The following list of the top 100 players reflects the value of players based on very considerable feedback from NFL evaluators, and it projects more closely where players will be drafted rather than what type of pros they will become, the latter being reflected in PFW’s regardless-of-position grades, which are a truer measure of the type of value that players project to have in three years but not necessarily an indication of where in the draft order they will be selected.

Many factors affect the ability of a player to have success in the NFL. Will a player fit the scheme he is drafted to play? Will he receive good coaching? Will his personality mesh with his position coach, and will he have good working relationships? Will he be forced into action too early and maintain his confidence? Can he stay healthy? Will he fit into the locker room? Will he be able to adapt to a new city and handle the trappings of success that come with signing a multimillion-dollar contract? Can he stay focused?

There are too many factors to consider in order to accurately predict who will be the most successful players in this draft without knowing what situation they will be entering, how much money they will be given and who will be mentoring them — all factors that weigh heavily into the decisions of NFL general managers.

The following list of the top 100 players reflects the value of players based on very considerable feedback from NFL evaluators, and it projects more closely where players will be drafted rather than what type of pros they will become, the latter being reflected in PFW’s regardless-of-position grades, which are a truer measure of the type of value that players project to have in three years but not necessarily an indication of where in the draft order they will be selected.

1. QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia*
Rocket-armed, intelligent passer lacks top intangibles.

2. OLT Jason Smith, Baylor
Big, strong, hardworking, tough competitor with huge upside.

3. OLT Eugene Monroe, Virginia
Excellent pass protector with nimble feet and solid character.

4. OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
Very physical, hard-hitting ’backer with terrific playing strength.

5. CB-FS Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
Smart, versatile, athletic, tough corner simply lacks top-end speed.

6. OLT Andre Smith, Alabama*
Very athletic big man with outstanding natural bend and great feet.

7. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri*
A dynamic playmaker with Pro Bowl potential.

8. QB Mark Sanchez, USC*
Calm, poised, West Coast, pro-style passer with great feet and moxie.

9. DLE Tyson Jackson, LSU
A prototype five-technique who can anchor against the run and set the edge.

10. WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech*
A long-armed, immature, high-maintenance playmaker lacking elite speed.

11. OLT Michael Oher, Mississippi
A knock-kneed big man who looks the part but does not always play it.

12. NT B.J. Raji, Boston College
Massive run clogger lacking the desired work ethic and temperament.

13. DE-OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
Explosive edge rusher needs to develop his pass-rush repertoire.

14. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland*
A big-time burner who was underutilized in the Terps’ offense but has inconsistent hands.

15. QB Josh Freeman, Kansas State*
Tall pocket passer with a big gun and lots of upside.

16. DE Aaron Maybin, Penn State*
Immature pass-rushing phenom with a chance to be special.

17. RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia*
Supercompetitive workhorse can compete for Rookie of the Year honors.

18. OLB Brian Cushing, USC
Tough, high-motor, muscle-bound hitter.

19. DT Peria Jerry, Mississippi
Quick, all-out, penetrating three-technique with terrific upside.

20. RB Beanie Wells, Ohio State*
A strong, between-the-tackles grinder with thin ankles and durability concerns.

21. TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State
A well-rounded, physical, in-line blocker with upside in the passing game.

22. WR Percy Harvin, Florida*
Big-time playmaker with major character and coachability concerns.

23. CB Vontae Davis, Illinois*
Explosive boundary corner who may never get it, even with great coaching.

24. DE-OLB Robert Ayers, Tennessee
Raw, high-motor, non-instinctive pass rusher with three-position versatility.

25. CB Darius Butler, Connecticut
Natural cover corner with the feet, agility and athletic ability to lock down receivers.

26. ILB Rey Maualuga, USC
Hard-hitting physical presence who lacks the football intelligence that is needed to be great.

27. LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
Very instinctive, self-made, high-effort middle 'backer who plays with great balance.

28. ORT Eben Britton, Arizona*
Short-armed, steady right tackle who could be efficient for a long time with chip help.

29. DE-OLB Clay Matthews, USC
Very athletic, raw pass rusher with excellent bloodlines and upside that will need to be groomed.

30. RB Donald Brown, Connecticut*
Very instinctive, quick-footed, multipurpose back.

31. OLB Clint Sintim, Virginia
An established rush linebacker with a desirable football temperament.

32. FS Louis Delmas, Western Michigan
A hard-hitting, aggressive, thin-framed, downhill safety with durability questions.

33. C-OG Alex Mack, California
Wide-shouldered, physical finisher with a nasty playing demeanor.

34. CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
Quick, instinctive, short corner with big-time ball skills.

35. OT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
A heavy-footed waist bender with excellent length but competitive concerns.

36. C-OG Eric Wood, Louisville
Smart, tough, physical and versatile pivot should play a long time in the league.

37. DE-OLB Larry English, Northern Illinois
Competitive, hardworking pass rusher lacking elite athletic ability.

38. C-OG Max Unger, Oregon
Very smart, versatile, five-position player best-suited inside.

39. WR Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
A football-smart, savvy route-running, possession receiver with little bust factor.

40. S Patrick Chung, Oregon
A hard-hitting, aggressive, smart box safety.

41. DE Everette Brown, Florida State*
A short, one-dimensional edge rusher with terrific character.

42. WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina*
A strong, competitive possession receiver with huge hands but maturity concerns.

