2011 NFL Draft: Best Prospects Available After Day One

Da'Quan BowersAfter a first round that had 6 players ranked outside my Top 50 prospects selected, there are many great prospects still available. Here’s the breakdown of the best left for tomorrow:

1. Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Knee injury obviously dropped him a lot on draft day, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer kid. I really hope this knee injury is being overblown and he’ll be successful in the NFL. An elite talent, even if he has 4-5 good years left on his knee, he has to be worth a high second round pick.

2. Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami (FL)
Our number three rated receiver, ahead of Jonathan Baldwin who went ahead of him, Hankerson isn’t shocker to fall and could be coveted by many teams that couldn’t get to Green or Julio. He could be a guy teams trade up for in the 2nd round, as Cleveland and St. Louis could pounce early.

 

3. Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
Fell probably because of character and so many other defensive ends having value here, Sheard could be a steal of a pick for a team picking in the upper 2nd round. He has explosiveness and relentless as a pass rusher, and could fit in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

4. Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
Likely will last until the late second round because of a positive test for marijuana, Houston could be a steal as a 3-4 rusher. An incredible first step off the edge, teams could view his talent as too great, and take a gamble on him.

5. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
Thought was he was rising up boards thanks to his character checking out by many, Austin could be one of the most talent defensive tackles in this class. At times during his junior year, he looked as explosive and dynamic as Nick Fairley and Gerald McCoy were. he could be steal in the early 2nd.

6. Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova
Best tackle available, he’s maybe the only guy left that teams feel could start at right tackle early in the NFL. Ijalana was rumored to be in the mix for a few teams in the 20-25 range, and I could see a team like the Giants trading up to secure him as their pick.

7. Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
The drafts 2nd best running back, Williams could fall a bit thanks to teams not really coveting the running back position. He has Jahvid Best type of explosiveness and could make a similar impact early on.

8. Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
A do it all type receiver who has a Steve Smith, Johnny Knox type skill set, Jernigan could be a 2nd round receiver that teams view as a playmaker and a starter early on. Not sure where he fits as of now, but finding a speedster who can get separation is rare, and he could be a high second rounder.

9. Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
Our number four rated defensive tackle, he could end up being the drafts best nose tackle. Ellis has the athleticism of a defensive end and the size of a nose tackle, and despite character concerns, he could be a high second round pick to a team like Minnesota or Tennessee.

10. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (FL)
Another potential starter early on, he could be a safer pick than Jimmy Smith and can fit in almost any defensive system as a cornerback. Not sure who would target him, but the cornerback market is slim after he and Aaron Williams.

