Eric Stoner’s Final Rankings and Tiered Top 50

Written by Eric Stoner on April 26, 2012


Here are my final position rankings and a tiered top 50 overall.

I only did the top 5 for position rankings.  Quarterbacks are ranked to 10, and I’ve linked to the scouting reports I’ve completed on them.  I wish I could go beyond a Top 50/Top 5, but one man can only do so much.

Enjoy the 2012 draft, everyone.

A note: I did not evaluate the interior offensive line position in-depth this year.  As such, I have not included them in my rankings (besides David DeCastro).

POSITION RANKINGS

QUARTERBACK
1. Andrew Luck
2. Ryan Tannehill
3. Robert Griffin
4. Russell Wilson
5. Brandon Weeden
6. Ryan Lindley
7. BJ Coleman (Scouting Report by Jimmy O’Brien)
8. Kirk Cousins
9. Nick Foles (No Scouting Report)
10. Brock Osweiler

RUNNINGBACK
1. Trent Richardson
2. Lamar Miller
3. Doug Martin
4. David Wilson
5. Ronnie Hillman

WIDE RECEIVER (X)
1. Stephen Hill
2. Reuben Randle
3. Greg Childs
4. Alshon Jeffrey
5. Michael Floyd

WIDE RECEIVER (Z)
1. Marvin Jones
2. Justin Blackmon
3. Kendall Wright
4. Mo Sanu
5. Juron Criner

WIDE RECEIVER (SLOT)
1. Kendall Wright
2. Devon Wylie
3. Keshawn Martin
4. Ryan Broyles
5. T.Y. Hilton

TIGHT END
1. Coby Fleener
2. Dwayne Allen
3. Orson Charles
4. James Hanna
5. Michael Egnew

OFFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Matt Kalil
2. Bobby Massie
3. Riley Reiff
4. Cordy Glenn
5. Mitchell Schwartz

DEFENSIVE END (4-3)
1. Courtney Upshaw
2. Chandler Jones (LE)
3. Whitney Mercilus
4. Quinton Coples (LE)
5. Nick Perry

INTERIOR DL (1-GAP)
1. Fletcher Cox (3/4 tech)
2. Quinton Coples (3/4 tech)
3. Alameda Ta’Amu (1 tech)
4. Dontari Poe (1/3 tech)
5. Mike Martin (1 tech)

INTERIOR DL (2-GAP)
1. Fletcher Cox (5 tech)
1. Josh Chapman (0 tech)
2. Devon Still (5 tech)
3. Dontari Poe (0 tech)
4. Kendall Reyes (5 tech)

RUSH LINEBACKER
1. Shea McClellin
2. Melvin Ingram
3. Bruce Irvin
4. Courtney Upshaw
5. Whitney Mercilus

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER (4-3)
1. Lavonte David
2. Luke Kuechly
3. Mychal Kendricks
4. Bobby Wagner
5. Zach Brown (sub pass defender)

INSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Luke Kuechly
2. Mychal Kendricks
3. Dont’a Hightower (3-4 SILB)
4. Lavonte David
5. Audie Cole (3-4 SILB)

CORNERBACK
1. Janoris Jenkins
2. Stephon Gilmore
3. Morris Claiborne
4. Brandon Boykin
5. Dre Kirkpatrick

SAFETY
1. Dre Kirkpatrick
2. Mark Barron
3. George Iloka
4. Trumaine Johnson
5. Antonio Allen

TOP 50 OVERALL

TIER 1
1. Andrew Luck
2. Trent Richardson

TIER 2
3. Janoris Jenkins
4. Ryan Tannehill
5. Fletcher Cox
6. Robert Griffin

TIER 3
7. Stephon Gilmore
8. David DeCastro
9. Morris Claiborne
10. Lavonte David
11. Shea McClellin
12. Matt Kalil
13. Courtney Upshaw

TIER 4
14. Luke Kuechly
15. Chandler Jones
16. Brandon Boykin
17. Quinton Coples
18. Stephen Hill
19. Bobby Massie
20. Dre Kirkpatrick
21. Lamar Miller

TIER 5
22. Melvin Ingram
23. Kendall Wright
24. Riley Reiff
25. Justin Blackmon
26. Coby Fleener

TIER 6
27. Whitney Mercilus
28. Mark Barron
29. Mychal Kendricks
30. Cordy Glenn
31. Doug Martin
32. George Iloka
33. Rueben Randle
34. Josh Chapman

TIER 7
35. Marvin Jones
36. Dont’a Hightower
37. Russell Wilson
38. Dontari Poe
39. Mitchell Schwartz
40. David Wilson
41. Greg Childs

TIER 8
42. Devon Still
43. Bruce Irvin
44. Nick Perry
45. Vinny Curry
46. Mo Sanu
47. Alshon Jeffrey
48. Bobby Wagner
49. Michael Floyd
50. Ronnie Hillman

Eric Stoner

Eric has been writing for Draft Breakdown for two years now, contributing by writing scouting reports, cutting video, and blogging about college football and the NFL. He was raised by a football coach and, as such, was forced to cut tape and chart personnel at an age that violates California labor law. A legal assistant by day, Eric also writes for Rotoworld NFL Draft and the SB Nation Jaguars Blog, Big Cat Country. See all posts by Eric Stoner.