NFL Draft top 100 Prospects
1. Matt Ryan - QB - 6'4" 220 lbs. - Boston College
This savvy, strong-armed prospect retains his top ranking in this talented class. There is a good chance he can be the No. 1 selection in April.
2. Chris Long - DE - 6'5" 285 lbs. - Virginia
A relentless defender, this athletic "tweener" had an impact workout at the NFL Combine. Long is the safest selection in this draft class.
3. Glenn Dorsey - DT - 6'2" 300 lbs. - LSU
Dorsey is an explosive tackle who will give his club a dominant and versatile inside presence.
4. Jake Long - OT - 6'7" 320 lbs. - Michigan
Long is a physical left tackle. He has the skills and college experience to start as a rookie. His NFL Combine workout guaranteed him a top-10 selection.
5. * Vernon Gholston - DE - 6'4" 260 lbs. - Ohio State
This athletic end is a force on the outside, where he has played both up and down. He has the burst off the edge to be a top-flight NFL sack artist. The junior "tweener" had a very strong NFL Combine workout.
6. Sedrick Ellis - DT - 6'2" 295 lbs. - USC
Ellis is a relentless inside force who has impressed at every stage of the scouting process.
7. * Darren McFadden - RB - 6'1" 220 lbs. - Arkansas
This fast junior has the all-around skills to be an impact player early is his career. McFadden had a strong workout at the NFL Combine.
8. Leodis McKelvin - CB - 5'11" 190 lbs. - Troy
McKelvin is a quick cover man and return specialist. He was impressive at both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, and ranks as the top defensive back in this class.
9. Keith Rivers - LB - 6'3" 220 lbs. - USC
Rivers is an athletic outside linebacker who has the speed, instincts and skills to start early in his pro career.
10. Mike Jenkins - CB - 5'10" 200 lbs. - South Florida
This athletic corner finished an impressive season and postseason with a strong NFL Combine workout.
11. * Ryan Clady - OT - 6'6" 310 lbs. - Boise State
Clady is a nimble left tackle who had a dominant WAC career. Clady had a strong pro day after sitting out the NFL Combine.
12. * Rashard Mendenhall - RB - 5'11" 215 lbs. - Illinois
Mendenhall is a rugged back who has the ability to be a workhorse feature back in the NFL.
13. * Derrick Harvey - DE - 6'4" 245 lbs. - Florida
Harvey is an explosive pass rusher off the edge. He has the burst to make game-changing plays from the outside and puts pressure on the passer.
14. Chris Williams - OT - 6'5" 310 lbs. - Vanderbilt
Williams is a big, mobile left tackle who has developed nicely. Williams graded out high against top SEC talent. He solidified a spot in the first round with a strong postseason.
15. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - CB - 6'1" 185 lbs. - Tennessee State
This athletic corner has been a shutdown cover man, but against lesser competition. He answered questions about his ability when he starred during Senior Bowl week.
16. Brian Brohm - QB - 6'4" 225 lbs. - Louisville
This pocket passer needs a strong pro day (March 24) throwing the ball to solidify a first-round grade.
17. Antoine Cason -CB - 6'1" 185 lbs. - Arizona
This rugged corner has good coverage skills and ball skills. He answered all the key questions with a strong workout at the NFL Combine.
18. * Phillip Merling - DE - 6'5" 270 lbs.- Clemson
This junior has been a big-play performer over his short career. However, he is now battling injury concerns. His stock could fall because of the uncertainty.
19. * Calais Campbell - DE - 6'7" 280 lbs. - Miami
This huge defensive end has the ability to become an elite NFL player. He should be a first-round pick after a good effort at the NFL Combine.
20. Jeff Otah - OT - 6'6" 320 lbs. - Pittsburgh
Otah is a huge prospect who has very good footwork and the highlight film to impress scouts. However, he failed to impress at the NFL Combine.
21. * DeSean Jackson - WR - 5'11" 170 lbs. - California
Jackson is an all-purpose playmaker. He can be an impact performer as a receiver or return specialist. He had a strong workout at the NFL Combine and his pro day.
22. Quentin Groves - DE - 6'4" 255 lbs. - Auburn
This athletic outside pass rusher struggled with injuries in 2007 after a strong junior season. He impressed further at the NFL Combine to move into the first round.
23. * Kenny Phillips - FS - 6'1" 205 lbs. - Miami
Phillips is a fluid defender with the skills to shine in the pro game. However, his average 2007 season and NFL Combine performance make him a first-round bubble prospect.
24. * Branden Albert - OG - 6'6" 335 lbs. - Virginia
This huge junior guard has the talent to play well on the inside. He is quickly moving up several draft boards after a big NFL Combine performance and some late scouting work.
25. * Malcolm Kelly - WR - 6'3" 210 lbs. - Oklahoma
This big, athletic prospect flashed playmaking ability over his career. He could become a No. 1 option in an NFL offense.
26. Kentwan Balmer - DT - 6'5" 290 lbs. - North Carolina
Balmer has shown fine production for the Tar Heels. His triangle numbers (height, weight, speed) allowed him to impress further in the postseason and solidify his first-round grade.
27. * Jonathan Stewart - RB - 5'11" 235 lbs. - Oregon
This explosive back faces a difficult rehab following March toe surgery that puts his draft status in question. When healthy, he has the size to be a powerful inside runner with the speed to break the big play.
28. * Curtis Lofton - LB - 6' 240 lbs. - Oklahoma
This explosive junior was a dominant performer in the Big 12 this season. With some development, he could be a premier pro prospect.
29. Limas Sweed - WR - 6'4" 220 lbs. - Texas
This physical wideout looks for a big Texas pro day (March 19) after only an average NFL Combine performance following an injury-marred final season.
30. * Felix Jones - RB - 5'10" 200 lbs. - Arkansas
This fast all-purpose performer had a good workout at the NFL Combine, which may place him in the first round of the draft.
31. * Brandon Flowers - CB - 5'9" 190 lbs. - Virginia Tech
Flowers is a quick, tough corner who has good coverage skills. He has the technique and playmaking ability to match up with the best receivers. However, he needs a big pro day to recover from a very average NFL Combine performance.
32. Dan Connor - LB - 6'2" 235 lbs. - Penn State
This rugged inside linebacker has the physical talent, intangibles and production to become a starter. Connor is NFL-ready after playing at a high level in the Big Ten.
33. Early Doucet - WR - 6' 200 lbs. - LSU
34. * Aqib Talib - CB - 6'1" 200 lbs. - Kansas
35. * James Hardy - WR - 6'5" 215 lbs. - Indiana
36. * Erin Henderson - LB - 6'2" 235 lbs. - Maryland
37. * Mario Manningham - WR - 6' 180 lbs. - Michigan
38. * Justin King - CB - 5'11"185 lbs. - Penn State
39. * Jerod Mayo - LB - 6'2" 230 lbs. - Tennessee
40. * Reggie Smith - CB - 6' 200 lbs. - Oklahoma
41. Gosder Cherilus - OT - 6'6" 320 lbs. - Boston College
42. Chad Henne - QB - 6'2" 230 lbs. - Michigan
43. * Devin Thomas - WR - 6'2" 215 lbs. - Michigan State
44. Dustin Keller - TE - 6'3" 230 lbs. - Purdue
45. Chris Johnson - RB - 5'11" 200 lbs. - East Carolina
46. Sam Baker - OT - 6'4" 310 lbs. - USC
47. Pat Lee - CB - 6' 200 lbs - Auburn
48. Lawrence Jackson - DE - 6'5" 270 lbs. - USC
49. * DaJuan Morgan - SS - 6' 205 lbs. - North Carolina State