BIG BOARD

Name Pos College
1 . Da’Quan Bowers - DE - Clemson
2 . Leonard Hankerson - WR - Miami (FL)
3 . Jabaal Sheard - DE - Pittsburgh
4 . Justin Houston - OLB - Georgia
5 . Marvin Austin - DT - North Carolina
6 . Ben Ijalana - OT - Villanova
7 . Ryan Williams - RB - Virginia Tech
8 . Jerrel Jernigan - WR - Troy
9 . Kenrick Ellis - DT - Hampton
10 . Brandon Harris - CB - Miami (FL)
11 . Kelvin Sheppard - ILB - LSU
12 . Martez Wilson - OLB - Illinois
13 . Drake Nevis - DT - LSU
14 . Colin McCarthy - OLB - Miami (FL)
15 . Ras-I Dowling - CB - Virginia
16 . Colin Kaepernick - QB - Nevada
17 . Akeem Ayers - OLB - UCLA
18 . Kyle Rudolph - TE - Notre Dame
19 . Bruce Carter - OLB - North Carolina
20 . Vincent Brown - WR - San Diego State
21 . Jordan Todman - RB - Uconn
22 . Christian Ballard - DT - Iowa
23 . Ryan Mallett - QB - Arkansas
24 . Titus Young - WR - Boise State
25 . Aaron Williams - CB - Texas
26 . Greg Jones - ILB - Michigan State
27 . Randall Cobb - WR - Kentucky
28 . Rahim Moore - S - UCLA
29 . Clint Boling - OG - Georgia
30 . Daniel Thomas - RB - Kansas State
31 . Nate Irving - ILB - NC State
32 . Dontay Moch - OLB - Nevada
33 . Rashard Carmichael - CB - Virginia Tech
34 . Mikel LeShoure - RB - Illinois
35 . Stephen Paea - DT - Oregon State
36 . Sam Acho - DE - Texas
37 . Kendric Burney - CB - North Carolina
38 . Jason Pinkston - OT - Pittsburgh
39 . Rodney Hudson - OG - Florida State
40 . Jalil Brown - CB - Colorado
41 . Stefan Wisniewski - C - Penn State
42 . Greg Little - WR - North Carolina
43 . Derrick Locke - RB - Kentucky
44 . Torrey Smith - WR - Maryland
45 . Casey Matthews - OLB - Oregon
46 . Mason Foster - OLB - Washington
47 . Demarcus Van Dyke - CB - Miami (FL)
48 . Edmund Gates - WR - Abilene Christian
49 . Luke Stocker - TE - Tennessee
50 . KJ Wright - OLB - Mississippi State
51 . Marcus Gilchrist - CB - Clemson
52 . Quan Sturdivant - ILB - North Carolina
53 . Justin Rogers - CB - Richmond
54 . Ahmad Black - S - Florida
55 . Demarco Murray - RB - Oklahoma
56 . Martin Parker - DT - Richmond
57 . Brooks Reed - DE - Arizona
58 . Shane Vereen - RB - California
59 . Greg Romeus - DE - Pittsburgh
60 . Brandon Burton - CB - Utah
61 . Orlando Franklin - OG - Miami (FL)
62 . Taiwan Jones - RB - Eastern Washington
63 . Lawrence Wilson - OLB - UConn
64 . Davon House - CB - New Mexico State
65 . Curtis Brown - CB - Texas
66 . DeAndre McDaniel - S - Clemson
67 . Greg McElroy - QB - Alabama
68 . Stanley Havilli - FB - USC
69 . Demarcus Love - OT - Arkansas
70 . Brandon Fusco - C - Slippery Rock
71 . Mario Harvey - OLB - Marshall
72 . Andy Dalton - QB - TCU
73 . Jurrell Casey - DT - USC
74 . DJ Williams - TE - Arkansas
75 . Jamie Harper - RB - Clemson
76 . Markell Carter - DE - Central Arkansas
77 . Deunta Williams - S - North Carolina
78 . Jonas Mouton - OLB - Michigan
79 . David Mims - OT - Virginia Union
80 . Kendall Hunter - RB - Oklahoma State
81 . Tandon Doss - WR - Indiana
82 . Jarvis Jenkins - DT - Clemson
83 . Allen Bailey - DT - Miami (FL)
84 . Marcus Cannon - OG - TCU
85 . Armon Binns - WR - Cincinnati
86 . Robert Sands - S - West Virginia
87 . Mark Herzlich - OLB - Boston College
88 . Jake Kirkpatrick - C - TCU
89 . Jeremy Kerley - WR - TCU
90 . Rob Housler - TE - Florida Atlantic
91 . Korey Lindsay-Woods - CB - Southern Illinois
92 . Jeron Johnson - S - Boise State
93 . Sione Fua - DT - Stanford
94 . Jawiquan Jarrett - S - Temple
95 . Terrence Tolliver - WR - LSU
96 . Cedric Thornton - DT - Southern Arkansas
97 . Pat Devlin - QB - Delaware
98 . Dwayne Harris - WR - East Carolina
99 . Jeremy Beal - DE - Oklahoma
100 . Quinton Carter - S - Oklahoma
101 . Kris O’Dowd - C - USC
102 . Jarriel King - OG - South Carolina
103 . Chris Carter - OLB - Fresno State
104 . Lester Jean - WR - Florida Atlantic
105 . James Brewer - OT - Indiana
106 . Dion Lewis - RB - Pittsburgh
107 . Chris Rucker - CB - Michigan State
108 . Joe Lefeged - S - Rutgers
109 . Lance Kendricks - TE - Wisconsin
110 . Da’Rel Scott - RB - Maryland
111 . Will Rackley - OG - Lehigh
112 . Virgil Green - TE - Nevada
113 . Mark Legree - S - Appalachian State
114 . Roy Helu Jr. - RB - Nebraska
115 . Johnny Patrick - CB - Louisville 
116 . Josh Bynes - ILB - Auburn
117 . Julius Thomas - TE - Portland State
118 . Austin Pettis - WR - Boise State
119 . Steven Ridley - RB - LSU
120 . Chris Hairston - OT - Clemson
121 . Shareece Wright - CB - USC
122 . Eric McBride - ILB - Richmond
123 . Jah Reid - OT - Central Florida
124 . Allen Bradford - RB - USC
125 . Colin Baxter - C - Arizona
126 . Mike Mohammed - ILB - California
127 . Greg Lloyd - DE - UConn
128 . Bilal Powell - RB - Louisville 
129 . Ricky Stanzi - QB - Iowa
130 . Owen Marecic - FB - Stanford
131 . Greg Salas - WR - Hawaii
132 . Chimdi Checkwa - CB - Ohio State
133 . Bruce Miller - DE - Central Florida
134 . Denarius Moore - WR - Tennessee
135 . Pernell McPhee - DE - Mississippi State
136 . Ryan Jones - CB - NW Missouri State
137 . Kevin Hughes - OG - SE Louisiana State
138 . Terrell McClain - DT - South Florida
139 . Darren Evans - RB - Virginia Tech
140 . Lee Smith - TE - Marshall
141 . Ross Homan - OLB - Ohio State
142 . Davonte Shannon - S - Buffalo
143 . Doug Hogue - OLB - Syracuse
144 . Scott Lustrus - ILB - UConn
145 . Jacquizz Rodgers - RB - Oregon State
146 . Ronald Johnson - WR - USC
147 . Jerrell Powe - DT - Ole Miss
148 . Joseph Barksdale - OT - LSU
149 . Cortez Allen - CB - Citadel
150 . Davon Morgan - S - Virginia Tech
151 . Josh Portis - QB - California (PA)
152 . Courtney Smith - WR - South Alabama
153 . Daniel Kilgore - OG - Appalachian State
154 . DJ Smith - OLB - Appalachian State
155 . Anthony Gaitor - CB - Florida International
156 . Tyler Sash - S - Iowa
157 . John Moffitt - OG - Wisconsin
158 . ZaVious Robbins - WR - Hardin-Simmons
159 . Alex Green - RB - Hawaii
160 . TJ Yates - QB - North Carolina
161 . Cecil Shorts - WR - Mount Union
162 . Patrick DiMarco - FB - South Carolina
163 . Lee Ziemba - OG - Auburn
164 . Derrell Smith - ILB - Syracuse
165 . Brian Lainhart - S - Kent State
166 . Josh Thomas - CB - Buffalo
167 . Stephen Schilling - OG - Michigan
168 . Pierre Allen - DE - Nebraska
169 . Chris White - ILB - Mississippi State
170 . Niles Paul - WR - Nebraska
171 . DeQuin Evans - DE - Kentucky
172 . Chykie Brown - CB - Texas
173 . Andrew Lewis - DT - Syracuse
174 . DeAndre Brown - WR - Southern Miss
175 . D’Aundre Reed - DE - Arizona
176 . Jabara Williams - OLB - Stephen F. Austin
177 . Graig Cooper - RB - Miami (FL)
178 . Tim Barnes - C - Missouri
179 . Lawrence Guy - DT - Arizona State
180 . Kyle Hix - OT - Texas
181 . Ian Williams - DT - Notre Dame
182 . Steven Friday - DE - Virginia Tech
183 . Devon Torrence - CB - Ohio State
184 . Kendall Smith - ILB - Florida state
185 . Cameron Bradfield - OT - Grand Valley State
