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Updated Top 100 Big Board 2/2

Posted by James Rowe on February 2, 2012 – 4:57 pm in: 2012, NFL Draft

1 Andrew Luck QB Stanford*

A more athletic Peyton Manning type of prospect and is undoubtedly a franchise QB prospect.

2 Matt Kalil OT USC*

Possesses the size, strength and athleticism to be a Pro Bowl LT for the next decade.

3 Robert Griffin III QB Baylor*

The Heisman winner is an elite athlete that has developed into a passer that can run as well.

4 Trent Richardson RB Alabama*

A Workhorse that was the best RB in college football last year while playing in the SEC.

5 Morris Claiborne CB LSU*

Claiborne isn’t the athlete PP was last year, but he has shutdown CB type skills already.

6 Quinton Coples DE UNC

Might not be the most flashy DE to come out, but has the size and versatility to play in any defense.

7 Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State*

Blackmon doesn’t have the elite size or speed to be mentioned with the Calvin Johnson type of WR prospects from the previous drafts.

8 Riley Reiff OT Iowa*

Reiff’s stock has steadily improved and he can play right away at a high level at either LT or RT.

9 David DeCastro OG Stanford*

Safest pick in the draft IMO, DeCastro will be a All Pro at LG/RG as long as there isn’t a major injury.

10 Courtney Upshaw DE/OLB Alabama

Upshaw has the experience and talent to be a Lamar Woodley at of OLB in a 3-4 defense.

11 Dontari Poe NT Memphis*

Rare combination of size and athleticism, Poe will make a 3-4 team happy.

12 Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame

His character and durability issues will hurt his stock, but there’s no doubt in my mind Floyd is a top 15 talent.

13 Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College*

Kuechly isn’t a top notch athlete, but can become an impact player right away at all 3 LB positions.

14 Mark Barron DB Alabama

Another experienced and talented Alabama defender that can play FS and SS in the NFL.

15 Kendall Wright WR Baylor

A shorter Mike Wallace kind of WR, Wright will be a legit deep threat and for a down the field passing team.

16 Mike Adams OT Ohio State

Adams improved his stock a lot at the Senior Bowl, and could be drafted higher than most project.

17 Melvin Ingram DE/OLB South Carolina

Ingram showed his athleticism and pass rush skills last week in Mobile, and should be a top 20 pick.

18 Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama*

The marijuana arrest will hurt his stock, but I still see a potential shutdown CB in Kirkpatrick.

19 Jonathan Martin OT Stanford*

Martin’s stock has slowly been dropping, and some are even saying a move to OG might be the best move.

20 Michael Brockers DT LSU**

RS Sophomore that has drawn comparisons to Richard Seymour in his prime and has scheme versatility.

21 Peter Konz C Wisconsin*

A Nick Mangold clone, Konz looks to be a future multiple time Pro Bowler in the NFL.

22 Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona State*

Ray Lewis type of potential if a coach can keep his head straight and the right scheme fit. .

23 Zach Brown OLB UNC

Weight will need to be added, but Brown’s sideline to sideline speed and skills will make him a 1st round pick.

24 Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina*

The combine is where Jeffery will show if the weight and speed issues are real or not.

25 Cordy Glenn OT Georgia

Glenn’s performance in Mobile last week showed me he can play OT in the NFL.

26 Devon Still DT Penn State

I’m not as high on Still as some, but with the lack of depth at DT expect him to be drafted in the mid 1st.

27 Janoris Jenkins CB Northern Alabama

Another character issue prospect with a lot of talent, but his height will scare some teams away.

28 Alameda Ta’amu NT Washington

Massive underrated NT prospect that will be drafted in the 20’s and is a perfect fit in the 3-4 defense.

29 Nick Perry DE/OLB USC*

This years potential Aldon Smith type prospect, Perry could be deadly as a stand up pass rusher.

30 Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M

Tannehill will be drafted top 20, but I think there’s a chance he ends up as a Kyle Boller type of NFL player.

31 Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin

Very solid all around OG prospect that can be a Pro Bowler for a long time if he can bulk up a little.

32 Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State*

Young versitile DT prospect that could really help his stock in the combine and workouts in the coming weeks.

33 Vinny Curry DE/OLB Marshall

Another potential sleeper at pass rusher, Curry really reminds me of a more athletically limited Terrell Suggs.

