.NET Draft 2007: Final Position Rankings

It's getting down the crunch time. Oakland is on the clock, actually they've been there since September of last year, but it all comes down on Saturday as all 32 teams prepare for the annual NFL Draft which kicks off at noon EST. Ryan Rigmaiden, Seahawks.NET's draft guru, gives us his final positional projection in this article. See if you agree...

Note: This evaluation is based on how I personally grade these players, not to what the Seahawks might grade them. Schemes play a huge role in how front offices stack their Draft boards, but this board is based on overall talent. Also, all players are judged strictly on what they can do on the field. Players with character concerns will be noted.

**Because I haven't scouted a single kicker or punter this year, I'm leaving them off the list.

Quarterbacks

1. JaMarcus Russell, LSU
2. Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
3. Drew Stanton, Michigan State
4. Trent Edwards, Stanford
5. Kevin Kolb, QB Houston
6. Jonathan Beck, BYU
7. Jordan Palmer, UTEP
8. Troy Smith, Ohio State
9. Jared Zabransky, Boise State
10. Jeff Rowe, Nevada


Running Backs

1. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
2. Marshawn Lynch, Cal (character risk)
3. Kenny Irons, Auburn
4. Lorenzo Booker, Florida State
5. Antonio Pittman, Ohio State
6. Brian Leonard, Rutgers (FB)
7. Mike Bush, Louisville
8. Brandon Jackson, Nebraska
9. Chris Henry, Arizona
10. DeShawn Wynn, Florida


Wide Receivers

1. Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
2. Dwayne Bowe, LSU
3. Robert Meachem, Tennessee
4. Ted Ginn, Ohio State
5. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State
6. Craig Davis, LSU
7. Steve Smith, USC
8. Sidney Rice, South Carolina
9. Dwayne Jarrett, USC
10. Jason Hill, Washington State


Tight Ends

1. Zach Miller, Arizona State
2. Greg Olsen, Miami
3. Ben Patrick, Delaware
4. Michael Allan, Whitworth
5. Kevin Boss, Western Oregon
6. Scott Chandler, Iowa
7. Martrez Milner, Georgia
8. Matt Spaeth, Minnesota
9. Johnny Harline, BYU
10. Clark Harris, Rutgers


Offensive Tackles

1. Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
2. Levi Brown, Penn State
3. Joe Staley, Western Michigan
4. Tony Ugoh, Arkansas
5. Ryan Harris, Notre Dame
6. Doug Free, Northern Illinois
7. Mike Otto, Purdue
8. James Marten, Boston College
9. Allen Barbre, Missouri Southern
10. Julius Wilson, Alabama Birmingham


Guards/Centers

1. Ben Grubbs, G Auburn
2. Justin Blalock, T/G Texas
3. Arron Sears, T/G Tennessee
4. Ryan Kalil, C USC
5. Josh Beekman, G Boston College
6. Andy Alleman, G Akron
7. Marshall Yanda, T/G Iowa
8. Manny Ramirez, G Texas Tech
9. Samson Satele, G/C Hawaii
10. Mansfield Wrotto, Georgia Tech


Defensive Ends

1. Gaines Adams, Clemson
2. Adam Carriker, Nebraska (DT)
3. Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas
4. Anthony Spencer, Purdue (3-4 OLB)
5. Jarvis Moss, Florida (3-4 OLB)
6. Charles Johnson, Georgia
7. LaMarr Woodley, Michigan (3-4 OLB)
8. Tim Crowder, Texas
9. Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame
10. Ikaika Alama-Francis, Hawaii


Defensive Tackles

1. Amobi Okoye, Louisville
2. Alan Branch, Michigan
3. Marcus Thomas, Florida (character risk)
4. Justin Harrell, Tennessee
5. Adam Carriker, Nebraska (DE)
6. Tank Tyler, N.C. State
7. Brandon Mebane, Cal
8. Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
9. Turk McBride, Tennessee
10. Ryan McBean, Oklahoma State (3-4 DE)


Linebackers

1. Patrick Willis, ILB Ole Miss
2. Lawrence Timmons, OLB Florida State
3. Jon Beason, OLB Miami
4. Paul Posluszny, ILB/OLB Penn State
5. David Harris, ILB Michigan
6. Rufus Alexander, OLB Oklahoma
7. Buster Davis, ILB Florida State
8. Stewart Bradley, OLB Nebraska
9. Justin Durant, ILB/OLB Hampton
10. Quincy Black, OLB New Mexico


Cornerbacks

1. Leon Hall, Michigan
2. Darrelle Revis, Pitt
3. Aaron Ross, Texas
4. Eric Wright, UNLV (character risk)
5. Chris Houston, Arkansas
6. Daymeion Hughes, Cal
7. Tanard Jackson, Syracuse (FS)
8. Marcus McCauley, Fresno State
9. Jonathan Wade, Tennessee
10. Josh Wilson, Maryland


Safeties

1. LaRon Landry, FS/SS LSU
2. Brandon Meriweather, FS Miami (character risk)
3. Reggie Nelson, FS Florida
4. Michael Griffin, FS/SS Texas
5. Tanard Jackson, FS Syracuse (CB)
6. Eric Weddle, SS Utah
7. Josh Gattis, FS Wake Forest
8. Sabby Piscitelli, SS Oregon State
9. John Wendling, FS/SS Wyoming
10. Michael Johnson, SS Arizona


As usual, any questions or comments can be sent to rlrigmaiden@hotmail.com. Thanks for taking the time to write in.


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