2013 NFL Draft Positional Rankings-Offensive Tackles

1.  Taylor LewanMichigan Grade-1st  Round

2. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Grade-1st Round

3. Jake Matthews, Texas A&M Grade-1st Round

4.   D.J. Fluker, Alabama Grade-2nd Round

5.  Eric Fisher, Central Michigan-2nd Round

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2013 NFL Draft Positional Rankings-Offensive Guards

1. Chance Warmack, Alabama Grade-1st Round

2.  Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina Grade-1st Round

3. Larry Warford, Kentucky Grade-3rd Round

4. Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State Grade 3rd Round

5. Alvin Bailey, Arkansas Grade-3rd Round

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NCAA Power Poll

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New 2013 NFL Mock Draft

Lots of big changes in my newest 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas has disappointed, so I have ruled him out at this point as an early entry and he's off the board. I have taken all my running backs out of the first round, not because I think a player like South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore isn't talented, just no in demand compared to the other talent in the draft.

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Curt's Big 32 for the 2013 NFL Draft-UPDATED

Please keep in mind, this is my list of who I like.  This has nothing to do with predicting where they will be drafted.   If I were an NFL GM, if all positions were on the board, this would be my top 32 guys. You couldn't really go wrong with any of these guys, but don't be shocked that my order doesn't fall in line with what most believe.

Obviously I reserve the right to make changes to this as the season goes on, and it is of course a fluid list. 

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Scouting Snapshots-Sam Montgomery

These are my preseason scouting reports.  They are meant to just lay a foundation for where these players are going into the 2012 College Football season.  Obviously when I do final scouting reports on these players after the season, things will change.  No guarantees they will change for the better, and I do my best to be objective and pragmatic.  You all may take that as being negative, but if I like a guy I say so, and if I don't, you'll hear that too.

Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB LSU




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LSU Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu Dismissed From Team

Today in a news conference, LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles announced that Tyrann Mathieu, aka "The Honey Badger" aka, the most overrated player in college football has been dismissed from the team for multiple failed drug tests.  What does this mean for Mathieu?  What does it mean for LSU?

First for LSU.   I seriously doubt there's any real drop off in performance on the Tiger defense.  Between Jalen Collins, Tharold Simon, and David Jenkins, the LSU secondary is going to be just stacked.  Going into the season, I wasn't convinced Mathieu would truly be a starter except in name only.  Both Simon and Collins have more potential as corners than Mathieu, and the defense really shouldn't skip a beat.

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Best of the Bunch-Defensive Backs

I think there is something mystifying about defensive backs. I also think for the most part it's smoke and mirrors.  When the NFL starts giving fans access to the all-22 camera angle for games this year, you are going to get a chance to see that coverages in the NFL, and along those lines college football aren't as complex as we are led to believe.  Having said that, there are still some tremendous talent in college football this season and some groups that can make plays even without complicated schemes and assignments that require an exceptional football IQ.  The 4 groups I have chosen for this list are comprised of exceptional athletes and groups that work well together.  And with all due respect to a guy like David Amerson who's the best cornerback in the country he's not enough to put his group on this list.  One note, the Georgia Bulldogs would be on this list, if not for the off field problems and potential suspensions they are facing.

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10 Must Watch Games for the 2012 College Football Season

I started putting this list together as I am prepping for the upcoming college football season.  I've broken the list into 2 groups, non-conference and conference matchups.  Some of these games will have BCS significance and others will be more of traditional importance, but they all look to me to be great games and well worth your time whether you are a fan of the teams or not.

Top 5 non-conference games

5. BYU at Utah September 15th-This matchup has been a tradition for many years, but since the conference changes in 2010 we've been counting down to the beginning of the end of the Holy War.  This game is less about 2 great teams fighting for BCS position but marks what may be the end of a great football tradition.

4. Auburn Vs. Clemson(in Atlan

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Best of the Bunch-Defensive Line

What constitutes a great defensive line?  In many cases, you have to divide the line in half, between defensive ends and defensive tackles and if you can get one unit to be elite, you should be happy.  Winning in college football is all about matchups so if you have elite defensive ends you can exploit that matchup and force offenses to account for it.  More double teams on the outside, one on ones on the inside and so the defensive tackles look unstoppable even though the talent there is more average.  When I started to create my scouting list for this season, the sheer number of good and great defensive linemen in the country was impressive.  Which makes trying to pick and then rank the 4 best groups all that more challenging.  Love what South Carolina and TCU have going, but they just missed the cut among the very top tier of groups.  You win and lose at the line of scrimmage and these groups are going to win a lot.

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2012 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Morris ClaiborneCB 6Cowboys
Michael BrockersDT 14Rams
Rueben RandleWR 63Giants
Brandon TaylorS 73Chargers
Ron BrooksCB 124Bills
Jordan JeffersonQB
Jarrett LeeQB
Deangelo PetersonTE
Ryan BakerOLB

2011 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Patrick PetersonCB 5Falcons
Kelvin SheppardILB 68Bills
Stevan RidleyRB 73Patriots
Drake NevisDT 87Colts
Joseph BarksdaleOT 92Raiders
Lazarius LevingstonDT 205Seahawks
Terrance ToliverWR
Josh JasperK
Derek HeltonP

2010 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Chad JonesS 76Giants
Brandon LaFellWR 78Panthers
Perry RileyOLB 103Redskins
Al WoodsDT 123Saints
Trindon HollidayWR 197Texans
Charles ScottRB 200Eagles
Richard DicksonTE
Harry ColemanS
Chris HawkinsCB
Jacob CutreraILB
Richard DicksonFB
Charles AlexanderDT
Ciron BlackOT
Rahim AlemDE
Lyle HittOG
Keiland WilliamsRB

2009 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Tyson JacksonDE 3Chiefs
Quinn JohnsonFB 145Packers
Herman JohnsonOG 167Cardinals
Curtis TaylorS 21949ers
Demetrius ByrdWR 224Chargers
Ricky Jean-FrancoisDT 24449ers
Brett HelmsC
Marlon FavoriteDT
Darry BeckwithILB
Colt DavidK

2008 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Glenn Dorsey DT 5Chiefs
Chevis Jackson CB 68Falcons
Jacob Hester FB 69Chargers
Early Doucet WR 81Cardinals
Craig Steltz DB 120Bears
Matt Flynn QB 209Packers
Keith Zinger TE 232Falcons

2007 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
JaMarcus Russell QB 1Raiders
LaRon Landry S 6Redskins
Dwayne Bowe WR 23Chiefs
Craig Davis WR 30Chargers
Chase Pittman DE 213Browns

2006 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Joseph Addai RB 30Colts
Andrew Whitworth OT 55Bengals
Claude Wroten DT 68Rams
Skyler Green WR 125Cowboys
Kyle Williams DT 134Bills
Melvin Oliver DE 19749ers
Bennie Brazell WR 231Bengals

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