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Gosselin's updated position rankings

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  1. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Rick Gosselin's NFL draft rankings


    (Updated April 17)
    (Click on player's name for bio)


    QUARTERBACK


    Matt
    Ryan Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Matt Ryan Boston College 6-4½ 228
    2. Brian Brohm Louisville 6-2½ 230
    3. Chad Henne Michigan 6-2½ 230
    4. Joe Flacco Delaware 6-6 236
    5. John David Booty USC 6-2 218
    6. Andre Woodson Kentucky 6-4 229
    7. Erik Ainge Tennessee 6-5½ 225
    8. Kevin O'Connell San Diego St. 6-5 225
    9. Josh Johnson San Diego 6-2½ 213
    10. Matt Flynn LSU 6-2 231
    11. T.C. Ostrander Stanford 6-2 227
    12. Dennis Dixon Oregon 6-3 195
    13. Colt Brennan Hawaii 6-2 207
    14. Paul Smith Tulsa 6-1 208
    15. Kyle Wright Miami 6-3 218
    Sleeper: Brad Roach, Catawba

    HALFBACK


    Darren
    McFadden Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Darren McFadden Arkansas 6-1 211
    2. Rashard Mendenhall Illinois 5-10 225
    3. Jonathan Stewart Oregon 5-10 235
    4. Felix Jones Arkansas 5-10 207
    5. Jamaal Charles Texas 5-11 200
    6. Chris Johnson East Carolina 5-11 197
    7. Kevin Smith Central Florida 6-1 217
    8. Ray Rice Rutgers 5-8 199
    9. Matt Forte Tulane 6-1 217
    10. C. Washington USC 5-11 211
    11. Tashard Choice Georgia Tech 5-10½ 215
    12. Thomas Brown Georgia 5-8 204
    13. Justin Forsett California 5-8 194
    14. Mike Hart Michigan 5-8½ 206
    15. Ryan Torain Arizona St. 6-0 222
    Sleeper: Chad Simpson, Morgan St.

    FULLBACK


    Jacob
    Hester Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Jacob Hester LSU 5-10½ 226
    2. Peyton Hillis Arkansas 6-0½ 240
    3. Jerome Felton Furman 5-11½ 241
    4. Owen Schmitt West Virginia 6-2 247
    5. Carl Stewart Auburn 6-1 230
    6. Jed Collins Washington St. 6-1 249
    7. Michael Viti Army 5-9 241
    8. Brandon Anderson Kansas 5-10 240
    9. Adam Ballard Navy 6-1½ 236
    10. Julius Croslin Oklahoma St. 5-11 245
    Sleeper: Mike Cox, Georgia Tech

    WIDE RECEIVER


    Devin
    Thomas Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Devin Thomas Michigan St. 6-1½ 216
    2. DeSean Jackson California 5-9½ 169
    3. James Hardy Indiana 6-5 217
    4. Limas Sweed Texas 6-3½ 215
    3. Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma 6-3½ 224
    6. Eddie Royal Virginia Tech 5-9½ 184
    7. Early Doucet LSU 6-0 209
    8. Jordy Nelson Kansas St. 6-2½ 217
    9. Andre Caldwell Florida 6-0 204
    10. Earl Bennett Vanderbilt 5-11½ 209
    11. Donnie Avery Houston 5-11 192
    12. Keenan Burton Kentucky 6-0½ 201
    13. Will Franklin Missouri 6-0½ 214
    14. Mario Manningham Michigan 5-11½ 181
    15. Harry Douglas Louisville 5-11 176
    Sleeper: Brian Paysinger, Oregon

    TIGHT END


    Fred
    Davis Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Fred Davis USC 6-3 255
    2. Martellus Bennett Texas A&M 6-6 259
    3. Dustin Keller Purdue 6-2 242
    4. John Carlson Notre Dame 6-5 251
    5. Brad Cottam Tennessee 6-7½ 270
    6. Kellen Davis Michigan St. 6-6 262
    7. Martin Rucker Missouri 6-4½ 251
    8. Craig Stevens California 6-3 254
    9. Jermichael Finley Texas 6-4½ 243
    10. Mike Santi Virginia 6-3½ 250
    11. Jacob Tamme Kentucky 6-3½ 236
    12. Gary Barnidge Louisville 6-5½ 243
    13. Joe Jon Finley Oklahoma 6-6 254
    14. Adam Bishop Nevada 6-4½ 248
    15. Derek Fine Kansas 6-2½ 251
    Sleeper: Brent Miller, Arizona St.

