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The top 100 players in 2010 NFL draft

Players ranked on the basis of their college production but also on their pro potential; video review; interviews with general managers, coaches and scouts; the Senior Bowl and the scouting combine.

1. Ndamukong Suh

DT, Nebraska, 6-3, 307

Won't be taken first, but nobody played better last fall.

2. Sam Bradford

QB, Oklahoma, 6-4, 236

Likely No. 1 pick, some scouts have said he's the most accurate passer to enter the draft since Hall of Famer Troy Aikman.

3. Russell Okung

T, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 307

Strong and athletic with a huge reach. Best OL prospect.

4. Gerald McCoy

DT, Oklahoma, 6-4, 295

Quick, disruptive player who figures to excel in a one-gap defense.

5. Trent Williams

T, Oklahoma, 6-4, 315

Three Sooners in top five and Williams most likely to play first in NFL.

6. C.J. Spiller

RB, Clemson, 5-10, 196

High-character guy with blazing speed and knack for making big plays.

7. Eric Berry

S, Tennessee, 5-11, 211

Intelligent playmaker who has knack for interceptions and long returns.

8. Rolando McClain

LB, Alabama, 6-3, 254

Butkus Award winner is the only inside linebacker likely to be taken in the first round.

9. Bryan Bulaga

T, Iowa, 6-5, 314

Plays with a get-it-done edge and consistently dominated in college.

10. Bruce Campbell

T, Maryland, 6-6, 314

A gamble, as he started one year for Terps, but amazing athlete (4.78 in 40).

11. Dan Williams

DT, Tennessee, 6-2, 327

Able to pressure passer from inside with terrific quickness.

12. Joe Haden

CB, Florida, 5-10, 193

Was first true freshman to start at cornerback in Gators' history.

13. Jermaine Gresham

TE, Oklahoma, 6-5, 261

Risk factor, missed all of '09 season with torn ACL.

14. Earl Thomas

S, Texas, 5-10, 208

Instinctive player who had eight picks last year.

15. Jared Odrick

DT, Penn State, 6-5, 304

Could fit nicely as a DE in a 3-4 as well as at tackle or power end in a 4-3.

16. Derrick Morgan

DE, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 266

Despite double teams, had 12 1//2 sacks last year.

17. Maurkice Pouncey

C, Florida, 6-4, 304

Centers seldom get chosen in first round, but he's rare talent for position.

18. Sergio Kindle

DE//OLB, Texas, 6-2, 250

Star-studded career, can play both DE and OLB.

19. Jimmy Clausen

QB, Notre Dame, 6-2, 222

He's No. 2 QB on board for most teams due to work in pro style offense.

20. Brandon Graham

DE, Michigan, 6-1, 268

Reminds some of former Wolverine LaMarr Woodley.

21. Ryan Mathews

RB, Fresno State, 5-11, 218

4.4 speed, over 1,800 yards rushing in '09.

22. Demaryius Thomas

WR, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 224

Fractured left foot in off-season, has not worked out for teams.

23. Charles Brown

T, USC, 6-5, 303

Huge hands, long arms and moves well.

24. Kyle Wilson

CB, Boise State, 5-10, 194

Did well at Senior Bowl and combine; can return kicks too.

25. Jason Pierre-Paul

DE, South Florida, 6-4, 270

Classic risk/reward pick who never lived up to hype in college.

26. Mike Iupati

G, Idaho, 6-5, 331

Also worked out at tackle for scouts.

27. Dez Bryant

WR, Oklahoma State, 6-2, 225

Off-field issues but receiving skills are top shelf. Some team will bite.

28. Everson Griffen

DE, USC, 6-3, 273

Needs to learn better technique against the run.

29. Taylor Mays

S, USC, 6-3, 230

Astounding workout numbers; might be converted to LB.

30. Anthony Davis

T, Rutgers, 6-5, 323

His own coaches have said he's tough to motivate, needs more strength.

31. Devin McCourty

CB, Rutgers, 5-10, 193

Tremendous speed, can return kicks, and blocked three kicks in '09.

