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NFL Draft: Top 30 Prospects

The combine is over. Pro days are have ended. NFL general managers, scouts and coaches are preparing their final boards. PSR rates the top 30 players available in this week’s NFL Draft.

1. Luke Joeckel, Offensive Line, Texas A&M, 6-6, 306
Overly aggressive at times, but plays with great poise; extraordinarily quick feet in pass protection

2. Shariff Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida, 6-2, 297
His engine is always running and his elite quickness has moved him up the charts

3. Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama, 6-1, 197
Uncanny ability to read and recognize receivers’ routes and breaks before they do.

4. Eric Fisher, Offensive Lineman, Central Michigan, 6-7, 306
Combination of agility, balance and control has moved this MAC product into the top 10

5. Chance Warmack, Offensive Lineman, Alabama, 6-2, 317
Undersized but uses lateral quickness and first step to establish great position; elite run blockerPSR Draft

6. Ezekiel Ansah, Defensive End, BYU, 6-5, 271
Exceptional blend of power, quickness and athletic ability. Elite power rusher.

7. Dion Jordan, Linebacker, Oregon, 6-6, 248
Natural play-making ability combines with football smarts

8. Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah, 6-2, 311
Versatility and raw power as run defender put heart condition concerns to rest

9. Barkevious Mingo, Defensive End, LSU, 6-4, 241
Extraordinary length and athleticism will override concerns about work ethic

10. Jonathan Cooper, Offensive Lineman, UNC, 6-2, 311
Reliable, technically sound and physically tough – especially in pass protection

11. Jarvis Jones, Linebacker, Georgia, 6-2, 245
Was No. 1 overall, but spinal stenosis diagnosis is a major red flag

12. Lane Johnson, Offensive Lineman, Oklahoma, 6-6, 303PSR NFL Draft
Very good feet allow him to get great position; quick and athletic

13. Alec Ogletree, Linebacker, Georgia, 6-2, 242
Athletic with rare blend of body control and ability to change direction on a dime; multiple arrests

14. Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas, 6-0, 214
Versatility and discipline add to his quick-twitch athleticism to make him top safety available

15. Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame, 6-5, 250
Elite focus and body control, long frame, great leaping ability

16. Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virgina, 5-8, 174
Explodes in a heartbeat, great route runner, threat to create a big play at any moment

17. Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri, 6-2, 294
Hard-hitting defensive tackle had 10.5 sacks last season

18. Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, FSU, 6-3, 266
Great snap anticipation gives him a quick jump on every play

19. Sylvester Williams, Defensive Tackle, UNC, 6-2, 313
Shoots the gap and disrupts plays in the backfieldPSR NFL Draft

20. D.J. Fluker, Offensive Lineman, Alabama, 6-4, 339
Consistent motor, energy and non-stop production make him first-rounder

21. Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia, 6-2, 218
Quick release, exceptional accuracy and ability to create make him top QB available

22. Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington, 5-11, 190
Great football IQ, intelligence, quickness and athletic ability

23. Johnathan Jenkins, Defensive Tackle, Georgia, 6-3, 346
Massive defensive tackle has been an effective run-stuffer

24. Keenan Allen, Wide Receiver, California, 6-2, 206
Strong hands and explosive in his routes, excels when the defense is in zone coverage

25. Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee, 6-1, 216
Combination of size, speed and versatility make him dangerousPSR NFL Draft

26. Justin Pugh, Offensive Lineman, Syracuse, 6-4, 307
Very quick feet and shows great patience and balance in pass protection

27. Bildi Wreh-Wilson, Corner Back, UConn, 6-1, 195
Excels in zone-coverage and does a nice job of play recognition right off of the snap


28. Eddie Lacy, Running Back, Alabama, 5-11, 231

Hard runner who possesses combination of speed and strength


29. Kawann Short, Defensive Tackle, Purdue, 6-2, 299

Innate ability to read passing lanes and does a great job of getting his hands up to deflect passes


30. Manti Te’o, Linebacker, Notre Dame, 6-1, 241

Biggest strength is ability to recognize the play and read the quarterback; speed and quickness an issue

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