Mike Mayock lifts D.J. Hayden in draft prospect rankings

Mike Mayock unveils the fifth edition of his position-by-position draft prospect rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft, which elevates D.J. Hayden to the the draft's top cornerback.


  1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
    1. EJ Manuel, Florida State
    2. Matt Barkley, USC
    3. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
      T-5. Tyler Bray, Tennessee
      T-5. Mike Glennon, N.C. State

Rise: Nassib (T-5)

Running Back

  1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
    1. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
    2. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
    3. Andre Ellington, Clemson
      T-5. Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State
      T-5. Christine Michael, Texas A&M

New entry: Bell
Rise: Bernard (T-5)
Out:Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

Wide Receiver

  1. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
    1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
    2. Justin Hunter, Tennessee
    3. Keenan Allen, Cal
      T-5. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
      T-5. Robert Woods, USC

New entry: Hunter
Rise: Austin (2)

Tight End

  1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
    1. Zach Ertz, Stanford
    2. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
    3. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
    4. Vance McDonald, Rice



  1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
    1. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
    2. Kyle Long, Oregon
    3. Larry Warford, Kentucky
    4. Brian Winters, Kent State


  1. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
    1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
    2. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
    3. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
      T-5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
      T-5. Menelik Watson, Florida State

4-3 Defensive End

  1. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
    1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
    2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
    3. Tank Carradine, Florida State
    4. Alex Okafor, Texas

Rise: Carradine (T-5)
Out:Sam Montgomery, LSU

3-4 Defensive End

Defensive Tackle

  1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
    1. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
    2. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
    3. Kawann Short, Purdue
    4. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

4-3 Outside Linebacker

  1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
    1. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
    2. Sio Moore, Connecticut
    3. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
    4. John Simon, Ohio State

Rise: Moore (4)
Out:Chase Thomas, Stanford

See how Mike Mayock ranks the 2013 NFL Draft prospects.

3-4 Outside Linebacker

Inside Linebacker

  1. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
    1. Kevin Minter, LSU
    2. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
    3. Jon Bostic, Florida
    4. Kiko Alonso, Oregon

New entry: Bostic
Rise: Te'o (2), Minter (3)
Out:Kevin Reddick, North Carolina


  1. D.J. Hayden, Houston
    1. Dee Milliner, Alabama
    2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
    3. Desmond Trufant, Washington
    4. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

Rise: Hayden (3)


  1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
    1. Matt Elam, Florida
    2. Eric Reid, LSU
    3. Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
    4. D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

New entry: Swearinger
Rise: Reid (4)
Out:Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

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