The best of the rest

This has been reported to be one of the deepest drafts in years. Through three rounds, we have seen an even 100 players drafted. With 256 more players to be drafted, who is left on the board? The answer is "a lot". There have been plenty of top players drafted from the fourth round down. When I was with Chicago, we drafted Nate Vasher in the 4th round and Johnny Knox in the 5th round. Both went to the Pro Bowl. Seatttle's Richard Sherman went in the 5th round. That said, here is a list by position of some of the top players who could get drafted today.

A.J. McCarron – Alabama
Aaron Murray – Georgia
Tom Savage – Pitt
David Fales – San Jose State
Zach Mettenberger – LSU
Brett Smith – Wyoming
Tajh Boyd – Clemson

Running Backs
De’Anthony Thomas – Oregon
Devonta Freeman – Florida State
Andre Williams – Boston College
Storm Johnson – Central Florida
Kendall James - Maine

Lache Seastrunk – Baylor

Wide Receiver
Bruce Ellington - South Carolina
Jared Abbrederis – Wisconsin
Robert Herron – Wyoming
Martavis Bryant – Clemson
Shaq Evans – UCLA
Jeremy Gallon – Michigan
Brandon Colemen – Rutgers

Tight End
A.C. Leonard – Tennessee State
Xavier Grimble – USC
Arthur Lynch - Georgia

Ryan Hewitt – Stanford
Chris Coyle – Arizona State

Antonio Richardson – Tennessee
James Hurst – North Carolina
Cameron Fleming – Stanford
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif – McGill (Canada)
Wes Johnson – Vanderbilt
Seantreal Henderson – Miami

David Yankey – Stanford
Cyril Richardson – Baylor
Gabe Ikard – Oklahoma
Tyler Larsen – Utah State
John Urschel – Penn State
Jon Halapio – Florida
Anthony Steen – Alabama

Defensive Tackle
DaQuan Jones – Penn State
Anthony Johnson – LSU
Kelcy Quarles – South Carolina
Caraun Reid – Princeton
Dan McCullers – Tennessee
Deandre Coleman – California

Defensive End
Chris Smith – Arkansas
Jackson Jeffcoat – Texas
Ron Powell – Florida
Ed Stinson – Alabama

Inside Linebackers
Lamin Barrow – LSU
Jordan Zumwalt - UCLA
Max Bullough – Michigan State
Shayne Skov – Stanford

Outside Linebacker
Carl Bradford – Arizona State
Christian Jones – Florida State
Telvin Smith – Florida State
Curtis Marsh – UCLA
Prince Shembo – Notre Dame

Keith McGill – Utah
Bashaud Breeland – Clemson
Pierre Desir – Lindenwood
Rashaad Reynolds - Oregon State
E.J. Gaines – Missouri


Brock Vereen – Minnesota
Dion Bailey – USC
Vinnie Sunseri – Alabama
Jonathan Dowling – Western Kentucky
Craig Loston – LSU
Ed Reynolds - Stanford

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