VU's Final Draft Rankings

VU's Final Draft Rankings

Mel has spoken (a lot). The "experts" have spoken. VU now speaks with our rankings of today's (and tomorrow's) draft prospects. Cut and save. Compare and contrast -- now and four years from now.

The talk is over. The rumors will finally go silent. It's time to make the picks and draft the players. These are Viking Update's final player rankings by position. Now we just wait to see which of them end up in purple this weekend.

QUARTERBACKS
1. Eli Manning, Mississippi
2. Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (Ohio)
3. Phillip Rivers, North Carolina State
4. J.P. Losman, Tulane
5. Matt Schaub, Virginia
6. Josh Harris, Bowling Green
7. John Navarre, Michigan
8. Luke McCown, Louisiana Tech
9. Cody Pickett, Washington
10. Jeff Smoker, Michigan State

RUNNING BACKS
1. Steven Jackson, Oregon State
2. Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech
3. Chris Perry, Michigan
4. Greg Jones, Florida State
5. Tatum Bell, Oklahoma State
6. Julius Jones, Notre Dame
7. Mewelde Moore, Tulane
8. Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas
9. Michael Turner, Northern Illinois
10. Clarence Farmer, Arizona

FULLBACKS
1. Troy Fleming, Tennessee
2. Thomas Tapeh, Minnesota
3. Lousaka Polite, Pittsburgh
4. Travis Wilson, Kansas State
5. Mike Karney, Arizona State

TIGHT ENDS
1. Kellen Winslow, Miami
2. Ben Troupe, Florida
3. Ben Watson, Georgia
4. Ben Hartsock, Ohio State
5. Chris Cooley, Utah State
6. Jason Peters, Arkansas
7. Ben Utecht, Minnesota
8. Kris Wilson, Pittsburgh
9. Sean Ryan, Boston College
10. Tim Euhus, Oregon State

WIDE RECEIVERS
1. Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh
2. Roy Williams, Texas
3. Reggie Williams, Washington
4. Michael Clayton, LSU
5. Lee Evans, Wisconsin
6. Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State
7. Michael Jenkins, Ohio State
8. Devery Henderson, LSU
9. Keary Colbert, USC
10. Johnnie Morant, Syracuse

CENTERS
1. Jake Grove, Virginia Tech
2. Nick Leckey, Kansas State
3. Alex Stepanovich, Ohio State
4. Nick Hardwick, Purdue
5. Scott Wells, Tennessee
6. Jake Scott, Idaho
7. Scott Jackson, BYU
8. Rex Hadnot, Houston
9. Josh Sewell, Nebraska
10. Nick Seitze, Kentucky

GUARDS
1. Vernon Carey, Miami
2. Justin Smiley, Alabama
3. Sean Locklear, North Carolina State
4. Chris Snee, Boston College
5. Travelle Wharton, South Carolina
6. Shane Olivea, Ohio State
7. Jacob Bell, Miami (Ohio)
8. Jeb Terry, North Carolina
9. Stephen Peterman, LSU
10. Adrien Clarke, Ohio State

OFFENSIVE TACKLES
1. Robert Gallery, Iowa
2. Shawn Andrews, Arkansas
3. Nat Dorsey, Georgia Tech
4. Jacob Rogers, USC
5. Max Starks, Florida
6. Kelly Butler, Purdue
7. Stacy Andrews, Mississippi
8. Adrian Jones, Kansas
9. Brian Rimpf, East Carolina
10. Carlos Joseph, Miami

DEFENSIVE ENDS
1. Kenechi Udeze, USC
2. Will Smith, Ohio State
3. Antwan Odom, Alabama
4. Darrion Scott, Ohio State
5. Jason Babin, Western Michigan
6. Marquis Hill, LSU
7. Travis Laboy, Hawaii
8. Shaun Phillips, Purdue
9. Dave Ball, UCLA
10. Bobby McCray, Florida

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
1. Tommie Harris, Oklahoma
2. Vince Wilfork, Miami
3. Darnell Dockett, Florida State
4. Marcus Tubbs, Texas
5. Dwan Edwards, Oregon State
6. Randy Starks, Maryland
7. Donnell Washington, Clemson
8. Igor Olshansky, Oregon
9. Isaac Sopoaga, Hawaii
10. Terry "Tank" Johnson, Washington

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
1. D.J. Williams, Miami
2. Karlos Dansby, Auburn
3. Dontarrious Thomas, Auburn
4. Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma
5. Michael Boulware, Florida State
6. Demorrio Williams, Nebraska
7. Keyaron Fox, Georgia Tech
8. Marquis Cooper, Washington
9. Landon Johnson, Purdue
10. Brandon Chillar, UCLA

INSIDE LINEBACKERS
1. Jonathan Vilma, Miami
2. Daryl Smith, Georgia Tech
3. Courtney Watson, Notre Dame
4. Jorge Cordova, Nevada
5. Richard Seigler, Oregon State
6. Niko Koutouvides, Purdue
7. Rod Davis, Southern Mississippi
8. Rob Reynolds, Ohio State
9. Jonathan Harrell, Northern Iowa
10. Cody Spencer, North Texas

CORNERBACKS
1. DeAngelo Hall, Virginia Tech
2. Dunta Robinson, South Carolina
3. Chris Gamble, Ohio State
4. Will Poole, USC
5. Matt Ware, UCLA
6. Derrick Strait, Oklahoma
7. Ricardo Colclough, Tusculum
8. Ahmad Carroll, Arkansas
9. Keith Smith, McNeese State
10. Jeremy LeSueur, Michigan

SAFETIES
1. Sean Taylor, Miami
2. Sean Jones, Georgia
3. Bob Sanders, Iowa
4. Jason Shivers, Arizona State
5. Stuart Schweiger, Purdue
6. Etric Pruitt, Southern Mississippi
7. Will Allen, Ohio State
8. Madieu Williams, Maryland
9. Brandon Everage, Oklahoma
10. Arnold Parker, Utah

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