Tony Pauline from DraftInsider.net has updated his big board with the 2013 NFL Draft less than two weeks away. Here are some takeaways from the Top 32 shown below ...
- It's a strong draft class for teams selecting early that are searching for help on both the offensive and defensive lines. Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel is Pauline's No. 1 player in this draft class and is one of six offensive linemen in the Top 32. Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei of Utah is the No. 2 overall prospect and one of nine defensive linemen in the Top 32.
- Where will the quarterbacks be drafted? Pauline has two in his Top 32 with Geno Smith of West Virginia atop to signal caller list at No. 19 overall. Matt Barkley of USC checked in at No. 24.
- It's not a good year if you are in search of premier talent at the skill positions. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is the top pass catcher at No. 14 overall followed by Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert at No. 18. There are no running backs in the Top 32.
Tony Pauline's Top 32 Big Board Rank Player School Year 1 OT Luke Joeckel Texas A&M 3-Jr. 2 DT Star Lotulelei Utah 5-Sr. 3 OLB Barkevious Mingo LSU 4-Jr. 4 OLB Dion Jordan Oregon 5-Sr. 5 CB Dee Milliner Alabama 3-Jr. 6 OT Eric Fisher Central Michigan 4-Sr. 7 OLB Jarvis Jones Georgia 4-Jr. 8 DT Shariff Floyd Florida 3-Jr. 9 G Chance Warmack Alabama 5-Sr. 10 OLB Damontre Moore Texas A&M 3-Jr. 11 DE Bjoern Werner Florida State 3-Jr. 12 DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU 5-Sr. 13 G Jonathan Cooper North Carolina 5-Sr. 14 WR Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee 3-Jr. 15 DT Sheldon Richardson Missouri 4-Jr. 16 OT Lane Johnson Oklahoma 5-Sr. 17 S Kenny Vaccaro Texas 4-Sr. 18 TE Tyler Eifert Notre Dame 4-Jr. 19 QB Geno Smith West Virginia 4-Sr. 20 WR Keenan Allen California 3-Jr. 21 LB Alec Ogletree Georgia 3-Jr. 22 WR Tavon Austin West Virginia 4-Sr. 23 CB Xavier Rhodes Florida State 4-Sr. 24 QB Matt Barkley USC 4-Sr. 25 DT Jesse Williams Alabama 4-Sr. 26 CB Desmond Trufant Washington 4-Sr. 27 OT D.J. Fluker Alabama 4-Jr. 28 LB Kevin Minter LSU 4-Jr. 29 DT Johnathan Hankins Ohio State 3-Jr. 30 S Matt Elam Florida 3-Jr. 31 DE Datone Jones UCLA 5-Sr. 32 DT Sylvester Williams North Carolina 4-Sr.
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