2015 NFL DRAFT

NFL Draft 2012: Best available players after rounds 1-3

By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst
Tackle Bobby Massie has all the physical tools to play in the NFL. (US Presswire)
Through three rounds, 95 players have been drafted to NFL teams. And with 158 selections still to be determined, there are several worthy prospects still available. Below are the top prospects, overall and by position, who might hear their names called in the final four rounds on Saturday.

Best Available - Top-10 overall
1. OT Bobby Massie, Mississippi - Not yet sum of parts, but three-year starting right tackle has excellent size, strength and athleticism to play early
2. CB Brandon Boykin, Georgia - Tenacious cover corner flashes physicality to move inside to nickel; return skills increase value
3. WR Chris Givens, Wake Forest - One of few highly-rated wideouts with excellent straight-line speed, big-play ability highly valued
4. RB Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.) - Smooth, one-cut runner with exceptional speed and burst, some durability concerns, poor man's Jamaal Charles
5. QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan State - Heady veteran with poise but only average skill-set and lacks the top-shelf arm to carry an offense
6. OLB Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma - Physical & explosive off edge as a pass rusher & strong special teams player; but where to play him?
7. DE Jared Crick, Nebraska - Coming off pectoral injury; spark plug rusher with football smarts & strength, short arms & average quickness
8. RB Chris Polk, Washington - Most impressive running back on film outside of Trent Richardson; heavy workload, injury history concerns
9. WR Marvin Jones, California - Suffered from inconsistent QB play; arguably top WR at Senior Bowl and proved speed at Combine
10. DE Billy Winn, Boise State - DE/DT tweener with fluid footwork & loose hips, but struggles to stack/shed and fight through blocks

Best Available - By position
QUARTERBACK
1. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State (6-3, 214, 4.84)
2. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State (6-4, 229, 4.90)
3. BJ Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga (6-3, 232, 4.95)
4. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois (6-2, 219, 4.76)
5. Kellen Moore, Boise State (6-0, 197, 4.94)

RUNNING BACK
1. Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.) (5-11, 212, 4.40)
2. Chris Polk, Washington (5-11, 215, 4.57)
3. Robert Turbin, Utah State (5-10, 222, 4.50)
4. Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M (5-10, 206, 4.47)
5. Chris Rainey, Florida (5-8, 180, 4.45)

WIDE RECEIVER
1. Chris Givens, Wake Forest (5-11, 198, 4.41)
2. Marvin Jones, California (6-2, 199, 4.46)
3. Juron Criner, Arizona (6-3, 224, 4.68)
4. Greg Childs, Arkansas (6-3, 219, 4.40)
5. Joe Adams, Arkansas (5-11, 179, 4.55)

TIGHT END
1. Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, 238, 4.53)
2. Orson Charles, Georgia (6-3, 251, 4.83)
3. Taylor Thompson, SMU (6-6, 259, 4.57)
4. Rhett Ellison, USC (6-5, 251, 4.88)
5. James Hanna, Oklahoma (6-4, 252, 4.49)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Bobby Massie, Mississippi (6-6, 316, 5.23)
2. Zebrie Sanders, Florida State (6-6, 320, 5.41)
3. Brandon Mosley, Auburn (6-6, 314, 5.21)
4. Tom Compton, South Dakota (6-5, 314, 5.11)
5. Matt McCants, UAB (6-6, 308, 5.52)

OFFENSIVE GUARD
1. James Brown, Troy (6-4, 306, 5.30)
2. Brandon Washington, Miami (Fla.) (6-3, 320, 5.25)
3. Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh (6-5, 317, 5.43)
4. Senio Kelemete, Washington (6-4, 307, 5.52)
5. Ronald Leary, Memphis (6-3, 315, 5.36)

CENTER
1. Ben Jones, Georgia (6-3, 303, 5.44)
2. Philip Blake, Baylor (6-3, 311, 5.25)
3. David Molk, Michigan (6-1, 298, 5.18)
4. Michael Brewster, Ohio State (6-4, 312, 5.35)
5. Quentin Saulsberry, Mississippi State (6-2, 304, 5.20)

DEFENSIVE END
1. Jared Crick, Nebraska (6-4, 279, 4.99)
2. Billy Winn, Boise State (6-4, 294, 5.00)
3. Cam Johnson, Virginia (6-4, 268, 4.81)
4. Trevor Guyton, California (6-3, 285, 5.07)
5. Jack Crawford, Penn State (6-5, 274, 4.85)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Alameda Ta'amu, Washington (6-3, 348, 5.37)
2. Josh Chapman, Alabama (6-1, 316, 5.02)
3. Hebron Fangupo, BYU (6-1, 323, 5.18)
4. Jaye Howard, Florida (6-3, 301, 4.82)
5. Mike Daniels, Iowa (6-1, 291, 4.84)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma (6-2, 253, 4.68)
2. Nigel Bradham, Florida State (6-2, 241, 4.64)
3. Josh Kaddu, Oregon (6-3, 239, 4.67)
4. Kyle Wilber, Wake Forest (6-4, 249, 4.86)
5. Terrell Manning, NC State (6-2, 237, 4.79)

INSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Keenan Robinson, Texas (6-3, 242, 4.79)
2. James-Michael Johnson, Nevada (6-1, 241, 4.68)
3. Tank Carder, TCU (6-2, 236, 4.69)
4. Audie Cole, NC State (6-4, 246, 4.81)
5. Caleb McSurdy, Montana (6-1, 245, 4.97)

CORNERBACK
1. Brandon Boykin, Georgia (5-10, 182, 4.44)
2. Trevin Wade, Arizona (5-10, 192, 4.59)
3. Ron Brooks, LSU (5-10, 190, 4.37)
4. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska (5-10, 204, 4.55)
5. Omar Bolden, Arizona State (5-10, 202, 4.54)

FREE SAFETY
1. George Iloka, Boise State (6-4, 225, 4.66)
2. Trenton Robinson, Michigan State (5-10, 195, 4.52)
3. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State (6-1, 207, 4.47)
4. Aaron Henry, Wisconsin (6-0, 208, 4.54)
5. Christian Thompson, South Carolina State (6-0, 211, 4.50)

STRONG SAFETY
1. Antonio Allen, South Carolina (6-2, 210, 4.67)
2. Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State (6-0, 213, 4.68)
3. Eddie Pleasant, Oregon (5-10, 211, 4.63)
4. Kelcie McCray, Arkansas State (6-2, 202, 4.54)
5. Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt (6-3, 216, 4.52)
 
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