I don't remember who it was but someone mentioned in Big_Jay's latest mock draft that someone should produce a draft board of names to look out for. I already have a 2011 first round which I will post when I finish my 2012 first rounder, but I will put out a top 50 for you guys right now anyway.
1. Robert Quinn, DE, UNC Looks and plays like Peppers did in college, a freakish athlete who can drop deep and cover TE's and RB's at 270lbs.
2. Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Is in my opinion the best CB prospect to come along in the past 10 years. Will be a shutdown corner in the pros.
3. AJ Green, WR, Georgia A physically gifted WR, and for once one that doesn't appear to come with too much baggage, good worker, good team-mate and most importantly a damn good football player
More of the top 50 after the jump.
4. Jake Locker, QB, Washington He really really reminds me of Big Ben, the cannon arm, the great evasiveness and the great winning metality. Just add in some Tebow-esque scrambling and you have this kid.
5. Marcell Dareus, DE, Alabama Has prototypical size for the position and is absolutely amazing vs the run. Could learn some more pass rush moves but will shoot up boards this year.
6. Julio Jones, WR, Alabama By far the most physically gifted receiver since Randy Moss, scary size speed combo. Needs to clear up his drop issues this year.
7. Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa Could excel in either the 4-3 or the 3-4. Scheme versatile and a relentless beast rushing the passer, scary good. Could be compared to Suh by the end of this season if he blows up.
8. Gabe Carimiri, OT, Wisconsin Prototypical size and has great footwork, should feel pushed by the very strong class of tackles that has no real #1 as of yet.
9. Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh Scarily fast off the edge, uses his hands extremely well and can use most of the pass rush moves needed in the pros to succeed.
10. Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State A scheme versatile player who projects best to play the end in a 3-4. Could stand to improve his pass rush repetoire but is a beast against the run.
11. Ras-I-Dowling, CB, Virginia
12. Jurell Casey, DT, USC
13. Joe Barksdale, OT, LSU
14. Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
15. Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
16. DeAndre Mcdaniel, S, Clemson
17. DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson
18. Deunta Williams, FS, UNC
19. DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Miss
20. Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
21. Don'ta Hightower, ILB, Alabama
22. Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
23. Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
24. Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
25. Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
26. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
27. Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
28. Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
29. Bruce Carter, OLB, UNC
30. Christian Ponder, QB, FSU
31. Prince Amukamura, CB, Nebraska
32. Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
33. Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklohoma
34. Jerelle Powe, NT, Mississippi
35. Allen Bailey, DL, Miami
36. Marvin Austin, DT, UNC
37. Stefen Wisniewiski, C, Penn State
38. Terrance Tolliver, WR, LSU
39. Chris Galippo, ILB, USC
40. Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklohoma
41. Cameron Chism, CB, Maryland
42. Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
43. Quan Sturdivant, ILB, UNC
44. Jack Crawford, DE/OLB, Penn State
45. Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
46. DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State
47. Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
48. Seand Richardson, S, Vanderbilt
49. Chris Culliver, S, South Carolina
50. Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati