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Much will change in the coming months, as underclassmen officially declare and players take part in postseason all-star games, individual workouts and the scouting combine, but here is our initial first-round mock for the 2007 NFL draft:

x -- Still to be determined by coin flip
y -- Still to be determined by playoffs
+ -- Underclassman


1. Oakland Raiders (2-14)
Projected pick: +JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Russell vs. Brady Quinn? Let the great debate begin. Most teams have Quinn ahead of Russell, but Raiders owner Al Davis could fall in love with Russell's size and deep arm.


2. Detroit (3-13)
Projected pick: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
The Lions will be stoked if Quinn falls to them at No. 2. Wouldn't it be great, though, if Matt Millen takes another wide receiver (Calvin Johnson) with this pick?


3t. x-Cleveland (4-12)
Projected pick: +Alan Branch, DT, Michigan
The Browns want Russell with this pick, but they'll settle for a 330-pound playmaker to help solidify Romeo Crennel's three-man defensive front.


3t. x-Tampa Bay (4-12)
Projected pick: +Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
The Bucs have other more pressing needs, but coach Jon Gruden can't pass on the draft's most dynamic offensive weapon.


5. Arizona (5-11)
Projected pick: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
As usual, the Cardinals are a prime candidate to trade down. They should get lots of bidders if Thomas -- the only elite offensive lineman in this class -- is still available.


6. Washington (5-11)
Projected pick: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
Adams is a no-brainer for a Redskins defense that set a team record for the fewest sacks in a season (19) in 2006.


7. Minnesota (6-10)
Projected pick: +Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas
It's hard to believe the Vikings still need defensive end help, but Erasmus James suffered a season-ending injury in the opener and Kenechi Udeze failed to notch a sack. Anderson is the complete package physically and he should capitalize on 13.5 sacks as a junior in 2006.


8. Houston (6-10)
Projected pick: +Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
Peterson is expected to make his decision to bolt for the NFL in the next few days. Drafting Peterson here would help to overshadow the Texans' colossal mistake of passing on Reggie Bush with the top overall pick last year.


9. Miami (6-10)
Projected pick: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
The Dolphins could consider QB Brian Brohm with this pick, but they also could go the free-agency route in order to get short-term relief. Hall would be a good value here and would help upgrade a patchwork secondary.


10. Atlanta (7-9)
Projected pick: LaRon Landry, S, LSU
Landry is a ball-hawk free safety who would instantly upgrade the athleticism of the Falcons secondary.


11. San Francisco (7-9)
Projected pick: +Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Dorsey might not fall this far, but the 49ers certainly wouldn't protest such a scenario. Dorsey is a disruptive force as a one-gap penetrating interior lineman.


12. Buffalo (7-9)
Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
Projected pick: The Bills have more pressing needs, including cornerback and middle linebacker. However, Okoye is a fast-rising 19-year-old with great potential.


13. St. Louis (8-8)
Projected pick: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska
Carriker, a quick and powerful 290-pound defensive end, could be a good complement opposite DE Leonard Little.


14. Carolina (8-8)
Projected pick: +Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
The Panthers need help at middle linebacker, left tackle, safety and tight end, but it also might be time to address life after QB Jake Delhomme. If Brohm elects to leave school early, he should be taken somewhere between picks No. 10 and 20.


15. Pittsburgh (8-8)
Projected pick: Quentin Moses, DE/OLB, Georgia
Moses' stock is dropping after a subpar senior year, but it will spike once he works out at the combine next month.


16. Green Bay (8-8)
Projected pick: +Marshawn Lynch, RB, Cal
QB Brett Favre could help maximize Lynch's explosiveness and versatility if they're working in the same backfield in 2007.


17. Jacksonville (8-8)
Projected pick: +Ted Ginn Jr., WR/RS, Ohio State
Ginn Jr. has a tough decision to make after injuring his ankle in the first quarter of the BCS title game. Assuming he turns pro, the Jaguars could use his speed. Despite spending first-round picks on the position in 2004 (Reggie Williams) and 2005 (Matt Jones), no Jaguar finished in the NFL's top 50 in catches.


18. Cincinnati (8-8)
Projected pick: Tank Tyler, DT, N.C. State
Tyler had a monster season as a senior, and his combination of power and quickness would help upgrade the Bengals' ailing defensive front.


