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NFP final value chart: Crabtree among elite talent

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We posted our final position rankings Monday and now turn our attention to measuring the depth of the draft in our newest value chart. We included a list of our top players from the position rankings and placed them on 10 tiers ranging from Rounds 1-4, along with intriguing later-round prospects.

Tier 1 (Elite talents)

WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (6-foot-2, 215 pounds)
OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia (6-5, 309)
OT Jason Smith, Baylor (6-5, 309)
DT B.J. Raji, Boston College (6-2, 337)

Tier 2 (High first-round talents)

QB Mark Sanchez, USC (6-2, 227)
RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia (5-11, 217)
WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (6-0, 198)
OT Andre Smith, Alabama (6-4, 332)
OT Michael Oher, Mississippi (6-5, 309)
OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest (6-2, 254)
DE/OLB Aaron Maybin, Penn State (6-4, 249)
DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee (6-3, 272)

Tier 3 (First-round talents)

QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia (6-2, 225)
RB Chris Wells, Ohio State (6-1, 235)
WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (6-1, 212)
TE Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss (6-5, 240)
TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State (6-6, 263)
OT William Beatty, Connecticut (6-6, 307)
OT Eben Britton, Arizona (6-6, 309)
DE/OLB Everette Brown, Florida State (6-2, 274)
DE/OLB Clay Matthews, USC (6-3, 240)
DE/OLB Connor Barwin, Cincinnati (6-4, 256)
DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas (6-3, 263)
DE Tyson Jackson, LSU (6-4, 296)
DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech (6-7, 266)
DT Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State (6-5, 288)
DT Peria Jerry, Mississippi (6-2, 299)
DT Evander Hood, Missouri (6-3, 300)
CB Sean Smith, Utah (6-3, 214)
CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State (6-0, 204)
CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt (5-10, 192)
CB Darius Butler, Connecticut (5-11, 183)

Tier 4 (First/second-round talents)

RB Shonn Greene, Iowa (5-11, 227)
WR Percy Harvin, Florida (5-11, 192)
WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers (6-3, 218)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland (6-2, 210)
C Alex Mack, California (6-4, 307)
C Max Unger, Oregon (6-5, 309)
DE/OLB Larry English, Northern Illinois (6-2, 274)
ILB Rey Maualuga, USC (6-2, 249)
ILB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State (6-2, 244)
ILB/OLB Brian Cushing, USC (6-3, 243)
CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest (5-9, 193)
FS/CB Sherrod Martin, Troy (6-1, 198)

Tier 5 (Second-round talents)

QB Pat White, West Virginia (6-0, 197)
RB Andre Brown, N.C. State (6-0, 224)
RB Donald Brown, Connecticut (5-10, 210)
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh (5-11, 204)
WR Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma (6-1, 210)
TE Jared Cook, South Carolina (6-5, 246)
OT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma (6-8, 332)
OT Fenuki Tupou, Oregon (6-6, 314)
OT Jamon Meredith, South Carolina (6-5, 304)
OG Duke Robinson, Oklahoma (6-5, 329)
C Eric Wood, Louisville (6-4, 310)
DE/OLB Lawrence Sidbury Jr., Richmond (6-3, 266)
DT Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn (6-1, 301)
CB Vontae Davis, Illinois (5-11, 203)
CB Kevin Barnes, Maryland (6-0, 187)
FS Darcel McBath, Texas Tech (6-0, 198)
FS Louis Delmas, Western Michigan (6-0, 202)
SS William Moore, Missouri (6-0, 221)
SS Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest (6-2, 221)

Tier 6 (Second/third-round talents)

WR Brian Robiskie, Ohio State (6-3, 209)
WR Mike Thomas, Arizona (5-8, 195)
WR Derrick Williams, Penn State (6-0, 194)
WR Brandon Tate, North Carolina (6-0, 193)
OT Joel Bell, Furman (6-7, 315)
OG Herman Johnson, LSU (6-7, 356)
OG Andy Levitre, Oregon State (6-3, 305)
OG T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan (6-4, 316)
C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama (6-3, 309)
DE/OLB David Veikune, Hawaii (6-3, 257)
OLB/ILB Clint Sintim, Virginia (6-3, 256)
DE Kyle Moore, USC (6-5, 272)
DT Dorell Scott, Clemson (6-3, 312)
DT Ron Brace, Boston College (6-3, 330)
OLB Marcus Freeman, Ohio State (6-1, 239)
OLB Kaluka Maiava, USC (6-0, 229)
ILB Frantz Joseph, Florida Atlantic (6-1, 242)
ILB Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina (6-2, 252)
CB Jairus Byrd, Oregon (5-10, 207)
CB Asher Allen, Georgia (5-10, 194)
CB Coye Francies, San Jose State (6-1, 185)

Tier 7 (Third-round talents)

