Mike Mayock's position-by-position rankings

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  1. JCBRAVE

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    The combine is quickly approaching and Mike Mayock offers his position-by-position rankings.
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/story/09000d5d826f9cd9/article/precombine-position-rankings-for-2012-nfl-draft?campaign=Twitter_draft

    If you're having trouble with the link like I was, here's what in there.

    Quarterback
    1. Andrew Luck, Stanford
    2. Robert Griffin III, Baylor
    3. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
    4. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
    5. Nick Foles, Arizona

    Running Back
    1. Trent Richardson, Alabama
    2. David Wilson, Virginia Tech
    3. Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.)
    4. Doug Martin, Boise State
    5. LaMichael James, Oregon

    Tight End
    1. Orson Charles, Georgia
    2. Coby Fleener, Stanford
    3. Dwayne Allen, Clemson
    4. Deangelo Peterson, LSU
    5. Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette

    Wide Receiver
    1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
    2. Kendall Wright, Baylor
    3. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
    4. Rueben Randle, LSU
    5. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina

    Tackle
    1. Matt Kalil, USC
    2. Riley Reiff, Iowa
    3. Jonathan Martin, Stanford
    4. Mike Adams, Ohio State
    5. Cordy Glenn, Georgia

    Interior Offensive Lineman
    1. David DeCastro, Stanford
    2. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
    3. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
    4. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
    5. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

    Defensive End
    1. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
    2. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
    3. Andre Branch, Clemson
    4. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
    T-5. Vinny Curry, Marshall
    T-5. Nick Perry, USC

    Defensive Tackle
    1. Michael Brockers, LSU
    2. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
    3. Dontari Poe, Memphis
    4. Devon Still, Penn State
    T-5. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi St.
    T-5. Kendall Reyes, UConn
    T-5. Brandon Thompson, Clemson

    Linebacker
    1. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
    2. Luke Kuechly, Boston College
    3. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
    4. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma
    5. Sean Spence, Miami (Fla.)

    Cornerback
    1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
    2. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
    3. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
    4. Trumaine Johnson, Montana
    5. Leonard Johnson, Iowa State

    Safety
    1. Mark Barron, Alabama
    2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
    3. George Iloka, Boise State
    4. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
    5. Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
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  2. onetontitan

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    I see a lot of reaches in the DE category...and in the DT category.
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  3. Big Time Titan

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    I won't be mad at whoever the pick is because I have a lot more confidence in our FO after last years draft. Definitely one of our best classes.
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  4. xpmar9x

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    Devon Still the 4th best DT? Interesting. I think it's because Still doesn't have a "high motor" and seems to give up on some plays. With the right DL coach, Still could be a star.

    Big fan of LaMichael James & Markelle Martin
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  5. Fry

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    No Burfict. I read Mayock has not been impressed AT ALL with Burfict.

    And my boy Sean Spence makes the cut :D
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  6. onetontitan

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    You know, I agree.

    1st Round (#8) QB Jake Locker, Washington

    Had flashes of greatness, will be the QB we have been waiting for but for now, Hasselbeck starts.



    2nd Round (#39) OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA

    He by no means had a bad year; however, he needs to get faster and have better instincts out there. Overall, an acceptable year. I saw him break up some passes and get some QB hurries. I don't think he was properly utilized out there, as he is more of a blitzing LB.



    3rd Round (#77) DT Jurrell Casey, USC

    Very impressed with Casey. He was in the backfield a lot last year and contributed early and often. He has the size and strength to justify us picking him in the 3rd.



    4th Round (#109) LB Colin McCarthy, Miami

    What can I say about McCarthy that hasn't already been said already? The guy is the MLB of the future and I can't wait to see him season into a league leader eventually.


    4th Round (#130) RB Jamie Harper, Clemson

    Meh.



    5th Round (#142) DE Karl Klug, Iowa

    Leads the Titans in sacks. Although he isn't an every down DT, he still has a bright future ahead of him. I like his motor and ability to get to the QB. Pair him up with a better D-line and he would go CRAZY out there.



    6th Round (#175) OT Byron Stingily, Louisville

    Dunno.

    7th Round (#212) DT Zach Clayton, Auburn


    I hear the coaches are high on him but I doubt he'll see too much playing time.


    7th Round (#251) S Tommie Campbell, California (PA)


    That return was epic. Campbell is fast but those penalties need to go.


    I'd like to see Fisher's draft for 11'...we would have been screwed.
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  7. Scarecrow

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    Well when you have 4 guys start and all play well, its hard to knock that draft, or top it for that matter. I am not even counting how well Locker has impressed and Campbell playing decent, all things considered.

    Honestly, if our draft is just half as good as last years, I will be very impressed.
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  8. JCBRAVE

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    And over Zach Brown too.
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  9. ImATitan

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    Glenn as the 5th best tackle? Interesting

    Ingram over Coples, Branch over Mercilus, Curry over Perry. I like Curry but 20th would be a reach.

    Interesting DT rankings also

    No Burflict is obviously the biggest surprise

    I like Mayock's insight usually
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  10. JCBRAVE

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    Expecting to have another draft like last years is pushing it, normally you get 1-2 guys that make up your team for years, and the other 5 or so just fill holes. We hit the jackpot last April.
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