Mon Apr 30 12:57pm EDT
With the 2012 NFL Draft in the books (Seriously three days!??), it's time to look ahead to next year's draft. You've got this Cleveland (just guessing).
The NFL.com is way ahead of me, and Bucky Brooks rates E.J. Manuel as the 30th best prospect ('But the Spring Game!' the message board posters shout).
Also on NFL.com Chad Reuter rates the top five prospects at each position. Reuter ranks Manuel the 3rd best QB in next year's draft behind only USC's Matt Barkley and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson. Brooks had four QBs ahead of Manuel in his top 30.
Other Seminoles to make Reuter's list are Bjoern Werner (No. 2 defensive end), Brandon Jenkins (No. 4 OLB, in a 3-4 presumably) and Dustin Hopkins (No. 1 specialist).
It's interesting that Jenkins is already pegged solely as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. I think he has the ability to play defensive end in a 4-3.
Here is my look at the Top 10 FSU prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.
1. Brandon Jenkins DE/OLB
2. Bjoern Werner DE*
3. E. J. Manuel QB
4. Xavier Rhodes CB*
5. Christian Jones OLB*
6. Everett Dawkins DT
7. Anthony McCloud DT
8. Dustin Hopkins K
9. Greg Reid PR/CB
10. Tank Carradine DE
*Underclassmen, if they declare.