19. Tennessee (8-8)
Projected pick: +Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
Jarrett is a dynamic playmaker with extraordinary hand-eye coordination, but he might not run well enough to land a spot in the top 15. However, the former Trojans receiver could make quite a team with the former Longhorns quarterback (Vince Young) in Tennessee.


20. N.Y. Giants (8-8)
Projected pick: +Darrell Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
The Giants must upgrade their cover-corner situation, and Revis displays the athleticism and ball skills to fit their needs. Revis will compete for the second cornerback taken behind Hall in this year's class.


21. Denver (9-7)
Projected pick: Daymeion Hughes, CB, Cal
The tragic passing of Darrent Williams will force the Broncos to re-evaluate their personnel needs this offseason.


22. Dallas (9-7)
Projected pick: +Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
Nelson, a speedy center fielder with excellent ball skills, would provide an ideal complement next to hard-hitting S Roy Williams.


23. Kansas City (9-7)
Projected pick: +Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina
Rice's draft stock could fluctuate greatly depending on his postseason workouts. Assuming he grades out as a late first-round prospect, the Chiefs would welcome his pass-catching services on the perimeter.


24. y-New England (from Seattle)
Projected pick: +Jarvis Moss, DE/OLB, Florida
Moss is an undersized pass-rushing end who would fit well as an outside linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 defensive scheme. Plus, Bill Belichick obviously has a thing for Gators players.


25. y-N.Y. Jets (10-6)
Projected pick: Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn
Irons' draft stock is plummeting after a disappointing senior campaign. However, don't be surprised if he works his way back into the first round by running well and checking out physically at next month's combine. The Jets might be desperate enough to take a gamble.


26. y-New Orleans (10-6)
Projected pick: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
The Saints need lots of help on defense, and selecting McCauley would be a step in the right direction. McCauley is raw but he's also a 6-foot-1 cornerback with 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard dash.


27. y-Philadelphia (10-6)
Projected pick: +Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
Timmons is unpolished, but he's a big hitter with great speed for his size.

28. y-New England (12-4)
Projected pick: Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame
Samardzija could easily slip out of the first round due to his desire to play both baseball (Cubs) and football professionally. The Patriots should be "in the know" thanks to their old buddy Charlie Weis.


29. y-Indianapolis (12-4)
Projected pick: Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss
The Colts' run defense was abysmal during the regular season, so drafting a one-man wrecking crew like Willis makes a lot of sense with this pick. Willis notched 265 tackles during his final three seasons at Ole Miss.


30. y-Chicago (13-3)
Projected pick: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
Brown could slip after a disappointing senior season, but it's still tough to find a tackle with his combination of size and agility.


31. y-Baltimore (13-3)
Projected pick: LaMarr Woodley, DE/OLB, Michigan
The Ravens could use a youth influx at linebacker, and Woodley would be a good fit thanks to his experience playing in a similar hybrid 3-4/4-3 defensive scheme at Michigan.


32. y-San Diego (14-2)
Projected pick: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
A young weapon like Bowe at wide receiver could take an already-potent Chargers offense to the next level.

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The bowl season is coming to an end, but that doesn't necessarily translate to changes on my Top 25 Big Board. In fact, the 25 players this week haven't changed; however, you will see significant movement once underclassmen officially declare for April's NFL draft. The NFL doesn't release the official list until Jan. 19, so you won't see underclassmen appear on the Big Board until Jan. 22.


1. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame (6-3½, 225) | previous: Same
Poised, smart and at his best in pressure situations. Quinn did throw two interceptions in Sugar Bowl after throwing just one INT in his previous eight games.


2. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin (6-6½, 313) | previous: Same
Huge, quick and athletic with a long wingspan.


3. Leon Hall, CB, Michigan (5-11, 193) | previous: Same
Tough customer who also shows very good anticipation and awareness in coverage. Hall leads the Wolverines with three interceptions.


4. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson (6-4½, 260) | previous: Same
Flashes dominating ability with his athleticism and quickness. Adams leads the Tigers with 10½ sacks and 15½ tackles for loss.


5. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville (6-1½, 298) | previous: Same
A four-year veteran, and he is only 19 years old. Okoye is quick and explosive and goes all-out on every play. He is not only good at eating up space but also gets good penetration into the backfield. He's second on the Cardinals in both sacks and tackles for loss.


