2013 Western NFL Draft Eligible Prospects (Ranking 1 -10)

In general, our rankings are based on how a prospect will succeed in the NFL game and environment.   Additionally, factors such as recent surgery, off the field incidents, football IQ and coaches comments weigh heavily in our rankings along with on the field performance and athletic ability.  Visit the “About” tab above to learn more about our evaluation process.

Here is our current NFL Draft ranking for Western prospects as of July 1, 2012:

2013 NFL Draft Eligible West Prospect Rankings (1 – 10):
1 Star Lotulelei

DT

Utah

6’4”

320

SR

2 Matt Barkley

QB

USC

6’2”

230

SR

3 Keenan Allen

WR

Cal

6’3”

206

JR

4 Robert Woods

WR

USC

6’1”

190

JR

5 Dion Jordan

DE

Oregon

6’7”

241

SR

6 TJ McDonald

S

USC

6’3”

205

SR

7 Jordan Poyer

CB

Oregon St

6’0”

190

SR

8 Khaled Holmes

OL

USC

6’4”

305

SR

9 Jon Major

OLB/ILB

Colorado

6’2”

240

SR

10 Levine Toilolo

TE

Stanford

6’8”

263 SR

Notes:

1-Star Lotulelei - Versatile, athletic and physical.  Can play anywhere on the DL.  Very strong, demands double team every play.   NFL ready day 1.

2-Matt Barkley- Mature, polished and NFL ready day 1.  Strong arm, good pocket presence, durable and very high football IQ.

3- Keenan Allen- Big, athletic and will fight for the ball.  Understands leverage, uses hands good to get off ball and great route runner.  Big time play-maker.

4- Robert Woods- Fast and productive.  Explosive after the catch.  Runs great routes.  Tough and durable.  Only a Jr. but already NFL ready.

5- Dion Jordan- Fast, long and a dangerous edge rusher.  Great first step and explosion.  Still developing and upside is tremendous.

6- TJ McDonald- Tall, big and a ferocious hitter.  Great range, solid closing speed to go with great athleticism and ball skills.  NFL Ready.

7- Jordan Poyer- Fast, physical, ball hawking corner.  Good with hands, great hips and close.  Solid technique and ball skills.  Shutdown Corner.

8- Khalid Holmes- Great feet and hips.  Versatile, can play Center or Guard.  NFL ready.  Strong, durable and finishes blocks.  Solid Football IQ.

9- Jon Major- Fast, athletic play-maker. Versatile, plays all three LB positions.  Tough LB.  Great coverage skills, very good pass rusher.  NFL ready.

10- Levine Toilolo- Match up nightmare.  Huge target, big and athletic.  Very good edge blocker, solid ball and route skills.  Upside is tremendous.

Next up:  2013 Western NFL Draft Eligible Prospects (Ranking 11-20).

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