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Ourlads Top 32 for 2012 Including Juniors*

Updated: 04/16/2012 6:54AM ET

PickPlayerPos.SchoolHTWT40 Time
1
Andrew Luck*QB
Stanford 
60402344.67
Improved in all phases of his game in 2011 including ball placement, touch, accuracy moving left, play action fakes, and his ability to process information quickly.
2
Robert Griffin III*QB
Baylor 
60232234.41
Is a polished passer with good arm strength. He possesses good footwork and balance in the pocket with the ability to create and extend plays.
3
Trent Richardson*RB
Alabama 
50922284.48
A powerful back who presses the hole with balance and a strong lower body. He regularly breaks the first tackle attempt. Total package of running skills, receiving ability, and blocking courage.
4
Matt Kalil*OT
USC 
60653064.96
Was voted the Morris Award in the Pac-10. The Morris Award is unique in that it is earned by a vote of the league’s defensive linemen. Kalil is the younger brother of the Panthers’ Ryan Kalil. The rangy knee bending left tackle also blocked two field goals and two PATs this fall.
5
Morris Claiborne*DC
LSU 
51111884.52
Physical in man to man coverage. Elevated his game during his junior year playing opposite sophomore sensation Tyrann Mathieu. Plays the ball in the air. Athletic with good ball skills.
6
Justin Blackmon*WR
Oklahoma State 
60072074.49
A physical and athletic receiver who has big play DNA. Has the ability and desire to reach, extend, and lay out for the ball. A clutch receiver who is dynamic with the ball in his hands. Has had problems in some games with drops and ball security. Speed will determine where he'll be drafted.
7
David DeCastro*OG
Stanford 
60473165.32
The best guard coming out since Steve Hutchinson in 2001. DeCastro is intense, explosive, patient, and has excellent recoverability in pass protection.
8
Riley Reiff*OT
Iowa 
60563135.16
A fundamentally sound technician who gives a consistent effort week after week. A physical player who uses his hands effectively and plays with a good base.
9
Fletcher Cox*DT/DE
Mississippi State 
60402984.77
Junior entry. Explosive up field player that can play both DT and DE. He collected 56 tackles including 14.5 for losses,five sacks and 3 QB hurries
10
Quinton CoplesDE/DT
North Carolina 
60562844.75
Features a jackrabbit start as an edge pass rusher. Has the flexibility to play as an end in the 4-3 or five technique in a 3-4 scheme.
11
Luke Kuechly*IB
Boston College 
60322424.59
Sometimes the term tackling machine can be overstated, but not in the case of Kuechly. He made 191 tackles in 2011 averaging 15.9 tackles per game. Intense, focused, and instinctive.
12
Michael FloydWR
Notre Dame 
60252204.42
A power player similar to Terrell Owens in his play but faster. Excellent ball skills, hand catching ability, and run after catch power.
13
Michael Brockers*DT
LSU 
60453225.31
Red shirt soph.Started 14 games in his career. In 2011 had 9.5 tackles for loss.He had 6 tackles in the SEC Championship game vs Georgia
14
Stephon GilmoreDC
South Carolina 
60041904.38
Good size, athletic ability, loose hips, good in transition, physical in run support..all the tools to start as a rookie
15
Andre BranchDE/OB
Clemson 
60422594.67
Has a good use of hands to leverage and disengage blocker at the point of attack. Uses a variety of pass rush moves. Disruptive in his play.Branch was in on 85 tackles including 17 for losses of 86 yds. He had 10.5 sacks,17 QB pressures and 1 PBU
16
Jonathan Martin*OT
Stanford 
60533125.10
Pops his hands up quickly and locks onto the breast plate of a defender. Plays square in pass protection and is physical on down blocks.
17
Whitney Mercilus*DE
Illinois 
60352614.68
Has explosive first step quickness off the ball. Gains an advantage with his long arms and big hands. Always going for the strip. Can get turned on double teams at times.One year wonder just learning how to play.
18
Courtney UpshawDE
Alabama 
60152724.75
It looks more and more like Upshaw may be a 4-3 run stuffing left end.Physical player that gets cut alot. Has experience at rush 3-4 end but plays better going forward than going back.
19
Mark BarronSS
Alabama 
60102134.55
A big time run enforcer. All opposing wide receivers know where he’s at when going across the middle. Sudden to get downhill when supporting the run. Good instincts to read and react quickly.
20
Dre Kirkpatrick*DC
Alabama 
60151864.54
Alabama’s cover corner and has started 24 games. In 2011 he has 9 pass breakups and two forced fumbles. A linear corner with good ball skills.
21
Cordy GlennOT
Georgia 
60563455.08
Played left tackle in 2011 but has experience at right and left guard. An athlete with good initial quickness and body control. Plays with good base and balance.
22
Devon StillDT
Penn State 
60473035.01
A big, defensive tackle who can penetrate a gap or shed and move down the line to make a play. Flashes good quickness and athletic ability. Can manhandle many offensive linemen he plays against, but lost the one on one battles inside versus Wisconsin.