6. LaRon Landry, DB, LSU (6-1½, 205) | previous: Same
Four-year starter who has proven to be Mr. Reliable throughout his career. Landry lead LSU with 42 solo tackles.


7. Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio St. (6-3, 297) | previous: Same
Run-stuffing dynamo who does a great job of clogging the interior.


8. Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska (6-6, 298) | previous: Same
You just don't see many defensive ends carrying 300 pounds who can move as well as Carriker.


9. Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas (6-5, 308) | previous: Same
Ugoh's stock has been rising all year to the point where he's one of the more intriguing senior prospects in the nation.


10. Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame (6-4½, 215) | previous: Same
Super hands and concentration with outstanding speed-to-size ratio. He caught a touchdown pass in the final five games of the season.


11. DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler, DT, NC State (6-2¼, 310) | previous: Same
Extremely quick and very powerful. A player on the rise, Taylor has been a one-man wrecking crew on the defensive line for the Wolfpack.


12. Ryan Kalil, C, USC (6-2½, 292) | previous: Same
His performance during the latter stages of his career has been that of a first- or second-round draft choice.


13. Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU (6-2, 217) | previous: 15
Big and productive, Bowe runs excellent routes and has the toughness to catch the ball in traffic.


14. Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia (6-4, 254) | previous: 23
Mature, hardworking and explosive off the edge. Moses is second on the Bulldogs with 10½ tackles for loss.


15. Levi Brown, OT, Penn St. (6-4½, 325) | previous: 17
Steady and reliable at protecting the quarterback's blind side.


16. Tim Crowder, DE, Texas (6-3¼, 273) | previous: Same
Consistent and reliable in his career, and he has become more of a playmaker for the Longhorns in 2006.


17. Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno St. (6-0½, 200) | previous: 18
He has the size and speed (4.33 40-yard dash) with outstanding coverage technique.


18. Anthony Spencer, DE, Purdue (6-2½, 261) | previous: 19
He has become a much more effective pass-rusher this season for the Boilermakers. The key at the next level will be his athleticism and versatility, because I project he would be an ideal outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.


19. Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi (6-2, 235) | previous: 20
Tackling machine with great football sense. Willis lead the Rebels with 137 tackles (87 solo).


20. Turk McBride, DT, Tennessee (6-3, 277) | previous: 13
McBride is a quality athletic talent with dual versatility for the next level, only adding to his value. Week to week, he's one of the more productive defensive linemen in the nation. McBride is fourth on the team with 64 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and five QB hurries.


21. Daymeion Hughes, CB, California (6-0, 187) | previous: Same
Big-play cornerback for the Golden Bears. Finished strong in 2005 and it carried over to this season. Hughes has eight interceptions, tied for third in Division I-A.


22. Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State (6-0, 213) | previous: Same
A consummate winner, Smith performed at his best on the biggest stages. (See his 3-0 record against Michigan, a bowl win over Notre Dame and road win this season at Texas.) He's a great player who makes those around him better, and he has a great ability to keep plays alive with his mobility. His arm strength is excellent and if he was two or three inches taller, Smith would be talked about as a top-five pick.


23. Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE, Hawaii (6-5, 265) | previous: 24
Alama-Francis didn't play football until his redshirt freshman season at Hawaii. (He was recruited to play basketball.) He's a late-developing standout in Jerry Glanville's defense who has great overall strength to consistently hold up against the run.


24. Craig Davis, LSU, WR, LSU (6-1¼, 200) | previous: 25
Possesses outstanding speed (4.35 40-yard dash) to go along with his size. Davis was steady and reliable for most of his career, then took his game to a new level late in the season for the Tigers.


25. LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan (6-1½, 269) | previous: 14
Combination DE/OLB with a hustling approach and disruptive capabilities. Woodley leads Michigan in sacks (12) and tackles for loss (16½).

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Here are the 11 eligible underclassmen who have made their decisions to enter the 2007 NFL draft public thus far:

Stanley Doughty, DT, South Carolina: Saw playing time reduced due to work ethic and weight issues. He also left school without notifying coaches before the Liberty Bowl. High-risk plus low-reward will equal "undrafted" free agent status for Doughty.