186 . Daniel Allen - DE - Southern Conn. St.
187 . Adam Froman - QB - Louisville 
188 . Darvin Adams - WR - Auburn
189 . Mike McNeil - TE - Nebraska
190 . Matt Murphy - OG - UNLV
191 . Derrick Newton - OT - Arkansas State
192 . Chad Spann - RB - North Illinois
193 . Orie Lemon - OLB - Oklahoma State
194 . Ray Dominguez - OT - Arkansas
195 . Owen Spencer - WR - NC State
196 . Marquis Kirkland - ILB - Villanova
197 . Jason Kelce - OG - Cincinnati
198 . Brandon Bair - DT - Oregon
199 . Mike Hartline - QB - Kentucky
200 . Henry Hynopski - FB - Pittsburgh
201 . Jeff Maehl - WR - Oregon
202 . Jerrard Tarrant - S - Georgia Tech
203 . Nate Bussey - OLB - Louisville 
204 . Da’Norris Searcy - S - North Carolina
205 . John Graves - DT - Virginia Tech
206 . Ricardo Lockette - WR - Fort Valley State
207 . Ben Chappell - QB - Indiana
208 . Charlie Gantt - TE - Michigan State
209 . JC Brignone - C - Mississippi State
210 . Elisha Joseph - DT - Temple
211 . Stephen Skelton - TE - Fordham
212 . Eric Gordon - OLB - Michigan State
213 . Eric Hagg - S - Nebraska
214 . Chris Neild - DT - West Virginia
215 . Shiloh Keo - S - Idaho
216 . Brian Duncan - ILB - Texas Tech
217 . Shaun Chappas - FB - Georgia
218 . Ugo Chinesa - DE - Oklahoma State
219 . Will Hill - S - Florida
220 . Brian Rolle - OLB - Ohio State
221 . JT Thomas - OLB - West Virginia
222 . Karl Klug - DE - Iowa
223 . Donald Buckram - RB - UTEP
224 . Schuylar Oordt - TE - Northern Iowa
225 . Adam Grant - OT - Arizona
226 . Alex Linnenhol - C - Oregon State
227 . Anthony Bratton - S - Delaware
228 . Alex Wujiciak - ILB - Maryland
229 . Bryant Browning - OG - Ohio State
230 . Zane Taylor - C - Utah
231 . Kendell Lockett - DE - Ole Miss
232 . Niles Brinkley - S - Wisconsin
233 . Ricky Elmore - DE - Arizona
234 . David Arkin - OG - Missouri State
235 . Michael Mogan - OLB - USC
236 . Dane Sanzenbacher - WR - Ohio State
237 . Charles Clay - FB - Tulsa
238 . Johnny White - RB - North Carl
239 . Lucas Patterson - DT - Texas A&M
240 . Jimmy Young - WR - TCU
241 . Akeem Dent - ILB - Georgia
242 . Aldrick Robinson - WR - SMU
243 . Adrian Taylor - DT - Oklahoma
244 . Carl Johnson - OG - Florida
245 . Mario Fanin - RB - Auburn
246 . Tyrod Taylor - QB - Virginia Tech
247 . Stephen Burton - WR - West Texas A&M
248 . Damien Berry - RB - Miami (FL)
249 . Chris Conte - S - California
250 . Scooter Berry - DT - West Virginia
251 . Anthony Allen - RB - Georgia Tech
252 . Evan Royster - RB - Penn State
253 . Michael Morgan - OLB - USC
254 . Terrell Zachary - WR - Auburn
255 . Delone Carter - RB - Syracuse
256 . Ricky Lumpkin - DT - Kentucky
257 . Kevin Kowalski - C - Toledo
258 . Frank Kearse - DT - Alabama A&M
259 . Markus White - DE - Florida State
260 . Brandyn Thompson - CB - Boise State
261 . Mario Butler - CB - Georgia
262 . Justin Winters - OLB - Buffalo
263 . Justin Boren - OG - Ohio State
264 . Vance Cuff - CB - Georgia
265 . Ryan Winterswyk - DE - Boise State
266 . Buster Skrine - CB - Chattanooga
267 . Brandon Peguese - OLB - Hampton
268 . Odrick Ray - DT - Tulsa
269 . Preston Dial - TE - Alabama
270 . Alan Pelc - OT - North Carolina
271 . Scotty McKnight - WR - Colorado
272 . Jon Freeney - DE - Rutgers
273 . Allen Reisner - TE - Iowa
274 . Brandon Hogan - CB - West Virginia
275 . Scott Tolzien - QB - Wisconsin
276 . Lawrence Marsh - DT - Florida
277 . Jacob Sims - OT - South Florida
278 . Zack Hurd - OG - UConn
