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Prospects Preparing for NFL Combine in Indianapolis

February 19th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
By Steve Smith

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News is a little slow in the desert with the Arizona Cardinals right now, but all eyes will be focused on Indianapolis starting this Saturday when the annual NFL Combine gets under way.

It's time for unheralded prospects to impress and for the highly touted to maintain their lofty draft status. For many, it's the most important few days of their lives.

We're still two months away from the NFL Draft (the Cardinals have the seventh overall pick), but the event, which runs from Feb. 23-26, is one of the highlights of the NFL calendar. With that being said, let's take a look at where the prospects are currently ranked at their respective positions, according to the good folks at



  1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
  2. Matt Barkley, USC
  3. Mike Glennon, NC State
  4. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
  5. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

Running back:

  1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
  2. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
  3. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
  4. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
  5. Andre Ellington, Clemson

Wide Receiver:

  1. Keenan Allen, California
  2. Corderrelle Patterson, Tennessee
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
  4. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
  5. Robert Woods, USC

Tight end:

  1. Zach Ertz, Stanford
  2. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
  3. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
  4. Vance McDonald, Rice
  5. Gavin Escobar, Florida

Offensive tackle:

  1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
  2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
  3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
  4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
  5. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

Offensive guard:

  1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
  2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
  3. Larry Warford, Kentucky
  4. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
  5. Brian Winters, Kent State


  1. Barrett Jones, Alabama
  2. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
  3. Brian Schwenke, California

Defensive end:

  1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
  2. Damontre Moore, Txas A&M
  3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
  4. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
  5. Datone Jones, UCLA

Defensive tackle:

  1. Star Lotulelei, Utah
  2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
  3. Sharriff Floyd, Florida
  4. Jesse Williams, Alabama
  5. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

Outside linebacker:

  1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
  2. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
  3. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
  4. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
  5. Sean Porter, Texas A&M

Inside linebacker:

  1. Kevin Minter, LSU
  2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
  3. Kiko Alonso, Oregon
  4. Nico Johnson, Alabama


  1. Dee Milner, Alabama
  2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
  3. Desmond Trufant, Washington
  4. Johnathan Banks, Mississippi State
  5. Logan Ryan, Rutgers

Free safety:

  1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
  2. Eric Reid, LSU
  3. Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
  4. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
  5. Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

Strong safety:

  1. Matt Elam, Florida
  2. Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
  3. Shawn Williams, Georgia


Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack, Dee Milner, Eddie Lacy, Eric Fisher, Football, Geno Smith, Keenan Allen, Luke Joeckel, Matt Barkley, NFL, Tyler Wilson

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