Chris Henry, RB, Arizona A surprise early entry, Henry rushed for a team-high 581 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He's a straight-line runner with good size but limited elusiveness. He projects as a second-day pick.

Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia Late-first round prospect wasted little time making his decision. He could have benefited from another season in college, but he out-played teammate Quentin Moses by notching 19 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks this season.

Rory Johnson, OLB, Ole Miss: Surprise addition to the 2007 class. Former junior college transfer finished second on the team in tackles behind first-round prospect Patrick Willis (ILB). Johnson projects as a second-day pick.

Marshawn Lynch, RB, California There was very little suspense leading up to Lynch's decision to turn pro. Durability and inconsistency could cause him to drop a bit, but Lynch is too explosive and versatile to slip out of the top 20 picks overall.

Greg Olsen, TE, Miami-Fla.: A strong finish to his junior season combined with a weak senior class of tight ends led to Olsen's quick decision to enter the 2007 draft. Olsen has the size and athleticism to warrant late first-round consideration.

Luke Smith-Anderson, TE, Idaho: Nothing more than a free-agent prospect with reliable hands but a laundry list of durability issues. He missed nearly three full seasons to knee (2002-'03) and spleen (2005) injuries.

Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State: Came into his own as a first-year starter this fall. Still had room to improve at the collegiate level, but Timmons is athletic and fast enough to warrant consideration in the first two rounds.

Danny Ware, RB, Georgia: Unhappy with his playing time at Georgia, Ware has elected to throw his hat into the NFL ring. He has good size and has flashed some talent, but inconsistency and durability issues will make him a late-round pick.

Dwayne Wright, RB, Fresno State: First-day talent will slip to fourth or fifth round due to injury history (knee).

Eric Wright, CB, UNLV: Under-the-radar prospect with impressive natural coverage skills and value as a return specialist. He could work his way into the first round with a strong showing in the next few months.

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Add Michael Bush of Louisville as another one decided to hit the NFL draft.


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To do a little mock projected, what would everyone say are our top 3 position needs? I would imagine two of the biggest decisions that affect the D are: Jimmy CB or S? 43 or 34?

On D -
ballhawking/playmaking S or another CB (jimmy sit. decides)
DE/hybrid DE-LB (scheme decides)

On O -
OLINE (HAS to be addressed!)
WR - if we can get someone of any value later in the draft


So for me I'd say, S/CB, DE/hybrid, Oline. I'd lean towards Landry or Nelson first, I think we lack someone to help DHall is the secondary (plus we know he's not there yet himself). Now getting out of the zone might cure a lot of this, but I'm just not sure Crockers "the guy" long term. When I see the STaylor's, BSanders, EReed's and other hawking S's, it makes me want one bad.

DE is another position that pretty much demands you spend a high pick to get someone worth their mettle.

Oline, this is my true first choice, but I still don't see us going there in the first. But every round after that could go here and I wouldn't blink twice.

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Quarterbacks
1. Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
2. Troy Smith, Ohio State
3. Drew Stanton, Michigan State
4. Matt Moore, Oregon State
5. Trent Edwards, Stanford
5a. Kevin Kolb, Houston


Running Backs
1. Kenny Irons, Auburn
2. Michael Bush, Louisville
3. Tony Hunt, Penn State
4. Selvin Young, Texas
5. Lorenzo Booker, Florida State
5a. Kolby Smith, Louisville


Fullbacks
1. Brian Leonard, Rutgers
2. LeRon McClain, Alabama
3. Stan White Jr., Ohio State
4. Jason Snelling, Virginia
5. Bryson Davis, Mississippi State
5a. Deon Anderson, Connecticut


Wide Receivers
1. Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame
2. Dwayne Bowe, LSU
3. Craig Davis, LSU
4. Aundrae Allison, East Carolina
5. Johnnie Lee Higgins, UTEP


Tight Ends
1. Matt Spaeth, Minnesota
2. Scott Chandler, Iowa
3. Joe Newton, Oregon State
4. Clark Harris, Rutgers
5. Ben Patrick, Delaware


Offensive Tackles
1. Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
2. Tony Ugoh, Arkansas
3. Levi Brown, Penn State
4. Joe Staley, Central Michigan
5. James Marten, Boston College
5a. Ryan Harris, Notre Dame


