Underclassmen prevalent among top five per position

With the combine complete, here is my latest look at the top five prospects by position (underclassmen are indicated by a *).


1.Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
2.Jake Locker, Washington
3.Cam Newton, Auburn
*4.Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
5.Christian Ponder, Florida State

Running back:

1.Mark Ingram, Alabama
2.Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
3. Mikel LeShoure, Illinois
*4.Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
5.Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State

Wide receiver:

1.A.J. Green, Georgia
2.Julio Jones, Alabama
3.Torrey Smith, Maryland
4. Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
T-5.Titus Young, Boise State
*T-5.Randall Cobb, Kentucky

Tight end:

*1.Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
2.Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
3.Luke Stocker, Tennessee
4. D.J. Williams, Arkansas
5.Virgil Green, Nevada


1.Mike Pouncey, Florida
2.Danny Watkins, Baylor
3.Clint Boling, Georgia
4.Marcus Cannon, TCU
5.Rodney Hudson, Florida State


1. Anthony Castanzo, Boston College
*2.Tyron Smith, Southern California
3.Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
4.Nate Solder, Colorado
T-5.Ben Ijalana, Villanova
T-5.Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State

Defensive end:

1.Robert Quinn, North Carolina
2. Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
*3.J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
4.Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
5.Cameron Jordan, California

Defensive tackle:

1.Marcell Dareus, Alabama
2.Nick Fairley, Auburn
3.Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
4.Corey Liuget, Illinois
5.Stephen Paea, Oregon State

Outside Linebacker:

1.Von Miller, Texas A&M
2.Akeem Ayers, UCLA
3.Justin Houston, Georgia
4.Bruce Carter, North Carolina
5.Chris Carter, Fresno State

Inside Linebacker:

*1.Martez Wilson, Illinois
2.Colin McCarthy, Miami (Fla.)
3. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
4.Casey Matthews, Oregon
5.Kelvin Sheppard, LSU


1.Patrick Peterson, LSU
2.Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
3.Aaron Williams, Texas
4.Jimmy Smith, Colorado
*5.Brandon Harris, Miami (Fla.)


1.Rahim Moore, UCLA
2.Ahmad Black, Florida
3.Marcus Gilchrist, Clemson
4.Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
5.Tyler Sash, Iowa

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