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PostSubject: Gil Brandt's HOT 100 (+40) 2015   Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:39 am

Here it is... The list you (and 32 teams front office personnel gurus) have been waiting for-


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Every NFL draft is a little bit different. While this year's class probably doesn't have as many elite players at the top as we've seen in previous years, there will be a lot of very good players from the middle of the first round to the middle of the second, starting from about No. 12 on my Hot 100 rankings to about No. 50. That tier of players is probably a better group this year than it was last year. In particular, there's a very strong group of wide receivers and running backs this year.

In addition, I believe the top three players in my rankings each have the ability to be perennial Pro Bowl players.

Without further ado, here are my Hot 100 prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The 40-yard-dash times listed below were hand-timed.

1. Leonard Williams, DL, USC
A three-year player, Williams (6-4 5/8, 302 pounds, 4.91 40) is a special athlete who totaled six sacks in the 2014 season along with 76 tackles and 22 quarterback pressures.

2. Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida
Fowler (6-2 5/8, 261 pounds, 4.56 40), a three-year player from Florida, can play standing up or with his hand on the ground. He had 8.5 sacks and 60 tackles last season.

3. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Of Cooper's (6-0 7/8, 211 pounds, 4.31 40) 124 catches last season, 77 of them went for first downs, and he had 16 touchdowns. He had six drops, including four vs. LSU.

4. Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
White (6-2 5/8, 215 pounds, 4.27 40) played two seasons at West Virginia and broke out with 109 catches and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Of his 163 targets, he had just five drops.

5. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Winston (6-3 3/4, 231 pounds, 4.91 40) redshirted as a freshman and played only two years, but he's very smart and has a good football IQ. Last season he completed 305 of 467 passes, with 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

6. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Gurley (6-0 5/8, 222 pounds, no 40 time) will have to be medically cleared from his knee injury. Before he was hurt last season, he rushed for 911 yards on 123 carries (7.4-yard average) with nine touchdowns. He will block and can catch out of the backfield.

7. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
A three-year player, Mariota (6-foot-3 3/4, 222 pounds, 4.43 40) does not call plays or take the ball under center, but he averaged 9 yards per play and had a 42-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

8. Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Scherff (6-4 5/8, 319 pounds, 5.00 40) is a four-year player who has great punch and was well coached at Iowa. He's very much like Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys last year.

9. Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Waynes (6-0 1/8, 186 pounds, 4.23 40) was burned 25 times on 59 targets, meaning he was beaten for a catch just 42.4 percent time, a strong figure. He gave up one touchdown and also had 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

10. Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
Perriman (6-2, 212 pounds, 4.24 40 at pro day) is a strong receiver (18 reps in bench press). He had eight drops last season, but none in his last four games. In addition, 76 percent of his catches went for a first down, and he had nine touchdown receptions.

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22. Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
Johnson (6-foot 1/4, 188 pounds, 4.43 40) ran 3.89 in the short shuttle. He was burned 24 times on 45 targets, or 53.3 percent of the time, which ranks low among the top CB prospects. He gave up one touchdown and had seven passes defensed.

23. Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska
Gregory's (6-4 7/8, 235 pounds, 4.61 40) off-field problems drop him from the top 10, but he's a talented pass rusher who posted 17.5 sacks the past two years.

24. Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
Brown (6-2 3/8, 319 pounds, 5.05 40) moves well for a defensive lineman and had seven sacks, but none of them came against offensive linemen ranked in the top 50 at their position. He had a very good game against BYU, with three sacks and 11 tackles.

25. Landon Collins, SS, Alabama
Collins (6-0, 228 pounds, 4.31 40) was burned 26 times on 51 targets, or 50.1 percent of the time, which is right around the average for top DB prospects. He had trouble vs. big receivers. He finished last season with three interceptions and 95 tackles.

26. Cameron Erving, C, Florida State
Erving (6-5 1/2, 313 pounds, 5.09 40) is a two-position player who gave up 2.5 sacks as a tackle and none as a center; the 2.5 sacks he allowed came against pass rushers ranked in the top 25 at their position.

27. Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
Peters (5-11 5/8, 197 pounds, 4.47 40) is one of the top talents at his position this year. He was burned just 16 times on 42 targets (38.1 percent) and had three interceptions. He was dismissed from Washington with five games left in the season.

28. Byron Jones, CB, UConn
Jones (6-foot 5/8, 199 pounds, 4.40 40) is an outstanding athlete. He missed the last part of the 2014 season with an injury, but was burned just 10 times on 27 targets (37 percent), giving up no touchdowns.

as you can see, there are still plenty of juicy prospects around the time the Steelers draft. It is said that if there is any draft to trade down to acquire extra 3rd round picks, this is the year to do it.


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PostSubject: Re: Gil Brandt's HOT 100 (+40) 2015   Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:47 am

if this list was indicative of how the picks will come off the board (which it certainly isnt) i would be more than happy with-

Rd 1- Kevin Johnson CB
2- Nate Orchard DE
3- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB
4- Markus Golden LB
5- Nick Boyle TE

with a G, RB, & WR rounding out the list


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PostSubject: Re: Gil Brandt's HOT 100 (+40) 2015   Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:25 am

Mike Mayock releases his top 100-


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1. Leonard Williams, DT, USC
2. Dante Fowler, Jr., DE, Florida
3. Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
4. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
6. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7. Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
8. Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
9. DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
10. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

11. Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky
12. Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
13. Vic Beasley, LB, Clemson
14. Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
15. Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
16. La'el Collins, OT, LSU
17. Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
18. Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
19. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
20. Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

21. Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.)
22. Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
23. Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
24. Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
25. D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
26. Cameron Erving, C, Florida State
27. Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
28. Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
29. Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
30. Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State


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