OT Luke Joeckel emerged as the highest rated prospect in the Rumblings community. With him emerging as the clear front runner - about triple the vote of anyone else - it was time to shut that poll down and move on to the 2nd highest rated guy. Again, the idea is to identify our 2nd rated player overall - not who the Bills would/should pick or who the Jaguars would/should pick. When you look at the remaining 19 guys on the list, who do you think is the best prospect available?
I averaged the results for 3 websites. The top 18 guys - plus QBs Barkely and Wilson - were (in no particular order, though lumped by position):
1. OT Luke Joeckel
2. Your choice of:
OT Eric Fisher, OT Lane Johnson, OG Chance Warmack, OG Jonathan Cooper, DE/OLB Dion jordan, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah, DE Bjoern Werner, OLB Jarvis Jones, DT Sharrif Floyd, DT Sheldon Richardson, DT Star Lotuleli, CB Dee Milliner, 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.
If we get north of 100 votes and have a clear front runner I'll shut down the #2 post and open the #3 post. If it is neck and neck it will have to run a little longer. I'm not sure when Brian needs to make his pick so I do need to move this along as people's sentiments become clear.
Sidebar: Please don't rec these posts. I'm hoping that Brian or Matt will delete or hide each previous post in this series so that they don't hog up a bunch of room in the FanPost section--all we need is the one that is currently running.
Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.