Offensive Guards
1. Ben Grubbs, Auburn
2. Josh Beekman, Boston College
3. Justin Blalock, Texas
4. Arron Sears, Tennessee
5. Tim Duckworth, Auburn


Centers
1. Ryan Kalil, USC
2. Kyle Young, Fresno State
3. Enoka Lucas, Oregon
4. Leroy Harris, NC State
5. Darnell Stapleton, Rutgers
5a. Doug Datish, Ohio State


Defensive Ends
1. Gaines Adams, Clemson
2. Adam Carriker, Nebraska
3. Quentin Moses, Georgia
4. Tim Crowder, Texas
5. Anthony Spencer, Purdue
5a. Ikaika Alama-Francis, Hawaii
5b. LaMarr Woodley, Michigan


Defensive Tackles
1. Amobi Okoye, Louisville
2. Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
3. Tank Tyler, NC State
4. Turk McBride, Tennessee
5. Ola Dagunduro, Nebraska
5a. Ryan McBean, Oklahoma State
5b. Justin Harrell, Tennessee


Inside Linebackers
1. Patrick Willis, Mississippi
2. Buster Davis, Florida State
3. David Harris, Michigan
4. Zach Diles, Kansas State
5. Zak DeOssie, Brown
5a. Justin Warren, Texas A&M


Outside Linebackers
1. Paul Posluszny, Penn State
2. Michael Okwo, Stanford
3. Earl Everett, Florida
4. Stewart Bradley, Nebraska
5. David Holloway, Maryland
5a. Juwan Simpson, Alabama


Cornerbacks
1. Leon Hall, Michigan
2. Marcus McCauley, Fresno State
3. Daymeion Hughes, California
4. Tanard Jackson, Syracuse
5. Aaron Ross, Texas


Safeties
1. LaRon Landry, LSU
2. Michael Griffin, Texas
3. Eric Weddle, Utah
4. Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame
5. Michael Johnson, Arizona
5a. John Wendling, Wyoming
5b. Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech


Place-Kickers
1. Mason Crosby, Colorado
2. Justin Medlock, UCLA
3. Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan
4. Brian Wingert, Northern Iowa
5. Mike Barrow, Idaho


Punters
1. Adam Podlesh, Maryland
2. Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
3. Kody Bliss, Auburn
4. Adam Graessle, Pittsburgh
5. David Simonhoff, Southeast Missouri State


Top 5 Juniors By Position
Asterisk denotes third-year sophomores eligible for the draft.


Quarterbacks
1. JaMarcus Russell, LSU
2. Brian Brohm, Louisville
3. Chad Henne, Michigan
4. John David Booty, USC
5. Matt Ryan, Boston College
5a. Colt Brennan, Hawaii
5b. Erik Ainge, Tennessee
5c. Josh Johnson, San Diego


Running Backs
1. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
2. Marshawn Lynch, California
3. Brandon Jackson, Nebraska
4. Antonio Pittman, Ohio State
5. Andre Brown, NC State*
5a. Dwayne Wright, Fresno State
5b. Ryan Torain, Arizona
5c. Mike Hart, Michigan


Fullbacks
1. Peyton Hillis, Arkansas
2. Owen Schmitt, West Virginia
3. Michael Pitre, UCLA
4. Jacob Hester, LSU
5. Doug Jones, Cincinnati
5a. Mike Cox, Georgia Tech


Wide Receivers
1. Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
2. Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
3. Sidney Rice, South Carolina*
4. Dwayne Jarrett, USC
5. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State
5a. Limas Sweed, Texas
5b. Andre Caldwell, Florida
5c. DJ Hall, Alabama


Tight Ends
1. Greg Olsen, Miami
2. John Carlson, Notre Dame
3. Zach Miller, Arizona State
4. Martin Rucker, Missouri
5. Fred Davis, USC
5a. Kory Sperry, Colorado State
5b. Jacob Tamme, Kentucky


Offensive Tackles
1. Jake Long, Michigan
2. Sam Baker, USC
3. Kirk Barton, Ohio State
4. Ryan Clady, Boise State*
5. Barry Richardson, Clemson
5a. Pedro Sosa, Rutgers
5b. Jared Gaither, Maryland*
5c. Chris Williams, Vanderbilt


