The Elite prospects:

1. Andrew Luck QB Stanford: Pro Comparison: Eli Manning with more desire/love of the game.
2. Mark Ingram RB Alabama: Pro Comparison: Emmitt Smith with more power.
3. AJ Green WR Georgia: Pro Comparison: Larry Fitzgerald
4. Julio Jones WR Alabama: Pro Comparison: Larry Fitzgerald
5. Patrick Peterson CB LSU: Pro Comparison: Charles Woodson
6. Greg Jones LB Michigan State: Pro Comparison: DeMeco Ryans
7. Joseph Barksdale OT LSU: Pro Comparison: Eric Winston

    The next 10:

8. Bruce Carter LB North Carolina: Pro Comparison: Thomas Davis
9. Nick Fairley DL Auburn: Pro Comparison: Lower talent Suh.
10. Cameron Heyward DL Ohio State: Pro Comparison: Richard Seymour
11. Marcel Dareus DL Alabama: Pro Comparison: High end Ty Warren.
12. Von Miller DE Texas A&M: Pro Comparison: Elvis Dumervil.
13. Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin: Pro Comparison: A slower Joe Thomas
14. Donta Hightower LB Alabama: Pro Comparison: Karlos Dansby
15. Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska: Pro Comparison: More physical Antonio Winfield
16. Ryan Mallett Qb Arkansas: Pro Comparison: Flacco.
17. Derek Sherrod OT Miss State: Pro Comparison: D’Brickashaw Ferguson

    2nd tier:

18. Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma: Pro Comparison: Lower talent Lance Briggs
19. Janoris Jenkins CB Florida: Pro Comparison: Mike Jenkins with less fondling.
20. Allen Bailey DL Miami(Fla): Pro Comparison: Lower talent Kevin Williams
21. Mikel LeShoure RB Illinois: Pro Comparison: Darren McFadden
22. Drakis Nevis DT LSU: Pro Comparison: Quicker Tommie Harris with more drive.
23. Terrance Toliver WR LSU: Pro Comparison: Dwayne Jarrett without the suck.
24. Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College: Pro Comparison: More put together Winston Justice
25. Robert Quinn DL/LB UNC: Pro Comparison: Tamba Hali
26. DeMarco Murray HB Oklahoma: Pro Comparison: Brittle Felix Jones.
27. Stefen Wisniewski C Penn State: Pro Comparison: Higher talent Ryan Kahil.
28. Mike Brewster C Ohio State: Pro Comparison: Rougher Nick Mangold.
29. Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame: Pro Comparison: Kenny Britt
30. Quan Sturdivant LB North Carolina: Pro Comparison: Slower Keith Brooking
31. Jeremy Beal DE Oklahoma: Pro Comparison: Alex Brown
32. Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa: Pro Comparison: Luis Castillo
33. Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh: Pro Comparison: Keyshawn Johnson

    3rd tier:

34. Greg Romeus DE Pittsburgh: Pro Comparison: Justin Tuck
35. Akeem Ayers OLB/DE UCLA: Pro Comparison: Will Witherspoon with better pass rush abilities.
36. Leonard Hankerson WR Miami: Pro Comparison: Braylon Edwards
37. Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa: Pro Comparison: Lower talent Aaron Rodgers
38. Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech: Pro Comparison: Somewhere between DeAngelo Williams and Clinton Portis
39. Mike Pouncey OG Florida: Pro Comparison: A non-center version of his twin.
40. Christian Ponder QB Florida State: Pro Comparison: A scrapper version of Marc Bulger.

    High talent projects:

41. DeMarcus Love OT Arkansas: Pro Comparison: A faster Roger Saffold.
42. Marvin Austin DT North Carolina: Pro Comparison: Rougher Darnett Dockett.
43. DaQuan Bowers DE Clemson: Pro Comparison: Low talent Trent Cole.
44. DeAndre McDaniel S Clemson: Pro Comparison: Slower Brandon Meriweather.

    New on the list:

45. Cam Newton QB Auburn: On the list with his amazing season and the drafniks are starting to fall into the Vince Young fallacy: that a running Qb with a big arm will translate to the NFL. Pro comparison: Vince Young.
46. Brandon Harris CB Miami: A straight out of central casting undersized burner ballhawk. Pro Comparison: Richard Marshall
47. Cameron Jordan DL California: A high motor 5 tech DE with some developed skills. Pro Comparison: Luis Castillo with better speed.
48. Justin Houston 34 OLB UGA: The latest in the long line of UGA pass rushers to come into the draft, but he’s played as a 34 Elephant in school. Pro comparison: Brian Orakpo with less motor.
49. Marcus Cannon OG TCU: a fast mauler. At 6-6 350 lbs with quickness, he’ll anchor an oline for awhile. Pro comparison: Carl Nicks
50. Stephen Paea DT Oregon State: Undersized, but fast DT who can take over a game. Pro comparison: Sapp perhaps?


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