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1) Chance Warmack (6-2/317)
Warmack is a powerful and punishing offensive guard at the point of attack. He helped pave the way for the Alabama rushing attack the past three seasons. Warmack has a great lower body, strong punch and good feet. Warwack is nasty and tenacious and considered one of the top offensive guard prospects of late. Believe it or not Warmack as a longer reach then Joeckel and Fisher.
2) Jonathan Cooper (6-3/311)
Cooper is a very athletic offensive guard prospect with a great lower body. He’s also strong up top. At NFL Combine he put up 33 reps on the bench press. Cooper played virtually all four years in Chapel Hill but did battle some injuries. He is a very good blocker on the move. He can play either guard position as well as center so his versatility adds to his value. He could be drafted ahead of Warmack.
3) Kyle Long (6-6/313)
Long signed with FSU to play baseball out of high school and pitched briefly for the Seminoles. He left Tallahassee for Saddleback College to play football before signing with the Ducks. This is a raw but terrific athlete, especially considering his size. His father is Howie Long and his brother is Chris Long of the Rams. Some think he can play tackle in the NFL. He played both positions at Oregon.
4) Dallas Thomas (6-5/306)
Thomas was an offensive tackle who started for two seasons before moving inside to guard this past year. He was 2nd team all-conference this past season in a league with some outstanding guard talent. His versatility makes him more coveted because he can play multiple OL positions on the front.
5) Larry Warford (6-3/332)
Warford was first team All-SEC and didn't allow a sack in 2012. He's a huge offensive guard with deceptively quick feet. Warford is strong at the point of attack. Don’t let body type and forty time fool you. He can play in short space and be a force. He’s very good in the run game.
6) Brian Winters (6-4/320)
Not many players in this draft got as much playing experience as Winters. He started 50 games and played all four years at Kent State. This is a guard that can really get after it. He’s strong and physical. Winters gets off the ball and has good feet. He has had some shoulder issues in the past.
7) Alvin Bailey (6-3/312)
How good was Bailey as a Razorback? He basically started every game over the past three seasons for Arkansas in the SEC. He has good size and great arm length for a guard. Bailey moves very well. He just needs to keep working on technique and the fundamentals of the position. The talent is there.
8) Hugh Thornton (6-3/320)
At times Thornton is overpowering and simply a road grader in the middle. He has good size and very good arm length for an interior offensive lineman. He’s so aggressive that it sometimes gets him in trouble. He had over two dozen starts for Illinois and saw a lot of time at tackle.
9) Earl Watford (6-3/300)
This is a small school offensive guard that moves well. At 300-pounds he ran 5.06 at the NFL Combine in Indy. Watford has a nice base and shows good feet in pass pro. He also gets off the ball and attacks in the run game. He has two big knocks entering the draft. First, he didn’t exactly play against great competition at the college level. Second, he needs to get stronger for NFL play.
10) Jeff Baca (6-3/302)
Baca actually first began playing offensive tackle for the Bruins before moving to guard as a sophomore. There he played on both the left and right side. Baca is pretty light on his feet and can move very well side to side. He ran a good short shuttle at NFL Combine in Indy (4.44). He can be nasty at times, especially in the run game. The one big knock to his game is his overall strength but that is something he can certainly work on.
11) Chris Barker (6-2/305)
This is an offensive guard that does everything pretty well. He’s athletic and can move, especially laterally. He was a four-year starter at Nevada that just needs to continue to work on his technique and strength.
12) J.C. Tretter (6-3.5/307)
Tretter is a terrific athlete. He’s a former high school quarterback that was supposed to play tight end in college. But he grew into an offensive lineman. He moved to left tackle two seasons ago, where he started 20 games. This is a terrific athlete at this position. Tretter has excellent feet and pretty good strength. Scouts don’t know exactly how good he really is because of the competition he played against.
13) Ryan Jensen (6-4/305)
Colorado State – Pueblo
Jensen is a late riser who has steadily climbed the charts over the past few months. He played tackle in college but projects inside at guard. He’s a finisher, who plays with a nasty and relentless attitude. He has good feet and looks equally adept in the run game and in pass pro.
14) Travis Bond (6-5.5/329)
This is a tall guard prospect with 35.5” long arms. He moves fairly well and shows good feet. Bond plays with good balance and a good base. Sometimes his height is an issue and he needs to learn to consistently play with more leverage.
15) Edmund Kugbila (6-4/317)
Kugbila was born in Ghana. This is a kid that had SEC interest coming out of high school but lacked the necessary academics. He landed at Valdosta State. There, he started out at offensive tackle before moving inside to guard.
16) Eric Herman (6-4/320)
Herman got a ton of playing time while at Ohio, starting 51 games for the Bobcats. Shorter arm length (32”) than most in the draft at this position. At this stage he’s more developed in the run game than in pass pro. He’s strong, putting up 32 reps at the NFL Combine in Indy.
17) Sam Brenner (6-3/307)
Mainly played guard over the past two seasons for the Utes but had some spot duty at tackle. He moves well and is fairly athletic. At times Brenner tends to play high and it gets him in trouble. He could be a better leverage player. Brenner's versatility adds to his value. Did some work at center for his pro day.
18) Blaize Foltz (6-4/320)
Foltz played early on at TCU before suffering a knee injury in 2010. He found his form this past season and played well for the Horned Frogs. Foltz is a strong, inside player who uses his hands pretty effectively. He’s also has very good strength.
19) Omoregie Uzzi (6-3/300)
This is a very quick guard prospect that moves well inside the tackle box. Uzzi is a good run blocker and plays with good leverage. He can surprise you with his pass blocking skills but still needs some work in this area of his game.
20) Chris Hubbard (6-4.5/291)
Hubbard was recruited by some big schools and was committed to UCLA. Then they made a coaching change and he decided to attend UAB. This is an athletic guard prospect that can really move well for a big man. He’s finally starting to fill out his long arm as Hubbard has always had problems putting on weight. He had a great pro day, running a sub-5.0 forty. He could be a nice late find for an NFL team.
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FULL DATABASE OVERALL RANKINGS WILL BE UPDATED from 1-300 on April 24. The current top 300 doesn't parallel the new positional rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft.