I first want to start off by saying that I selected underclassmen for my top 100 based on rumor and some personal thoughts or knowledge of prospects. For that reason, I left off some prospects that may be debatable at this point but had to flesh this list out to only include guys I thought could or should declare for the draft.
1. Jarvis Jones I Georgia I OLB*
Jones remains in the top spot despite some issues with injuries. He’s the most impactful defensive player in college football and the top of the 2013 NFL Draft will be littered with defensive prospects.
2. Luke Joeckel I Texas A&M I OT*
Joeckel has locked down Barkevious Mingo/Sam Montgomery and Corey Lemonier in consecutive weeks. This guy has a shot at being a top three pick when it’s all said and done.
3. Sheldon Richardson I Missouri I DT*
Richardson has blown up this season as he’s proven to be unblockable at times. Richardson is as disruptive as any DT in that class which is saying a lot because three could go in the top 10.
4. Star Lotulelei I DT I Utah
Lotulelei has drawn favorable comparisons to Haloti Ngata. A fair comparison given his size and athletic ability.
5. Geno Smith I West Virginia I QB
Geno has struggled a bit in the last two weeks but I think his skill set is far superior to Matt Barkley’s.
6. Dee Milliner I Alabama I CB*
Milliner is headed towards a very bright future and I think he’s the top corner in this class, if he declares early.
7. Bjoern Werner I FSU I DE*
Werner’s ceiling is through the roof with him getting a late start to football. He possesses a non-stop motor and more athleticism than given credit for.
8. Barkevious Mingo I LSU I DE/OLB*
The upside with Mingo is enormous and there’s no doubting his physical talents but I don’t see the production of a top five pick from this guy.
Lewan has been better than good since a rough outing against Alabama. All the tools are there for this guy to be successful at the next level
10. Damontre Moore I Texas A&M I DE/OLB*
Moore is as dominating as any pass rusher in college football. The junior will have a tough time not testing the NFL waters after two productive seasons at A&M.
11. Chance Warmack I Alabama I OG
Chance Warmack is as good as any guard prospect in recent memory. He could be a top 15 pick in April’s draft.
12. Mike Glennon I N.C. State I QB
Glennon is on the rise faster than any other prospect in the draft. The senior signal caller has all the arm talent in the world. He needs to improve from an athleticism standpoint to avoid being a statue in an NFL pocket.
13. Manti Te’o I Notre Dame I ILB
Te’o is a difference maker in the middle of the defense. He has the leadership abilities and work ethic to fill the eventual void left by Ray Lewis. He’s that good.
14. Matt Barkley I USC I QB
Barkley has had a down season in 2012 and could fall into Matt Leinart territory come draft day.
15. Dion Jordan I Oregon I DE/OLB
Jordan is a physical freak that could light up the pre-draft process and earn his way into the top 15 picks of this draft.
16. Giovani Bernard I North Carolina I RB**
The redshirt sophomore is my top back in the 2013 class with Marcus Lattimore’s injury…he was my top back before the injury as well.
17. Keenan Allen I Cal I WR*
Cal’s poor play at the quarterback position doesn’t help Allen but he is phenomenal with the ball in his hands.
18. Johnthan Banks I Mississippi State I CB
Banks has the size to challenge bigger receivers at the next level and has displayed good ball skills this season.
19. Eric Fisher I Central Michigan I OT
Fisher is a better prospect than Central Michigan’s own Joe Staley. That’s saying a lot but I like this guy a lot. This is a guy that could rise into the top 10 if he shows well during the pre-draft all-star games. I want to see him go against top competition to see the competitor in him.
20. Johnathan Hankins I Ohio State I DT*
Hankins is a big man that moves like a much smaller man. He has proven to be capable of dominating a game from the interior with his lightning quick first step.
21. Sam Montgomery I LSU I DE*
Montgomery doesn’t possess the same upside as Mingo but his production has far exceeded that of his teammate during their careers.
22. C.J. Mosley I Alabama I OLB*
C.J. Mosley is the leader of another good Alabama defense. The junior is better than either linebacker taken in last year’s draft from ‘Bama.
23. Jake Matthews I Texas A&M I OT*
A&M’s tackle duo is fairly good this season. Matthews is an NFL right tackle that is a plug and play type guy. He’s not as spectacular from an athletic standpoint as his teammate but he’s an NFL ready starter from day.
24. Alec Ogletree I Georgia I LB*
Ogletree is a superior athlete at the linebacker position. His ability to play sideline to sideline will have NFL teams salivating at the opportunity to take the junior in the middle stages of round one.