Offensive Guards
1. Will Arnold, LSU
2. Shannon Tevaga, UCLA
3. Brandon Rodd, Arizona State
4. Jordan Grimes, Purdue
5. Andrew Crummey, Maryland


Centers
1. John Sullivan, Notre Dame
2. Tony Brinkhaus, Minnesota
3. Samson Satele, Hawaii
4. Doug Legursky, Marshall
5. Adam Spieker, Missouri


Defensive Ends
1. Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas
2. Charles Johnson, Georgia
3. Lawrence Jackson, USC
4. Jarvis Moss, Florida
5. Chris Long, Virginia
5a. Bruce Davis, UCLA
5b. Quentin Groves, Auburn


Defensive Tackles
1. Glenn Dorsey, LSU
2. Alan Branch, Michigan
3. Frank Okam, Texas
4. Sedrick Ellis, USC
5. Andre Fluellen, Florida State
5a. DeMario Pressley, NC State
5b. Marcus Harrison, Arkansas


Inside Linebackers
1. Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt
2. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
3. Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
4. Brandon Siler, Florida
5. Rory Johnson, Mississippi
5a. Nelson Coleman, Tulsa
5b. J Leman, Illinois


Outside Linebackers
1. Lawrence Timmons, Florida State
2. Dan Connor, Penn State
3. Keith Rivers, USC
4. Ali Highsmith, LSU
5. Shawn Crable, Michigan
5a. Robert Killebrew, Texas


Cornerbacks
1. Zack Bowman, Nebraska
2. Eric Wright, UNLV
3. Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh
4. Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
5. Antoine Cason, Arizona
5a. DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
5b. Terrell Thomas, USC


Safeties
1. Reggie Nelson, Florida
2. Darien Williams, Oklahoma
3. Jamar Adams, Michigan
4. Dennis Keyes, UCLA
5. Josh Barrett, Arizona State
5a. Thomas DeCoud, California
5b. Roger Williams, Florida State


Place-Kickers
1. Brandon Coutu, Georgia
2. Sergio Aguayo, UNLV
3. Chris Nendick, Northern Illinois
4. Alexis Serna, Oregon State
5. Jeremy Ito, Rutgers


Punters
1. Geoff Price, Notre Dame
2. Ken DeBauche, Wisconsin
3. Andrew Larson, California
4. Jimmie Kaylor, Colorado State
5. Kyle Tucker, Kansas

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Top 30 Senior Offensive Line Prospects

Rnk Prospect, Pos, School Height Weight

1. Levi Brown, OT, Penn State 6-4 325
2. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin 6-6 1/2 310
3. Justin Blalock, OT, Texas 6-4 330
4. Doug Free, OT, Northern Illinois 6-6 3/4 306
5. Manuel Ramirez, OG, Texas Tech 6-3 3/8 329
6. Aaron Sears, OT, Tennessee 6-4 338
7. Samson Satele, OG, Hawaii 6-2 1/4 294
8. Ryan Kalil, OC, USC 6-2 1/2 285
9. Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame 6-4 1/2 295
10. Kasey Studdard, OG, Texas 6-2 300
11. Leroy Harris, OC, N.C. State 6-2 3/8 296
12. Kyle Young, OC, Fresno State 6-5 350
13. Mike Jones, OT, Iowa 6-4 7/8 296
14. Josh Beekman, OG, Boston College 6-1 5/8 314
15. Dan Mozes, OC, West Virginia 6-2 1/2 287
16. Andrew Carnahan, OT, Arizona State 6-6 7/8 297
17. Doug Datish, OG, Ohio State 6-3 7/8 291
18. Mark Fenton, OC, Colorado 6-3 1/2 295
19. Corey Hilliard, OT, Oklahoma State 6-5 315
20. Tim Duckworth, OG, Auburn 6-3 1/8 312
21. Daniel Inman, OT, Georgia 6-7 313
22. Brian Daniels, OG, Colorado 6-3 7/8 298
23. Dustin Fry, OC, Clemson 6-2 5/8 324
24. Herbert Taylor, OT, TCU 6-3 1/2 282
25. Kyle Tatum, OT, Alabama 6-6 7/8 302
26. Lyle Sendlein, OC, Texas 6-3 300
27. Drew Mormino, OG, Central Michigan 6-2 3/4 300
28. Stephon Heyer, OT, Maryland 6-6 320
29. Cory Niblock, OG, Florida State 6-3 3/8 307
30. Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn 6-3 302

