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Mason's top 100 in the 2015 NFL Draft

One man's view of the top 100 prospects in this year's draft ...

  1. DE Leonard Williams, USC
    The closest thing to a "sure thing" this year.
    1. OLB/DE Dante Fowler Jr., Florida
    2. WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
      Experience, pro readiness give him the nod over other WRs.
    3. OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
    4. QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
    5. NT Danny Shelton, Washington
      Not a scheme fit for every team, but if he can handle 45-plus snaps a game, that will be enough.
    6. WR Kevin White, West Virginia
    7. QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
    8. OT/G Brandon Scherff, Iowa
  1. OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska
    Positive marijuana tests lead to a downgrade. If he drops into the 20s, the risk-reward ratio could be right, and he could be a bargain.
    1. S Landon Collins, Alabama
      The safety class is shaky, but Collins would be at the top of the group in many years.
  2. DE/OLB Shane Ray, Missouri
    1. CB Marcus Peters, Washington
      Character concerns -- both on and off the field -- could push him into the 20s, but the skill set it is legitimate.
    2. OT Andrus Peat, Stanford
    3. WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
    4. CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
    5. RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
    6. OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Kentucky
    7. OT Ereck Flowers, Miami (Fla.)
    8. C Cameron Erving, Florida State
    9. CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
    10. DT Malcom Brown, Texas
    11. OT La'el Collins, LSU
  1. RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
    1. ILB Bernardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
      An every-down linebacker in a 3-4 defense, which bolsters his stock.
    2. OLB Shaq Thompson, Washington
    3. WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
    4. WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
    5. CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
    6. DE Arik Armstead, Oregon
    7. OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
      The report of a stress fracture in his foot means that the team that drafts him will have to be even more patient than it would have already needed to be given his relative lack of OL experience (two years since converting from the defensive line).
    8. CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
    9. OT Jake Fisher, Oregon
    10. TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota
      As the top tight end on the board, could sneak into the first round because of the scarcity at the position.
    11. WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
      Speed is astounding, but the rest of his game needs a lot of polish.
  2. OLB/DE Eli Harold, Virginia
    1. G A.J. Cann, South Carolina
    2. ILB Paul Dawson, TCU
      Tape is great; workout just the opposite.
    3. G Laken Tomlinson, Duke
  1. WR/KR Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
    Even if he takes a while to develop as a receiver, he's an immediate first-teamer on returns.
    1. DT Michael Bennett, Ohio State
    2. ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
    3. RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
    4. OT D.J. Humphries, Florida
    5. DE Preston Smith, Mississippi State
    6. WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami (Fla.)
    7. DT Carl Davis, Iowa
    8. DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State
    9. TE Clive Walford, Miami (Fla.)
      No. 2 tight end in the class lacks the consistency on tape of Maxx Williams, but he was a beast in Senior Bowl practices.
    10. QB Brett Hundley, UCLA
    11. RB Jay Ajayi, Boise State
    12. OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
    13. WR Rashad Greene, Florida State
    14. DT Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
  1. OLB Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington
    Multiple ACL injuries push his stock down, but if healthy, is an efficient, explosive, instinctive edge rusher.
    1. OT Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State
    2. DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA
    3. ILB Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
    4. WR Devin Funchess, Michigan
    5. RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana
    6. WR Nelson Agholor, USC
    7. QB Garrett Grayson, Colorado State
    8. OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville
    9. RB Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
    10. DE Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State
    11. DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson
    12. ILB Stephone Anthony, Clemson
    13. WR Devin Smith, Ohio State
    14. C/G Ali Marpet, Hobart
      Athleticism and upside are off the charts.
    15. DE/OLB Nate Orchard, Utah
      Prolific pass rusher, but too many of his sacks came against lesser competition.
    16. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, Oregon
      The torn ACL drops his status, but he's going to be a great bargain.
  1. S Cody Prewitt, Mississippi
    1. DE Markus Golden, Missouri
    2. QB Bryce Petty, Baylor
      A high-ceiling prospect, but a project because he must learn a different manner of playing and play-calling.
    3. DE Henry Anderson, Stanford
    4. WR Sammie Coates, Auburn
    5. RB David Cobb, Minnesota
    6. C Reese Dismukes, Auburn
    7. CB D'Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic
    8. DE Danielle Hunter, LSU
    9. CB Senquez Golson, Mississippi
    10. DT Xavier Cooper, Washington State
    11. S Jaquiski Tartt, Samford
      Played well against FBS competition, and can handle the step up.
    12. OLB Zack Hodges, Harvard
    13. C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
    14. CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
    15. WR Jamison Crowder, Duke
      Outstanding tape, exceptional Senior Bowl week. Doesn't have the size/speed measurables, but he's precise and has the hands and cerebral tools.
    16. DT Tyeler Davison, Fresno State
  1. RB Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
    Could be explosive weapon catching passes out of the backfield, particularly on wheel routes.
    1. TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State
    2. OT Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin
    3. CB Alex Carter, Stanford
    4. S Gerod Holliman, Louisville
    5. DT Marcus Hardison, Arizona State
    6. WR Tre McBride, William & Mary
    7. DT Gabe Wright, Auburn
    8. CB Ronald Darby, Florida State
    9. WR Justin Hardy, East Carolina
    10. G Jamil Douglas, Arizona State
    11. CB Eric Rowe, Utah
  2. RB David Johnson, Northern Iowa
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