NFL Draft Value Board

By Clayton Coffman |

Sports Editor Clayton Coffman gives his take on the value of the top 32 players in the NFL draft.

Note: This isn’t a mock draft. This list ranks players in order of value.

  1. Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
    More athletic than last year’s top tackle, Jake Long
  2. Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
    Very talented defender. But does he offer upside to get better?
  3. Mark Sanchez, QB, Southern California
    Forget that he was only a starter for one year. He has it all.
  4. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
    Big-play running back that lacks only top-end speed.
  5. Rey Maualuga, LB, Southern California
    Physical skills are incredible.
  6. Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
    That screw in his foot has people worried now.
  7. Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
    Pass-blocking specialist.
  8. Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
    Has the physical tools to be great. But will his head get in the way?
  9. BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
    At times, can be a terror in the middle.
  10. Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
    Give the ball to Harvin in any situation and he’ll make it count.
  11. Vontae Davis, DB, Illinois
    Has the potential to be one of the best corners in the game.
  12. Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State
    Is this physical runner going to bust like Cedric Benson or turn into Brandon Jacobs?
  13. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
    Do-it-all athlete with game-breaking speed.
  14. Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
    Perfect skills and size to excel in 3-4 scheme.
  15. Malcolm Jenkins, DB, Ohio State
    If it wasn’t for his 4.6 forty-yard dash at the Combine, he’d be in the top ten.
  16. Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss
    Casey Hampton’s twin brother?
  17. LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh
    Next generation runner who can catch as well.
  18. Brian Cushing, LB, Southern California
    A tough and nasty player. Don’t get in his way.
  19. Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
    Whichever team takes him will have to work out some mental issues.
  20. Aaron Maybin, DE/LB, Penn State
    The next Shawne Merriman?
  21. Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
    Has the jaw-dropping moves, but does he have the hands?
  22. Everette Brown, DE/LB, Florida State
    At only 6-1, he may just turn into a situational pass rusher.
  23. Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
    After a tough upbringing, this guy has some people thinking Orlando Pace.
  24. Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
    Prototypical wideout that catches everything.
  25. Tyson Jackson, DT/DE, Louisiana State
    Put this guy anywhere on the line, and he’ll make plays.
  26. James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
    Solid defender but rarely shows up in the spotlight.
  27. Alphonso Smith, DB, Wake Forest
    Good corner that rarely gets beat on consecutive plays.
  28. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
    Runs extremely well at 270 pounds.
  29. Alex Mack, C, California
    Want a fixture on the offensive line for 10 years? Here’s your guy.
  30. Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
    Inconsistent player as a Wildcat, but has the tools.
  31. Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
    Massive road-grader that could start right away.
  32. Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa
    Tough, physical runner that gets the extra yard.
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