Top 10 Potential Early Entries

Rnk Prospect, Pos, School Height Weight

1. Sam Baker, OT, USC 6-5 311
2. Jake Long, OT, Michigan 6-6 3/4 310
3. Gosder Cherilus, Boston College 6-7 320
4. Barry Richardson, OT, Clemson 6-6 7/8 341
5. Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State 6-6 5/8 323
6. Kirk Elder, OG, Texas A&M 6-4 5/8 309
7. Will Arnold, OG, LSU 6-3 3/8 319
8. Adam Spieker, OC, Missouri 6-1 5/8 307
9. King Dunlap, OT, Auburn 6-7 1/8 321
10. Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech 6-5 290



Top 30 Senior Prospects in 2007 NFL Draft

Rnk Prospect, School Height Weight

1. Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia 6-4 5/8 250
2. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson 6-4 5/8 261
3. Marcus Thomas, DT, Florida 6-2 3/4 290
4. Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska 6-6 290
5. Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State 6-3 295
6. Tim Crowder, DE, Texas 6-3 270
7. LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan 6-1 1/8 269
8. Victor Abiamiri, DE, Notre Dame 6-4 280
9. Baraka Atkins, DL, Miami (Fla.) 6-4 280
10. Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee 6-4 300
11. Kareem Brown, DT, Miami (Fla.) 6-5 305
12. Loren Howard, DE, Arizona State 6-4 275
13. Brandon Mebane, DT, California 6-0 7/8 300
14. Dan Bazuin, DE, Central Michigan 6-2 1/2 267
15. Jay Alford, DT, Penn State 6-2 285
16. Ray McDonald, DL, Florida 6-2 3/4 276
17. Tank Tyler, DT, N.C. State 6-2 1/4 310
18. Derek Landri, DT, Notre Dame 6-2 3/8 282
19. Brian Robison, DE, Texas 6-2 260
20. Conrad Bolston, DT, Maryland 6-3 1/4 303
21. Larry Birdine, DE, Oklahoma 6-3 260
22. Jay Moore, DE, Nebraska 6-4 270
23. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville 6-1 7/8 312
24. David Patterson, DT, Ohio State 6-3 285
25. C.J. Ah You, DE, Oklahoma 6-3 1/2 270
26. Keith Jackson, DT, Arkansas 6-0 300
27. Louis Leonard, DT, Fresno State 6-4 3/4 355
28. Joe Cohen, DE, Florida 6-2 1/8 292
29. Bryan Pata, DE, Miami (Fla.) 6-4 290
30. Noland Burchette, DE, Virginia Tech 6-2 1/8 259


Top 15 Potential Early Entries in 2007 NFL Draft

Rnk Prospect, School Height Weight

1. Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC 6-4 263
2. Fran Okam, DT, Texas 6-4 3/8 317
3. Alan Branch, DT, Michigan 6-5 5/8 325
4. Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia 6-2 275
5. Marcus Harrison, DT,Arkansas 6-3 315
6. Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn 6-2 7/8 252
7. Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC 6-1 289
8. Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida State 6-3 5/8 290
9. DeMario Pressley, DT, Florida State 6-3 5/8 301
10. Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M 6-3 3/4 321
11. Tommy Blake, DE, TCU 6-3 250
12. Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech 6-4 1/2 254
13. Chris Long, DE, Virginia 6-4 275
14. Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida 6-5 5/8 263
15. Carlton Powell, DT, Virginia Tech 6-1 5/8 298


