Gak! With the flood of free agency inspired posts (Keep ‘em coming! They're far more entertaining than, you know, work.) the 6th post in this series got booted off the front page with only 50 votes showing. Since no one ever looks at older posts, DT Star Lotuleli gets the nod and we move on to the 7th slot.
OT Luke Joeckel emerged as the highest rated prospect in the Rumblings community. OLB Jarvis Jones earned the second slot. DT Sharrif Floyd, who barely lost out to Jones for #2, came in third. OT Eric Fisher - who has been knocking on the door - got the nod for the fourth slot. CB Dee Milliner was voted 5th best player in the draft. DT Star Lotuleli comes in 6th.
Remember, this is not a poll about who Buffalo or Arizona or anyone else would/should pick at #6 but the player that you believe is the next best guy available at whatever position--whether he fits a team need or not.
I averaged the results for 3 draft websites. The top 18 guys - plus QBs Barkely and Wilson - were:
1. OT Luke Joeckel
2. OLB Jarvis Jones
3. DT Sharrif Floyd
4. OT Eric Fisher
5. CB Dee Milliner
6. DT Star Lotuleli
7. Your choice of:
OT Lane Johnson, OG Chance Warmack, OG Jonathan Cooper, DE/OLB Dion Jordan, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah, DE Bjoern Werner, DT Sheldon Richardson, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Keenan Allen, QB Geno Smith
QB Matt Barkley and QB Tyler Wilson did not make the top 20 but are in the mix due to the QB overvaluing that tends to happen on draft day. S Kenny Vaccaro, CB Desmond Trufant, WR Travon Austin, OT DJ Fluker, ILB Alex Ogletree, DE Damontre Moore and TE Tyler Eifert didn't average in the top 18 so they missed the cut.
We're down to 14 total prospects now that 6 have been slotted. I'm not adding in players to keep the number at 20. The idea here is to build just the Rumblings top 10.