Feb
14

2012 NFL Draft Top 5 at Every Position

Updated 3-1-12

NFL analyst Brandon Thorn is back for his third year providing an in-depth breakdown of the NFL off-season. With the 2012 Pro Days still to go, along with constant film study, this list is sure to be updated on a frequent basis. The first installment of the 2012 Mock Draft and Big Board are coming next! (All heights and weights are updated from the combine)

Quarterback
1. Andrew Luck – 6’4” 235 Stanford
2. Robert Griffin III – 6’2” 220 Baylor
3. Ryan Tannehill – 6’4” 219 Texas A&M
4. Brandon Weeden – 6’3” 219 Oklahoma State
5. Kirk Cousins – 6’3” 214 Michigan State

Halfback
1. Trent Richardson 5’11” 220 Alabama
2. David Wilson – 5’11” 222 Virginia Tech
3. Lamar Miller – 5’11” 212 Miami
4. Doug Martin – 5’9” 219 Boise State
T5. Robert Turbin 5’10” 222 Utah State
T5. Vick Ballard – 5’11” 217 Mississippi State

Fullback
1. Terrance Ganaway – 6’0” 241 Baylor
2. Cody Johnson – 5’11” 250 Texas
3. Joe Halahuni – 6’2” 252 Oregon State
4. Bradie Ewing – 6’0” 241 Wisconsin
5. Joe Suhey 6’1” 228 Penn State

Wide Receiver
1. Justin Blackmon – 6’1” 211 Oklahoma State
2. Michael Floyd – 6’3” 224 Notre Dame
3. Alshon Jeffrey – 6’4” 233 South Carolina
4. Kenny Wright – 5’11″ 190 Baylor
T5. Chris Owusu 6’0″ 196 Stanford
T5. Mohamed Sanu – 6’2” 218 Rutgers

Tight End
1. Orson Charles – 6’2” 251 Georgia
2. Dwayne Allen – 6’3” 255 Clemson
3. Coby Fleener – 6’6” 247 Stanford
4. Ladarius Green 6’5” 252 Louisiana-Lafayette
5. Deangelo Peterson 6’3” 243 LSU

Offensive Tackle
1. Matt Kalil – 6’6” 306 USC
2. Riley Reiff – 6’5” 313 Iowa
3. Jonathan Martin – 6’5” 312 Stanford
4. Mike Adams – 6’7” 323 Ohio State
5. Ryan Miller 6’7” 321 Colorado

Offensive Guard
1. David DeCastro – 6’4” 316 Stanford
2. Cordy Glenn – 6’5” 345 Georgia
3. Kevin Zeitler – 6’3” 314 Wisconsin
4. Kelechi Osemele – 6’5” 333 Iowa State
5. Brandon Washington – 6’3” 320 Miami

Center
1. Peter Konz – 6’5” 314 Wisconsin
2. David Molk – 6’1” 298 Michigan
3. Ben Jones – 6’2” 303 Georgia
4. Michael Brewster 6’4” 312 Ohio State
5. William Vlachos – 6’0” 306 Alabama

Defensive End
1. Quinton Coples – 6’6” 284 North Carolina
2. Melvin Ingram – 6’1” 276 South Carolina
3. Whitney Mercilus – 6’4” 261 Illinois
4. Courtney Upshaw – 6’1” 273 Alabama
5. Andre Branch – 6’4” 259 Clemson

Defensive Tackle
1. Dontari Poe – 6’4” 346 Memphis
2. Jerell Worthy – 6’2” 308 Michigan State
3. Fletcher Cox 6’4” 298 Mississippi State
4. Devon Still – 6’5” 303 Penn State
T5. Michael Brockers – 6’5” 322 LSU
T5. Kendall Reyes 6’4” 299 Connecticut

Outside Linebacker 4-3
1. Zach Brown 6’1” 244 North Carolina
2. Lavonte David – 6’1” 233 Nebraska
3. Danny Trevathan – 6’0” 237 Kentucky
4. Sean Spence 5’11” 231 Miami
5. Travis Lewis – 6’1” 246 Oklahoma

Outside Linebacker 3-4
T1. Courtney Upshaw 6’1” 273 Alabama
T1. Melvin Ingram 6’1” 264 South Carolina
3. Whitney Mercilus – 6’4” 265 Illinois
T4. Nick Perry – 6’3” 271 USC
T4. Ronnell Lewis – 6’2” 253 Oklahoma
T5. Vinny Curry – 6’3” 266 Marshall
T5. Andre Branch – 6’4” 259 Clemson

Inside Linebacker
1. Luke Kuechly – 6’3” 242 Boston College
2. Dont’a Hightower – 6’3” 265 Alabama
3. Vontaze Burfict – 6’1” 248 Arizona State
4. Tank Carder – 6’2” 236 TCU
5. Mychal Kendricks – 5’11” 239 California

Safety
1. Mark Barron – 6’1” 213 Alabama
2. Harrison Smith – 6’2” 213  Notre Dame
3. George Iloka – 6’4” 225 Boise State
4. Antonio Allen – 6’1” 210 South Carolina
5. Markelle Martin – 6’1” 207 Oklahoma State

Cornerback
1. Morris Claiborne – 5’11” 188 LSU
2. Dre Kirkpatrick – 6’2” 186 Alabama
3. Janoris Jenkins – 5’10” 193 North Alabama
4. Jayron Hosley – 5’10” 178 Virginia Tech
T5. Stephon Gilmore – 6’0” 190 South Carolina
T5. Alfonso Dennard – 5’10” 204 Nebraska

Kicker
1. Blair Walsh – 5’10” 192 Georgia
2. Philip Welch – 6’2” 205 Wisconsin
3. Randy Bullock – 5’9” 212 Texas A&M
4. Carson Wiggs – 6’0” 192 Purdue
5. David Teggart – 6’0” 203 Connecticut

Punter
1. Shaun Powell – 6’4” 235 Florida State
2. Bryan Anger – 6’4” 207 California
3. Drew Butler – 6’2” 214 Georgia
4. Brian Stahovich – 6’0” 190 San Diego State
5. Jeff Locke – 6’1” 210 UCLA

Kick/Punt Returner
1. Brandon Boykin – 5’9″ 182 Georgia
2. Janoris Jenkins – 5’10” 193 North Alabama
3. Joe Adams – 5’11” 179 Arkansas
4. LaMichael James – 5’8” 194 Oregon
5. T.J. Graham – 5’11” 188 N.C. State

 

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  • NickySlick

    Molk is 4th best center!? i know im a Michigan fan but really!?

  • Bthorn

    I know that it may seem a little off based solely on his college production since he was voted the best center in the nation this past year and has been extremely productive throughout his career, yet it also is how will he translate to the pros? He’s undersized for one so I want to see if he can get closer to 300lbs come combine/pro day time. If he can do that and maintain his quickness, he will rise on my list.