34 Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers*

Terrific athlete that will need some time to develop into a potential stud at WR.

35 Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska

His stock is going down, but I think Dennard can still be a starting CB in the NFL.

36 Whitney Mercilus DE/OLB Illinois*

Mercilus has a chance to be drafted in the 1st round, but I’m not buying him as that high of value.

37 Coby Fleener TE Stanford

Fleener has the tools and size to be an impact TE in the NFL, and could thrive with a good QB like Gronkowski is doing.

38 Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State*

His motor is inconsistent, but has shown flashes of talent and could be a good 4-3 DT.

39 Bruce Irvin DE/OLB West Virginia

Another talented pass rusher who could get drafted later in the 2nd since there are a lot of pass rushers with similar value.

40 Lamar Miller RB Miami**

Young but quick RB that could get a team excited if he runs in the 4.3’s at the combine

41 Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina*

Gilmore had a down year as a Junior, but with better coaching he could end up as a DeAngelo Hall type CB.

42 Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State

Sanders didn’t perform well at the Senior Bowl, and needs to bulk up some if he wants any chance of being a late 1st round pick.

43 Dwayne Allen TE Clemson*

Very solid receiving threat at TE, and has the athleticism to be a down the field threat.

44 Audie Cole ILB North Carolina State

He may not look great on paper, but Cole has shown he can be a LB in the NFL with his recent performances.

45 David Wilson RB Virginia Tech*

Wilson is a stronger back than Lamar Miller, and could end up being drafted high if a teams prefers him.

46 Dwight Jones WR UNC

Very good size and athleticism, Jones can be a difference maker as a 2nd round WR.

47 Chase Minnifield CB Virginia

He has the bloodlines of a Pro Bowl CB, and is a safe pick as a starting caliber CB.

48 Brandon Thompson DT Clemson

Thompson looks like a potential NT in the 4-3, and could contribute early in a dline rotation.

49 Reuben Randall WR LSU*

Another tall athletic WR that needs better QB play to really show his true talent as a football player.

50 Brock Osweiler QB Arizona State*

Osweiler could end up being a more athletic Joe Flacco QB, and might be the 4th QB taken in the late 1st.

51 Brandon Washington OG Miami*

Washington will need to show a solid performance at the combine and could solidify himself at a 2nd round pick.

52 Andre Branch DE/OLB Clemson

Branch improved each year at Clemson, and might see a big boost in his stock if things go his way at the combine.

53 Markelle Martin DB Oklahoma State

The safety depth is limited this year, and Martin performed well at the Senior Bowl.

54 Jared Crick DT Nebraska

If Crick didn’t get hurt he might have been at top 20 pick, and I can see a 3-4 team fall in love with his talent as a potential 3-4 DE.

55 Joe Adams WR Arkansas

Adams might have helped his stock the most at the Senior Bowl, and has a chance of being a 2nd round pick now.

56 Doug Martin RB Boise State

Another impressive Senior Bowl prospect, Martin might end up being a underrated prospect.

57 Dont’a Hightower ILB Alabama*

Hightower doesn’t offer much in space and in coverage, but could easily excel as a thumper in the 3-4.

58 Kelechi Osemele OT Iowa State

Osemele didn’t look to good at time at the Senior Bowl, and can benefit if he moves to OG at first in the NFL.

59 Jonathan Massaquoi DE/OLB Troy*

Massaquoi is another potential riser as a pass rusher for a 3-4 team, but he will need to put up good combine numbers.

60 Casey Heyward CB Vanderbilt

I’ve liked Heyward for the past few months, and he could be a nice fit for a team that needs help in the secondary.

61 Kendall Reyes DT UCONN

Reyes has been rated around this value as of late, and can play in both a 4-3 and 3-4 defense.

62 LaMichael James RB Oregon*

James will need to run a sub 4.4 at the combine to help his stock, and if he doesn’t he could drop to the 3rd.

63 Harrison Smith DB Notre Dame

Smith’s stock is rising as of late, and Mayock seems to scout the secondary very well in the past drafts.

64 Bobby Wagner ILB Utah State

Wagner impressed many scouts at the Senior Bowl, and could contribute as a special teams ace as well.

65 Juron Criner WR Arizona

Criner excelled with his teammate Foles at the Senior Bowl and looks to be a very solid possession WR.

66 Orson Charles TE Georgia*

Another solid weapon at TE that could play in the slot some too.

