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Andrew Parsons’ Overall Tiered Big Board

Written by Andrew Parsons on March 25, 2013

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Andrew Parsons’ 2013 Tiered Top 100 Big Board

1. OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

2. DE Cornelius Carradine, FSU

3. LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

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4. OLB Dion Jordan

5. DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

6. OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

7. QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

8. OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU

9. DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

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10. OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

11. OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

12. LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

13. WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

14. WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia

15. DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

16. OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

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17. DT Jesse (read more…)

Positional Rankings: Defense

Written by Andrew Parsons on March 25, 2013

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2013 NFL DRAFT- Defense

Edge Players (43 DE/34 OLB)

1. Cornelius Carradine, FSU (43 DE)

2. Dion Jordan, Oregon (34 OLB)

3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU (34 OLB)

4. Ezekial Ansah, BYU (43 DE)

5. Bjoern Werner, FSU (43 DE)

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6. Cornelius Washington, Georgia (43 DE)

7. Alex Okafor, Texas (43 DE)

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8. Jarvis Jones, Georgia (34 OLB)

9. Damontre Moore (34 OLB)

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10. Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi (34 OLB)

11. Quanterrus Smith, WKU (34 OLB)

12. Michael Buchanan, Illinois (43 DE)

13. Corey Lemonier, Auburn (34 OLB)

14. Malliciah Goodman, Clemson (43 DE)

15. John Simon, Ohio State (34 OLB)

16. Trevardo Williams, UConn (34 OLB)

 

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17.  Stansly Maponga, TCU (43 DE)

18. Sam Montgomery, LSU (43 DE)

19. Lavar Edwards, LSU (43 DE)

20. Brandon Jenkins, FSU (34 OLB)

21. Mike Catapano, Princeton (43 DE)

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Positional Rankings: Offense

Written by Andrew Parsons on March 25, 2013

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2013 NFL DRAFT- Offense

Quarterbacks

 

1. Geno Smith, West Virginia

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2. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

3. Zac Dysert, Miami (OH)

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4. EJ Manuel, FSU

5. Matt Barkley, USC

6. Tyler Bray, Tennessee

7. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

8. Mike Glennon, NC State

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9. Sean Renfree, Duke

10. Matt Scott, Arizona

 

TIER 5

11. Landry Jones, Oklahoma

12. Ryan Griffin, Tulane

13. Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

14. Seth Doege, Texas Tech

15. Brad Sorenson, Southern Utah

 

Runningbacks

 

1. Christine Michael, Texas A&M

2. Eddie Lacy, Alabama

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3. Jonathan Franklin, UCLA

4. Giovanni Bernard, North Carolina

5. Montee Ball, Wisconsin

6. Le’veon Bell, Michigan State

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7. Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt

8. Dennis Johnson, Arkansas

9. Andre Ellington, Clemson

10. Mike Gillislee, Florida

11. Spencer Ware, LSU

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12 Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

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Eric Stoner’s Three Round Mock

Written by Eric Stoner on March 22, 2013

Pick    Team             Player            Position    School 1.1    Kansas City    Luke Joeckel    OT    Texas A&M

1.2    Jacksonville    Geno Smith    QB    West Virginia

1.3    Oakland    Dee Milliner    CB    Alabama

1.4    Philadelphia    Star Loutilelei    DL    Utah

1.5    Detroit    Eric Fisher    OT    Central Michigan

1.6    Cleveland    Dion Jordan    OLB    Oregon

1.7    Arizona    Lane Johnson    OT    Oklahoma

1.8    Buffalo    Tavon Austin    WR    West Virginia

1.9    New York Jets    Barkevious Mingo    OLB    LSU

1.10    Tennessee    Sharrif Floyd    DT    Florida

1.11    San Diego    Desmond Trufant    CB    Washington

1.12    Miami    Sheldon Richardson    DT    Missouri

1.13    Tampa Bay    Tyler Eifert    TE    Notre Dame

1.14    Carolina    Xavier Rhodes    CB    Florida State

1.15    New Orleans    Ezekiel Ansah    OLB    BYU

1.16    St. Louis    DJ Fluker    OT/OG    Alabama

1.17    Pittsburgh    Cordarelle Patterson    WR    Tennessee

1.18    Dallas    Chance Warmack    OG    Alabama

1.19    New York Giants    Tank Carradine    DE    Florida State

1.20    Chicago    Arthur Brown    LB    Kansas State

1.21    Cincinatti    John Cyprien    S    South (read more…)

“My Guys” List

Written by Andrew Parsons on March 20, 2013

Dion was the 2013 prospect that I started with, by nothing more than chance.

