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Rank the Top 40

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by gollum, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. gollum

    gollum Member

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    Thought it might be a good idea to consolidate in one post how each of you feel about the top three positions of need(or perceived need)...cornerback, runningback, and wide receiver.

    I've listed what are "generally" considered the top prospects of each position by many sites. Rank these 40 prospects in the order that you would take them OVERALL if these were your only choices, regardless of who has been selected ahead of them by us or another team and assuming no other free agent acqusitions are made. I'm not asking you to qualify at what pick or at what round you feel their value is, just rank these players from best to worst.

    Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma St
    Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
    Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    Aquib Talib, CB, Kansas
    Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
    Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
    Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
    Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
    Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
    DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St
    DJ Hall, WR, Alabama
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St
    Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
    Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
    Early Doucet, WR, LSU
    Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech
    Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
    James Hardy, WR, Indiana
    Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas St
    Justin King, CB, Penn St
    Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
    Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
    Michael Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
    Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
    Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
    Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
    Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech
    Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
    Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado
    Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
  2. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    I am a little short on time, I will take them all.
  3. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    Too many players. Why not just ask people to rank their top 10 out of or something? Make it a little less daunting, lol.
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Plus I dont think anyone in their right mind would rank Bowman in the top 40 after what he ahs showed this offseason.
  5. StarHead69

    StarHead69 Active Member

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    36 Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma St
    27 Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
    7 Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    8 Aquib Talib, CB, Kansas
    11 Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
    17 Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
    28 Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
    20 Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
    1 Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    32 DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
    25 DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    13 Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St
    35 DJ Hall, WR, Alabama
    4 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St
    29 Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
    26 Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
    15 Early Doucet, WR, LSU
    32 Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech
    16 Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    19 Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
    9 James Hardy, WR, Indiana
    10 Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    33 Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas St
    18 Justin King, CB, Penn St
    30 Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
    3 Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    6 Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    12 Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    23 Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    26 Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
    2 Michael Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    22 Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
    5 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    21 Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
    23 Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
    34 Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
    36 Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech
    24 Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
    31 Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado
    14 Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
  6. gollum

    gollum Member

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    I felt you kind of darned if you do and darned if you don't. If I said rank the top ten, that lets the headline people off the hook. I figured if I work 65 hours a week plus another 14 hours in class, taking 10 or 15 minutes of my time wasn't asking too much for putting together a ranking. But I understand where some wouldn't want to put for the effort...that's ok.

    Here's my list for the record(and yes, apparently I'm not in my right mind, but if most of us can lust after Pacman after what he has done, why not Bowman?) I think there becomes a chance where talent with risk outweighs choir boy with less talent.

    1 Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    2 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St
    3 Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    4 Michael Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    5 Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    6 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    7 Aquib Talib, CB, Kansas
    8 Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    9 Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
    10 Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    11 Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St
    12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    13 Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
    14 Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
    15 Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    16 Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    17 Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
    18 James Hardy, WR, Indiana
    19 Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
    20 Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
    21 Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
    22 DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    23 Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
    24 DJ Hall, WR, Alabama
    25 Early Doucet, WR, LSU
    26 Justin King, CB, Penn St
    27 Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas St
    28 Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma St
    29 Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
    30 Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
    31 Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
    32 DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
    33 Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
    34 Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
    35 Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech
    36 Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
    37 Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech
    38 Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
    39 Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado
    40 Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
  7. gollum

    gollum Member

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    Hope you don't mind Noober, but I put yours in order. Did you mean to have duplicates of #s 23,26,32, and 36?

  8. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    And sooner or later you will get burned. Bowman still has a couple chances left. Most likely he will do it again. Pacman, Tank, and TO are all on their last chance.
  9. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    1 Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    3 Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas

    1 Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    2 Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    3 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St

    1 Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    2 Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    3 James Hardy, WR, Indiana

    I thought that this would be more practical.
  10. gollum

    gollum Member

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    Practical...or easy :) Go take a timeout for not following instructions :clubbed:
  11. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    lol ok I'll sit this one out for a couple minutes.
    How did you feel about the rank I gave them though?
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    My list begins and ends with Owen Schmitt.

    :grin:
  13. The Rawhide Kid

    The Rawhide Kid Gunslinger

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    1 Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

    That was easy. What were all the other players for?;)
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    When Goose comes out with his final 100 list just edit out every position but RB, WR and CB. There is the best ranking of those 3 positions combined into one ranking. There may not be 40 players on that list, but it going to be a hell of a list.
  15. gollum

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    I too llke Charles more than most...Mendenhall will be a consistant runner, but not flashy.

    I just have this feeling that Hardy is being "elevated" because of his height, not necessarily his all around skills. I used to be higher on Manningham, but have kind of cooled on him. Overall, I'm just not super psyched about this receiving class I suppose(compared to prior years).

    Good CB class overall, each has his pros and cons, so I can't argue against your ranking.

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