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Mike Mayock ranks top college prospects

At this time next week, prospects will be running, jumping, and lifting at football's biggest job interview known as the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

There, from Feb. 17-23, the analysis will continue as the league's personnel people prepare for the 2015 NFL Draft, which begins the night of April 30.

Before it all unfolds, NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock, a former defensive back from Boston College who played the 1982 and 1983 seasons with the Giants, sorted out the chaos and released his first position-by-position rankings of the talent coming out of the college ranks. 

Here is a look at Mayock's pre-combine prospect rankings:


Check out photos of the QBs in the 2015 NFL Combine

  1. Jameis Winston, Florida State
  2. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
  3. Bryce Petty, Baylor
  4. Brett Hundley, UCLA
  5. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State

Running back

  1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
  2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
  3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
  4. Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
  5. Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Wide receiver

  1. Kevin White, West Virginia
  2. Amari Cooper, Alabama
  3. DeVante Parker, Louisville
  4. Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
  5. Devin Funchess, Michigan

Tight end

Check out photos of the key WRs invited to the 2015 NFL Combine

  1. Maxx Williams, Minnesota
  2. Clive Walford, Miami (Fla.)
  3. Nick O'Leary, Florida State
  4. Tyler Kroft, Rutgers
  5. Ben Koyack, Notre Dame

Interior offensive linemen

  1. Brandon Scherff, Iowa
  2. Cameron Erving, Florida State
  3. Laken Tomlinson, Duke
  4. A.J. Cann, South Carolina
  5. Tre' Jackson, Florida State

Offensive tackle

  1. T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
  2. Andrus Peat, Stanford
  3. La'el Collins, LSU
  4. Ereck Flowers, Miami (Fla.)
    5t. Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
    5t. D.J. Humphries, Florida

Interior defensive linemen

Check out photos of the key defensive linemen at the 2015 NFL Combine

  1. Leonard Williams, USC
  2. Danny Shelton, Washington
  3. Malcom Brown, Texas
  4. Arik Armstead, Oregon
    5t. Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
    5t. Eddie Goldman, Florida State

Edge rusher

  1. Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
  2. Randy Gregory, Nebraska
  3. Shane Ray, Missouri
  4. Vic Beasley, Clemson
  5. Bud Dupree, Kentucky


Check out photos of the key LBs at the 2015 NFL Combine

  1. Paul Dawson, TCU
  2. Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
  3. Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
  4. Eric Kendricks, UCLA
  5. Stephone Anthony, Clemson


  1. Trae Waynes, Michigan State
  2. Marcus Peters, Washington
  3. Jalen Collins, LSU
  4. P.J. Williams, Florida State
  5. Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest


  1. Landon Collins, Alabama
  2. Shaq Thompson, Washington
  3. Derron Smith, Fresno State
  4. Jaquiski Tartt, Samford
  5. Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
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