Analyzing the Rush Linebacker Class

The rush LB class this year is very top heavy and lacks any sort of depth. Once you get outside of the top 6 to 8 prospects, you really don’t have many NFL prospects there. After the jump take a look at the breakdown of the Rush LB’s.

 

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Analyzing the Running Back Class

This year’s RB class if quite deep and has some fairly impressive talent at the top end of it. There is a good mix of short yardage backs, all purpose backs, and speed backs and you can find out more about these prospects after the jump.

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Analyzing the Guard Class

This year’s offensive guard class is loaded with good players from top to bottom and has possibly the best guard prospect in the past ten years to top it off. After the jump see all you need to know about this fantastic class of guards.

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Riley Reiff Player Profile

Riley Reiff, RT/LT, Iowa

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 300

First Word: Reiff is generally regarded as one of the elite prospects in the 2012 NFL draft.  Many believe he will transition from LT to RT in the NFL where he can better unleash his mean streak in the running game.

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Matt Kalil Player Profile

Editors Note: Hey guys. I want to introduce you to the newest member of the Draft Database staff, Ryan Craig. Ryan runs his own football related blog, beyondfootballmadness.com, and has agreed to join me here at Draft Database to continue to give you all good draft coverage. He will be writing on a wide variety of prospects and I would strongly recommend you all go out and check out his blog.

Matt Kalil, LT, USC

Height: 6’7″

Weight: 295

First Word: Kalil is the consensus top offensive tackle in this Draft and there is not a mock draft out there that does not have Kalil going in the top 5.  Kalil has been a significant contributor to a very talented USC Trojan team in each of his past two seasons.

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2 Round Mock

Finally got a 2 Round Mock done. I sprinkled in a few trades but this is more conservative than my last. Enjoy.

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck QB, Stanford

Pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point.

TRADE: St. Louis Rams trade #2 pick to Washington for their 1st, 2nd and conditional 2013 2nd round pick.

2. Washington Redskins (from Rams): Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor

This is one of the more predictable trades I can remember as Washington moves up to get RG3. The 2013 pick will become a 1st round pick if RG3 leads them to the playoffs.

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil OT, USC

The Vikings couldn’t be happier to see someone trade up for RG3 because then it means they get Kalil. He fills a big need and will protect Christian Ponder for the next 10 years.

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State

I’m going on the record now, the worst thing the Browns could possibly do is to trade up for Robert Griffin. He will just be another talented young QB with no weapons to work with that will FAIL MISERABLY. Taking an elite receiver like Blackmon will actually give whoever their QB is a chance.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne CB, LSU

Tampa is in a good situation here since its unlikely any defensive players are taken in the top 4. Claiborne fills the biggest need for the Bucs and is the top talent available who’s not Trent Richardson.

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