Top pass rusher.

Top pass rusher.

Less than a week away from the actual event,  final draft rankings have come into focus.

After a year of thoroughly studying prospects, Scout Brent Sobleski drops by to decipher his perceptions of each position.

Today, the two part series gets the defensive treatment.

As always, discuss this and all stories here at TFY DraftInsider in the newly minted discussion forums!


Defensive Tackle

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Ndamukong SuhNebraska 1
2Gerald McCoyOklahoma 1
3Dan WilliamsTennessee 1
4Jared OdrickPenn St.1
5Brian PriceUCLA1-2
6Tyson AlualuCalifornia 2
7Cam ThomasNorth Carolina 2
8Terrence CodyAlabama 2
9Torrell TroupCentral Florida 3
10Geno AtkinsGeorgia 3
11Lamarr HoustonTexas 3
12Arthur JonesSyracuse3
13Linval JosephEast Carolina3
14Michael NealPurdue3-4
15Jeff OwensGeorgia3-4
16Brandon DeaderickAlabama4
17Earl MitchellArizona4
18Nate CollinsVirginia5
19Doug WorthingtonOhio St.5
20Corey PetersKentucky5
21Vince OghobaaseDuke5
22D’Anthony SmithLouisiana Tech5
23Kade WestonGeorgia5-6
24Aleric MullinsNorth Carolina5-6
25Malcolm SheppardArkansas6-7
26Al WoodsLSU6-7
27Charles AlexanderLSU6-7
28Jay RossE. Carolina7
29Lorenzo WashingtonAlabamaFA
30Andre NeblettTempleFA
31Callahan BrightShawFA
32Abe KoromaS. IllinoisFA
33Jake RicksAuburnFA
34Ekom UdofiaStanfordFA
35Boo RobinsonWake ForestFA
36Cordarrow ThompsonVirginia TechFA
37Averell SpicerUSCFA
38Mick WilliamsPittsburghFA

Defensive End

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Brandon Graham*Michigan1
2Derrick MorganGeorgia Tech1
3Jason Pierre-Paul*South Florida1
4Jerry Hughes*TCU1-2
5Sergio Kindle*Texas1-2
6Everson Griffen*USC1-2
7Corey WoottonNorthwestern2
8Carlos Dunlap**Florida2
9Koa Misi*Utah2
10Alex Carrington**Arkansas St.2
11Ricky Sapp*Clemson2
12Jason Worilds*Virginia Tech3
13Thaddeus Gibson*Ohio St.3
14Daniel Te’o-Nesheim*Washington4
15Jermaine Cunningham*Florida4
16Austen LaneMurray St.4
17Antonio Coleman*Auburn4-5
18Rahim Alem*LSU4-5
19Arthur MoatsJames Madison4-5
20C.J. WilsonE. Carolina5
21Greg HardyMississippi5
22Lindsay Witten*Connecticut5
23Cameron Sheffield*Troy5
24Brandon Lang*Troy5
25Clifton Geathers**South Carolina5-6
26Jeffrey Fitzgerald**Kansas St.6
27George SelvieSouth Florida6
28Dexter Davis*Arizona St.6
29Chris McCoy*Middle Tennessee St.6-7
30Alex Daniels*Cincinnati6-7
31Jammie Kirlew*Indina6-7
32Greg MiddletonIndiana7
33Willie Young*North Carolina St.7
34Erik Lorig**Stanford7
35O’Brien Schofield*Wisconsin7-FA
36Adrian Tracy*William & MaryFA
37E.J. Wilson**North CarolinaFA
38Junior Galette*StillmanFA
39Kevin BaspedNevadaFA
40George Johnson*RutgersFA
41Hall DavisLouisiana-LafayetteFA
42James Ruffin*N. IowaFA
43Danny Batten*South Dakota St.FA
44Lawrence WilsonOhio St. FA
45John FletcherWyomingFA
46Jarvis Geathers*Central FloridaFA
47Larry Hart*Central ArkansasFA

(KEY: Single asterisk indicates potential 34 OLB prospect.  Double asterisk indicates potential 5 technique)

Inside Linebacker

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Rolando McClainAlabama1
2Sean LeePenn St.2-3
3Brandon SpikesFlorida3-4
4Jamar ChaneyMississippi St.3-4
5Donald ButlerWashington3-4
6Pat AngererIowa4
7Phillip DillardNebraska5-6
8Josh HullPenn St.5-6
9Micah JohnsonKentucky5-6
10Mike McLaughlinBoston College6
11Boris LeeTroyFA
12Joe PawelekBaylorFA
13Daryl SharptonMiamiFA
14Ryan D’ImperioRutgersFA
15Lee CampbellMinnesotaFA
16Travis GoethelArizona St.FA
17Matt MayberryIndianaFA
18Vincent ReyDukeFA
19Alex JosephTempleFA
20Jacob CuteraLSUFA
21Ryan ReynoldsOklahomaFA