23
Melvin IngramOLB
South Carolina 
60142644.74
Collected 13.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also intercepted two passes, was credited with six quarterback hurries and scored three touchdowns, including a 68-yard run on a fake punt in the Gamecocks' win at Georgia.A player without a position.Had a good week of practice beating blockers in one-on-one competition, but in the game he did not make one sack, tackle, batted pass, etc. His arm length of 30 ½” is major concern. He struggled to disengage from the best pass protectors. He is explosive, quick, and athletic. He looks like a 3-4 rush end, a spot that was unavailable in the Senior Bowl Game because of the rules.
24
Dontari Poe*NT
Memphis 
60343464.93
In three years Poe made 101 tackles,21.5 TFL, 5 Sacks, 4 PBU and 4 FF against a finge level of competion. Has talent.
25
Nick Perry*DE
USC 
60262714.59
A high motor, great effort edge player with excellent quickness. He gave Stanford’s Jonathan Martin a battle in the overtime game. Perry had 9 ½ sacks and 13 tackles for loss, totaling 54 tackles.
26
Mike AdamsOT
Ohio State 
60723235.34
Missed the first five games but when he returned, his footwork was smooth in pass protection and on combo blocks. Demonstrates good awareness and mobility on blitz pickup. Works to finish. Strong Senior Bowl
27
Zach BrownOB
North Carolina 
60122444.44
He built on his strong junior year with 91 tackles, 11 ½ tackles for loss, 5 ½ sacks, 10 passes broken up, and 6 QB hurries.
28
Peter Konz*OC
Wisconsin 
60503145.20
Dislocated his left ankle in the Minnesota game and missed the lastthree games of the season. Athletic and mobile, he is quick to gain position on a defender. Solid zone blocker in run game and aware in pass protection
29
Coby FleenerTE
Stanford 
60602474.49
A very smart and aware TE that was Andrew Luck's favorite target. Played in a rotation with several TEs
30
Doug MartinRB
Boise State 
50922234.55
Has the talent to be a feature back with running skills & bulldog determination
31
Jerel Worthy*DT
Michigan State 
60233085.03
A wide bodied run stuffer who collected 8 ½ tackles for loss and 3 ½ sacks.
32
Dont`a Hightower*IB
Alabama 
60222654.62
Upshaw’s teammate, is a physical run stuffer with strength and ability to shed quickly at the point of attack.
33
Kendall ReyesDT
Connecticut 
60412994.82
Film & Senior Bowl Notes: Stuffs the inside running lanes with push and power. Presses the pocket rushing the passer.Versatile enough to play in the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes. Has a quick first step to penetrate gaps. An extra effort player who will finish a play. Forces plays deep because of his penetration. Wins more one-on-one battles than he loses.
34
Stephen Hill*WR
Georgia Tech 
60402154.31
A big and fast receiver that made 28 catches averaging 29 yards per catch in a run oriented option offense. Played vs Man to Man coverage most of the time.
35
Kendall WrightWR
Baylor 
51021964.49
An explosive and electric wide receiver who will climb the ladder to go up and get the ball. Quick in and out of his breaks. Snatches the ball in his hands and quickly gets up the field. Plays both in the slot and at the “X” split end positions.
36
Janoris JenkinsDC
North Alabama 
51001934.41
Dominated at Division II North Alabama after his suspension from Florida. Played more press man than he did for the Gators. Will contribute on all special teams returning and coverage. Will always be a high maintenance concern.
37
Alshon Jeffery*WR
South Carolina 
60272164.55
A big, physical, and quick receiver who went through his junior year with inconsistent quarterbacks. Big frame, long arms, and catching radius. Matchup nightmare for defensive backs. Good downfield blocker.
38
Vinny CurryOLB/D
Marshall 
60312664.88
Plays on his feet well enough to be a 3-4 edge pass rusher like Lamarr Woodley from the Steelers.
39
Alameda Ta'amuNT
Washington 
60243485.30
Takes good angles and gives effort in short pursuit. Has the instincts and recognition to eat up space and do his job. Good functional strength at point of attack. Can control the blocker, separate, shed, and stuff the ball carrier from tackle to tackle. Agile enough to drop into coverage on zone blitz packages.
40
Jared CrickDT
Nebraska 
60422794.94
Crick can be an inside 4-3 tackle or play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme.Crick’s senior year was cut short because of a torn pectoral muscle injury. He played in only five games.
41
Alfonzo DennardDC
Nebraska 
51002044.48
Majors in press man or can play off man. Lines up nose to nose at times and reroutes receiver. Can track, trail, and play tight to receiver.
42
Brandon WeedenQB
Oklahoma State 
60342214.94
Big, strong and accurate. Possesses a strong arm and sudden release
43
Ryan TannehillQB
Texas A&M 
60372214.65
An athletic quarterback that needs developmental time.
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