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Rumblings Draft Scouting: Top 28 NFL Draft Prospects

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Welcome, Buffalo Rumblings, to our first official post-season draft post. Over the past several months, the scouting staff here at Rumblings - consisting of 'Der Jaeger,' 'kaisertown' and myself - have been diligently watching college football games (many more than I ever thought I'd watch), taking notes, and most recently, grading top 2010 NFL Draft prospects. We by no means claim to be professional scouts; we're simply hoping to add real observation and methodology to our annual draft discussions with this exercise.

We've got a lot planned over the next couple of months. Der Jaeger created a basic grading system to apply to each prospect; we'll explain that system to you. We'll be talking about specific prospects, specific positions, and, of course, how those players and positions fit in with the re-building effort of the Buffalo Bills. We'll be unveiling far more detailed scouting lists than what you see after the jump. Trust us; we've got you covered this draft season.

We wanted to start off our official draft posts with a quick glimpse at our top-rated prospects. Right now, we have 28 players that have earned a grade of four (out of five) or higher; for now, we're calling them the 28 prospects that have first-round grades. This list is subject to change, though it won't be of the radical kind you typically see as the draft process unfolds. Consider this a 'teaser' to the ton of content we'll be providing for you through the end of May. After the jump, our first, and biggest, crack at the top of the 2010 NFL Draft class. Questions and comments are welcome.

# Name Pos. College Ht. Wt. Class Grade
1 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska 6'4" 302 SR 4.90
2 Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma 6'4" 298 JR 4.73
3 Eric Berry S Tennessee 5'11" 203 JR 4.65
4 Rolando McClain ILB Alabama 6'4" 256 JR 4.63
5 Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma 6'4" 218 JR 4.45
6 Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State 6'2" 210 JR 4.43
7 Joe Haden CB Florida 5'11" 190 JR 4.38
8 Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame 6'3" 223 JR 4.38
9 Anthony Davis OT Rutgers 6'6" 330 JR 4.37
10 Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa 6'6" 304 JR 4.32
11 Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State 6'5" 300 SR 4.30
12 C.J. Spiller RB Clemson 5'11" 195 SR 4.30
13 Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech 5'11" 235 JR 4.23
14 Bruce Campbell OT Maryland 6'7" 310 JR 4.22
15 Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech 6'4" 275 JR 4.20
16 Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri 6'1" 241 SR 4.18
17 Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma 6'6" 262 SR 4.17
18 Arthur Jones DT Syracuse 6'3" 295 SR 4.13
19 Earl Thomas S Texas 5'10" 197 SO 4.12
20 Damian Williams WR USC 6'1" 190 JR 4.12
21 Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona 6'5" 265 JR 4.12
22 Sergio Kindle DE Texas 6'4" 254 SR 4.10
23 Reshad Jones S Georgia 6'2" 215 JR 4.08
24 Maurkice Pouncey C Florida 6'5" 318 JR 4.07
25 Brian Price DT UCLA 6'2" 300 JR 4.07
26 Taylor Mays S USC 6'3" 231 SR 4.05
27 Eric Norwood DE South Carolina 6'1" 246 SR 4.02
28 Golden Tate WR Notre Dame 5'11" 195 JR 4.02