    OFFENSIVE TACKLE


    Jake
    Long Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Jake Long Michigan 6-7 313
    2. Ryan Clady Boise St. 6-6 309
    3. Jeff Otah Pittsburgh 6-6 322
    4. Chris Williams Vanderbilt 6-6 315
    5. Gosder Cherilus Boston College 6-6 314
    6. Anthony Collins Kansas 6-5 317
    7. Sam Baker USC 6-4½ 309
    8. Duane Brown Virginia Tech 6-4 315
    9. Carl Nicks Nebraska 6-4½ 341
    10. Tony Hills Texas 6-5 309
    11. Barry Richardson Clemson 6-6½ 320
    12. Breno Giacomini Louisville 6-7 303
    13. Geoff Schwartz Oregon 6-6 332
    14. Kirk Barton Ohio St. 6-4 310
    15. Chad Rinehart Northern Iowa 6-5 320
    Sleeper: Darren Marquez, Southern Illinois

    GUARD


    Branden
    Albert Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Branden Albert Virginia 6-5½ 309
    2. Chilo Rachal USC 6-5 315
    3. Oniel Cousins UTEP 6-3½ 308
    4. Mike McGlynn Pittsburgh 6-4 311
    5. Jeremy Zuttah Rutgers 6-3 303
    6. Drew Radovich USC 6-4½ 301
    7. Roy Schuening Oregon St. 6-3½ 306
    8. John Greco Toledo 6-4½ 305
    9. M. Bernadeau Bentley 6-4 306
    10. Donald Thomas Connecticut 6-3 303
    11. Robert Felton Arkansas 6-3½ 315
    12. Chris McDuffie Clemson 6-4 330
    13. Michael Gibson California 6-3½ 305
    14. Eric Young Tennessee 6-3½ 310
    15. Shawn Murphy Utah St. 6-3½ 320
    Sleeper: James Blair, Western Michigan

    CENTER


    Mike
    Pollak Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Mike Pollak Arizona St. 6-3½ 301
    2. Steve Justice Wake Forest 6-3 293
    3. K. Lichtensteiger Bowling Green 6-2 298
    4. John Sullivan Notre Dame 6-3½ 301
    5. Cody Wallace Texas A&M 6-4 296
    6. Jamey Richard Buffalo 6-4½ 295
    7. Kyle DeVan Oregon St. 6-1½ 294
    8. Matt Spanos USC 6-5 317
    9. Eric Scott Kentucky 6-3 300
    10. Ryan Wendell Fresno St. 6-2 292
    Sleeper: Ben Poynter, SMU

    DEFENSIVE END


    Chris
    Long Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Chris Long Virginia 6-3 272
    2. Vernon Gholston Ohio St. 6-3 266
    3. Derrick Harvey Florida 6-4½ 271
    4. Phillip Merling Clemson 6-4 276
    5. Quentin Groves Auburn 6-3 259
    6. Lawrence Jackson USC 6-4 271
    7. Calais Campbell Miami 6-7½ 290
    8. Jason Jones E. Michigan 6-5 273
    9. Chris Ellis Virginia Tech 6-4 263
    10. Cliff Avril Purdue 6-2½ 253
    11. Kendall Langford Hampton 6-5½ 287
    12. Chris Harrington Texas A&M 6-4 287
    13. Darrell Robertson Georgia Tech 6-3½ 255
    14. Bruce Davis UCLA 6-2½ 252
    15. Bryan Smith McNeese St. 6-2 231
    Sleeper: Bryan Johnson, Gardner-Webb

    DEFENSIVE TACKLE


    Glenn
    Dorsey Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Glenn Dorsey LSU 6-1½ 297
    2. Sedrick Ellis USC 6-0½ 309
    3. Kentwan Balmer North Carolina 6-4½ 308
    4. Marcus Harrison Arkansas 6-2½ 317
    5. Trevor Laws Notre Dame 6-0½ 304
    6. Pat Sims Auburn 6-2 310
    7. Dre Moore Maryland 6-4 305
    8. Joseph Bryant Texas A&M 6-4 318
    9. Andre Fluellen Florida St. 6-1½ 296
    10. DeMario Pressley N. Carolina St. 6-3 301
    11. Letroy Guion Florida St. 6-3 303
    12. Athyba Rubin Iowa St. 6-2½ 315
    13. Carlton Powell Virginia Tech 6-2 292
    14. Lionel Dotson Arizona 6-3½ 296
    15. Nick Hayden Wisconsin 6-3½ 291
    Sleeper: Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Michigan St.

