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Top 60 Prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft

With the deadline for early entrants to declare for the draft passing on Tuesday, it is now the time to really start putting together an ordered list of the top prospects. This attempt at a list of the top 60 players is not the order I think they will be picked, but rather the order they would be picked if it was simply based on talent, and not on team needs and positional value. I have broken the players down into groups of players that I believe are worthy of being a: top five pick, top ten pick, first round pick, second round pick. You will notice that there are more than 32 players that I have being worthy of top ten picks and less than ten players that I have being worthy of top ten picks. That is because this year, I believe the draft is very good in the 10 to 50 range but outside of the top eight prospects, there are no elite guys.


Top Five Prospects

  1. Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
  2. Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
  3. Bjoern Werner, defensive end, Florida State
  4. Jarvis Jones, 3-4 outside linebacker, Georgia
  5. Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
Top Ten Prospects
  1. Chance Warmack, offensive guard, Alabama
  2. Damontre Moore, defensive end, Texas A&M
  3. Barkevious Mingo, 3-4 outside linebacker, LSU
First Round Prospects
  1. Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia
  2. Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
  3. Johnathan Hankins, nose tackle, Ohio State
  4. Dion Jordan, 3-4 outside linebacker, Oregon
  5. Jesse Williams, nose tackle, Alabama
  6. Kenny Vaccaro, free safety, Texas
  7. Johnathan Banks, cornerback, Mississippi State
  8. Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
  9. Barrett, center, guard, Alabama
  10. Keenan Allen, wide receiver, California
  11. Manti Te'o, inside linebacker, Notre Dame
  12. Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
  13. Jonathan Cooper, offensive guard, North Carolina
  14. Terrence Williams, wide receiver, Baylor
  15. Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
  16. John Jenkins, nose tackle, Georgia
  17. Alex Okafor, defensive end, Texas
  18. Kevin Minter, inside linebacker, LSU
  19. Alec Ogletree, inside linebacker, Georgia
  20. Matt Elam, strong safety, Florida
  21. Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU
  22. Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
  23. Tyler Wilson, quarterback, Arkansas
  24. Eddie Lacy, running back, Alabama
  25. Giovani Bernard, running back, North Carolina
  26. DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, Clemson
  27. Khaseem Greene, 4-3 outside linebacker, Rutgers
  28. Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
  29. Logan Ryan, cornerback, Rutgers
  30. Joseph Randle, running back, Oklahoma State
Second Round Prospects
  1. Cordarelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
  2. Zach Ertz, tight end, Stanford
  3. Oday Aboushi, offensive tackle, Virginia
  4. Ryan Nassib, quarterback, Syracuse
  5. Tony Jefferson, free safety, Oklahoma
  6. Margus Hunt, 3-4 defensive end, SMU
  7. Kawaan Short, defensive tackle, North Carolina
  8. Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee
  9. Sylvester WIlliams, defensive tackle, North Carolina
  10. Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
  11. Jawan Jamison, running back, Rutgers
  12. Shariff Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
  13. Cobi Hamilton, wide receiver, Arkansas
  14. Dallas Thomas, offensive guard, offensive tackle, Tennessee
  15. D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
  16. Quanterus Smith, 3-4 outside linebacker, 4-3 defensive end, Western Kentucky
  17. Eric Reid, free safety, LSU
  18. Phillip Thomas, free safety, Fresno State
  19. Jordan Poyer, cornerback, Oregon State
  20. Gerald Hodges, 4-3 outside linebacker, Penn State
  21. Larry Warford, offensive guard, Kentucky
  22. Mike Glennon, quarterback, N.C. State