25. John Jenkins I Georgia I DT
Jenkins is a monster in the middle with the athleticism to play in multiple fronts. He’s a little inconsistent but when he’s good, he’s real good.
26. Barrett Jones I Alabama I OG/OC
Jones can play four line positions making him a valuable commodity in the NFL. He’s not going to jump off the page with elite skills but will be solid NFL starter for many years.
Woods is somewhat limited by his physical skill sets but the guy runs great routes and has great hands.
28. Tyler Wilson I Arkansas I QB
It’s been a rough season for Tyler Wilson but he’s still worthy of a look in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
29. Jonathan Cooper I North Carolina I OG
Cooper is another pure guard prospect that could go in the first round of the draft. He’s good enough to be ranked higher than 29 and may ultimately land in the middle of the first round.
30. Jesse Williams I Alabama I DT
Williams is a physical presence in the middle of the defense. There is still room for growth with this guy making his future even brighter.
31. Dallas Thomas I Tennessee I OG/OT
Thomas has the ability to play guard or tackle in the NFL making him a solid pickup later in the first round of the draft.
32. Justin Hunter I Tennessee I WR*
Hunter may the most physically gifted receiver (potentially) in this class. That said, I don’t love his consistency as a receiver. He’s not the natural hands catcher that you hope for in a first round receiver. Plenty of upside with this guy.
33. Alex Okafor I Texas I DE
34. Eric Reid I LSU I FS*
35. Terrance Williams I Baylor I WR
36. Tyler Eifert I Notre Dame I TE
37. Ezekiel Ansah I BYU I DE
38. Sharrif Floyd I Florida I DT*
39. Corey Lemonier I Auburn I DE*
40. Cornelius Carradine I Florida St. I DE
41. Brandon Coleman I Rutgers I WR*
42. Zach Ertz I Stanford I TE*
43. Brennan Williams I North Carolina I OT
44. Matt Elam I Florida I SS*
45. Arthur Brown I Kansas State I ILB
46. DeAndre Hopkins I Clemson I WR*
47. Louis Nix I Notre Dame I NT*
48. Jordan Poyer I Oregon St. I CB
49. Cordarrelle Patterson I Tennessee I WR*
50. Kevin Minter I LSU I LB*
51. Jack Mewhort I Ohio State I OT*
52. Desmond Trufant I Washington I CB
53. Kawann Short I Purdue I DT
54. Xavier Rhodes I Florida State I CB*
55. Joseph Randle I Oklahoma St. I RB*
56. Tharold Simon I LSU I CB*
57. Shawn Williams I Georgia I S
58. Stepfan Taylor I Stanford I RB
59. Zac Dysert I Miami (OH) I QB
60. Kenny Vaccaro I Texas I SS
61. Larry Warford I Kentucky I OG
62. Tavon Austin I West Virginia I WR
63. Khaseem Greene I Rutgers I OLB
64. Jamie Collins I Southern Miss I OLB
65. Travis Frederick I Wisconsin I OG/OC*
66. Tony Jefferson I Oklahoma I FS*
67. Quinton Patton I Louisiana Tech I WR
68. Jawan Jamison I Rutgers I RB**
69. Khalil Mack I Buffalo I DE/OLB*
70. Chase Thomas I Stanford I OLB
71. Da’Rick Rogers I Tennessee Tech I WR*
72. David Amerson I North Carolina State I CB*
73. Sylvester Williams I North Carolina I DT
74. Margus Hunt I SMU I DE
75. Logan Ryan I Rutgers I CB*
76. Quanterus Smith I Western Kentucky I DE/OLB
77. T.J. McDonald I USC I FS
78. D.J. Fluker I Alabama I OT*
79. Andre Ellington I Clemson I RB
80. Leon McFadden I San Diego St I CB
81. Brian Winters I Kent State I OT
82. John Simon I Ohio State I DE
83. Michael Mauti I Penn State I LB
84. Aaron Dobson I Marshall I WR
85. Robert Lester I Alabama I S
86. Landry Jones I Oklahoma I QB
87. Oday Aboushi I Virginia I OT
88. Ricky Wagner I Wisconsin I OT
89. Jordan Reed I Florida I TE*
90. Ryan Nassib I Syracuse I QB
91. Shayne Skov I Stanford I ILB
92. EJ Manuel I Florida St. I QB
93. Khaled Holmes I USC I OC
94. Bacarri Rambo I Georgia I S
95. Denard Robinson I Michigan I WR/KR
96. Nico Johnson I Alabama I LB
97. Michael Buchanan I Illinois I DE/OLB
98. Montee Ball I Wisconsin I RB
99. Sanders Commings I South Carolina I CB
100. Terry Hawthorne I Illinois I CB