279 . Zach Pianalto - TE - North Carolina
280 . Soeren Wendland - OT - Liberty
281 . Kyle Miller - TE - Mount Union
282 . Mark Dell - WR - Michigan State
283 . Detron Lewis - WR - Texas Tech
284 . Shaun Draughn - RB - North Carolina
285 . Thomas Claiborn - OG - Boston College
286 . Adrian Moten - OLB - Maryland
287 . Jay Valai - S - Wisconsin
288 . Brandon Bing - CB - Rutgers
289 . Derrelll Johnson-Koulianos - WR - Iowa
290 . Tori Gurley - WR - South Carolina
291 . Andre Holmes - WR - Hampton
292 . Jeff Van Camp - QB - Florida Atlantic
293 . Yaky Ibia - DT - Towson
294 . Anthony Walters - CB - Delaware
295 . Ben Thayer - TE - Eastern Michigan
296 . Ryan Pugh - C - Auburn
297 . Ollie Ogbu - DT - Penn State
298 . Armon Robinson - WR - Miami (OH)
299 . Angus Quigley - RB - Kansas
300 . Jerrod Johnson - QB - Texas A&M
301 . Corey O’Daniel - OT - Gardner-Webb
302 . Zac Etheridge - S - Auburn
303 . Colby Whitlock - DT - Texas Tech
304 . Noel Devine - RB - West Virginia
305 . Weslye Sanders - TE - South Carolina
306 . Jai Eugene - S - LSU
307 . Nathan Enderle - QB - Idaho
308 . Pat Lazear - ILB - West Virginia
309 . Baron Batch - RB - Texas Tech
310 . Tysonn Poots - WR - Southern Utah
311 . Taylor Potts - QB - Texas Tech
312 . Demarco Sampson - WR - San Diego State
313 . Stafford Gatling - DE - Ohio 
314 . Lawon Scott - DE - Ole Miss
315 . Kamar Aiken - WR - UCF
316 . Ryan Whalen - WR - Stanford
317 . Nick Claytor - OT - Georgia Tech
318 . Thomas Weaver - DT - Villanova
319 . Kris Adams - WR - Auburn
320 . AJ Jones - OLB - Florida
321 . Shaky Smithson - WR - Utah
322 . Matt Asiata - RB - Utah
323 . Chris Walker - DE - Tennessee
324 . Quinten Davie - OLB - Northwestern
325 . Ryan Bartholomew - C - Syracuse
326 . Mike Person - OT - Montana State
327 . Chris Matthews - WR - Kentucky
328 . Johnny Cuolreath - OT - South Carolina St.
329 . Charlie Noonan - DT - Rutgers
330 . Kris Durham - WR - Georgia
331 . Richard Gordon - TE - Miami (FL)
332 . Theo Sherman - OG - James Madison
333 . David Carter - DE - UCLA
334 . Cobrani Mixon - OLB - Kent State
335 . Terrence McCoy - WR - Texas A&M
336 . Dreu Young - TE - NC State
337 . Derek Hall - OT - Stanford
338 . Nick Reveiz - OLB - Tennessee
339 . Alex Frye - CB - Wake Forest
340 . Ted Laurent - DT - Ole Miss
341 . Mike Cannon - OG - New Mexico
342 . Armondo Allen - RB - Notre Dame
343 . OJ Murdock - WR - Fort Hays State
344 . Jabari Fletcher - OLB - Appalachian State
345 . Alex Albright - DE - Boston College
346 . Darrin Wells - CB - Notre Dame
347 . Tavarious Polo - CB - Florida Atlantic
348 . Dwight Dasher - WR - Middle Tenn. State
349 . Brandon Saine - RB - Ohio State
350 . Christian Anthony - DE - Grambling State
351 . John Griffin - RB - Massachusettes
352 . Courtney Harris - DE - North Alabama
353 . Dorian Wood - OLB - Kent State
354 . CJ Gable - RB - USC
355 . Jamere Holland - WR - Lindenwood
356 . Cameron Graham - TE - Louisville 
357 . Mike Blanc - DT - Auburn
358 . Dontae Davis - WR - Hampton
359 . Lametrius Davis - CB - Hawaii
360 . James Cleveland - WR - Houston
361 . Jock Sanders - WR - West Virginia
362 . Terrence Thomas - OLB - Villanova
363 . Julius Wilkerson - OLB - South Carolina St.
364 . Greg Ellingston - WR - Florida International
365 . Jeremiah Hunter - OLB - Iowa
366 Eric Hedin - DE - Linfield
367 Ron Parker - S - Newberry
368 Jordan Cameron - TE - USC

 



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