1. Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M. His experience playing with three divergent styles of QB and offensive systems gives him the edge at the top. Better than Jake Long, not quite Joe Thomas.
2. Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan. To say Fisher is not as good as Joeckel is splitting hairs; this is more 1 and 1a than 1 and 2.
3. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri. Plays with the interior disruptiveness of a quicker Gerald McCoy, who was the #3 pick in ’10.
4. Chance Warmack, G, Alabama. A flat-out stud with amazing power and great tenacity, but not quite as faultless on tape as I wanted to believe.
5. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU. Right now he’s no better than about 50th in this class, but Ziggy has the highest ceiling of any player in this draft.
6. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama. Savvy playmaking corner with excellent length and deep speed; well-heeled under DB guru Nick Saban.
7. Barkevious Mingo, LB, LSU. In the rare occasions where LSU unleashed him, Mingo was freakishly effective. Rare speed off the edge.
8. Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon. Durability issues weigh down this very fluid, spatially aware, versatile defender. I like him much better in a 3-4 than 4-3.
9. Sharrif Floyd, DT/DE, Florida. Locates the ball extremely well and closes with both speed and power not often seen in people his size.
10. Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia. He might be the fastest LB in the NFL from sideline to sideline right away, but must show more consistent toughness.
11.Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia. Freakishly quick playmaker from the slot and out of the backfield; Eric Metcalf 2.0 but quicker.
12. Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State. The torn ACL is the only thing between Tank and the top 10. Much better ceiling as a pass rusher than his more celebrated teammate Werner.
13. Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int’l. Big and rangy but very good in coverage. Has the complete package teams want in a safety, just needs more time with the big boys.
14. Lane Johnson, T, Oklahoma. Converted QB still growing into the position but has excellent technique and athleticism.
15. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State. Do-it-all LB flies all over the field; lack of size is biggest issue but he plays bigger than he looks.
16. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah. The heart condition is worrisome because it limits stamina, but still a very potentially disruptive big man that can play any of 1-5 techniques.
17. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame. His experience as the X receiver shows his downfield ability, but he can mix it up in-line some too. Better prospect than predecessor Kyle Rudolph.
18. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State. The German has a unique skillset that will tantalize some coaches; best fit is as a 4-3 LDE.
19. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina. Underrated gem has the complete physical package, needs fine tuning with his hands and coordination with linemates.
20. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas. Big hitter that can cover in the slot if needed. Fairly high boom/bust potential, tries to do too much too often.
21. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
22. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
23. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
24. Jonathan Cooper, G/C, North Carolina
25. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas. Spotlight: Has the mental toughness and ability to throw open receivers teams covet, but concussion issues are a damper.
26. Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
27. Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
28. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
29. DJ Fluker, T, Alabama. Spotlight: Fluker might be the best run blocking tackle to hit the draft in years, but pass protection against speed is a problem.
30. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
31. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
32. Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, Southern Miss
33. Robert Woods, WR, USC
34. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
35. Keenan Allen, WR, California. Spotlight: His troublesome PCL issue has lingered longer than expected, but he shined pre-injury with his size and routes.
36. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
37. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
38. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
39. Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
40. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
41. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
42. Menelik Watson, T, Florida State
43. Travis Frederick, G/C, Wisconsin. Spotlight: Frederick is the best center but is much better as a NFL guard. Plays with genuine malice, which is a good thing.
44. Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
45. Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
46. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
47. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
48. Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
49. Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
50. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington. Spotlight: Will be drafted much higher than this because he relentlessly goes after the ball with confidence.
51. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
52. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
53. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
54. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
55. Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern. Spotlight: Powerful line anchor answered level of competition questions with a great Senior Bowl week.
56. Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
57. Jordan Mills, T, Louisiana Tech
58. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
59. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
60. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
61. Eric Reid, S, LSU
62. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
63. Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana
64. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee. Spotlight: Has the best arm talent of any QB in this draft, but makes far too many mental errors for comfort. Could blossom, could bottom out quickly.
65. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
66. David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
67. Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee State
68. Sio Moore, LB, UConn
69. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
70. DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina. Spotlight: Has some great game tape, has some ugly game tape. If given proper rudder, Swearinger could be very effective.
71. Dallas Thomas, T/G, Tennessee
72. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
73. Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
74. AJ Klein, LB, Iowa State
75. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
76. Devonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina. Spotlight: A personal favorite; converted safety is excellent in coverage and recognition, but really struggles to avoid and shed blocks.
77. Jon Bostic, LB, Florida
78. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
79. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
80. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State. Spotlight: Will be drafted much higher on potential he seldom lived up to at FSU. How much did system hold him back?
81. Ace Sanders, WR/RS, South Carolina
82. Sanders Commings, CB/S, Georgia
83. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
84. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
85. Duke Williams, S, Nevada
86. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
87. John Jenkins, DT, Georgia. Spotlight: Built like a nose tackle but plays like a defensive end. Drafting team must know what they are getting or he will disappoint.
88. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
89. Matt Elam, S, Florida
90. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
91. Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers. Spotlight: Rangy headhunter must add functional bulk to have same success at next level.
92. Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
93. Dax Swanson, CB, Sam Houston State
94. Corey Lemonier, DE/LB, Auburn
95. Baccari Rambo, S, Georgia
96. Connor Vernon, WR, Duke
97. David Bakhtiari, T/G, Colorado
98. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
99. Marc Anthony, CB, California. Spotlight: Lacks great measurables but has strong instincts and knows own ability very well. NFL-ready right away.
100. Terron Armstead, T, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
101. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
102. JJ Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
103. Darius Johnson, WR, SMU
104. Dwayne Gratz, CB, UConn
105. Michael Williams, TE, Alabama. Spotlight: Excellent in-line blocker with deceptive sneakiness and strong hands as a receiver. Egregious Combine snub.
106. Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
107. Ty Powell, LB, Harding
108. Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
109. BW Webb, CB, William & Mary
110. Lerentee McCray, LB, Florida
111. Justin Pugh, T/G, Syracuse
112. Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
113. Barrett Jones, G/C, Alabama
114. Margus Hunt, DE, SMU. Spotlight: Great workout athlete but lacks a real position in the NFL; was thoroughly dominated by Joeckel.
115. David Quessenberry, T/G, San Jose State
116. Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
117. Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
118. Brandon Magee, CB, Miami FL
119. Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon. Spotlight: On sheer ability he’s a top 50 talent, but litany of personal issues make him a big risk.
120. Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
121. Mike Davis, CB/RS, Hawaii
122. Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
123. Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas. Spotlight: The rare underclassmen guard has decent skills but needs mental toughness to make the jump.