67 Leonard Johnson CB Iowa State

Johnson is a small school prospect that is starting to create some buzz as April comes closer.

68 Ronnell Lewis DE/OLB Oklahoma**

Lewis didn’t put up major sacks numbers, but he is the type of athlete that could be a pass rushing specialist.

69 Mike Martin DT Michigan

Martin showed his brute strength at the Senior Bowl, and could be a 4-3 NT or a 3-4 DE depending on the team.

70 Lavonte David OLB Nebraska

David will need to add muscle if he ever wants to be a Pro Bowl type LB, and his speed is his biggest strength.

71 Andrew Datko OT Florida State

Datko similarly to Jared Crick got hurt and could have been a 1st round pick if he were able to healthy.

72 Billy Winn DT Boise State

Winn needs to continue to bulk up and can be a very capable defensive player in the NFL.

73 Michael Brewster C Ohio State

Brewster struggled at times last week, but with better coaching Brewster should develop into a very solid Center.

74 Chris Polk RB Washington

He was unimpressive last week in Mobile, and Polk will need a better showing if he wants to see his stock go up.

75 Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M

Fuller’s hands are still inconsistent, but if a coach can get him focused he could be a solid WR in the NFL.

76 Jake Bequette DE/OLB Arkansas

I’ve liked Bequette for some time, and am happy to see his progress at OLB in he ends up going to a 3-4 team.

77 Chandler Jones DE/OLB Syracuse*

Jones will need to put up great combine numbers if he wants to be considered a higher pick.

78 Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma

His unfortunate injury this season will make Broyles fall into the 3rd, but if he comes back at near full strength he can still be a slot WR in the NFL.

79 Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State

Weeden’s age will scare teams away, but somebody will try to take a flyer with him as a potentially a Matt Cassel type of QB.

80 Chris Givens WR Wake Forest*

Mayock seems to love Givens, but for now I will give him a late 3rd grade.

81 Cam Johnson DE/OLB Virginia

I like what I’ve seen of Cam Johnson, and if he can stay at 100% he can be a good player.

82 Ben Jones C Georgia

Another good Center prospect in this strong class, and Jones has a lot of SEC experience.

83 Shea McClellin DE/OLB Boise State

Versatile players that can potentially play some OLB, DE and ILB in some schemes.

84 Nate Potter OT Boise State

Potter might struggle early in his career in the NFL, but if he get some time to develop he could turn into a starter.

85 Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern State

Small school OG that has played very well as a Senior and could be a very solid NFL player.

86 Ryan Steed CB Furman

Steed has the talent to start at CB in the NFL, he just need to get the right opportunity.

87 Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma

Experienced OLB for the Sooners, Lewis can play right away for any kind of defense.

88 Brian Quick WR Appalachian State

Quick needs to run well at the combine to boost his stock, but small school WR’s has busted before.

89 Donnie Fletcher CB Boston College

Fletcher is the best athlete, but he can get the job done at CB at times.

90 Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati

Potential sleeper here, Wolfe needs to gain another 10lbs in muscle and could be a Justin Smith type player.

91 Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State

Adcock looks to be a serviceable OT in the NFL, solid 3rd round pick.

92 Nick Foles QB Arizona

Foles doesn’t have the arm to be a top notch QB, but with proper coaching and play calling he could develop into a starter down the line.

93 Brandon Boykin CB Georgia

Boykin can be serviceable CB for a team, and also help out as a return man as well.

94 Keenan Robinson OLB Texas

Another solid OLB prospect with plenty of experience, Robinson can play special teams potentially too.

95 Josh Chapman NT Alabama

Chapman isn’t near on the same level as Poe and Ta’amu, but Alabama prospects have been turning out well in the NFL.

96 Trevor Guyton DE Cal

Guyton looks to be a potential rotational 3-4 DE early on in his career, very solid all around prospect.

97 George Iloka DB Boise State

Iloka may be limited in some coverage’s, but I like him as a solid SS in the NFL.

98 Brandon Lindsey DE/OLB Pittsburgh

Lindsey looked solid in coverage at the East West game, and was very productive his last 2 years at Pitt.

99 Marvin McNutt WR Iowa

McNutt has enough talent to succeed as a #2 WR, but a strong combine performance could really boost his stock.

100 Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati

Pead showed his speed and ability to score any time the ball is in his possession last week in Mobile.

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