SMD presents his top 100 for the 2013 draft class (1-15)

Who to watch for in the 2013 draft class 1-15

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah- My #1 ranked overall prospect is a playmaker. He is every bit as good as Suh was coming out, except better.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. Keenan Allen, WR, CAL- Allen isn’t a Calvin Johnson type of prospect, but he is a great WR nonetheless. He is more on the Blackmon level.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->Kiki Mingo, DE, LSU – So much raw talent. Not as polished as fellow Tiger, Sam Montgomery, but has the higher upside.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU- the best pass rusher in the draft class. Should go top 10. Combines strength with speed.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->5. <!--[endif]-->Marcus Lattimore, RB, SC- Not the violent runner that Richardson is, but better vision and a better inside runner. Needs to stay healthy.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->6. <!--[endif]-->Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas- There isn’t a true franchise QB in this class, but Wilson is as close as it gets. Could be the next Sam Bradford, or the next Carson Palmer.. only time will tell.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->7. <!--[endif]-->DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama- Great run blocker. Big mauling type. Won’t hurt you in pass protection, but could use help at first. Isn’t Matt Kalil, but could come in and start right away for most NFL teams.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->8. <!--[endif]-->Dave Amerson, CB, NCS- Tall CB, who thrives on contact. Was my #4 prospect, but after being eaten alive by THE U, he dropped a little. Should still go top 10-15.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9. <!--[endif]-->Manti Te’o, ILB, ND – ADVISEMENT: NOT LUKE KUECHLEY. Should not be compared to him either. Te’o is a solid rock in the run game, but could be a liability in the pass game. Doesn’t show the range to cover the deep third in the 4-3, but could be great as a 3-4 ILB. Is rather short.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->10. <!--[endif]-->Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M- Huge. 6’6 310lbs. As close as it gets to the Jake Long mold, without being a top 5 prospect. May go higher than expected due to needs at LT. Only sure fire LT in the draft.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->11. <!--[endif]-->Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia- Pass rusher extraordinaire. A 3-4 team will snatch him up in the top 10 for sure.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->12. <!--[endif]-->William Gholston, DE, MSU – The Julius Peppers, Quentin Coples ect ect of this draft. He’s big, fast, strong, and smart. Best fit in a 4-3 C2 scheme like the Bears/Vikings run.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->13. <!--[endif]-->Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU- Fast, strong, smart. This dude is electric. Not only will he intercept passes, he’ll take them to the house.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->14. <!--[endif]-->Barret Jones, OL, Alabama- I have Jones rated as OL instead of OT because he has literally played all 5 spots at Bama. Won the Outland as a LT, and now is the best C in the nation.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->15. <!--[endif]-->Matt Barkley, QB, USC- Matt Barkley would have competed with Luck for the #1 spot last year, stayed for his Senior year and now…His stock has dropped. Sounds a lot like Locker’s stock. Has great mechanics, but not the strongest arm. Doesn't always make the smartest plays, and won’t win too many battles with his feet.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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