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KChiefs1
05-05-2005, 11:58 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/draft/2005-05-04-draft-preview-2006_x.htm

NFL Draft 2006: First look at Top 100
By Frank Cooney, Sports Weekly
Now that we are through that murky cloud that was the 2005 NFL Draft, expect clearer skies and the ability to spot a galaxy of stars with ease as we look toward the 2006 prospects.
Even from this distant vantage point, the top quarterback seems clear, which certainly is more than could be said until the first name was called for the 2005 draft.

That's when Utah's Alex Smith finally emerged as the No. 1 quarterback. Until Smith was selected by the 49ers, there were many who believed California's Aaron Rodgers should have been the top pick.

That controversy would have been moot if Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart joined the party rather than returning to college. He is firmly atop the 2006 draft board.

Leinart is expected to be the first of several special players taken in the top 10, including D'Brickashaw Ferguson of Virginia and Marcus McNeil of Auburn, the best of a strong class at offensive tackle. This follows two down years at tackle with only two taken in each of the past two first rounds. As many as five tackles are projected for the first round in 2006 and 11 in the first three rounds.

According to ratings by NFLDraftScout.com, linebacker appears to be the strongest position at the top of the 2006 draft with 18 prospects rated in the first three rounds, including 11 outside linebackers.

These lists will certainly evolve as the college season plays out. And when the underclassmen begin to declare for the 2006 draft, maybe even Leinart's top spot won't be safe. For example, there's an athletic 6-5, 230-pound junior quarterback at Texas named Vince Young whom NFLDraftScout.com has rated as the No. 1 quarterback for 2007. For now.

A look at 100 big-time prospects:

Rank Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Proj. rd
1 QB Matt Leinart Southern California 6-5 225 4.82 1
2 OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson Virginia 6-5 298 5.08 1
3 DE Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College 6-7 261 4.74 1
4 DT Haloti Ngata Oregon 6-4 336 5.05 1
5 OT Marcus McNeill Auburn 6-8 340 5.23 1
6 ILB Ahmad Brooks Virginia 6-4 249 4.64 1
7 OT Jonathan Scott Texas 6-7 310 5.18 1
8 OLB A.J. Hawk Ohio State 6-2 242 4.52 1
9 CB Will Blackmon Boston College 6-0 198 4.45 1
10 DT Gabe Watson Michigan 6-4 333 5.19 1
11 FS Jason Allen Tennessee 6-2 200 4.36 1
12 OLB Chad Greenway Iowa 6-4 239 4.68 1
13 DT Rodrique Wright Texas 6-4 317 5.05 1
14 RB DeAngelo Williams Memphis 5-9 217 4.48 1
15 ILB Abdul Hodge Iowa 6-2 235 4.64 1
16 TE Marcedes Lewis UCLA 6-5 256 4.74 1
17 CB Jimmy Williams Virginia Tech 6-3 213 4.46 1
18 OG Max Jean-Gilles Georgia 6-4 340 5.24 1
19 OT Eric Winston Miami (Fla.) 6-7 301 4.85 1
20 WR Derek Hagan Arizona State 6-2 192 4.46 1
21 DE Loren Howard Northwestern 6-4 280 4.73 1
22 DT Orien Harris Miami (Fla.) 6-4 303 4.86 1
23 C Mike Degory Florida 6-5 314 5.26 1
24 SS Greg Threat Miami (Fla.) 6-2 193 4.52 1
25 OT Andrew Whitworth LSU 6-7 325 5.22 1
26 C Greg Eslinger Minnesota 6-2 287 5.06 1
27 FS Michael Huff Texas 6-1 200 4.47 1
28 CB Kelly Jennings Miami (Fla.) 6-0 177 4.42 1
29 ILB Leon Williams Miami (Fla.) 6-4 237 4.58 1-2
30 CB Chijioke Onyenegecha Oklahoma 6-1 206 4.36 1-2
31 ILB Roger McIntosh Miami (Fla.) 6-3 237 4.57 1-2
32 CB Darrell Hunter Miami (Ohio) 6-1 205 4.36 1-2
33 WR Jason Avant Michigan 6-1 209 4.58 1-2
34 RB DonTrell Moore New Mexico 5-10 211 4.56 1-2
35 OT Winston Justice Southern California 6-6 300 5.16 2
36 QB Bruce Gradkowski Toledo 6-2 212 4.79 2
37 TE Matt Herian Nebraska 6-5 246 4.65 2
38 DE Parys Haralson Tennessee 6-2 258 4.66 2
39 ILB Justin London UCLA 6-0 233 4.69 2
40 OLB Terna Nande Miami (Ohio) 6-2 222 4.45 2
41 DE Eric Henderson Georgia Tech 6-3 265 4.76 2
42 WR Mike Hass Oregon State 6-2 208 4.53 2
43 RB Leon Washington Florida State 5-9 202 4.52 2
44 DE Frostee Rucker Southern California 6-4 240 4.72 2
45 CB Cletis Gordon Jackson State 6-2 197 4.44 2
46 DT Dusty Dvoracek Oklahoma 6-3 293 4.88 2
47 CB Reuben Houston Georgia Tech 6-0 195 4.48 2
48 OLB D'Qwell Jackson Maryland 6-1 224 4.55 2
49 QB Brad Smith Missouri 6-2 210 4.64 2
50 FB Matt Bernstein Wisconsin 6-1 264 4.73 2
51 CB Tye Hill Clemson 5-10 180 4.37 2
52 ILB Spencer Havner UCLA 6-3 235 4.68 2
53 OG Tyler McMeans Miami (Fla.) 6-5 331 5.20 2
54 RB Wali Lundy Virginia 6-1 212 4.60 2
55 TE Tim Day Oregon 6-4 267 4.85 2
56 WR Todd Watkins Brigham Young 6-3 185 4.32 2
57 C Donovan Raiola Wisconsin 6-3 280 4.95 2
58 OLB Manny Lawson North Carolina State 6-5 228 4.70 2
59 WR Martin Nance Miami (Ohio) 6-3 215 4.48 2
60 RB Jerod Void Purdue 6-2 222 4.44 2
Rank Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. 40 Proj. rd
61 WR Maurice Stovall Notre Dame 6-5 224 4.68 2
62 DT LeKevin Smith Nebraska 6-2 310 5.10 2-3
63 RB Gerald Riggs Jr. Tennessee 6-0 220 4.55 2-3
64 OT Travis Leffew Louisville 6-4 297 5.10 2-3
65 DE Darryl Tapp Virginia Tech 6-1 264 4.70 2-3
66 OLB Bobby Carpenter Ohio State 6-3 240 4.56 2-3
67 OG Aaron Lips Louisiana Tech 6-4 312 5.20 3
68 ILB Oliver Hoyte North Carolina State 6-2 223 4.74 3
69 OLB Omar Gaither Tennessee 6-2 225 4.70 3
70 TE Dominique Byrd Southern California 6-3 255 4.65 3
71 C Marvin Philip California 6-2 286 4.90 3
72 QB Reggie McNeal Texas A&M 6-2 198 4.52 3
73 OG Matt Lentz Michigan 6-6 316 5.10 3
74 CB Alan Zemaitis Penn State 6-2 194 4.59 3
75 WR Jonathan Orr Wisconsin 6-3 183 4.50 3
76 OT Albert Toeaina Tennessee 6-6 350 4.35 3
77 OT Jami Hightower Texas A&M 6-4 355 5.46 3
78 OT Taitusi Lutui Southern California 6-6 370 5.21 3
79 OLB Travis Williams Auburn 6-1 209 4.68 3
80 P Tom Malone Southern California 6-0 190 4.80 3
81 QB Charlie Whitehurst Clemson 6-4 220 4.90 3
82 FS Pat Watkins Florida State 6-4 204 4.62 3
83 SS Jarrad Page UCLA 6-2 215 4.63 3
84 OG Davin Joseph Oklahoma 6-4 312 4.99 3
85 FB Rashon Powers-Neal Notre Dame 6-2 237 4.69 3
86 FS Muhammad Abdullah Kentucky 6-0 205 4.52 3
87 OLB A.J. Nicholson Florida State 6-2 235 4.55 3
88 DT Claude Wroten LSU 6-3 315 5.12 3
89 DT Johnny Jolly Texas A&M 6-3 292 5.10 3
90 WR David Anderson Colorado State 5-11 194 4.50 3
91 WR Jared Ellerson Minnesota 6-0 197 4.44 3
92 QB Josh Betts Miami (Ohio) 6-3 225 4.80 3
93 WR Travis Wilson Oklahoma 6-2 216 4.54 3
94 OG Ryan O'Callaghan California 6-7 340 5.20 3
95 OLB Moses Osemwegie Vanderbilt 6-0 229 4.60 3
96 CB David Pittman Northwestern State 5-11 172 4.42 3
97 WR Dallas Baker Florida 6-2 196 4.46 3-4
98 OLB Kevin Simon Tennessee 5-11 225 4.50 3-4
99 RB Selvin Young Texas 6-0 205 4.50 3-4
100 WR Mike Espy Mississippi 6-0 195 4.44 3-4

