, Penn State 13 Montori Hughes, Penn State 18 Jake Knott, Penn State 29 Collin Klein, Penn State Inside Linebacker: 1 Arthur Brown, Pittsburgh 27 Seth Doege, Pittsburgh Michael Ford, Positional Rankings, Princeton 22 Stansly Maponga, Purdue 28 Rod Sweeting, Purdue 8 Brandon Williams, Quarterback: 1 Geno Smith, RB, Rice 7 Levine Toilolo, Richmond 18 Robert Lester, RPI 22 Kyle Essington, Rutgers 10 David Amerson, Rutgers 7 Sio Moore, Rutgers Cierre Wood, Sam Houston State 20 Sanders Commings, San Diego State 12 Nickell Robey, San Diego State 5 Jordan Reed, San Jose State 10 Alvin Bailey, San Jose State 9 Nick Kasa, SMU 10 Cornelius Washington, SMU 31 Casey Brochman, South Carolina 10 Zaviar Gooden, South Carolina 16 Phillip Lutzenkirchen, South Carolina 19 Aaron Dobson, South Carolina 21 Mike Catapano, South Carolina 5 Bacarri Rambo, South Carolina Defensive Ends: 1 Bjoern Werner, South Carolina Ontario McCalebb, South Florida 15 Josh Boyd, Southeastern Louisiana 16 BW Webb, Southeastern Louisiana 21 Mike Hermann, Southern Cal 7 Mike Glennon, Southern Mississippi 5 Alec Ogletree, Southern Utah 13 Sean Renfree, Stanford 13 Trevardo Williams, Stanford 3 Travis Kelce, Stanford 8 Ryan Otten, Stanford Mike Gillislee, Stony Brook 23 Ryan Radcliff, Stony Brook Curtis McNeal, Syracuse 13 JJ Wilcox, Syracuse 36 Marcus Davis, Syracuse 4 Zac Dysert, Syracuse 5 Kyle Long, TCU 23 Joe Kruger, TCU 25 Zach Rogers, Tennessee 11 Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee 14 Chris Gragg, Tennessee 26 Aaron Mellette, Tennessee 6 Markus Wheaton, Tennessee 8 Brennan Williams, Tennessee Martin 30 TJ Moe, Tennessee Tech 12 Chris Harper, Tennessee 9 Landry Jones, Tennessee Martin 14 Cory Grissom, Texas 17 Tavarres King, Texas 2 Jonathan Cyprien, Texas 9 Margus Hunt, Texas A 12 Chase Thomas, Texas A 14 Cobi Hamilton, Texas A 2 Eric Fisher, Texas A 21 Conner Vernon, Texas A 7 Quanterus Smith, Texas A Andre Ellington, Texas Tech 28 Matt McGloin, Tom Melton, Tulane 11 Matt Scott, UCLA 13 Mychal Rivera, UCLA 25 Tharold Simon, UCLA 5 Corey Lemonier, UCLA Centers: 1 Travis Frederick, UCLA Giovani Bernard, USC, USC 13 Blidi Wreh Wilson, USC 25 Meshak Williams, USC 3 Tavon Austin, USC 5 Dalton Freeman, USC 9 Shawn Williams, USC Joseph Randle, Utah 24 Wes Horton, Utah 3 Jesse Williams, Utah State 18 Brandon Mcgee, Utah State Mike James, Vanderbilt 18 Ryan Aplin, Vanderbilt Jawan Jamison, Virginia 13 Jordan Mills, Virginia Tech 11 Ricky Wagner, Virginia Tech 23 Denard Robinson, Virginia Tech 37 Marquess Wilson, Washington, Washington State 16 Nick Florence, Washington State 38 Keenan Davis, West Virginia 4 Deandre Hopkins, West Virginia 9 Terrance Williams, Western Kentucky 8 Alex Okafor, Western Michigan 25 James Vandenberg, William Mary 17 Will Davis, Wisconsin 12 Oday Aboushi, Wisconsin 2 Brian Schwenke, Wisconsin Christine Michael, WVU 2 Tyler Wilson</P>
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<P>1 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia Smith may not be a perfect prospect, and he isn on the same level as Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III from a year ago, but he got the most upside of any QB in this class in my opinion. He got room to improve, but he has the size, arm strength, accuracy and work ethic to improve. He not ready to start Day 1, but I say that about a lot of rookies. However, despite the number of rare QB in last year draft (Luck, RGIII and Russell Wilson especially) Smith is not prepared to start Day 1 in my estimation. I don have a scouting report on him yet, but I have one up after the bowl season is over most likely.</P>
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<P>2 Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas Wilson had a very disappointing season this year and he isn a perfect prospect, but he has a NFL arm and is one of the best leaders at the quarterback position in this class. He extremely tough, and he going to be easy to play for because he willing to take a hit to deliver a throw. He played behind a terrible offensive line this year and it showed in the win/loss column and in his stat line. I still think he going to go in the first round, most likely in the top 15 picks. I don know if he going to be a franchise quarterback, but I think he can be a quality NFL starter</P>
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<P>3 Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse This might seem strange, especially since I haven talked about Nassib much this year, but I really liked what I saw when I caught up on my Syracuse film this past week. He isn a 1st round pick in my opinion, but I think he will end up a Day 2 pick and I could see him going in the 2nd round. He has a live arm, good accuracy, he plays under center, has pretty good footwork, he athletic and can buy time in the pocket and can extend the play as well as gain yardage with his legs. There a lot to like here, and even though I late to the party I have to admit I like what I am seeing. Coming into the season I definitely didn expect to project him as a Day 2 pick, but he looks like a NFL starter to me. I have a report on him up shortly.</P>
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<P>4 Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State I not a huge Glennon fan but there is plenty to like with him. He has the size and arm strength you want, but he needs functional space which limits him as a passer. He not at his best in a muddied pocket, but he has experience in a pro style offense, and has FLASHED the ability to make throws with a defender in his face. I don think he going to be a great quarterback, but I think he can be an effective NFL starter behind a quality offensive line with talent around him. He not going to carry your team, but he not going to be the reason you lose either.</P>
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<P>5 Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH) I not as big a fan of Dysert as some are, but I haven watched enough of him to have a great feel for his game yet so I am trying to withhold judgement. He does have a NFL arm however and he throws a surprisingly good deep ball which I did not expect before I started watching the tape that I do have on him. He figures to be a near lock to be at either the Senior Bowl or the East West Shrine Game so I am really looking forward to being able to see him in person.</P>
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