Top 100 list posted... I am kind of excited that the Pats will get 5 of these players.
The National Football Post | NFL Draft: Updated Top 100 Prospects
Here are the top 32.
1. WR Michael Crabtree*, Texas Tech
The nation’s premiere threat at receiver. He has the entire package and is destined to become one of the NFL’s top wide receivers.
2. OT Michael Oher, Ole Miss
A powerful, well-proportioned tackle with light feet and impressive body control on the outside. He possesses the ideal skill set for a NFL left tackle.
3. DE Brian Orakpo, Texas
An explosive athlete with a powerful frame and good flexibility in his lower half. He will be able to rush the passer as a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker.
4. DT Terrence Cody*, Alabama
A massive two-gap nose tackle who eats up blockers and clogs run lanes; he’s ideal for a 3-4 defense.
5. OT Andre Smith*, Alabama
A nimble-footed tackle with great body control and agility. He may be best-suited to play on the right side because of his girth.
6. ILB Brandon Spikes*, Florida
A do-it-all linebacker who displays great power in the box and fluidity in space. He’s the kind of athlete you can build a defense around.
7. FS Taylor Mays*, USC
A physically imposing safety who can play near the line of scrimmage and has great range against the pass.
8. QB Sam Bradford*, Oklahoma
He’s the nation’s most accurate passer. He has all the intangibles to mature into a productive NFL quarterback.
9. CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
A natural cover man who has the footwork and transition skills to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks.
10. DE Aaron Maybin*, Penn State
This undersized defensive end showcases the first step and the closing speed to consistently get after the passer. He plays a lot more stout than his 245-pound frame would indicate.
11. LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
An impressive sideline-to-sideline athlete who tracks the ball well in pursuit. He has good power inside, and plays the run and pass both equally well.
12. TE Jermaine Gresham*, Oklahoma
He possesses the body control and athleticism of a wide receiver with the frame of a big-time tight end.
13. RB Chris Wells*, Ohio State
He exhibits a rare blend of speed, burst and agility for a man of his dimensions (6 feet 1, 230 pounds).
14. DT Gerald McCoy*, Oklahoma
The nation’s most disruptive interior lineman. He has a powerful lower body, with the quickness to shoot gaps and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
15. LB Rey Maualuga, USC
He has the power to fill run lanes and destroy ballcarriers on contact. He is a much better athlete than given credit for.
16. QB Matthew Stafford*, Georgia
He has the physical skill set to make scouts drool, but after a somewhat disappointing junior campaign, questions remain about his accuracy and intangibles.
17. DT B.J. Raji, Boston College
An explosive nose tackle with a great first step and a powerful lower half He has the ability to simply overwhelm offensive linemen at the point of attack.
18. WR Percy Harvin*, Florida
An explosive playmaker in every sense of the word. He can line up at running back or in the slot and will add a lot of versatility to an NFL team’s passing attack.
19. DT Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
He has played as well as any defensive tackle in the nation and is really shooting up draft boards. He has good girth, with the quickness to shoot gaps and blow up plays inside.
20. DE George Selvie*, USF
He exhibits the most explosive first step off the line of any defensive end in the country. He is a bit limited with his pass rush repertoire but he is a consistent factor off the edge.
21. OT Eben Britton*, Arizona
A long, smooth-footed tackle who has shot up draft boards. He has all the tools, but lacks any kind of real explosion to his game.
22. CB Vontae Davis*, Illinois
The nation’s most athletically gifted corner. Davis displays the size, speed and body control to be a star; he just needs to polish his technique a bit.
23. DE Everette Brown, Florida State
One of the most productive ends in the nation, Brown has a good first step and an excellent motor in pursuit. He uses his hands well on the outside and knows how to turn the corner.
24. OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia
A dancing bear on the outside with good length and smooth feet in pass protection. He needs to continue to add more strength, but he has the quickness to handle speed off the edge.
25. WR Jeremy Maclin*, Missouri
An explosive receiver who has really polished his route-running ability since last season. He is dynamic with the ball in his hands and is a constant vertical threat.
26. OT Russell Okung*, Oklahoma State
He is a bit undersized and needs to add some girth to his frame, but Okung may have the best feet and body control of any tackle in the nation.
27. DT Sen’Derrick Marks*, Auburn
An undersized, quick-twitch tackle who makes a living in opponents’ backfields. He has an explosive first step and the lower-body strength to fight through blocks.
28. OT Trent Williams*, Oklahoma
Blessed with the feet of a left tackle and the size and power of a right tackle, Williams will continue to shoot up draft boards after a dominant 2008 campaign.
29. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey*, Maryland
One of the premier vertical threats in the draft, Heyward-Bey combines size (6-2) and speed (4.35) to consistently get down the field and create big plays.
30. LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
A smart, instinctive linebacker who has a nose for the ball. He plays the game the way it is supposed to be played and relies on his technique and smarts to make up for his physical shortcomings.
31. RB Knowshon Moreno*, Georgia
One of the most instinctive runners to come along in years, Moreno has great vision and the ability to run between the tackles and create plays in the open field.
32. CB Sean Smith*, Utah
He’s 6-3 and scouts still are tying to determine his position at the next level. He exhibits the fluidly and body control to become a top press corner in the NFL.