    OUTSIDE LINEBACKER


    Keith
    Rivers Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Keith Rivers USC 6-2 241
    2. Bryan Kehl BYU 6-2 242
    3. Xavier Adibi Virginia Tech 6-1½ 232
    4. Jordan Dizon Colorado 5-11½ 229
    5. Shawn Crable Michigan 6-4½ 245
    6. Philip Wheeler Georgia Tech 6-1½ 248
    7. Stanford Kegler Purdue 6-1½ 239
    8. Ali Highsmith LSU 5-11½ 230
    9. Thomas Williams USC 6-0½ 238
    10. David Vobora Idaho 6-1 236
    11. Wesley Woodyard Kentucky 6-0 227
    12. Mike Humpal Iowa St. 6-2½ 244
    13. Alvin Bowen Iowa St. 6-1 223
    14. Larry Grant Ohio St. 6-1 235
    15. Ben Moffitt South Florida 6-0½ 234
    Sleeper: Joey LaRocque, Oregon St.

    INSIDE LINEBACKER


    Jerod
    Mayo Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Jerod Mayo Tennessee 6-1 242
    2. Curtis Lofton Oklahoma 6-0 246
    3. Dan Connor Penn St. 6-2 231
    4. Tavares Gooden Miami 6-1 234
    5. Erin Henderson Maryland 6-2½ 244
    6. Beau Bell UNLV 6-1 244
    7. Vince Hall Virginia Tech 5-11 232
    8. Jameel McClain Syracuse 6-0½ 249
    9. Spencer Larsen Arizona 6-1½ 238
    10. Jonathan Goff Vanderbilt 6-2 245
    11. Jolonn Dunbar Boston College 6-0½ 231
    12. Jeremy Leman Illinois 6-1½ 245
    13. Vince Redd Liberty 6-5 258
    14. Kelly Poppinga BYU 6-1 240
    15. Steve Allen W. Texas A&M 6-0½ 236
    Sleeper: Joe Brockington, Notre Dame

    CORNERBACK


    Leodis
    McKelvin Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Leodis McKelvin Troy 5-10 190
    2. Dominique
    Rodgers-Cromartie Tennessee St. 6-1½ 184
    3. Mike Jenkins South Florida 5-10 197
    4. Aqib Talib Kansas 6-0½ 202
    5. Brandon Flowers Virginia Tech 5-9½ 186
    6. Tracy Porter Indiana 5-10½ 188
    7. Antoine Cason Arizona 6-0 191
    8. Justin King Penn St. 5-10½ 192
    9. Patrick Lee Auburn 6-0 200
    10. Charles Godfrey Iowa 5-11½ 207
    11. Chevis Jackson LSU 6-0 192
    12. Orlando Scandrick Boise St. 5-10 192
    13. Antwuan Molden E. Kentucky 6-0½ 198
    14. Terrell Thomas USC 6-0½ 202
    15. Terrence Wheatley Colorado 5-9½ 187
    Sleeper: Brandon Carr, Grand Valley St.

    SAFETY


    Kenny
    Phillips Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Kenny Phillips Miami 6-2 212
    2. DaJuan Morgan N. Carolina St. 6-0 205
    3. Tyrell Johnson Arkansas St. 5-11½ 207
    4. Tyvon Branch Connecticut 5-11 204
    5. Thomas Decoud California 6-1 207
    6. Reggie Smith Oklahoma 6-0½ 199
    7. Quintin Demps UTEP 5-11½ 206
    8. Craig Steltz LSU 6-1 213
    9. Tom Zbikowski Notre Dame 5-11 211
    10. Josh Barrett Arizona St. 6-1½ 223
    11. Corey Lynch Appalachian St. 6-0 202
    12. David Roach TCU 6-0 210
    13. Husain Abdullah Wash. St. 5-11½ 204
    14. Jamar Adams Michigan 6-2 212
    15. Caleb Campbell Army 6-1½ 229
    Sleeper: Matt Slater, UCLA

    KICKER


    Taylor
    Mehlhaff Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Taylor Mehlhaff Wisconsin 5-10 183
    2. Brandon Coutu Georgia 5-11 183
    3. Connor Barth North Carolina 6-1 192
    4. Piotr Czech Wagner 6-4 207
    5. Dan Carpenter Montana 6-1 204

    PUNTER


    Durant
    Brooks Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Durant Brooks Georgia Tech 6-0 204
    2. Mike Dragosavich N. Dakota St. 6-5½ 214
    3. Andrew Larson California 5-11½ 202
    4. Owen Tolson Army 6-1½ 210
    5. Waylon Prather San Jose St. 6-3 226

    DEEP SNAPPER


    Tim
    Bugg Player School Ht. Wt.
    1. Tim Bugg Indiana 6-0 257
    2. Tyler Schmitt San Diego St. 6-2 231
    3. John Rochford Miami 6-1½ 280
    4. Nick Jarvis Wake Forest 6-2½ 267
    5. Colin Leonard Clemson 6-2½ 236
  2. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    I hope Manningham has some sort of parachute on.