QB Josh Freeman, Kansas State (6-6, 248)
QB Stephen McGee, Texas A&M (6-3, 225)
RB Rashad Jennings, Liberty (6-1, 231)
WR Mike Wallace, Mississippi (6-1, 199)
WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia (6-2, 210)
TE James Casey, Rice (6-3, 246)
TE Chase Coffman, Missouri (6-6, 244)
OT Xavier Fulton, Illinois (6-4, 302)
OT Gerald Cadogan, Penn State (6-5, 309)
OG Tyronne Green, Auburn (6-2, 309)
C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas (6-4, 301)
DE Paul Kruger, Utah (6-4, 263)
DT Mitch King, Iowa (6-2, 280)
DT Fili Moala, USC (6-4, 305)
DT Alex Magee, Purdue (6-3, 298)
OLB Jason Williams, Western Illinois (6-1, 241)
CB Joe Burnett, Central Florida (5-10, 182)
CB Victor Harris, Virginia Tech (5-11, 198)
CB Gregory Toler, St Paul’s (5-11, 191)
CB Christopher Owens, San Jose State (5-10, 181)
FS Rashad Johnson, Alabama (5-11, 203)
SS Patrick Chung, Oregon (5-11, 212)

Tier 8 (Third/fourth-round talents)

RB Glen Coffee, Alabama (6-0, 209)
RB Mike Goodson, Texas A&M (6-0, 208)
WR Kenny McKinley, South Carolina (6-1, 180)
TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin (6-3, 239)
TE Cornelius Ingram, Florida (6-4, 245)
TE Richard Quinn, North Carolina (6-4, 264)
OT Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech (6-7, 304)
OT Augustus Parrish, Kent State (6-4, 303)
OG Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati (6-5, 307)
OG Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State (6-4, 332)
OG Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin (6-5 328)
DT Chris Baker, Hampton (6-2, 326)
DT Roy Miller, Texas (6-1, 310)
OLB Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida (6-2, 243)
OLB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State (6-2, 249)
ILB Darry Beckwith, LSU (6-1, 234)
ILB Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh (6-1, 244)
ILB Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia (6-1, 236)
CB Keenan Lewis, Oregon State (6-1, 195)
CB Bradley Fletcher, Iowa (6-1, 196)
CB Mike Mickens, Cincinnati (6-0, 186)
FS Chris Clemons, Clemson (6-0, 208)

Tier 9 (Fourth-round talents)

QB Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (6-2, 223)
QB Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State (6-2, 213)
QB John Parker Wilson, Alabama (6-2, 219)
RB Javon Ringer, Michigan State (5-9, 205)
RB Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon (5-9, 209)
RB Cedric Peerman, Virginia (5-10, 216)
WR Patrick Turner, USC (6-5, 223)
TE Cameron Morrah, California (6-4, 244)
OT Lydon Murtha, Nebraska (6-7, 306)
OG Brandon Walker, Oklahoma (6-3, 306)
OG Seth Olsen, Iowa (6-5, 306)
OG Jaimie Thomas, Maryland (6-4, 323)
C A.Q. Shipley, Penn State (6-1, 304)
C Cecil Newton, Tennessee State (6-2, 300)
C Edwin Williams, Maryland (6-2, 308)
DE/OLB Cody Brown, Connecticut (6-2, 244)
DE Zach Potter, Nebraska (6-7, 279)
DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa (6-6, 305)
OLB Zack Follett, California (6-2, 236)
OLB Kevin Ellison, USC (6-1, 227)
ILB Antonio Appleby, Virginia (6-4, 243)
ILB Gerald McRath, Southern Miss (6-3, 231)
ILB Jason Phillips, TCU (6-1, 239)
CB Brice McCain, Utah (5-9, 185)
CB Bruce Johnson, Miami (5-10, 170)
FS Derek Pegues, Mississippi State (5-10, 199)
SS Emanuel Cook, South Carolina (5-10, 197)

Tier 10 (Intriguing later-round talents)

QB Curtis Painter, Purdue (6-3, 225)
QB David Johnson, Tulsa (6-2 219)
RB James Davis, Clemson (5-11, 218)
RB Kory Sheets, Purdue (5-11, 208)
FB Quinn Johnson, LSU (6-1, 246)
FB Conredge Collins, Pittsburgh (5-11, 224)
TE Anthony Hill, N.C. State (6-5, 262)
C Rob Bruggeman, Iowa (6-4, 293)
C Alex Fletcher, Stanford (6-2, 297)
C Blake Schlueter, TCU (6-3, 290)
DT Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman (6-4, 329)
OLB Stephen Hodge, TCU (6-0, 234)
ILB Mortty Ivy, West Virginia (6-2, 248)
CB Ladarius Webb, Nicholls State (5-10, 179)
FS Brandon Underwood, Cincinnati (6-1, 198)

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