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 Goose's 2010 Top 100 Prospects 
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Rick Gosselin's mock draft always gets a lot of pub, but his top 100 is equally as impressive. It is a good tool to use to grade the value of the first 3-4 rounds...

You have to go back to 2001 to find the last time a defensive tackle was selected in the top 3 of an NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns took Gerard Warren with the third overall choice that year.

You have to go back to 1992 to find the last time two defensive tackles went in the top 3. The Indianapolis Colts claimed Steve Emtman first and the Los Angeles Rams took Sean Gilbert third that year.

But the 2010 draft offers maybe the deepest and most talented class of defensive tackles in NFL history – and it starts at the top, where Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska and Gerald McCoy of Oklahoma sit atop the board as the two most talented players in this draft.

Only the presence of a franchise quarterback – Sam Bradford of Oklahoma – seems to be preventing Suh and McCoy from becoming the first pair of defensive tackles to go 1-2 in NFL draft history.

Suh and McCoy are three-year starters and two-time All-Big 12 selections. Suh won the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski and Outland trophies/awards for his defensive excellence in 2009. McCoy started 40 consecutive games before deciding to skip his senior season to turn pro.

Since 2000, an average of 20 defensive tackles are selected each draft. But the talent will flow deep into the seventh round in 2010 with 26 draftable tackle prospects on this board.

Pencil in Suh at No. 1 on the annual Top 100 of SportsDay. The Top 100 is compiled based on conversations with NFL general managers, personnel directors, pro and college coaches and scouts. This is not a mock draft. Teams will skip around the board on draft day to make selections that fit their needs.3. Eric BerryS, Tennessee

Berry may be the surest bet for greatness at the top of this draft board. He started all four seasons in high school and all three in college. He left high school and college as an All-America. He's leaving school early to turn pro, but benefited in 2009 by playing at Tennessee for Monte Kiffin, a veteran NFL coordinator. Safeties historically don't go high in drafts, but Berry does not feel out of place with his lofty status on this board. "At the end of the day, I believe I'm supposed to be up there with those guys," Berry said. "I believe I'm the most talented player in this draft."

1. Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
2. Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma
3. Eric Berry S Tennessee
4. San Bradford QB Oklahoma
5. Russell Okung OT Okla. St.
6. Trent Williams OT Oklahoma
7. Derrick Morgan DE Ga. Tech
8. Dan Williams DT Tennessee
9. Rolando McClain MLB Alabama
10. Dez Bryant WR Okla.St.

11. Joe Haden CB Florida
12. Anthony Davis OT Rutgers
13. Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
14. Ryan Mathews HB Fresno State
15. Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa
16. Brandon Graham DE Michigan
17. C.J. Spiller HB Clemson
18. Jason Pierre-Paul DE S. Florida
19. Earl Thomas S Texas
20. Kyle Wilson CB Boise State

21. Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech
22. Maurkice Pouncey C Florida
23. Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma
24. Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
25. Jerry Hughes DE TCU
26. Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri
27. Mike Iupati G Idaho
28. Jared Odrick DE Penn State
29. Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
30. Rodger Saffold OT Indiana

31. Tyson Alualu DE Cal
32. Sergio Kindle OLB Texas
33. Taylor Mays S Southern Cal
34. Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona
35. Jahvid Best HB Cal
36. Brian Price DT UCLA
37. Patrick Robinson CB Florida State
38. Sean Lee MLB Penn State
39. Nate Allen S S. Florida
40. Koa Misi DE Utah

41. Golden Tate WR Notre Dame
42. Daryl Washington OLB TCU
43. Chris Cook CB Virginia
44. Charles Brown OT Southern Cal
45. Everson Griffen DE Southern Cal
46. Terrence Cody NT Alabama
47. Damian Williams WR Southern Cal
48. Tony Moeaki TE Iowa
49. Ben Tate HB Auburn
50. Navorro Bowman OLB Penn State

51. Regus Benn WR Illinois
52. Colt McCoy QB Texas
53. Aaron Hernandez TE Florida
54. Jonathan Asamoah G Illinois
55. Dexter McCluster WR Mississippi
56. Linval Joseph NT E.Carolina
57. Dominique Franks CB Oklahoma
58. Corey Wootton DE Northwestern
59. Dennis Pitta TE BYU
60. Bruce Campbell OT Maryland

61. Jerome Murphy CB S.Florida
62. Zane Beadles G Utah
63. Thaddeus Gibson DE Ohio State
64. Javier Arenas CB Alabama
65. Toby Gerhart HB Stanford
66. Vladimir Ducasse OT UMass
67. Tim Tebow QB Florida
68. Eric Decker WR Minnesota
69. Jimmy Graham TE Miami-F
70. Lamarr Houston DT Texas

71. Morgan Burnett S Ga. Tech
72. Corey Peters DT Kentucky
73. Brandon LaFell WR LSU
74. Chad Jones S LSU
75. Taylor Price WR Ohio
76. Montario Hardesty HB Tennessee
77. Brandon Spikes MLB Florida
78. Emmanuel Sanders WR SMU
79. Ricky Sapp OLB Clemson
80. Al Woods DT LSU

81. Andre Roberts WR Citadel
82. Aaron Spievey CB Iowa
83. Jordan Shipley WR Texas
84. Jason Worilds DE Virginia Tech
85. Andrew Quarless TE Penn State
86. Alex Carrington DE Arkansas St.
87. Myron Lewis CB Vanderbilt
88. D'Anthony Smith DT La.Tech
89. Major Wright S Florida
90. Joe McKnight HB Southern Cal

91. Torrell Troup NT Central Fla.
92. Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
93. Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati
94. Jermaine Cunningham DE Florida
95. Selvish Capers OT W.Virginia
96. Brandon Ghee CB Wake Forest
97. T.J. Ward S Oregon
98. Ed Dickson TE Oregon
99. Eric Norwood OLB S. Carolina
100. Dorin Dickerson TE Pittsburgh

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Post Re: Goose's 2010 Top 100 Prospects
Thanks for posting this. I'm kinda surprised that he has Carlos Dunlap all the way down at 92. I knew he was falling, but damn.


April 21st, 2010, 4:47 pm
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Post Re: Goose's 2010 Top 100 Prospects
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah not included? I think he's wrong on that one. I see him going from between 60-75, possibly sooner.

Jimmy Graham not in the Top 100 either. I think he has a better chance of being in the top 100 than Tony Moeaki. And I can't say I agree with Corey Peters being a Top 100 selection.

I will not put on blinders when it comes to our QBs performances.

April 22nd, 2010, 6:38 pm
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