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02-23-2007, 01:34 AM
2007 NFL Draft Positional Rankings
By: Brandon Williams (WelcomeBack)

Pre-Combine. It's all speculation at this point. Free agency has yet to play a factor in teams decisions and the draft is over two months away. However, it's about that time when we all go into a frenzy over the draft and evaluate the players we hope our favorite teams will take. Keep in mind, that these are my opinions, and are based solely on my evaluations. So, with that said, I will bring you the top players at every position, along with some honorable mentions. Let's get started.

Offense

QB's

1 - Brady Quinn, Notre Dame, 6'4", 227 lbs.

2 - JaMarcus Russell, Louisiana State, 6'6", 260 lbs.

3 - Drew Stanton, Michigan State, 6'2", 226 lbs.

4 - Troy Smith, Ohio State, 6'0", 222 lbs.

5 - Trent Edwards, Standford, 6'4", 220 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Kevin Kolb, Houston, 6'3", 225 lbs.
Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh, 6'2", 220 lbs.

HB's

1 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, 6'2", 218 lbs.

2 - Marshawn Lynch, California, 5'11", 217 lbs.

3 - Tony Hunt, Penn State, 6'1", 239 lbs.

4 - Kenny Irons, Auburn, 5'10", 198 lbs.

5 - Michael Bush, Louisville, 6'3", 247 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Darius Walker, Notre Dame, 5'10", 208 lbs.
Kolby Smith, Louisville, 5'11", 215 lbs.
Gary Russell, Minnesota, 5'11", 215 lbs.

FB's

1 - Brian Leonard, Rutgers, 6'2", 235 lbs.

2 - Le'Ron McClain, Alabama, 6'1", 257 lbs.

3 - Cory Anderson, Tennessee, 6'3", 255 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Jason Snelling, Virginia, 5'11", 232 lbs.

WR's

1 - Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech, 6'5", 235 lbs.

2 - Dwayne Bowe, Louisiana State, 6'3", 217 lbs.

3 - Dwayne Jarrett, Southern California, 6'5" 210 lbs.

4 - Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State, 6'0", 180 lbs.

5 - Robert Meachem, Tennessee, 6'3", 210 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Sidney Rice, South Carolina, 6'4", 202 lbs.
Craig Davis, Louisiana State, 6'2", 207 lbs.
Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State, 6'0", 195 lbs.

TE's

1 - Greg Olsen, Miami (Fl.), 6'5", 252 lbs.

2 - Zach Miller, Arizona State, 6'5", 259 lbs.

3 - Scott Chandler, Iowa, 6'7", 257 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Joe Newton, Oregon State, 6'7", 256 lbs.
Matt Spaeth, Minnesota, 6'7", 265 lbs.

OL's

1 - Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, 6'8", 313 lbs.

2 - Ryan Kalil, Southern California, 6'3", 285 lbs.

3 - Justin Blalock, Texas, 6'4", 329 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Levi Brown, Penn State, 6'5", 328 lbs.
Ben Grubbs, Auburn, 6'3, 318 lbs.
Doug Datish, Ohio State, 6'5", 295 lbs.

Defense

DL's

1 - Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas, 6'6", 280 lbs.

2 - Gaines Adams, Clemson, 6'5", 260 lbs.

3 - Alan Branch, Michigan, 6'6", 330 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Carriker, Nebraska, 6'6", 295 lbs.
Amobi Okoye, Louisville, 6'1", 290 lbs.
Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State, 6'3", 295 lbs.

LB's

1 - Patrick Willis, Ole Miss, 6'2", 240 lbs.

2 - Lawrence Timmons, Florida State, 6'3", 230 lbs.

3 - Anthony Spencer, Purdue, 6'3", 261 lbs.

4 - Paul Posluszny, Penn State, 6'2", 238 lbs.

5 - Jon Beason, Miami (Fl.), 6'0", 236 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Buster Davis, Florida St, 5'10", 240 lbs.
Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma, 6'1", 230 lbs.
Brandon Siler, Florida, 6'2", 235 lbs.

CB's

1 - Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh, 6'0", 200 lbs.

2 - Chris Houston, Arkansas, 5'11", 188 lbs.

3 - Leon Hall, Michigan, 5'11", 194 lbs.

4 - Aaron Ross, Texas, 6'1", 192 lbs.

5 - Marcus McCauley, Fresno State, 6'1", 205 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Daymeion Hughes, California, 6'2", 188 lbs.
Eric Wright, UNLV, 5'11", 190 lbs.
Josh Wilson, Maryland, 5'9", 187 lbs.

S's

1 - LaRon Landry, Louisiana State, 6'2", 202 lbs.

2 - Reggie Nelson, Florida, 6'1", 193 lbs.

3 - Michael Griffin, Texas, 6'0", 205 lbs.

4 - Brandon Meriweather, Miami (Fl.), 6'0", 195 lbs.

5 - Eric Weddle, Utah, 6'0", 200 lbs.

Honorable Mentions:
Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon State, 6'3", 224 lbs.
Michael Johnson, Arizona, 6'2", 205 lbs.
Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech, 6'4", 221 lbs.

