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2013 NFL Draft: Top Five Players at Each Position

You have heard the names all through this off-season but maybe haven't had the chance to compare the players. Here is the final positional ranking for the 2013 NFL Draft prospects.



1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
2. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
3. EJ. Manuel, Florida State
4. Matt Barkley, USC
5. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

Running back

1.Christine Michael, Texas A&M
2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
3. Johnathan Fraklin, UCLA
4. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
5. Giovanni Bernard, North Carolina

Wide Receiver

1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
2. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
3. Robert Woods, USC
4. Justin Hunter, Tennessee
5. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

Tight End

1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
2. Zach Ertz, Stanford
3. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
4. Vance McDonald, Rice
5. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

Offensive Tackle

1. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
2. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
4. DJ Fluker, Alabama
5. Menelik Watson, Florida State

Offensive Guard

1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
2. Johnathan Cooper, North Carolina
3. Brian Winters, Kent State
4. Kyle Long, Oregon
5. Larry Warford, Kentucky


1. Barrett Jones, Alabama
2. Travis Fredrick, Wisconsin
3. Brian Schwenke, California
4. Khaled Holmes, USC
5. Braxston Cave, Notre Dame


Edge Rushers (4-3 DE & 3-4 OLB)

1. Dion Jordan, Oregon
2. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
5. Bjoern Werner, Florida State

Interior Defensive Line (4-3 DT or 3-4 DE or DT)

1. Shariff Floyd, Florida
2. Star Lotulelei, Utah
3. Slyvester Williams, North Carolina
4. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
5. Datone Jones, UCLA

Linebackers (4-3 MLB or OLB and 3-4 ILB)

1. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
2. Manti Teo, Notre Dame
3. Alec Olgeltree, Georgia
4. Kevin Minter, LSU
5. Sio Moore, Connecticut


1. Dee Miliner, Alabama
2. Jamar Taylor, Boise State
3. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
4. DJ Hayden, Houston
5. Desmond Trufant, Washington


1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
3. Matt Elam, Florida
4. Eric Reid, LSU
5. Philip Thomas, Fresno State

Obviously it seems everyone has their differences in the positional rankings. One of my major differences are in the running back rankings where I feel the patience and vision of Franklin and Ball will translate better to the pros than the power of Eddie Lacy. Feel free to chime in below on who you think is ranked too high and who was left out of the top five that should have been.