Commish’s Board: Ranking the Top 32 Prospects in the NFL Draft
1. Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A
Commish’s Take: Joeckel is an athletic tackle with good potential and experience against top SEC competition.
2. Chance Warmack – OG – Alabama
Commish’s Take: Physical guard with potential to dominate in the run game. Warmack can also hold his ground in pass protection.
3. Sharrif Floyd – DT – Florida
Commish’s Take: Physically gifted defensive tackle with plenty of strength, but also good quickness off the ball.
4. Eric Fisher – OT – Central Michigan
Commish’s Take: Fisher’s a big offensive tackle with all of the tools, but also a mean streak to finish blocks.
5. Jarvis Jones – OLB – Georgia
Commish’s Take: While linebackers do not have the value that they used to, Jones’ ability to rush the passer is hard to find.
6. Ezekiel Ansah – DE – BYU
Commish’s Take: Ansah is a physical freak with size, speed, and strength. He is a very raw player, but has as much potential as anyone in this draft.
7. Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah
Commish’s Take: Lotulelei is a big and strong defensive tackle who flashes dominance at times. His heart issue seems to be resolved.
8. Dion Jordan – DE/OLB – Oregon
Commish’s Take: For his great blend of size and speed, Jordan was not used to rush the passer as often as you think. His coverage skills are underrated.
9. Dee Milliner – CB – Alabama
Commish’s Take: I’m not as high on Milliner as others are. He is the best cornerback in this draft, but he still has his flaws. I’d compare him more to a physical corner like Cortland Finnegan than an elite corner like Darrelle Revis.
10. Jonathan Cooper – OG – North Carolina
Commish’s Take: Cooper just looks the part. Cooper is a powerful guard, but he also possesses much better movement and agility than other guards in this draft.
11. Sheldon Richardson – DT – Missouri
Commish’s Take: Richardson is a big defensive tackle with a frame to get bigger. His best asset is his quickness off the ball.
12. Alec Ogletree – LB – Georgia
Commish’s Take: I think Ogletree is the most talented true linebacker in this class. He is a playmaker. Ogletree’s recent DUI is making it tough to judge him.
13. Kenny Vaccaro – S – Texas
Commish’s Take: Vaccaro is a versatile safety who can play back in coverage, but also lay big hits on players going over the middle.
14. Lane Johnson – OT – Oklahoma
Commish’s Take: Johnson is one of the most athletic players in this draft. He is still a little raw as an offensive tackle after starting his collegiate career as a quarterback. His strength is lacking, but can be improved.
15. Barkevious Mingo – DE/OLB – LSU
Commish’s Take: It’s tough to find players that are quicker off the ball than Mingo. If he can become more consistent, he could be dominant in the NFL.
16. Tyler Eifert – TE – Notre Dame
Commish’s Take: Eifert separated himself from the other tight ends in this draft at the combine. He can become a big time threat in the passing game in the NFL, but needs to become a better blocker.
17. Sylvester Williams – DT – North Carolina
Commish’s Take: Enough quickness for penetration, but also wins with very good strength.
18. Tavon Austin – WR – West Virginia
Commish’s Take: Here’s a guy who could continue to see his stock go up. Austin is small, but quick and fast. In a wide open offense, Austin could be very dangerous.
19. Tank Carradine – DE – FSU
Commish’s Take: I know he is coming off an ACL tear in 2012, but Carradine is one of the best pass rushers in this draft. Some team could get a steal if he comes back healthy.
20. DJ Fluker – OT – Alabama
Commish’s Take: Fluker’s a big and physical offensive tackle who thrives in run blocking. His deficiencies in pass protection will limit him to the right side.
21. Bjoern Werner – DE – FSU
Commish’s Take: Werner does not have any elite measurables and will not blow you away with his overall look, but he wins with effort. He wins a lot. He reminds me of an Adrian Clayborn type.
22. Geno Smith – QB – West Virginia
Commish’s Take: Smith is a good quarterback who works well from the pocket. Some passes can be spot on and some passes are very inaccurate.
23. Keenan Allen – WR – Cal
Commish’s Take: We are unsure about his overall speed, but Allen might be the best route runner and have the best hands of any receiver in this draft.
24. Menelik Watson – OT – FSU
Commish’s Take: Watson’s a big offensive tackle with strength for run blocking and athleticism for pass blocking. He can play right or left tackle.
25. Xavier Rhodes – CB – FSU
Commish’s Take: I’m not as high on Rhodes right now as others. He has great size and streight-line speed, but I question his movement and overall athleticism.
26. Arthur Brown – LB – Kansas St.
Commish’s Take: Linebackers are not valued high, but Brown is physical with good speed. He was the leader of Kansas St.’s defense.
27. Zach Ertz – TE – Stanford
Commish’s Take: Ertz is a step down from Eifert, but still a very good receiving tight end.
28. Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Tennessee
Commish’s Take: Patterson is a raw receiver with all the ability you look for.
29. Jesse Williams – NT – Alabama
Commish’s Take: Big nose tackle with plenty of strength to take on multiple blockers.
30. Desmond Trufant – CB – Washington
Commish’s Take: You can’t ignore the great bloodlines from the Trufant family. Trufant is a solid corner who played well at senior bowl week.
31. Jamie Collins – DE/OLB – Southern Miss
Commish’s Take: The measurables are off the chart. He’s big, fast, and strong.
32. Ryan Nassib – QB – Syracuse
Commish’s Take: I think Nassib’s stock could continue to rise. He’s big enough, has a strong enough arm, and accurate enough to get strong consideration from a QB-needy team. He also possesses the intangibles and leadership skills to set him apart.
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