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Kipers positional rankings as of 01/10/05

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  1. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Mel Jr.'s pos. rankings







    TOP FIVE DRAFT-ELIGIBLE PROSPECTS AT EACH POSITION | Jan. 10
    (previous rank in parentheses)
    The entry of underclassmen into the draft process has shaken up my Big Board of the top 25 NFL prospects, and the reverberations are felt on my lists of the top five prospects at each position.

    Junior quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of California and Alex Smith of Utah have instantly landed at the top of the QB list, while at linebacker sophomore Channing Crowder of Florida and junior Odell Thurman of Georgia now sit atop the rankings. In all, eight underclassmen are now among the top five at their position.

    There has also been some shuffling among seniors, with Michigan's David Baas moving from the top spot at guard to No. 1 at center after spending nearly the entire season at the pivot, and USC's Shaun Cody shifting from defensive end to tackle.

    OFFENSE
    Quarterback
    1. Aaron Rodgers (jr.), California
    2. Alex Smith (jr.), Utah
    3. Charlie Frye, Akron (1)
    4. Kyle Orton, Purdue (2)
    5. Jason Campbell, Auburn (3)
    DROPPED
    Dan Orlovsky, Connecticut (3)
    Andrew Walter, Arizona State (5)

    Running Back
    1. Cedric Benson, Texas (same)
    2. Ronnie Brown, Auburn (same)
    3. Carnell Williams, Auburn (same)
    4. Vernand Morency (jr.), Oklahoma State (unranked)
    5. J.J. Arrington, California (same)
    DROPPED
    Anthony Davis, Wisconsin (4)

    Fullback
    1. Paul Jefferson, Penn State (same)
    2. Branden Joe, Ohio State (same)
    3. Kyle Eckel, Navy (unranked)
    4. Kevin Dudley, Michigan (unranked)
    5. Keith Joseph, Texas A&M (3)

    Wide receiver
    1. Braylon Edwards, Michigan (2)
    2. Mike Williams, USC (1)
    3. Troy Williamson (jr.), South Carolina (unranked)
    4. Roddy White, UAB (5)
    5. Mark Clayton, Oklahoma (4)
    DROPPED
    Mark Bradley, Oklahoma (4)

    Tight End
    1. Alex Smith, Stanford (same)
    2. Garrett Cross, California (3)
    3. Kevin Everett, Miami (2)
    4. Eric Knott, Michigan State (unranked)
    5. Adam Bergen, Lehigh (same)
    DROPPED
    Victor Sesay, Missouri (4)

    Tackle
    1. Alex Barron, Florida State (same)
    2. Jammal Brown, Oklahoma (same)
    3. Adam Terry, Syracuse (same)
    4. Logan Mankins, Fresno State (5)
    5. Chris Colmer, N.C. State (4)

    Guard
    1. Marcus Johnson, Ole Miss (2)
    2. Elton Brown, Virginia (3)
    3. Evan Mathis, Alabama (unranked)
    4. Dan Buenning,, Wisconsin (same)
    5. Chris Kemoeatu, Utah (unranked)
    DROPPED
    C.J. Brooks, Maryland (5)

    Center
    1. David Baas, Michigan (No. 1 at G)
    2. Ben Wilkerson, LSU (1)
    3. Scott Mruczkowski, Bowling Green (4)
    4. Junius Coston, North Carolina A&T (unranked)
    5. Jason Brown, North Carolina (unranked)
    DROPPED
    Vince Carter, Oklahoma (2)
    Dylan Gandy, Texas Tech (3)
    Drew Hodgdon, Arizona State (5)

    Kickers
    1. Mike Nugent, Ohio State (same)
    2. Dave Rayner, Michigan State (same)
    3. Nick Novak, Maryland (same)
    4. Rhys Lloyd, Minnesota (same)
    5. Matt Payne, BYU (same)

    DEFENSE
    Defensive end
    1. Dan Cody, Oklahoma (same)
    2. Erasmus James, Wisconsin (same)
    3. Shaun Cody, USC (No. 2 at DT)
    4. Matt Roth, Iowa (3)
    5. David Pollack, Georgia (same)
    DROPPED
    Marcus Spears, LSU (4)

    Tackle
    1. Travis Johnson, Florida State (same)
    2. Mike Patterson, USC (4)
    3. Anttaj Hawthorne, Wisconsin (same)
    4. Ronald Fields, Mississippi State (5)
    5. Jason Jefferson, Wisconsin (unranked)

    Inside linebacker
    1. Channing Crowder (so.), Florida (unranked)
    2. Odell Thurman (jr.), Georgia (unranked)
    3. Barrett Ruud, Nebraska (1)
    4. Lance Mitchell, Oklahoma (2)
    5. Adam Seward, UNLV (3)
    DROPPED
    Kirk Morrison, San Diego State (4)
    Mike Goolsby, Notre Dame (5)

    Outside linebacker
    1. Derrick Johnson, Texas (same)
    2. Shawne Merriman (jr.), Maryland (unranked)
    3. Kevin Burnett, Tennessee (2)
    4. Marcus Lawrence, South Carolina (3)
    5. Michael Boley, Southern Miss (4)
    DROPPED
    Derek Curry, Notre Dame (5)

    Cornerback
    1. Antrel Rolle, Miami (same)
    2. Carlos Rogers, Auburn (3)
    3. Bryant McFadden, Florida State (2)
    4. Justin Miller (jr.), Clemson (unranked)
    5. Corey Webster, LSU (4)
    DROPPED
    Eric Green, Virginia Tech (5)

    Safety
    1. Vincent Fuller, Virginia Tech (2)
    2. Oshiomogho Atogwe, Stanford (1)
    3. Sean Considine, Iowa (unranked)
    4. Gerald Sensabaugh, North Carolina (3)
    5. Marviel Underwood, San Diego State (unranked)
    DROPPED
    Donte Nicholson, Oklahoma (4)
    Herana-Daze Jones, Indiana (5)

    Punter
    1. Dustin Colquitt, Tennessee (same)
    2. Cole Farden, Oklahoma State (same)
    3. Gary Cook, UNLV (same)
    4. Chris Kluwe, UCLA (same)
    5. Bryce Benekos, UTEP (same)
  2. Hostile

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    Thank you for posting that. Homework time.

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