In sports when you show an affinity towards a player, or express a higher opinion on him than most of your peers, you become almost linked to that player. This effect becomes amplified in the NFL Draft realm, as being a “draftnik” is far from an exact science, it’s all about projection. Show two evaluators the same tape of a prospect, and it shouldn’t be a surprise if they come to different conclusions.  Sometimes the link comes from being at the forefront of recognizing a prospect before he garners major recognition; sometimes it’s about acting like the prospect’s hype man. The exact reason is often unimportant, once others start to pick up on that affinity, or that “link”, the prospect becomes a term we’ve all heard, or have used in describing this connection; the prospect becomes “your guy.”

The idea of a “My Guys” list is something that came to (read more…)

Jimmy O’Brien’s 2013 Mock Draft

Written by Jimmy O'Brien on March 5, 2013

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With Philadelphia-born Shariff Floyd atop the draft board, and both the Eagles and Andy Reid picking in the top four, the 2013 draft will have a distinct Philly flavor right from the outset.  And, like a South Philly steak lathered with cheese and onions, this draft is loaded with juice in the middle, with the first round peppered with solid talent, though the top ten features few sexy, cant’ miss quarterback or running back prospects.  In fact, you won’t find any first round RBs, and only one QB, along with no Tavon Austin, Jarvis Jones, Manti Te’o, Alec Ogletree, or Desmond Trufant.  But, you will find meaty prospects like Jamar Taylor, Larry Warford, Travis Kelce, and Da’Rick Rogers.  Like the waters down the Jersey shore, this draft runs deep, with more than a few surprises up top, if you just know where to look.

 

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Andrew Parsons’ Post-Combine Mock Draft

Written by Andrew Parsons on February 28, 2013

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2013 Post Combine Mock

1. Kansas City (2-14): OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

2. Jacksonville (2-14): QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

3. Oakland (4-12): DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

4. Philadelphia (4-12): OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon

5. Detroit (4-12): CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

6. Cleveland (5-11): OLB Ziggy Ansah, BYU

7. Arizona (5-11): OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

8. Buffalo (6-10): WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

9. New York Jets (6-10): OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU

10. Tennessee (6-10): OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

11. San Diego (7-9): OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

12. Miami (7-9): CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU (Note: Projecting FA WR signing, Starks tag)

13. Tampa Bay (7-9): DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

14. Carolina (7-9): DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

15. New Orleans (7-9): DE/OLB Bjoern Werner, FSU

16. St. Louis (7-8-1): OL DJ Fluker, Alabama

17. Pittsburgh (8-8): OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

18. Dallas (8-8): S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

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Testing the Embedding

Written by Aaron Aloysius on February 28, 2013

Player Interview: Aaron Dobson

Written by Eric Stoner on February 21, 2013

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Joshua Gleason is going to be sharing his player interviews with us. His fourth one of this draft season is with Marshall wide receiver, Aaron Dobson.

The state of West Virginia currently only has two Division I programs. That also just happens to be the same amount of NFL players that were born in the state; the great Randy Moss of the San Francisco 49ers and Derek Hardman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Born and raised in West Virginia, it’s also where Aaron Dobson has played all of his football. Attending Marshall University – a quick 45 minute drive from his hometown – Dobson plans on increasing that number of players playing in the NFL from his home state.

“It’s a blessing to have a chance to play in the NFL,” said Dobson. “I’m one of the few to make it out of West Virginia.”

Despite being blessed with prototypical (read more…)

Rontez Miles: Hammer Of The Gods

Written by Jimmy O'Brien on February 14, 2013

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While other schools selected animals, colors, or historical figures as nicknames and mascots for their sporting teams, California University of PA aligned itself with Vulcan, the Roman blacksmith of the gods, who created armor for various deities and heroes, and constructed the thunderbolts of Jupiter.  And, perhaps no Cal player better exemplifies the strength, toughness, and steely resolve of Vulcan more than safety Rontez Miles.  Although Miles will enter the NFL draft as one of the most decorated players in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history, as a four-time All PSAC-West selection, back to back Defensive Player Of The Year, and two-time Division II All American, his journey has been laced with struggle, disappointment, and challenge.  However, while he refuses to be defined by his past, he also recognizes how it has shaped his character, stating “where I’m from made me who I am today.”  Refusing to be the nail, Miles, (read more…)

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