Top 100 Prospects

Tomorrow, I’ll unveil my one and only complete round one mock draft. Today, I’m sharing my big board. As a side note, this board isn’t tailored to the Eagles’ system and does not reflect the Eagles’ specific needs. I haven’t watched some of these prospects play more than one game, so don’t take too much stock in my rankings, but enjoy.

  1. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan – Technically sound and nasty. An even better athlete than most give him credit for.
  2. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M – Almost never gets beaten in pass protection. Franchise left tackle, but not a mauler in the run game.
  3. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia – Forget his size. He can get open, make people miss, and break big plays. Get him the ball as a receiver, runner, or returner.
  4. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama – Dominant player, just doesn’t play a premium position and might not keep up in an up-tempo offense.
  5. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida – Gets excellent penetration and plays with passion. Will make splash plays, but can occasionally get driven back.
  6. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah – Superhuman power, but limited as a pass rusher.
  7. Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma – Truly rare athleticism, but not as polished as Fisher or Joeckel.
  8. Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU – Unbelievable athlete. Fast, quick, and stronger than frame suggests. Didn’t produce at LSU.
  9. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas – Great range and quickness. Plays hard, hits hard, but misses some tackles and doesn’t play in traditional 2-deep alignment much.
  10. Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon – Unusual athlete who can do it all as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Plays high and raw as a pass rusher, but unlimited upside.
  11. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse – Very good short-to-intermediate passer, makes good decisions, and is really tough. Does the most important things best.
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson – Not the biggest guy, but runs great routes and plays very physical. Think Roddy White.
  13. Margus Hunt, DE, SMU – Old and raw isn’t a good combination, but quickness, power, and work ethic are outstanding. Only scratching the surface.
  14. Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame – Can be a thumper inside, has good range, leadership, and instincts in zone coverage. I don’t care about the girlfriend situation.
  15. Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State – Making a remarkable recovery from ACL surgery. Has prototype 4-3 end frame and burst.
  16. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State – Excellent against the run. Plays with good leverage and eats double teams. Sloppy body and not much of a pass rusher.
  17. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin – Very powerful and versatile interior offensive lineman. Complete player and Wisconsin turns out good pros.
  18. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina – Polished interior pass rusher and squatty build helps in the run game. Won’t be a star, but should be a solid 3-technique.
  19. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue – Very deceptive quickness makes him a good pass rusher from anywhere along the line. Must answer questions about effort.
  20. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri – Rare straight-line speed and is very active. Great motor. No real pass rush moves and can get blown off the ball.
  21. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU – Great hustle, length, and straight line speed. Stiff, raw, and unproductive as a pass rusher and not very stout at point of attack.
  22. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky – Mauling guard who also understands positioning and leverage. Might have to slim down to play in a zone scheme.
  23. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina – High-energy, versatile safety who loves to hit. Has cover ability, but not really a ballhawk. Short with limited upside.
  24. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston – Has size, athleticism, and great ball skills. Scary health risk and faces level of competition questions.
  25. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington – Very fluid cover man who can get physical. Not consistent enough yet.
  26. Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech – Big, physical receiver who will sacrifice his body and take a hit. Is he fast enough and is his head screwed on straight?
  27. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee – Fluid for a tall receiver. Very thin, but can separate and elevate. Must eliminate drops.
  28. Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse – Can be a starting left tackle despite short arms. Solid pass protector, but limited upside.
  29. Matt Elam, S, Florida – Not sure if he can cover, but love his competitiveness and intimidating hits. Clearly loves to play the game.
  30. Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State – New to the game, but tape doesn’t show too much rawness. Big, athletic right tackle who could switch to the blind side.
  31. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State – Tall, thin corner with questions about long speed. Physical with good ball skills, especially in zone.
  32. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama – Good physical tools and fluidity, but poor ball skills and doesn’t have the best feel for the position.
  33. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas – Solid against the run and decent pass rusher. Projects as solid-but-unspectacular starter. Can play on either side in any scheme.
  34. Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M – Below average physical tools, but very productive in the SEC. Relentless pass rusher.
  35. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State – Compact, but not short. Physical. Always around the ball. Average physical tools.
  36. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State – Another good-not-great pass rusher, but effort is inconsistent. Solid starter.
  37. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State – Can make all the throws and appears to have all the intangibles. Must weed out bad decisions.
  38. Robert Woods, WR, USC – No elite physical traits, but more explosive than most realize. Ideal #3 target, could be solid #2.
  39. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame – 6’6″ vertical threat with athleticism. Not a great blocker or route runner.
  40. D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama – Huge frame, but could be too sluggish in pass protection to stick at tackle.
  41. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State – Massive corner who can press and play zone, but has questionable mirroring skills. Has to be in the right system.
  42. Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State – Very rangy and instinctive ‘backer. 3-down player. Undersized, but can stack and shed blockers.
  43. Khaseem Greene, ILB, Rutgers – Productive ‘backer who plays bigger but slightly slower than he times.
  44. Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida International – Vocal, physical presence on the back end who appears a bit tight in coverage.
  45. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech – Makes up for average athleticism with excellent route running.
  46. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor – Big, fast, physical receiver with #1 potential. Raw route runner and inconsistent hands catcher.
  47. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas – Makes too many poor decisions, but can march an offense down the field and shows great toughness and leadership.
  48. Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU – Tackling machine, but doesn’t flash special ability. Solid starter.