ptlyon
05-05-2005, 11:59 AM
Holy F@@k. Already?

King_Chief_Fan
05-05-2005, 11:59 AM
Here's hoping the Redskins go 12-4 and give the Donkeys a bottom pick!!

ChiefsCountry
05-05-2005, 12:05 PM
Get ready to pick at #32 this next year. Also suprised Brad Smith was #49, didnt expect him to be that high.

eazyb81
05-05-2005, 12:11 PM
Get ready to pick at #32 this next year. Also suprised Brad Smith was #49, didnt expect him to be that high.

And that was after a bad year. I wonder where he will end up if he has a season more similar to his frosh. and soph. seasons.

JimNasium
05-05-2005, 12:14 PM
Please........make.......it.........stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KChiefs1
05-05-2005, 12:52 PM
I can't see Brad Smith as a QB in the NFL! He might make a good WR though...his 40 time shocks me. I thought he was faster...4.64? :hmmm:

KCTitus
05-05-2005, 12:57 PM
There are linebackers and then there is Scanlon.

eazyb81
05-05-2005, 01:01 PM
I can't see Brad Smith as a QB in the NFL! He might make a good WR though...his 40 time shocks me. I thought he was faster...4.64? :hmmm:

I think their 40 times are just estimates, in a recent article Mizzou coaches said they have timed Brad in the sub 4.4s. It doesn't really matter now anyways, the combines will prove everything.

Calcountry
05-05-2005, 01:02 PM
Are you ready for some football?

CoMoChief
05-05-2005, 01:07 PM
Brad Smith cant throw the ball worth a shit, regardless of what scheme Pinkel decides to **** him up with. Smith will probably be the next Eric Crouch, but not drafted as high.

Frosty
05-05-2005, 02:05 PM
42 WR Mike Hass Oregon State 6-2 208 4.53 2

Let the pimpin' begin! :D

Mile High Mania
05-05-2005, 02:08 PM
9 months from now, 30 of that top 100 will have fallen greatly and roughly 15 or so new guys will crack the top 30. Waay too early.

Frankie
05-05-2005, 02:36 PM
So according to this the Chiefs will be picking CB Darrell Hunter. :hmmm: He has a good name for a CB, I say.

shakesthecat
05-05-2005, 02:41 PM
I have a hard time believing the 4 of the top 100 players are from Miami of Ohio.

Iowanian
05-05-2005, 02:57 PM
There are linebackers and then there is Scanlon.

Speaking of LBs.......I wouldn't be a BIT suprised to see both of the Hawkeye LBs in the top 20. watch them this season. They are great, but we'll find out how good, as they'll be playing behind and entire new Dline.