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2013 NFL draft: Charlotte Observer's top players by position

A recap of how the Charlotte Observer ranks the top players at each position in the 2013 NFL draft.

Defensive linemen

Rnk. Player Pos School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU 6-5 271 1
2. Sharrif Floyd DT Florida 6-3 297 1
3. Star Lotulelei DT Utah 6-3 311 1
4. Bjoern Werner DE FSU 6-3 266 1
5. Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri 6-3 295 1
6. Datone Jones DE UCLA 6-4 2831-2
7. Margus Hunt DE SMU 6-8 277 1-2
9. Cornellius Carradine DE FSU 6-4 276 2
10. Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State 6-3 320 2

Linebackers

Rnk. PlayerSchoolHt.Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Dion JordanOregon 6-6 248 1
2. Barkevious MingoLSU 6-4 241 1
3. Alec OgletreeGeorgia 6-3 242 1
4. Jarvis JonesGeorgia 6-3 245 1
5. Manti Te’oNotre Dame 6-1 241 1-2
6. Arthur BrownKansas State 6-1 241 1-2
7. Kevin MinterLSU 6-0 246 2
8. Jamie CollinsSouthern Miss 6-4 250 2
9. Sio MooreConnecticut 6-1 245 2-3
10. Jon BosticFlorida 6-1 245 3

Defensive backs

Rnk. Player Pos. School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Dee Milliner CB Alabama6-0 201 1
2. Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State 6-2210 1
3. Kenny Vaccaro S Texas 6-0214 1
4. Jonathan Cyprien S Fla. International6-0 217 1
5. Desmond Trufant CB Washington 6-0190 1-2
6. Eric Reid S LSU 6-1213 1-2
7. Matt Elam S Florida5-10 208 1-2
8. Jamar Taylor CB Boise State 5-11192 1-2
9. D.J. Hayden CB Houston 5-11191 2
10. Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi St. 6-2185 2

Quarterbacks

Rnk. Player School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Geno Smith West Virginia6-3 218 1
2. Matt Barkley USC 6-2227 1
3. Ryan Nassib Syracuse 6-2227 1
4. Tyler Wilson Arkansas6-2 215 2
5. EJ Manuel FSU6-5 237 2
6. Mike Glennon N.C. State6-7225 2-3
7. Tyler Bray Tennessee6-6 232 3
8. Zac DysertMiami (Ohio)6-3 231 3
9. Landry Jones Oklahoma6-4 225 3-4
10. Matt Scott Arizona6-2 213 3-4

Running backs

Rnk. Player School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Eddie Lacy Alabama5-11 231 1
2. Montee Ball Wisconsin 5-10214 1-2
3. Giovani Bernard N. Carolina 5-8202 1-2
4. Johnathan Franklin UCLA5-10 205 2
5. Andre Ellington Clemson5-9 199 2-3
6. Stepfan Taylor Stanford5-9 214 3
7. Le’Veon Bell Mich. State 6-1 230 3
8. Christine Michael Texas A&M 5-10220  3-4 
9. Marcus Lattimore S. Carolina5-11 221 4-5
10. Joseph Randle Okla. State6-0 204 4-5

Tight ends

Rnk. Player School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Tyler Eifert Notre Dame 6-6 250 1
2. Zach Ertz Stanford 6-5 249 1-2
3. Gavin Escobar San Diego State 6-6 254 2
4. Vance McDonald Rice 6-4 267 2-3
5. Jordan Reed Florida 6-2 236 3

Wide receivers

Rnk. Player School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Tavon AustinWest Virginia5-81741
2. Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee6-22161
3. Keenan AllenCalifornia6-22061-2
4. Robert WoodsSouthern Cal6-02012
5. DeAndre HopkinsClemson6-12142
6. Justin HunterTennessee6-41962
7. Markus WheatonOregon State5-111892-3
8. Terrance WilliamsBaylor6-22082-3
9. Quinton PattonLa. Tech6-02043
10. Stedman BaileyWest Virginia5-101933

Offensive linemen

Rnk. Name Pos. School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Luke JoeckelTTexas A&M6-63061
2. Lane JohnsonTOklahoma6-63031
3. Eric FisherTCentral Michigan6-73061
4. Jonathan CooperGNorth Carolina6-23111
5. Chance WarmackGAlabama6-23171
6. D.J. FlukerTAlabama6-53391
7. Menelik WatsonTFlorida State6-53101-2
8. Larry WarfordGKentucky6-33322
9. Travis FrederickCWisconsin6-43122
10. Justin PughTSyracuse6-43072

Specialists

Rnk. Player Pos. School Ht. Wt. Proj. Rnd.
1. Jeff Locke PUCLA6-1 209 3-4
2. Dustin Hopkins KFlorida State6-2 193 6-7
3. Quinn Sharp K/POklahoma State6-1 189 6-7
4. Caleb Sturgis KFlorida5-10 188 7
5. Brett Maher KNebraska6-0 186 7-UFA

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