  49. Brian Winters, OG, Kent State – Nastiest run blocker in this class. Not very athletic, but great attitude.
  50. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia – Accurate and athletic, but has no pocket presence and makes very slow decisions.
  51. Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia – Great range and athleticism, but character, instincts, and thickness are big concerns.
  52. Duke Williams, S, Nevada – Versatile and athletic. Great cover ability and can tackle. Not a ballhawk, but game translates to NFL.
  53. Matt Barkley, QB, USC – Love leadership. Can make most of the throws. Not very athletic and can be pressured into bad decisions.
  54. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina – Everybody loves his feet and athleticism. I question strength and toughness, far more important attributes for guards.
  55. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State – Undersized, but speedy and a good route runner. Can get open and run after the catch. Not a go-to guy.
  56. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut – Long, athletic boundary corner. Looks like a zone guy who may have some stiffness.
  57. Kyle Long, OG, Oregon – Not polished enough to play tackle, but has great athleticism, nastiness, and power for a guard.
  58. Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon – Tall, strong, physical ‘backer who could be a better pro than college player.
  59. Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – Sixth sense in the open field, but not a sudden route runner and doesn’t play as big as his size. Silky smooth and big-time potential.
  60. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia – Productive, but not big or explosive. Great instincts, but may need to get quicker in the NFL. Strictly a 3-4 OLB.
  61. John Jenkins, DT, Georgia – Flashes dominance, but can get pushed around in the run game despite massive size. An ascending player, but can appear to play lazy.
  62. Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn – Speedy, undersized-but-muscular edge rusher with limited upside but scheme versatility.
  63. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama – Very strong interior player who offers nothing as a pass rusher and not quite the run defender most make him out to be.
  64. Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh – Quick, not fast. Very slippery, makes fantastic cuts, and awesome in the open field. Best RB in this class.
  65. David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State – Not the biggest, but very smart and versatile. Athletic enough to stay at tackle.
  66. Keenan Allen, WR, California – More physical than strong. Reliable hands and can make plays in traffic. Not an explosive athlete.
  67. Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut – Explosive athlete, but not very big and not a pure pass rusher. Must find a true position.
  68. Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut – Average athlete. Very physical at the line of scrimmage and holds up well in zone coverage. Might be able to chip in at safety. Not an elite cover guy.
  69. Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State – Raw as a pass protector, but has fantastic athleticism and is a nasty run blocker. Developmental prospect, but a potential franchise left tackle.
  70. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse – Very short, but attacks the line of scrimmage like a missile. Fast but a bit stiff. Versatile enough to line up everywhere from CB to LB.
  71. Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers – Short, thick runner with deceptive, choppy cuts. Only a redshirt sophomore.
  72. Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina – Fast runner with good vision. Fits in zone blocking system. Can chip in as a return man.
  73. Brian Schwenke, C, California – Very athletic, competitive center. Is he strong enough?
  74. Marc Anthony, CB, California – Taller, physical corner with enough fluidity to hold up in man coverage. Sleeper.
  75. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama – Powerful, bruising back. Between-the-tackles runner. Nowhere near Trent Richardson.
  76. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State – Very comfortable in zone coverage. Not a great athlete. Must go to the right system.
  77. J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern – Raw and new to the position, but excellent athleticism and solid frame.
  78. Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State – Bullish runner after the catch. A terror to tackle. Faster than quick and not as tall as you would like a physical receiver to be.
  79. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas – Undersized and unproductive, but a world class athlete and a home run threat.
  80. Barrett Jones, C, Alabama – Intelligent, versatile interior offensive lineman with no holes in his game. Not overly impressive in any one area, though.
  81. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State – Good athlete, but not sold on his instincts or zone coverage ability.
  82. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice – Big, athletic, and physical, but has hands of stone.
  83. Bennie Logan, DT, LSU – Complete game. 3-technique who held up well against the run in the SEC.
  84. Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green – Quick and relentless interior pass rusher. Stocky, somewhat limited athlete.
  85. Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma – Fast, thick player who likes to hit. Plays out of control and whiffs a lot.
  86. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State – Towering-but-unproductive defensive end. Might be better as a 5-technique. Tough to move in the run game.
  87. Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia – Reluctant to come up in run support, but plays very under control as a center field safety.
  88. Eric Reid, S, LSU – Has size and athleticism, but misses too many plays he has to make. Too many lapses.
  89. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State – Big frame and a good route runner, but speed and strength will hold him back as an in-line tight end.
  90. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford – Great hands, but not an explosive athlete.
  91. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi – Top-notch athlete, but not a thick or natural pass rusher.
  92. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia – Short and not especially fast, but a great route runner with excellent concentration.
  93. Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee – Not dominant in any one area, but versatile and a good pass protector.
  94. Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern – Wide-bodied nose tackle with fantastic motor, but little athleticism.
  95. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA – Best as a 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle. Wins with quickness, but undersized as an every-down player.
  96. Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers – Active in run support and solid in zone coverage. Questionable ball skills.
  97. Tavarres King, WR, Georgia – Average athlete, but can separate. Not very physical.
  98. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin – Not big or fast, but has good vision and patience.
  99. Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH) – Has the arm talent and mental makeup to be a good player if he can settle down and get comfortable in one system.
  100. Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana – Cat quick and excellent in man coverage. Not big or physical, and rumored not to be smart, either.
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