2013 NFL Draft: Top 100 Big Board

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2013 NFL Draft Big Board

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The 2013 NFL Draft is here. All the months and hours upon hours of film study by NFL franchises and draftniks alike all build to this. Tonight 32 young men will have what is almost certainly a lifelong dream to be a first round pick in the NFL draft. It’s the culmination of years of work and for me personally, every time one of those players walk up on stage and meet commissioner Roger Goodell it makes me all warm and fuzzy. The draft is the biggest sports event in the world that doesn’t involve a competition, and it grows in its scope every year.

With that, a staple of the draftnik arsenal is the big board. Some analysts do a top 25, some get fancy with a top 32, and some go over the top with a top 300. I choose middle ground and every year I publish a top 100 prospects. It’s important to understand what these top 100 prospects represent. This is not my 100 personal favorite prospects. It does not automatically coordinate with my positional rankings and will almost certainly not coincide with my final mock draft.

This is a list that is the 100 players I believe will be drafted in the first 100 picks. Mock drafts are fun, but ultimately darts at a dart board. A top 100 is different. An accurate top 100 is aligning with the way the league thinks. It’s hard to get that many players right. Part of this list goes strictly in my order of preference. Check the top 50 and you will get a fairly good picture of who my 50 favorite players are in this draft with a few exceptions. 51-100 and all bets are off.

Another big part of the top 100 is the contest that The Huddle Report does every year where they grade out somewhere upwards of 75 top 100 lists by various experts. Over the past five years, my average has placed me in the top 15, and I strive to do better every year. Enjoy my list, share it out and feel free to pick it apart.

Curt covers the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL draft, and college football. Connect with Curt on Twitter @nfldraftboard.

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1-Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M

2-Star Lotulelei, DT Utah

3-Sheldon Richardson, DT Missouri

4-Marcus Trufant, CB Washington

5-Chance Warmack, OG Alabama

6-Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan

7-Dion Jordan, DE Oregon

8-Dee Milliner, CB Alabama

9-Arthur Brown, LB Kansas State

10-Barkevious Mingo, DE LSU

11-Shariff Floyd, DT Florida

12-Geno Smith, QB West Virginia

13-Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma

14-Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia

15-Kenny Vaccaro, S Texas

16-Jonathan Cooper, OG North Carolina

17-Tank Carradine, DE Florida State

18-Jarvis Jones, DE Georgia

19-Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee

20-Tyler Eifert, TE Notre Dame

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21-Jesse Williams, DT Alabama

22-Johnthan Banks, CB Mississippi State

23-DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson

24-Bjoern Werner, DE Florida State

25-Xavier Rhodes, CB Florida State

26- Datone Jones, DE UCLA

27-Alec Ogletree, LB Georgia

28-Keenan Allen, WR Cal

29-DJ Fluker, OT Alabama

30-Damontre Moore, DE Texas A&M

31-Sylvester Williams, DT North Carolina

32-Ezekiel Ansah, DE BYU

33-Tyler Wilson, QB Arkansas

34-Quinton Patton, WR La. Tech.

35-Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama

36-Johnathan Hankins, DT Ohio State

37-Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee

38-Gio Bernard, RB North Carolina

39-Eric Reid, S LSU

40-Ryan Nassib, QB Syracuse

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41-Matt Barkley, QB USC

42-Robert Woods, QB USC

43-Larry Warford, OG Kentucky

44-Sio Moore, LB Uconn

45-Jamar Taylor, CB Boise State

46-Manti Te’o, LB Notre Dame

47-Jonathan Cyprien, S Florida International

48-DJ Hayden, CB Houston

49-Hugh Thornton, OG Illinois

50-Robert Alford, CB SE Louisiana

51-Menelik Watson, OT Florida State

52-Darius Slay, CB Mississippi State

53-Kevin Minter, LB LSU

54-Matt Elam, S Florida

55-Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon State

56-Dallas Thomas, OT Tennessee

57-Jordan Poyer, CB Oregon State

58-Zach Ertz, TE Stanford

59-Corey Lemonier, DE Auburn

60-Justin Pugh, OT Syracuse

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61-Johnathan Franklin, RB UCLA

62-Kawann Short, DT Purdue

63-Jordan Reed, TE Florida

64-Kyle Long, OT Oregon

65-Terron Armstead, OT Arkansas Pine-Bluff

66-Margus Hunt, DE SMU

67-John Jenkins, DT Georgia

68-Vance McDonald, TE Nevada

69-Stedman Bailey, WR West Virginia

70-Brandon Williams, DT Missouri Southern

71-Sanders Commings, CB Georgia

72-DJ Swearinger, S South Carolina

73-Da’Rick Rogers, WR Tennessee Tech

74-Zac Dysert, QB Miami(OH)

75-Barrett Jones, C Alabama

76-Christine Michael, RB Texas A&M

77-Sam Montgomery, DE LSU

78-Brian Schwenke, C Cal

79-Andre Ellington, RB Clemson

80-Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina

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81-Travis Fredrick, OG Wisconsin

82-Mike Glennon, QB North Carolina State

83-Brian Winters, OG Kent State

84-Zaviar Gooden, LB Missouri

85-Terrance Williams, WR Baylor

86-Jamie Collins, LB Southern Miss

87-Brennan Williams, OT North Carolina

88-David Bakhtiari, OT Colorado

89-Shamarko Thomas, S Syracuse

90-Montee Ball, RB Wisconsin

91-Blidi Breh-Wilson, CB Syracuse

92-Logan Ryan, CB Rutgers

93-David Amerson, CB North Carolina State

94-Dwayne Gratz, CB Uconn

95-Will Davis, CB Utah State

96-Gavin Escobar, TE San Diego State

97-Malliciah Goodman, DE Clemson

98- Jordan Hill, Penn State

99-LeVeon Bell, RB Michigan State

100-Aaron Dobson, WR Marshall

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