Special Teams

K's

1 - Mason Crosby, Colorado, 6'2", 215 lbs.

2 - Justin Medlock, UCLA, 6'0", 197 lbs.

3 - Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan, 5'11", 182 lbs.

P's

1 - Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, 6'3", 230 lbs.

2 - Adam Podlesh, Maryland, 6'0", 205 lbs.

3 - Sean Douglas, Washington, 6'2", 230 lbs

Sleepers

Offense

Jeff Rowe, QB, Nevada, 6'5", 225 lbs.
Germaine Race, RB, Pittsburg St., 5'11", 225 lbs.
Nate Ilaoa, RB/FB, Hawaii, 5'9", 248
David Ball, WR, New Hampshire, 6'2", 200 lbs.
Tyler Ecker, TE, Michigan, 6'6", 251 lbs.
Tala Esera, OG, Hawaii, 6'4", 295 lbs.

Defense
Jay Moore, DE/OLB, Nebraska, 6'4", 280 lbs.
Stanley Doughty, DT, South Carolina, 6'1", 331 lbs.
Zak DeOssie, LB, Brown, 6'4", 240 lbs.
Travarous Bain, CB, Hampton, 6'0", 175 lbs.
Jessie Daniels, S, Louisiana State, 6'0", 205 lbs.


Please, feel free to ask questions on my rankings or on any players you would like to know more about.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-23-2007, 06:15 AM
However, it's about that time when we all go into a frenzy over the draft and evaluate the players we hope our favorite teams will take

Dude, this board has been in that mode ever since the season was over :lol:

WelcomeBack
02-23-2007, 10:03 AM
Dude, this board has been in that mode ever since the season was over :lol:

:lol: Of course everyone starts right after the season, but this is the time where people start suggesting anyone and everyone lol. I don't know if this board has been suggesting people lol, but I've been to boards where people are talking about drafting someone just cause his name is cool. :dunno:

Steelersfan
02-23-2007, 10:52 AM
Nice list WB. I like the sleeper section you added. Gonna try and keep an eye on some of those guys and see how you do.....lol

K Train
02-23-2007, 03:31 PM
Bush 5th....no
Stanton ahead of smith....no
Kalil ahead of brown.....no

i did see one thing i liked

1 - Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, 6'3", 230 lbs.

oh yes....can you say fourth round?

BlackGold4vr
02-23-2007, 03:41 PM
11:15 a.m. More from Penn State OT Levi Brown. When asked, said the toughest defender he faced all year was Purdue DE Anthony Spencer. Brown put his mouth up to the microphone and said "Anthony Spencer is tough. He's the best defensive end in this draft. You all should draft him."

This is for you K-Train and all the other Anthony Spencer fans on this site! This coming from the 2nd best O-lineman ranked in this years draft class.

:clap:


10:31 a.m. Levi Brown, offensive tackle Penn State. When asked to make the case why he should be the No. 1 Offensive Tackle taken, Brown said, “I’m a great athlete. I work hard. I have the ability to dominate anyone. Whether or not I’m taken No.1, I do plan on making a lot of pro bowls,” he added with a good natured grin.

Apparently Levi forgot to add that he is also humble!

WelcomeBack
02-23-2007, 10:09 PM
Bush 5th....no
Stanton ahead of smith....no
Kalil ahead of brown.....no

i did see one thing i liked


oh yes....can you say fourth round?

Kalil is ahead of Brown because I put in a player from the different positions on the OL. If I did an all OT list, Brown would be 2nd.

Stanton is ahead of Smith at this point. Stanton is an amazing athlete and has consistently raised his stock all year long.

Bush, is a 'who knows' type pick at 5. Will he have the injury problems, or will he be the Bush of old.

As for Anthony Spencer, the only reason he is not on my list at the moment, is because I don't know what position to put him at. :(

K Train
02-23-2007, 10:30 PM
spencer is an OLB

BTW kalil has nothing on brown at any position, hes an undersized zone blocking bitch imo....he'd fit in with denver or atlanta mabey

WelcomeBack
02-23-2007, 11:33 PM
spencer is an OLB

BTW kalil has nothing on brown at any position, hes an undersized zone blocking bitch imo....he'd fit in with denver or atlanta mabey

Would Spencer still be an OLB in a 4-3?

As for Kalil, he's a great center and played solid every time I saw him (which is quite a bit since I live in L.A.).

WelcomeBack
02-24-2007, 12:27 AM
Updated with 2 changes.

Added Spencer since I got his position now.

Remember, these are my opinions lol.

Blitzburgh55
02-24-2007, 10:44 AM
Russel should be ahead of Quinn
Bush should be higers
and Smith should be 3rd
amd Dont like the WRs rankings at all

WelcomeBack
02-24-2007, 02:09 PM
Russel should be ahead of Quinn
Bush should be higers
and Smith should be 3rd
amd Dont like the WRs rankings at all

Quinn is the most NFL Ready QB. Russell is an athlete. I feel Quinn is the better QB.

Bush should not be above Tony Hunt and Kenny Irons at this moment.

Drew Stanton is just as good as Troy Smith, with height.