32. Patrick Robinson

CB, Florida State, 5-11, 190

Ready to jump right into NFL lineup.

33. Brian Price

DT, UCLA, 6-1, 303

A slasher who will fit well in a one-gap defense.

34. Colt McCoy

QB, Texas, 6-1, 216

Winningest quarterback in Division I history is a little undersized for some team's liking.

35. Sean Weatherspoon

LB, Missouri, 6-1, 239

Tremendous lower-body strength with good speed to the ball.

36. Jerry Hughes

DE/OLB, TCU, 6-1, 255

Ideal pass rusher for 3-4 teams.

37. Kareem Jackson

CB, Alabama, 5-10, 196

Can play zone and bump-and-run equally well.

38. Golden Tate

WR, Notre Dame, 5-10, 199

Plays the ball well in traffic; 4.3 speed.

39. Carlos Dunlap

DE, Florida, 6-5, 277

Needs to develop some inside moves in the pass rush.

40. Terrence Cody

DT, Alabama, 6-3, 354

Out of shape, likely to come out on third down.

41. Toby Gerhart

RB, Stanford, 6-0, 231

A power back with 4.5 speed; great near goal-line.

42. Rodger Saffold

T, Indiana, 6-4, 316

High-effort players on mediocre teams always catch the eye.

43. Daryl Washington

LB, TCU, 6-1, 230

Needs more weight on frame, but has 4.5 speed.

44. Jahvid Best

RB, Cal, 5-10, 199

Just turned 21, had 11 career carries of at least 60 yards.

45. LaMarr Houston

DT, Texas, 6-2, 305

Had 20 tackles for loss last season.

46. Navorro Bowman

LB, Penn State, 6-0, 242

A sturdy, no frills player who gets it done.

47. Tyson Alualu

DE, Cal, 6-2, 295

High-effort guy who made 24 1/2 tackles for loss last year.

48. Arrelious Benn

WR, Illinois, 6-1, 219

Strong player who can shine with better QB throwing to him.

49. Sean Lee

LB, Penn State, 6-2, 236

Tore right ACL in August of 2008, but rebounded with an 86-tackle season in 2009.

50. Linval Joseph

DT, East Carolina, 6-4, 328

Lost 70 pounds from freshman year; routinely handled double teams this past season.

51. Jon Asamoah

G, Illinois, 6-4, 305

Injured his shoulder at the Senior Bowl and had not worked out for teams. Tough, nasty, physical blocker.

52. Vladimir Ducasse

T, Massachusetts, 6-4, 332

Had tough week at the Senior Bowl, possibly lowering his stock.

53. Brandon Spikes

LB, Florida, 6-2, 249

His 5.06, 5.07 clockings in the 40 at his pro day moved him down, but proven SEC standout.

54. Nate Allen

S, South Florida, 6-0, 207

Former prep quarterback had four interceptions this past season.

55. Ron Gronkowski

TE, Arizona, 6-6, 264

Injury risk, missed 2009 season because of surgery to repair herniated disc.

56. Eric Decker

WR, Minnesota, 6-3, 217

Another productive player dealing with foot surgery. Also had concussion.

57. Thaddeus Gibson

OLB/DE, Ohio State, 6-2, 243

Projects as LB in pros; needs to have more awareness of what's going on behind him.

58. Morgan Burnett

S, Georgia Tech, 6-1, 209

Had 14 interceptions in three seasons.

59. Nawa'akoa Misi

DE, Utah, 6-2, 251

Played both tackle and end for Utes; forced six fumbles past two seasons.

60. Dorin Dickerson

TE, Pitt, 6-1, 226

Workout wonder who ran 4.40 at combine.

61. Donald Butler

LB, Washington, 6-1, 245

High-effort defender who had 15 1/2 tackles for loss last season.

62. Perrish Cox

CB, Oklahoma State, 5-11, 195

Terrific return guy who also led the nation in passes defensed in 2009.

63. Tim Tebow

QB, Florida, 6-2, 236

No question he's a winner, but can he read defenses and iron out his awkward throwing motion?