43. DT Ziggy Hood, Missouri
A stiff, upright, one-gap penetrator who needs to win at the snap to excel.

44. OG Andy Levitre, Oregon State
A heady college left tackle who's projected inside in the pros.

45. TE Jared Cook, South Carolina*
The fastest, most athletic tight end in the draft but still very raw.

46. WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers*
A big, strong, physical possession receiver with shaky hands, maturity concerns.

47. TE Cornelius Ingram, Florida
A competitive, stretch-the-seam threat with durability concerns.

48. DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
A one-dimensional pass-rush specialist who may be too lean and long-limbed.

49. WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia
A safe, sure-handed, tough possession receiver.

50. DT Alex Magee, Purdue
A quick, one-gap penetrator with serious durability and character concerns.

51. OLT-OG Jamon Meredith, South Carolina
Naturally athletic big man lacking toughness, passion for the game.

52. SS William Moore, Missouri
An intimidating, downhill striker best with simple assignments.

53. OLT Will Beatty, Connecticut
A thin-framed ballerina lacking functional strength and mental toughness.

54. CB-FS Jairus Byrd, Oregon*
An instinctive, technique-sound ballhawk with return ability.

55. RB Shonn Greene, Iowa*
A strong, move-the-chains bowling ball who could be effective inside.

56. TE Shawn Nelson, Southern Mississippi
An excellent receiver with upside to be molded into a complete tight end.

57. QB-WR Pat White, West Virginia
A specialty role player with passing prowess and natural talent.

58. RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh*
A change-of-pace, outside runner who bounces it too much.

59. FS Rashad Johnson, Alabama
A Nick Saban-trained, former walk-on with great football intelligence.

60. DE-OLB Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond
A raw edge rusher with limited moves, big-time athletic ability.

61. DT Ron Brace, Boston College
Wide-bodied run stuffer with limited lateral agility, average core strength.

62. CB Sean Smith, Utah*
Press-man corner with marginal transitional quickness, maturity questions.

63. CB-FS Sherrod Martin, Troy
Fluid-hipped projected cornerback with great feet and versatility.

64. WR Mike Thomas, Arizona
A dynamic slot receiver with big-time return ability.

65. DE Connor Barwin, Cincinnati
A very raw, high-effort, straight-line pass rusher. Better athlete than football player.

66. DE Paul Kruger, Utah*
A highly active overachiever with intriguing size, durability questions.

67. WR Derrick Williams, Penn State
A dynamic returner and slot receiver with marginal long speed.

68. FS Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest
Very good-sized athlete with average ball skills and still learning the game.

69. DT Fili Moala, USC
A stiff, upright, undisciplined penetrator who wins when he plays low.

70. CB Asher Allen, Georgia*
A tough nickel cornerback with No. 2 CB potential.

71. RB Andre Brown, North Carolina State
A big, strong, upright runner with fine hands and durability questions.

72. WR Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma
A solid, functional football player and slot receiver with return ability.

73. CB Jerraud Powers, Auburn*
A physical, press cornerback who gained steam after working out well at pro day.

74. WLB Kaluka Maiava, USC
Undersized, instinctive one-year starter made great strides late in the year.

75. OG Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
A physical, short-area mauler could be limited by maturity concerns.

76. TE Richard Quinn, North Carolina*
A tough, physical blocker overshadowed by talented receivers.

77. CB Donald Washington, Ohio State*
An exceptional athlete who could develop into a solid starter.

78. DE-DT Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
Classic underachiever lacking mental toughness for pro game.

79. OLB-DE Cody Brown, Connecticut
Non-instinctive pass rusher who is best when the game is kept simple.

80. RB Glen Coffee, Alabama*
A hardworking, competitive, one-cut zone runner.

81. CB-S Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State
Short, tough, aggressive, physical nickel cornerback with potential as a safety.

82. TE James Casey, Rice*
A finesse H-back with the hand-eye coordination and ball skills to fit specialty role.

83. DT Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn*
An athletic big man who can be groomed with continued strength gains.

84. RB Rashad Jennings, Liberty
A big plowhorse back who looks every bit the part.

85. OG-OT Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
A versatile, country-strong, disciplined blocker.

86. FB Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse
Well-rounded, versatile fullback underutilized at Syracuse.

87. WR-RS Mike Wallace, Mississippi
A big-time track athlete with more value as a returner.

88. CB-FS Bradley Fletcher, Iowa
Big, strong cornerback may be best at safety, similar to Charles Godfrey.

89. DT Roy Miller, Texas
A strong, short-armed plugger whose motor never stops.

90. C-OG Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
Versatility and intelligence attract interest in a weak OG class.

91. DE-OLB David Veikune, Hawaii
A productive pass rusher warranting looks as a rush linebacker.

92. OLB Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida
Stiff tackling machine showed up big against UConn and Pittsburgh.

93. TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
Very natural athlete can do damage in the slot with extra reps.

94. CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt*
Undersized, short-area, boundary cornerback with return ability.

95. DE-DT Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman
Has the mass desired to develop in a 3-4 front.

96. WR Louis Murphy, Florida
Vertical speed threat could slide because of medical evaluations.

97. CB Kevin Barnes, Maryland
Workout wonder with man coverage skills to warrant interest.

98. DT Dorell Scott, Clemson
Naturally athletic big man could contribute readily in a rotation.

99. LB Jason Williams, Western Illinois
Non-instinctive nickel linebacker with core special-team coverage ability.

100. FS Michael Hamlin, Clemson
Size, tackling ability command interest in weak safety crop.

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