Outside Linebacker

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Sean WeatherspoonMissouri1-2
2Navorro BowmanPenn St.2
3Daryl WashingtonTCU2
4A.J. EddsIowa3
5Eric NorwoodSouth Carolina3
6Roddrick MuckleroyTexas3-4
7Rennie CurranGeorgia4
8Kavell ConnerClemson4
9Dekoda WatsonFlorida St.4-5
10Perry RileyLSU5
11Justin ColeSan Jose St.5-6
12Jason BeauchampUNLV6
13Keenan ClaytonOklahoma6
14Nathan TriplettMinnesota6-7
15Kyle BosworthUCLA6-7
16Simoni LawrenceMinnesota7
17Stevenson SylvesterUtah7
18Keaton KristickOregon St.7
19Kion WilsonSouth Florida7
20Sam MaxwellKentuckyFA
21Ryan StamperFloridaFA
22Marlon WilliamsTexas TechFA
23Rico McCoyTennesseeFA
24Cory ReamerAlabamaFA
25Sedric GriffinGeorgia TechFA

Cornerback

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Joe HadenFlorida1
2Kyle WilsonBoise St.1
3Patrick RobinsonFlorida St.1-2
4Devin McCourtyRutgers1
5Kareem JacksonAlabama1-2
6Chris CookVirginia2
7Brandon GheeWake Forest2-3
8Dominique FranksOklahoma2-3
9Jerome MurphySouth Florida3
10Akwasi Owusu-AnsahIndiana(PA)3
11Amari SpieveyIowa3
12Alterraun VernerUCLA3-4
13Kevin ThomasUSC3-4
14Perrish CoxOklahoma St.3-4
15Myron LewisVanderbilt4
16Javier ArenasAlabama4
17Syd’Quan ThompsonCalifornia4
18Devin RossArizona4-5
19Joshua MooreKansas St.4-5
20Brian JacksonOklahoma5
21A.J. JeffersonFresno St.5
22Trevard LindleyKentucky5
23Chris HawkinsLSU5
24Sherrick McManisNorthwestern5
25Ben BurneyColorado5-6
26Walter McFaddenAuburn6
27Patrick StoudamireW. Illinois6
28Donovan WarrenMichigan6
29Crezdon ButlerClemson6
30David PenderPurdue6
31R.J. StanfordUtah6-7
32Sam ShieldsMiami7
33Nolan CarrollMaryland7
34Jamar WallTexas Tech7
35Dennis RoganTennesseeFA
36Terrence JohnsonCalifornia (PA)FA
37Walter Thurmond IIIOregonFA
38Chris ChancellorClemsonFA
39Brad JonesCincinnatiFA
40Raphael PriestTCUFA
41Stephan VirgilVirginia TechFA
42Marshay GreenMississippiFA
43Robert McClainConnecticutFA
44Johnny SearsE. MichiganFA
45Thad TurnerOhioFA
46Cornelius BrownUTEPFA
47Antwane CoxBethune-CookmanFA
48Aaron BerryPittsburghFA
49Jorrick CalvinTroyFA
50A.J. WallacePenn St.FA
51Traye SimmonsMinnesotaFA
52Bryan McCannSMUFA
53Prince MillerGeorgiaFA
54Josh MorrisWeber St.FA
55Marquis JohnsonAlabamaFA

Safety

RankFull NameSchoolRnd
1Eric BerryTennessee1
2Earl ThomasTexas1
3Nate AllenSouth Florida2
4Taylor MaysUSC1-2
5Morgan BurnettGeorgia Tech2
6T.J. WardOregon2-3
7Chad JonesLSU2-3
8Major WrightFlorida3
9Reshad JonesGeorgia3
10Darrell StuckeyKansas4
11Kam ChancellorVirginia Tech4-5
12Robert JohnsonUtah4-5
13Kurt ColemanOhio St.4-5
14Myron RolleFlorida St.5
15Lucien AntoineOklahoma St.5-6
16Larry AsanteNebraska5-6
17Darian StewartSouth Carolina6
18Harry ColemanLSU6
19Kyle McCartheyNotre Dame6
20Van EskridgeEast Carolina6-7
21Quentin ScottN. Iowa6-7
22Cody GrimmVirginia Tech7
23Jonathan AmayaNevada7
24Barry ChurchToledo7
25Kendrick LewisMississippiFA
26Chris MaragosWisconsinFA
27Aaron WebsterCincinnatiFA
28Terrell SkinnerMarylandFA
29Randy PhillipsMiamiFA
30Danny McCrayLSUFA
31Nick PolkIndianaFA
32Shann SchillingerMontanaFA
33Nick SanfordSan Diego St.FA
34Jeromy MilesMassachusettsFA
35Jordan LakeBaylorFA
36Mike NewtonBuffaloFA
37Matt O’HanlonNebraskaFA
38Stevie BrownMichiganFA
39Justin WoodallAlabamaFA
40Josh PinkardUSCFA
41Anderson RussellOhio St.FA
42Will HarrisUSCFA
43Dorian PorchVirginia TechFA
44James LockettTulsaFA
45Dominique HarrisTempleFA