64. Cam Thomas

DT, North Carolina, 6-2, 330

Good Senior Bowl week where he displayed run stuffing ability.

65. Jason Worilds

OLB/DE, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 254

Needs to do better at shedding blockers.

66. Dexter McCluster

RB, Mississippi, 5-8, 172

Undersized, but can catch as well as run with the ball.

67. Torrell Troup

DT, Central Florida, 6-2, 314

Outstanding defender against run.

68. Dan LeFevour

QB, Central Mich., 6-3, 230

Excelled at spread offense, accounting for 150 touchdowns in career.

69. Jerome Murphy

CB, South Florida, 6-0, 207

Physical corner who can re-route receivers off the line of scrimmage.

70. Tony Pike

QB, Cincinnati, 6-5, 223

Can he make transition from spread to pro offense?

71. Marshawn Gilyard

WR, Cincinnati, 5-11, 187

Closed career with two 1,000-yard seasons.

72. Eric Norwood

LB, South Carolina, 6-0, 245

School's all-time sack leader (29).

73. Jared Veldheer

T, Hillsdale (Mich.), 6-8, 312

Dominated at lower division; did not miss snap in four years.

74. Pat Angerer

LB, Iowa, 6-0, 235

Tough tackler downgraded only because of height.

75. Brandon Ghee

CB, Wake Forest, 5-11, 192

Great workouts have him climbing on some boards.

76. Brandon LaFell

WR, LSU, 6-2, 211

Does not have top-shelf speed.

77. Damian Williams

WR, USC, 6-0, 197

Already polished player with ball in his hands.

78. Corey Wootton

DE, Northwestern, 6-6, 270

Knee surgery prior to senior year slowed him down.

79. Al Woods

DT, LSU, 6-3, 309

Huge potential, but started only one year in college.

80. Dominique Franks

CB, Oklahoma, 5-11, 194

Good size and excellent kick returner.

81. Montario Hardesty

RB, Tennessee, 5-11, 225

Has had multiple knee surgeries.

82. Dennis Pitta

TE, BYU, 6-4, 245

Had three 50-catch seasons at BYU.

83. Alex Carrington

DE, Arkansas State, 6-5, 285

Plays run well, showed a consistent bull rush.

84. Jimmy Graham

TE, Miami, 6-6, 260

Raw, played one season of college ball.

85. John Jerry

G, Mississippi, 6-5, 328

Quality drive blocker, needs to get in better shape.

86. Ben Tate

RB, Auburn, 5-11, 220

Enormous raw talent, but average college numbers.

87. Jordan Shipley

WR, Texas, 5-11, 193

Catches everything in sight; long injury history.

88. Anthony McCoy

TE, USC, 6-4, 259

Scored one TD in each of past three seasons.

89. Ricky Sapp

DE, Clemson, 6-3, 252

Mediocre senior season after tearing his ACL year earlier.

90. Jacoby Ford

WR, Clemson, 5-8, 186

Deep threat; NCAA track champ in 60 meters.

91. Jonathan Dwyer

RB, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 229

Often lined up at fullback in triple option attack.

92. Chris Cook

CB/S, Virginia, 6-2, 212

Big, physical, fast (4.43) but concerns about attitude.

93. Javier Arenas

CB, Alabama, 5-8, 197

A little undersized for some teams' liking.

94. Joe McKnight

RB, USC, 5-11, 198

Undersized back who catches ball well.

95. Chris Marinelli

T, Stanford, 6-6, 301

Three-year starter yet not invited to combine.

96. D'Anthony Smith

DT, Louisiana Tech, 6-2, 304

Has not played up to his workout numbers.

97. Aaron Hernandez

TE, Florida, 6-2, 245

Clutch player, plays best in biggest games.

98. Selvish Capers

T, West Virginia, 6-4, 308

Average at point of attack; good on the move.

99. J.D. Walton

C, Baylor, 6-2, 300

Fared pretty well against Nebraska's Suh.

100. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

CB, Indiana (Pa.), 6-0, 207

Big corners always move up the board on draft day.

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