Updated 2012 NFL Draft Prospects

Posted by Brad On July – 21 – 2011

With all the time off from real football and growing increasingly tired of paying attention to courtroom football, I grew an extreme fondness for spending hours upon hours watching bad game tape (thanks CW).  That is good news and bad news for my readers.  Here’s the good; I broke down over 45 players in roughly three months and came to a solid preseason rankings which I have been unveiling periodically for about three weeks.  Here’s the bad; I overanalyzed each prospect to the point that readers were emailing asking me what the hell I was thinking ranking Janoris Jenkins, Janzen Jackson, Sean Spence, or whoever else that high.

Well, I am please to announced that my new top 100 2012 NFL Draft prospects list is ready to be unveiled.  As always you can refer to it here anytime but please be gentle because you know I’m sensitive.  Enjoy.

2012 Top 100 NFL Prospects
1Andrew LuckQBStanfordJunior
2Quinton CoplesDENorth CarolinaSenior
3Landry JonesQBOklahomaJunior
4Matt KalilOTUSCJunior
5Matt BarkleyQBUSCJunior
6Dre KirkpatrickCBAlabamaJunior
7Alshon JeffreyWRSouth CarolinaJunior
8Donte Paige-MossDE/OLBNorth CarolinaJunior
9Vontaze BurfictLBArizona St.Junior
10Trent RichardsonRBAlabamaJunior
11Jonathan MartinOTStanfordJunior
12Brandon JenkinsDE/OLBFSUJunior
13Stephon GilmoreCBSouth CarolinaJunior
14Justin BlackmonWROklahoma St.Junior
15Jayron HosleyCBVirginia TechJunior
16Luke KuechlyILBBoston CollegeJunior
17Marcus ForstonDTMiamiJunior
18Manti Te’oLBNotre DameJunior
19Jeff FullerWRTexas A&MSenior
20Robert LesterSAlabamaJunior
21Devin TaylorDESouth CarolinaJunior
22Alfonzo DennardCBNebraskaSenior
23Jerel WorthyDTMichigan St.Junior
24Michael BrewsterCOhio St.Senior
25Kheeston RandallDTTexasSenior
26Cliff HarrisCBOregonJunior
27Travis LewisLBOklahomaSenior
28David DeCastroOGStanfordJunior
29T.J. McDonaldFSUSCJunior
30Ryan LindleyQBSan Diego St.Senior
31Janoris JenkinsCBNorth AlabamaSenior
32Riley ReiffOTIowaJunior
33Ray Ray ArmstrongSSMiamiJunior
34Chase MinnifieldCBVirginiaSenior
35Janzen JacksonSTennesseeJunior
36Keenan RobinsonLBTexasJunior
37Alameda Ta’amuDTWashingtonSenior
38Morris ClaiborneCBLSUJunior
39Knile DavisRBArkansasSenior
40Zach BrownLBNorth CarolinaSenior
41Andre BranchDEClemsonJunior
42Mohamed SanuWRRutgersJunior
43Mike AdamsOTOhio St.Senior
44Sean SpenceLBMiamiJunior
45Courtney UpshawILBAlabamaSenior
46Jared CrickDTNebraskaSenior
47Casey HaywardCBVanderbiltSenior
48Chris PolkRBWashingtonJunior
49Kelechi OsemeleOGIowa St.Senior
50Michael EgnewTEMissouriSenior
51Dwight JonesWRNorth CarolinaSenior
52Mark BarronSSAlabamaSenior
53Baker SteinkuhlerDE/DTNebraskaJunior
54Michael FloydWRNotre DameSenior
55Desmond TrufantCBWashingtonJunior
56LaMichael JamesRBOregonJunior
57Kenny TateSMarylandSenior
58Alex OkaforDE/OLBTexasJunior
59Tanner HawkinsonOTKansasJunior
60Bruce IrvinOLBWest VirginiaSenior
61Barrett JonesTAlabamaJunior
62Ryan TannehillQBTexas A&MSenior
63Don’ta HightowerLBAlabamaSenior
64Cyrus GrayRBTexas A&MSenior
65Shayne SkovDE/OLBStanfordJunior
66Ryan BroylesWROklahomaSenior
67Vinny CurryDE/OLBMarshallSenior
68Juron CrinerWRArizonaSenior
69Greg ChildsWRArkansasSenior
70Cordy GlennGGeorgiaSenior
71Ricky WagnerOTWisconsinJunior
72Brandon ThompsonDTClemsonSenior
73Tydreke PowellDTNorth CarolinaSenior
74Kirk CousinsQBMichigan St.Senior
75Matt ReynoldsOTBYUSenior
76Brandon LindseyOLBPittsburghSenior
77Devier PoseyWROSUSenior
78Dwayne AllenTEClemsonJunior
79Robert GriffinQBBaylorSenior
80Donnie FletcherCBBoston CollegeSenior
81Tank CarderLBTCUSenior
82Kevin ZeitlerGWisconsinSenior
83Andrew DatkoOTFSUSenior
84Greg ReidCBFSUJunior
85Vince BrownDENorthwesternSenior
86Doug MartinRBBoise StJunior
87Nate PotterOT/OGBoise StSenior
88Kawann ShortDE/DTPurdueJunior
89Billy WinnDT/DEBoise StSenior
90Nigel BradhamLBFSUSenior
91David WilsonRB/KRVirginia TechJunior
92Ben JonesCGeorgiaSenior
93Coryell JudieCBTexas A&MSenior
94Chris OwusuWRStanfordSenior
95Marquis MazeWRAlabamaSenior
96Emmanuel AchoOLBTexasSenior
97Nick FolesQBArizonaSenior
98Eddie WhitleySVirginia TechSenior
99Jerry FranklinILBArkansasSenior
100Dan HerronRBOhio St.Senior

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  • Rivers4MVP2011


    You’re buying into the Jayron Hosley hype too…I thought I knew you. You haven’t watched any tape on him obviously because you could see how bad he struggles on an island. Doesn’t have the speed to keep up and needs help over the top. Come on man.

    • Brad

      I do like Hosley. The more tape I have seen the more I like him. Solid coverage skills and strong tackler. I don’t see a lot of safety help in any games I have watched. He plays on the “island” a lot and does it well. VT switches coverages frequently and he has a ton of experience in man and zone. I had an emailer say he was strictly Tampa 2 and I don’t know what you’re watching. I think the term Tampa 2 has been tossed around a lot and people think it’s for slow corners (as the emailer proposed). First he’s a legit 4.5 guy and Tampa 2 is cover 2 with the MLB dropping deep middle. Half the teams in the NFL play some form of Tampa 2. Turn on the Boise game and check him out. They get beat and Moore and Co. throw up big numbers but watch him blanket Titus. If you think he’s slow, watch him against Titus. He keeps up pretty well. Aside from a mental lapse he plays well against tough competition.