    Surprising that Dan Connor is rated that low. If he lasts to the second round, he'll be a great pick.

    Let's hope the end of the first round brings a bidding war for guys like Henne or Flacco. Miami, Baltimore, or Atlanta would be nice 2nd round spots to drop to if there's not an obvious pick at 28.
  3. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I would love to bring in Brandon Coutu for camp. He has an amazing leg. I wouldnt spend a pick on him, but bring him in for competition purposes to push Nick. (not that I want nick gone, he did awesome for a rookie.)

    I like the rankings for Malcolm Kelly:

    "1. Devin Thomas Michigan St. 6-1½ 216
    2. DeSean Jackson California 5-9½ 169
    3. James Hardy Indiana 6-5 217
    4. Limas Sweed Texas 6-3½ 215
    3. Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma 6-3½ 224 "

    he's so good, even when he's 5th, he's still the 3rd best.
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    We finally find a good kicker, and you want to bring in another guy to challenge him? No thanks, I think Nick is just fine.
  5. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Every player needs competition. Its not like were gonna replace him, but bringing in another good kicker for camp wouldnt hurt at all.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    We have a PRO BOWL kicker for the first time in HOW long? (not talking about vandershank). And somebody wants to mess with the situation?
  7. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    How is bringing in somebody to camp to push a little bit going to mess him up? I never said I wanted him gone. But bringing in a guy with a big leg might make him boosts those kickoffs a little deeper then the 8 yard line every time.

    Football wise, it makes sense to bring in some guys at each position. It happens every year at camp, why not bring in a kicker also? A little competition isn't going to hurt a pro-bowl kicker.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    weak class for WRs when a one-hit wonder is the #1 guy
  9. CalCBFan

    CalCBFan Active Member

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    We need a kicker in camp to insure Nick's leg doesn't get worn out. Just like they bring in extra QBs just to help out w/ the passing chores...
  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    He was a JUCO transfer that only had 2 years of eligibility and they didnt give him his shot til his second year.

    Typically you need to be concerned about guys that sucked and then come out of nowhere. He just never got a chance on the field.
  11. Cowboysfan22

    Cowboysfan22 Member

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    Desan is the best wr and Malcom Kelly is better than Limas Sweed.
  12. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    I love goose but I just think he along with alot of other people are dead wrong with there opinion of Antoine Cason. He is so much better than the 7th ranked CB .
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    We could bring in a camp kicker but to waste effort on looking for a serious kicker is exactly that- a WASTE.
  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Chris Johnson the 6th rated RB

    Cason the 7th rated CB

    Look like borderline 1st round talent to me. :)
  15. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Actually I expect to see Folk kick better this year. Don't forget he and all the other rookies from last year are participating in our weight conditioning program (began March 31) so we should presume he's worker on strengthing his leg so his kickoffs go into the end zone.

    Do agree we'll bring in another kicker just to share all the kicking duties so Folk won't be warn out by season opener. It's already been said that we do it for the QBs. In the rookie minicamp after the draft, Bartel will presumably will doing the throwing but another QB will also be on hand to help out. NFLPA doesn't allow starters/backup QBs to throw passes in rookie minicamp.
  16. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    This isn't Goose's opinion(I wouldn't want his opinion) its a compilation of talking with real nfl scouts and gms.
  17. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Actually, if Folk doesn't improve his kickoffs, I would look for a kickoff specialist and perhaps keep that specialist on the team. Folk proved to be a good kicker, but his kickoffs left alot to be desired. An improvement in this area would save valuable field position.
  18. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    I'm sure there will be a kicker brought to camp to share the load, but it wont be Coutu...he's one of the better kickers in this draft and he will get drafted by somebody...and there's no way we use a draft pick on a kicker this yr

    David
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    You bring a specialist and that's one less roster spot, so who are you keeping at home to get an extra 5-10 yards on kickoffs?
  20. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    DMac is the best player in the draft so he's obv going number 1 overall right?

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