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Mayock Reveals Final Position Rankings List

With just two days until the 2016 NFL Draft, it's time to zero in on the top prospects at each position.

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has put together his final position-by-position rankings for this year's class, and if history tells us anything, he's usually spot on when it comes to his player evaluations.

Here's a look at what he had to say about some current Falcons prior to their draft:

"How about the lineage? His dad is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His uncle Clay (Matthews) had a long career. His cousin Clay plays for the Packers. His other cousin Casey plays for the Eagles. This kid is special. He's a technician, and I believe they are going to play him at right tackle in Season 1. His pass pro is so simple ... he's not a grabber. He's going to help Atlanta on Day 1." -- Mayock on T Jake Matthews

"Vic Beasley is a rare athletic specimen. He gets off the football, flattens the quarterback. He's what the NFL is looking for."-- Mayock on OLB Vic Beasley

"I don't throw (the) name out there lightly, reminds me from an emotional, toughness kind of standpoint to Peyton Manning. Matt is the same kid. If Matt gets beaten up a little bit as a rookie, it's just going to make him better. Matt is the kind of kid who can take a beating, learn from it and move on." -- Mayock on QB Matt Ryan

Below is Mayock's rankings of the current prospects, position specific:


  1. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
  1. Jared Goff, California
  1. Paxton Lynch, Memphis
  1. Connor Cook, Michigan State
  1. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

Running back

  1. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
  1. Derrick Henry, Alabama
  1. Devontae Booker, Utah
  1. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
  1. Kenyan Drake, Alabama

Wide receiver

  1. Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
  1. Josh Doctson, TCU
  1. Corey Coleman, Baylor
  1. Will Fuller, Notre Dame

T-5. Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

T-5. Michael Thomas, Ohio State

Tight end

  1. Hunter Henry, Arkansas
  1. Austin Hooper, Stanford
  1. Jerrell Adams, South Carolina
  1. Nick Vannett, Ohio State
  1. Beau Sandland, Montana State

Rise: Sandland (NR)

Fall: Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky (5)

Offensive tackle

  1. Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
  1. Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
  1. Jack Conklin, Michigan State
  1. Taylor Decker, Ohio State

T-5. Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M

T-5. Jason Spriggs, Indiana


  1. Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
  1. Joshua Garnett, Stanford
  1. Christian Westerman, Arizona State
  1. Connor McGovern, Missouri
  1. Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State

Rise: McGovern (5), Seumalo (NR)

Fall: Vadal Alexander, LSU (4)


  1. Ryan Kelly, Alabama
  1. Nick Martin, Notre Dame
  1. Max Tuerk, USC
  1. Evan Boehm, Missouri

T-5. Graham Glasgow, Michigan

T-5. Jack Allen, Michigan State

Interior defensive line

  1. DeForest Buckner, Oregon
  1. Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
  1. Jarran Reed, Alabama
  1. A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
  1. Andrew Billings, Baylor

Fall: Chris Jones, Mississippi State (T-5)

Edge rusher

  1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State
  1. Leonard Floyd, Georgia
  1. Shaq Lawson, Clemson
  1. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
  1. Kevin Dodd, Clemson

Rise: Ogbah (T-5), Dodd (NR)

Fall: Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky (4), Kamalei Correa, Boise State (T-5)


  1. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
  1. Myles Jack, UCLA
  1. Darron Lee, Ohio State
  1. Reggie Ragland, Alabama

T-5. Deion Jones, LSU

T-5. Jatavis Brown, Akron


  1. Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
  1. Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
  1. William Jackson III, Houston
  1. Eli Apple, Ohio State
  1. Artie Burns, Miami (Fla.)

Rise: Jackson (5)

Fall: Apple (3), Burns (4)


  1. Karl Joseph, West Virginia
  1. Vonn Bell, Ohio State
  1. KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame
  1. Keanu Neal, Florida
  1. Justin Simmons, Boston College
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