NFL DRAFT – Nick’s 2013 Prospect Rankings

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Some of my rankings aren’t conventional, but after hours of film study and research, I’m just calling it like I see it. Note that the players are ranked by how I think they project to the NFL, and nothing more. I don’t care about their college careers; the rankings are based on how quickly and effectively they can transition to the next level. As most of you know, it’s a completely different game. I only ranked players who I’ve studied or watched film on (none of which are projected to go later than round 2), so you’ll see some position groups are more complete than others. Also keep in mind that this is NOT a list of the order I think NFL teams value them, or what order these players will be drafted in. For instance, I don’t think FSU’s EJ Manuel is a top-5 QB in this year’s class by any stretch of the imagination, but word around the league is that he’ll be the third QB taken.

To each his own, I suppose. Here’s my own:


  1. Geno Smith (WVU)
  2. Ryan Nassib (‘Cuse)
  3. Zac Dysert (Mia Oh)
  4. Tyler Bray (Tenn)
  5. Mike Glennon (NC ST)

Just missed: Matt Barkley (USC), EJ Manuel (FSU), Tyler Wilson (Ark)

Running Backs

  1. Eddie Lacy (Bama)
  2. Jonathan Franklin (UCLA)
  3. Christine Michael (Texas AM)
  4. Le’Veon Bell (Mich St)
  5. Andre Ellington (Clem)

Just missed: Giovani Bernard (UNC), Marcus Lattimore (SC), Montee Ball (WISC)

Wide Receivers

  1. Tavon Austin (WVU)
  2. DeAndre Hopkins (Clem)
  3. Keenan Allen (Cal)
  4. Justin Hunter (TENN)
  5. Cordarrelle Patterson (TENN)

Just missed: Robert Woods (USC), Da’Rick Rogers (Tenn Tech)

Tight Ends

  1. Tyler Eifert (ND)
  2. Travis Kelce (CINN)


  1. Eric Fisher (Cent. Mich)
  2. Luke Joeckel (Texas AM)
  3. Lane Johnson (OK)
  4. Menelik Watson (FSU)
  5. DJ Fluker (Bama)

Just missed: Terron Armstead (Ark. Pine), Justin Pugh (‘Cuse)


  1. Chance Warmack (Bama)
  2. Jonathan Cooper (UNC)
  3. Larry Warford (Kent)
  4. Travis Frederick (Wisc) *Center*

Defensive Ends

  1. Dion Jordan (Oregon)
  2. Tank Carradine (FSU)
  3. Bjoern Werner (FSU)
  4. Cornelius Washington (UGA
  5. Ziggy Ansah (BYU)

Defensive Tackles

  1. Sharrif Floyd (UF)
  2. Star Lotulelei (Utah)
  3. Sheldon Richardson (Missou)
  4. Sylvester Williams (UNC)
  5. Jesse Williams (Bama)

Rush Linebackers (3-4)

  1. Dion Jordan (Oregon)
  2. Barkevious Mingo (LSU)
  3. Ziggy Ansah (BYU)
  4. Jarvis Jones (UGA)
  5. Tank Carradine (FSU)

Inside Linebackers

  1. Arthur Brown (K-State)
  2. Kevin Minter (LSU)
  3. Manti Teo (ND)

Outside Linebackers (4-3)

  1. Sio Moore (UCONN)
  2. Alec Ogletree (UGA)
  3. Khaseem Greene (Rugters)


  1. Dee Milliner (Bama)
  2. Xavier Rhodes (FSU)
  3. Jamar Taylor (Boise St.)
  4. Leon McFadden (SDSU)
  5. Desmond Trufant (Wash)

Just missed: DJ Hayden (HOU), Jonathan Banks (Miss)


  1. Jon Cyprien (FIU) *strong*
  2. Kenny Vaccaro (Texas) *free*
  3. Matt Elam (UF) *strong*
  4. Eric Reid (LSU) *free*


  1. Eric Fisher (T – Cent. Mich)
  2. Dion Jordan (DE – Oregon)
  3. Arthur Brown (MLB – K-State)
  4. Luke Joeckel (T – Texas AM)
  5. Chance Warmack (G – Bama)
  6. Jonathan Cooper (G – UNC)
  7. Dee Milliner (CB – Bama)
  8. Lane Johnson (T – OK)
  9. Star Lotulelei (NT – Utah)
  10. Sheldon Richardson (DT – Missou)

Last Updated: 4/17/13 – This will be updated throughout the coming days leading up to the draft.

*Photo Credit: Jim Rider – USA Today Sports


Categories: The NFL Draft

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