Top 30 Senior Defensive Back Prospects

Rnk Prospect, Pos, School Height Weight

1. Leon Hall, CB, Michigan 5-10 3/4 195
2. LaRon Landry, DS, LSU 6-2 204
3. Brandon Meriweather, DS, Miami-Fla. 6-0 190
4. Michael Griffin, DS, Texas 6-1 205
5. Aaron Rouse, DS, Virginia Tech 6-3 7/8 213
6. Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State 6-0 5/8 199
7. Fred Bennett, CB, South Carolina 6-2 186
8. Tom Zbikowski, DS, Notre Dame 5-11 3/8 213
9. Daymeion Hughes, CB, California 5-11 185
10. A.J. Davis, CB, N.C. State 5-9 3/4 186
11. Eric Weddle, DS, Utah 5-11 201
12. David Irons, CB, Auburn 5-10 1/4 188
13. J.D. Nelson, DS, Oregon 5-10 3/4 217
14. Tanard Jackson, CB, Syracuse 5-11 3/4 189
15. Tarell Brown, CB, Texas 5-11 185
16. John Wendling, DS, Wyoming 6-0 3/4 222
17. John Talley, CB, Duke 5-11 7/8 191
18. Willis Barringer, DS, Michigan 5-10 1/2 206
19. Michael Johnson, DS, Arizona 6-2 3/4 211
20. Ramzee Robinson, CB, Alabama 5-9 1/8 184
21. Rod Rogers, DS, Wisconsin 6-1 185
22. Travarous Bain, CB, Hampton 6-0 175
23. Tony Franklin, CB, Virginia 5-10 185
24. Aaron Ross, CB, Texas 6-0 190
25. Sabby Piscitelli, DS, Oregon State 6-2 3/4 223
26. Josh Gattis, DS, Wake Forest 6-1 213
27. Kenny Scott, CB, Georgia Tech 6-0 3/4 174
28. Wesley Smith, DS, Memphis 6-1 1/2 205
29. Zach Catanese, DS, Arizona State 6-2 1/4 220
30. C.J. Wilson, CB, Baylor 6-0 7/8 196


Top 10 Potential Early Entries

Rnk Prospect, Pos, School Height Weight

1. Zack Bowman, CB, Nebraska 6-1 3/4 190
2. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona 6-0 188
3. Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh 6-0 1/2 191
4. Josh Pinkard, DS, USC 6-1 205
5. Reggie Nelson, DS, Florida 6-0 202
6. Eric Wright, UNLV 5-11 180
7. D.J. Wolfe, CB, Oklahoma 5-10 1/2 197
8. Roshaun Fellows, CB, Tennessee 6-0 3/4 189
9. Ambrose Wooden, CB, Notre Dame 5-11 5/8 195
10. Jonathan Hefney, DS, Tennessee 5-10 185


Top 20 Senior RB Prospects

Rnk Prospect, School Height Weight

1. Michael Bush, Louisville 6-1 3/4 251
2. Kenny Irons, Auburn 5-10 3/4 195
3. Kenneth Darby, Alabama 5-10 3/8 213
4. Brian Leonard (FB), Rutgers 6-0 3/4 238
5. Lorenzo Booker, Florida State 5-10 1/4 191
6. Tyrone Moss, Miami-Fla. 5-9 241
7. Tony Hunt, Penn State 6-0 225
8. Courtney Lewis, Texas A&M 5-10 1/4 198
9. Alley Broussard, LSU 6-0 231
10. DeShawn Wynn, Florida 5-10 3/4 234
11. Alvin Banks, James Madison 5-10 3/4 224
12. Thomas Clayton, Kansas State 5-9 7/8 220
13. Stevie Hicks, Iowa State 6-0 7/8 212
14. Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois 5-7 1/4 170
15. Germaine Race, Pittsburg State 5-9 5/8 227
16. Justin Vincent, LSU 5-10 1/2 220
17. Dwayne Wright, Fresno State 5-11 1/2 226
18. Selvin Young, Texas 5-11 215
19. Clifton Dawson, Harvard 5-9 1/2 203
20. Pierre Thomas, Illinois 5-10 205


Top 5 Potential Early Entries

Rnk Prospect, School Height Weight

1. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma 6-1 215
2. Marshawn Lynch, California 5-10 7/8 206
3. Albert Young, Iowa 5-10 209
4. Mike Hart, Michigan 5-9 197
5. Lynell Hamilton, San Diego State 5-11 3/4 217

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I got to watch a bit of Levi Brown the other day, and I wasn't too impressed. He's a good blocker that moves well for his size, but for his size and the fact that most are considering him a Top 15 OL, he's not as physically dominating as you would think. One draft site said that he lacks a mean streak, and I tend to agree with him. At Penn State, they play in a zone-blocking heavy scheme.


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