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2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Looking at the prospect positional rankings

The combine begins on Thursday. Where do prospects rank now before the workouts?

Joe Robbins

The NFL Scouting Combine has arrives and begins in Indianapolis on February 20. There a whole bunch of draft hopefuls and representatives from NFL teams will be there to show off and evaluate. It gives teams to see in person and measure the physical and mental attributes to go along with the game film that teams have already looked at.

Players go in with a ranking and then their standing will be affected by what happens. Some players make meteoric rises, while others disappear.

Before the fun begins, here are how players are currently ranked at their respective positions, according to


  1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
  2. Matt Barkley, USC
  3. Mike Glennon, NC State
  4. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
  5. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

Running back:

  1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
  2. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
  3. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
  4. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
  5. Andre Ellington, Clemson

Wide Receiver:

  1. Keenan Allen, California
  2. Corderrelle Patterson, Tennessee
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
  4. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
  5. Robert Woods, USC

Tight end:

  1. Zach Ertz, Stanford
  2. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
  3. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
  4. Vance McDonald, Rice
  5. Gavin Escobar, Florida

Offensive tackle:

  1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
  2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
  3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
  4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
  5. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

Offensive guard:

  1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
  2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
  3. Larry Warford, Kentucky
  4. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
  5. Brian Winters, Kent State


  1. Barrett Jones, Alabama
  2. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
  3. Brian Schwenke, California

Defensive end:

  1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
  2. Damontre Moore, Txas A&M
  3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
  4. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
  5. Datone Jones, UCLA

Defensive tackle:

  1. Star Lotulelei, Utah
  2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
  3. Sharriff Floyd, Florida
  4. Jesse Williams, Alabama
  5. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

Outside linebacker:

  1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
  2. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
  3. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
  4. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
  5. Sean Porter, Texas A&M

Inside linebacker:

  1. Kevin Minter, LSU
  2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
  3. Kiko Alonso, Oregon
  4. Nico Johnson, Alabama


  1. Dee Milner, Alabama
  2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
  3. Desmond Trufant, Washington
  4. Johnathan Banks, Mississippi State
  5. Logan Ryan, Rutgers

Free safety:

  1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
  2. Eric Reid, LSU
  3. Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
  4. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
  5. Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

Strong safety:

  1. Matt Elam, Florida
  2. Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
  3. Shawn Williams, Georgia

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