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

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 1
2 Gerald McCoy Oklahoma 1
3 Dan Williams Tennessee 1
4 Jared Odrick Penn St. 1
5 Brian Price UCLA 1-2
6 Tyson Alualu California 2
7 Cam Thomas North Carolina 2
8 Terrence Cody Alabama 2
9 Torrell Troup Central Florida 3
10 Geno Atkins Georgia 3
11 Lamarr Houston Texas 3
12 Arthur Jones Syracuse 3
13 Linval Joseph East Carolina 3
14 Michael Neal Purdue 3-4
15 Jeff Owens Georgia 3-4
16 Brandon Deaderick Alabama 4
17 Earl Mitchell Arizona 4
18 Nate Collins Virginia 5
19 Doug Worthington Ohio St. 5
20 Corey Peters Kentucky 5
21 Vince Oghobaase Duke 5
22 D’Anthony Smith Louisiana Tech 5
23 Kade Weston Georgia 5-6
24 Aleric Mullins North Carolina 5-6
25 Malcolm Sheppard Arkansas 6-7
26 Al Woods LSU 6-7
27 Charles Alexander LSU 6-7
28 Jay Ross E. Carolina 7
29 Lorenzo Washington Alabama FA
30 Andre Neblett Temple FA
31 Callahan Bright Shaw FA
32 Abe Koroma S. Illinois FA
33 Jake Ricks Auburn FA
34 Ekom Udofia Stanford FA
35 Boo Robinson Wake Forest FA
36 Cordarrow Thompson Virginia Tech FA
37 Averell Spicer USC FA
38 Mick Williams Pittsburgh FA

Defensive End

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Brandon Graham* Michigan 1
2 Derrick Morgan Georgia Tech 1
3 Jason Pierre-Paul* South Florida 1
4 Jerry Hughes* TCU 1-2
5 Sergio Kindle* Texas 1-2
6 Everson Griffen* USC 1-2
7 Corey Wootton Northwestern 2
8 Carlos Dunlap** Florida 2
9 Koa Misi* Utah 2
10 Alex Carrington** Arkansas St. 2
11 Ricky Sapp* Clemson 2
12 Jason Worilds* Virginia Tech 3
13 Thaddeus Gibson* Ohio St. 3
14 Daniel Te’o-Nesheim* Washington 4
15 Jermaine Cunningham* Florida 4
16 Austen Lane Murray St. 4
17 Antonio Coleman* Auburn 4-5
18 Rahim Alem* LSU 4-5
19 Arthur Moats James Madison 4-5
20 C.J. Wilson E. Carolina 5
21 Greg Hardy Mississippi 5
22 Lindsay Witten* Connecticut 5
23 Cameron Sheffield* Troy 5
24 Brandon Lang* Troy 5
25 Clifton Geathers** South Carolina 5-6
26 Jeffrey Fitzgerald** Kansas St. 6
27 George Selvie South Florida 6
28 Dexter Davis* Arizona St. 6
29 Chris McCoy* Middle Tennessee St. 6-7
30 Alex Daniels* Cincinnati 6-7
31 Jammie Kirlew* Indina 6-7
32 Greg Middleton Indiana 7
33 Willie Young* North Carolina St. 7
34 Erik Lorig** Stanford 7
35 O’Brien Schofield* Wisconsin 7-FA
36 Adrian Tracy* William & Mary FA
37 E.J. Wilson** North Carolina FA
38 Junior Galette* Stillman FA
39 Kevin Basped Nevada FA
40 George Johnson* Rutgers FA
41 Hall Davis Louisiana-Lafayette FA
42 James Ruffin* N. Iowa FA
43 Danny Batten* South Dakota St. FA
44 Lawrence Wilson Ohio St. FA
45 John Fletcher Wyoming FA
46 Jarvis Geathers* Central Florida FA
47 Larry Hart* Central Arkansas FA

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

Inside Linebacker

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Rolando McClain Alabama 1
2 Sean Lee Penn St. 2-3
3 Brandon Spikes Florida 3-4
4 Jamar Chaney Mississippi St. 3-4
5 Donald Butler Washington 3-4
6 Pat Angerer Iowa 4
7 Phillip Dillard Nebraska 5-6
8 Josh Hull Penn St. 5-6
9 Micah Johnson Kentucky 5-6
10 Mike McLaughlin Boston College 6
11 Boris Lee Troy FA
12 Joe Pawelek Baylor FA
13 Daryl Sharpton Miami FA
14 Ryan D’Imperio Rutgers FA
15 Lee Campbell Minnesota FA
16 Travis Goethel Arizona St. FA
17 Matt Mayberry Indiana FA
18 Vincent Rey Duke FA
19 Alex Joseph Temple FA
20 Jacob Cutera LSU FA
21 Ryan Reynolds Oklahoma FA

