* The great Vic Ketchman, now working for the Jaguars, released his personal top 32. In "Ask Vic" he warns readers that he is not a scout, but a sportswriter. He still talks to scouts along the way, since he's an excellent sportswriter. And notice where the Steelers pick, because Vic, who covered the Steelers from 1972-1994, always has them in mind, as well as PA players.
Vic's Value Board
# Player / Comment
1. Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
Sensational running skills.
2. Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
Big, fast, athletic, smart.
3. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
Best of the big guys.
4. Alan Branch, DT, Michigan
Dominant force inside.
5. Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
6. Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska
Disruptive and relentless.
7. Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
Best athlete in this draft.
8. Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida
Showed in title game what he can be.
9. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
Good year for defensive ends.
10. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
You don't find linemen this bright and young.
11. Darrelle Revis, CB, Pitt
Top athlete ready for next level.
12. Laron Landry, S, LSU
Great size and speed.
13. Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU
I'm not crazy about him but he's a QB.
14. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
Better on paper than in big games.
15. Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn State
The perfect football player.
16. Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas
Get 'em while they're hot.
17. Ray McDonald, DT, Florida
Very underrated performer.
18. Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
In the Ty Law mold.
19. Aaron Ross, CB, Texas
Nice size for a corner.
20. Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas
Outstanding in coverage; just a little small.
21. Jon Beason, LB, Miami
Run and hit guy.
22. Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State
Run and hit guy, too.
23. Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss
24. Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina
25. Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State
Speed exceeds production.
26. Marshawn Lynch, RB, California
27. Ben Grubbs, G, Auburn
28. Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame
Begins next wave of tackles.
29. Tony Hunt, RB, Penn State
Pounder with some wiggle and burst.
30. Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan
Runs like a linebacker; true left tackle.
31. Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee
Big, fast guy on the outside.
32. Arron Sears, G/T, Tennessee
Physical and versatile.