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Mayok's Draft positional rankings: Pro days influence player stocks

With pro days in the rearview mirror, Mike Mayock updates his position-by-position rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft. Changes are noted below each position, with the player's former ranking in parentheses.



  1. Andrew Luck, Stanford
  2. Robert Griffin III, Baylor
  3. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
  4. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
  5. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State

Running Back

  1. Trent Richardson, Alabama
  2. Doug Martin, Boise State
  3. David Wilson, Virginia Tech
  4. Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.)
  5. LaMichael James, Oregon

Wide Receiver

  1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
  2. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
  3. Kendall Wright, Baylor
  4. Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
  5. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina

Tight End

  1. Coby Fleener, Stanford
  2. Dwayne Allen, Clemson
  3. Orson Charles, Georgia
  4. Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
  5. James Hanna, Oklahoma

Offensive Tackle

  1. Matt Kalil, USC
  2. Riley Reiff, Iowa
  3. Mike Adams, Ohio State
  4. Jonathan Martin, Stanford
  5. Cordy Glenn, Georgia

Rise: Adams (4)
Fall: Martin (3)


  1. David DeCastro, Stanford
  2. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
  3. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
  4. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
  5. Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)


  1. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
  2. Philip Blake, Baylor
  3. Ben Jones, Georgia
  4. David Molk, Michigan
  5. Michael Brewster, Ohio State

Defensive End

  1. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
  2. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
  3. Nick Perry, USC
  4. Chandler Jones, Syracuse
  5. Vinny Curry, Marshall

New Entry: Jones
Out: Jared Crick, Nebraska (5)
Fall: Curry (4)

Defensive Tackle

  1. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
  2. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
  3. Michael Brockers, LSU
  4. Dontari Poe, Memphis
    5t. Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
    5t. Devon Still, Penn State

Rise: Cox (2), Worthy (4)
Fall: Poe (1)

Outside Linebacker

  1. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
  2. Shea McClellin, Boise State
  3. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
  4. Andre Branch, Clemson
  5. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma

Rise: McClellin (5)
Fall: Mercilus (2), Branch (3), Lewis (4)

Inside Linebacker

  1. Luke Kuechly, Boston College
  2. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
  3. Mychal Kendricks, California
  4. Keenan Robinson, Texas
  5. Sean Spence, Miami


  1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
  2. Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
  3. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
  4. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
  5. Josh Robinson, Central Florida


  1. Mark Barron, Alabama
  2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
  3. Brandon Taylor, LSU
  4. DeQuan Menzie, Alabama
  5. Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
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