Outside Linebacker

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Sean Weatherspoon Missouri 1-2
2 Navorro Bowman Penn St. 2
3 Daryl Washington TCU 2
4 A.J. Edds Iowa 3
5 Eric Norwood South Carolina 3
6 Roddrick Muckleroy Texas 3-4
7 Rennie Curran Georgia 4
8 Kavell Conner Clemson 4
9 Dekoda Watson Florida St. 4-5
10 Perry Riley LSU 5
11 Justin Cole San Jose St. 5-6
12 Jason Beauchamp UNLV 6
13 Keenan Clayton Oklahoma 6
14 Nathan Triplett Minnesota 6-7
15 Kyle Bosworth UCLA 6-7
16 Simoni Lawrence Minnesota 7
17 Stevenson Sylvester Utah 7
18 Keaton Kristick Oregon St. 7
19 Kion Wilson South Florida 7
20 Sam Maxwell Kentucky FA
21 Ryan Stamper Florida FA
22 Marlon Williams Texas Tech FA
23 Rico McCoy Tennessee FA
24 Cory Reamer Alabama FA
25 Sedric Griffin Georgia Tech FA

Cornerback

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Joe Haden Florida 1
2 Kyle Wilson Boise St. 1
3 Patrick Robinson Florida St. 1-2
4 Devin McCourty Rutgers 1
5 Kareem Jackson Alabama 1-2
6 Chris Cook Virginia 2
7 Brandon Ghee Wake Forest 2-3
8 Dominique Franks Oklahoma 2-3
9 Jerome Murphy South Florida 3
10 Akwasi Owusu-Ansah Indiana(PA) 3
11 Amari Spievey Iowa 3
12 Alterraun Verner UCLA 3-4
13 Kevin Thomas USC 3-4
14 Perrish Cox Oklahoma St. 3-4
15 Myron Lewis Vanderbilt 4
16 Javier Arenas Alabama 4
17 Syd’Quan Thompson California 4
18 Devin Ross Arizona 4-5
19 Joshua Moore Kansas St. 4-5
20 Brian Jackson Oklahoma 5
21 A.J. Jefferson Fresno St. 5
22 Trevard Lindley Kentucky 5
23 Chris Hawkins LSU 5
24 Sherrick McManis Northwestern 5
25 Ben Burney Colorado 5-6
26 Walter McFadden Auburn 6
27 Patrick Stoudamire W. Illinois 6
28 Donovan Warren Michigan 6
29 Crezdon Butler Clemson 6
30 David Pender Purdue 6
31 R.J. Stanford Utah 6-7
32 Sam Shields Miami 7
33 Nolan Carroll Maryland 7
34 Jamar Wall Texas Tech 7
35 Dennis Rogan Tennessee FA
36 Terrence Johnson California (PA) FA
37 Walter Thurmond III Oregon FA
38 Chris Chancellor Clemson FA
39 Brad Jones Cincinnati FA
40 Raphael Priest TCU FA
41 Stephan Virgil Virginia Tech FA
42 Marshay Green Mississippi FA
43 Robert McClain Connecticut FA
44 Johnny Sears E. Michigan FA
45 Thad Turner Ohio FA
46 Cornelius Brown UTEP FA
47 Antwane Cox Bethune-Cookman FA
48 Aaron Berry Pittsburgh FA
49 Jorrick Calvin Troy FA
50 A.J. Wallace Penn St. FA
51 Traye Simmons Minnesota FA
52 Bryan McCann SMU FA
53 Prince Miller Georgia FA
54 Josh Morris Weber St. FA
55 Marquis Johnson Alabama FA

Safety

Rank Full Name School Rnd
1 Eric Berry Tennessee 1
2 Earl Thomas Texas 1
3 Nate Allen South Florida 2
4 Taylor Mays USC 1-2
5 Morgan Burnett Georgia Tech 2
6 T.J. Ward Oregon 2-3
7 Chad Jones LSU 2-3
8 Major Wright Florida 3
9 Reshad Jones Georgia 3
10 Darrell Stuckey Kansas 4
11 Kam Chancellor Virginia Tech 4-5
12 Robert Johnson Utah 4-5
13 Kurt Coleman Ohio St. 4-5
14 Myron Rolle Florida St. 5
15 Lucien Antoine Oklahoma St. 5-6
16 Larry Asante Nebraska 5-6
17 Darian Stewart South Carolina 6
18 Harry Coleman LSU 6
19 Kyle McCarthey Notre Dame 6
20 Van Eskridge East Carolina 6-7
21 Quentin Scott N. Iowa 6-7
22 Cody Grimm Virginia Tech 7
23 Jonathan Amaya Nevada 7
24 Barry Church Toledo 7
25 Kendrick Lewis Mississippi FA
26 Chris Maragos Wisconsin FA
27 Aaron Webster Cincinnati FA
28 Terrell Skinner Maryland FA
29 Randy Phillips Miami FA
30 Danny McCray LSU FA
31 Nick Polk Indiana FA
32 Shann Schillinger Montana FA
33 Nick Sanford San Diego St. FA
34 Jeromy Miles Massachusetts FA
35 Jordan Lake Baylor FA
36 Mike Newton Buffalo FA
37 Matt O’Hanlon Nebraska FA
38 Stevie Brown Michigan FA
39 Justin Woodall Alabama FA
40 Josh Pinkard USC FA
41 Anderson Russell Ohio St. FA
42 Will Harris USC FA
43 Dorian Porch Virginia Tech FA
44 James Lockett Tulsa FA
45 Dominique Harris Temple FA