Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Top 5 Positional Rankings: QB and RB




Quarterbacks:

1. MARCUS MARIOTA-OREGION
6-4/222 
NFL Comparison: Jake Plummer/Randall Cunningham
Likely Career Role: Solid Starting QB
Draft Range: Top 5
2014 College Stats:  
68.0% Completion percentage
4454 passing yards
42 passing TD
4 Interceptions
770 rushing yards
15 rushing TD


2. JAMEIS WINSTON-FSU 
6-4/231 
NFL Comparison: Byron Leftwich/Ben Roethlisberger
Likely Career Role: Solid Starting QB
Draft Range: Likely #1 pick
2014 College Stats:  
65.3%
3907 passing yards
28 passing TD
18 Interceptions
65 rushing yards
3 rushing TD


3. BRYCE PETTY-BAYLOR
6-3/230 
Likely Career Role: Backup QB/low-end starter
Draft Range: 2nd-4th RD
2014 College Stats:  
63.1%
3855 passing yards
27 passing TD
7 Interceptions
101 rushing yards
6 rushing TD


4. BRETT HUNDLEY-UCLA
6-3/226 
Likely Career Role: Backup QB/low-end starter
Draft Range: 2nd-4th RD
2014 College Stats:  
69.1%
3155 passing yards
22 passing TD
5 Interceptions
644 rushing yards
10 rushing TD

5. GARRETT GRAYSON-COLORADO ST. 
6-2/213 
Likely Career Role: Backup QB/low-end starter
Draft Range: 2nd-5th RD
2014 College Stats:  
64.3%
4006 passing yards
32 passing TD
7 Interceptions

Running Backs:

1. TODD GURLEY-GEORGIA
6-1/222
NFL Comparison: Fred Taylor/Marshawn Lynch
Likely Career Role: #1 Feature back with Pro Bowl potential
Draft Range: 10-27
2014 College Stats: 
911 rushing yards
10 total TD
57 receiving yards
12 receptions
NOTE: only played in 6 games due to injury
also missed time in 2013
best year stat wise was 2012:
1385 rushing yards
17 total TD
117 receiving yards
16 receptions



2. MELVIN GORDON-WISCONSIN 
6-1/215
NFL Comparison: Matt Forte
Likely Career Role: #1 Feature back with Pro Bowl potential
Draft Range: 16-32
2014 College Stats:  
2587 rushing yards
32 total TD
153 receiving yards
19 receptions


3. JAY AJAYI-BOISE ST. 
6-0/221
NFL Comparison: Joique Bell
Likely Career Role: #1 Feature back
Draft Range: Late 1st RD-Mid 2nd RD
2014 College Stats:  
1823 rushing yards
32 total TD
535 receiving yards
50 receptions


4. TEVIN COLEMAN-INDIANA
5-11/206
NFL Comparison: DeMarco Murray
Likely Career Role: #1 Feature back/3rd down back
Draft Range: 2nd-3rd RD
2014 College Stats:  
2036 rushing yards
15 total TD
141 receiving yards
25 receptions

5. DUKE JOHNSON-MIAMI
5-9/207
NFL Comparison: CJ Spiller
Likely Career Role: #1 Feature back/3rd down back
Draft Range: 2nd-3rd RD
2014 College Stats:  
1652 rushing yards
13 total TD
421 receiving yards
38 receptions

JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP 5: 
AMER ABDULLAH-NEBRASKA  
5-9/205
TJ YELDON-BAMA
6-1/226
DAVID JOHNSON-NORTHERN IOWA 
6-1/224





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