2013 NFL Draft: Buffalo Rumblings' Top 100 prospects

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Jason Pieri's Top 100 Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Every year, I put together a top prospect board for myself in preparation for the NFL Draft. (At least when I can, that is.) Last year, I had to do a mad scramble over the past month to put this list together. This year, I lost January and March completely, and couldn't get to a full 150 players. So I pared the list down to 100, and I'm ready to publish my list in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday.

Players were graded using a draft system that Brian, kaisertown and I came up with a couple years ago. It's based on Dan Kadar's draft criteria, but simplified and streamlined for the purposes of producing a numerical grading system. It's not perfect, but no system is ever perfect.

There might be a couple shocker in my grades. That's alright in my view. I go by what I see, and only use other online opinions to check on my own work. Also, while the talent was thin at the top, I have first round grades on players well into round two - it's a good draft to have second round picks. And, there are the quarterbacks. I'll share my thoughts on them in my next story. Overall, though, my grades are a reflection of what I've seen and my opinions of these players, all of whom I hope become great professionals. Here are my my Top 100 for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Rank Player Position School Grade
1 Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M 4.8
2 Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia 4.7
3 Star Lotulelei DT Utah 4.65
4 Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan 4.6
5 Chance Warmack OG Alabama 4.6
6 Dion Jordan OLB Oregon 4.55
7 Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina 4.55
8 Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma 4.5
9 Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame 4.5
10 Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri 4.45
11 Barkevious Mingo DE LSU 4.45
12 Dee Milliner CB Alabama 4.4
13 Ezekiel Ansah DE Brigham Young 4.4
14 Alec Ogletree ILB Georgia 4.4
15 Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina 4.4
16 Geno Smith QB West Virginia 4.4
17 Sharrif Floyd DT Florida 4.35
18 D.J. Fluker OT Alabama 4.3
19 Bjoern Werner DE Florida State 4.3
20 Justin Hunter WR Tennessee 4.3
21 Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse 4.3
22 Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame 4.25
23 Kenny Vaccaro S Texas 4.25
24 Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee 4.25
25 Tavon Austin WR West Virginia 4.2
26 Keenan Allen WR California 4.2
27 Sio Moore OLB Connecticut 4.2
28 Eric Reid S LSU 4.2
29 Matt Barkley QB USC 4.2
30 Mike Glennon QB North Carolina State 4.15
31 Desmond Trufant CB Washington 4.1
32 John Jenkins DT Georgia 4.1
33 Menelik Watson OT Florida State 4.1
34 Jamar Taylor CB Boise State 4.1
35 Kyle Long OG Oregon 4.1
36 Jesse Williams DT Alabama 4.1
37 Arthur Brown OLB Kansas State 4.1
38 Travis Frederick OC Wisconsin 4.05
39 E.J. Manuel QB Florida State 4.05
40 Zach Ertz TE Stanford 4
41 Robert Woods WR USC 4
42 DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson 4
43 Matt Elam S Florida 4
44 Gavin Escobar TE San Diego State 4
45 Andre Ellington RB Clemson 4
46 Christine Michael RB Texas A&M 4
47 Brennan Williams OT North Carolina 4
48 Mike Gillislee RB Florida 4
49 Levine Toilolo TE Stanford 4
50 D.J. Hayden CB Houston 3.95
51 D.J. Swearinger S South Carolina 3.95
52 Tavarres King WR Georgia 3.95
53 Datone Jones DE UCLA 3.9
54 Kawann Short DT Purdue 3.9
55 Cornellius Carradine DE Florida State 3.9
56 Eddie Lacy RB Alabama 3.9
57 Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech 3.9
58 Montee Ball RB Wisconsin 3.9
59 Darius Slay CB Mississippi State 3.9
60 Markus Wheaton WR Oregon State 3.9
61 Kevin Reddick ILB North Carolina 3.9
62 Dallas Thomas OG Tennessee 3.9
63 Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina 3.9
64 Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M 3.9
65 Dion Sims TE Michigan State 3.9
66 Landry Jones QB Oklahoma 3.9
67 Margus Hunt DE Southern Methodist 3.85
68 Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi State 3.85
69 Barrett Jones OC Alabama 3.85
70 Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas 3.85
71 Justin Pugh OT Syracuse 3.8
72 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB Connecticut 3.8
73 Kevin Minter ILB LSU 3.8
74 Sam Montgomery DE LSU 3.8
75 Alex Okafor DE Texas 3.8
76 Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia 3.8
77 Brian Schwenke OC California 3.8
78 Le'veon Bell RB Michigan State 3.8
79 Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina 3.8
80 Da'rick Rogers WR Tennessee 3.8
81 Josh Boyce WR TCU 3.8
82 Chris Gragg TE Arkansas 3.8
83 Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA 3.8
84 Zac Dysert QB Miami (OH) 3.8
85 Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State 3.75
86 Terrance Williams WR Baylor 3.75
87 Larry Warford OG Kentucky 3.75
88 Aaron Dobson WR Marshall 3.75
89 Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati 3.75
90 Robert Alford CB Southeastern Louisiana 3.75
91 Vance Mcdonald TE Rice 3.75
92 Hugh Thornton OG Illinois 3.75
93 Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State 3.75
94 Kwame Geathers DT Georgia 3.75
95 Aaron Mellette WR Elon 3.75
96 Leerentee McCray OLB Florida 3.75
97 Tyler Bray QB Tennessee 3.75
98 Johnathan Cyprien S Florida International 3.7
99 Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M 3.7
100 Khaseem Greene OLB Rutgers 3.7
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