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NFL Draft: Top 32 Overall prospects

By Mark Solway | January 18th, 2007

The Bowl games are over, just the All-Star games and the NFL Combine stand between this year’s crop of draft hopefuls and the NFL Draft itself. The underclassmen have declared (though their declarations have not been made official), so it’s time to put together a list of THN’s top 32 overall draft prospects for 2007.

As always, the underclassmen had a tremendous impact on the rankings with three of the top five prospects being juniors, and six of the top ten. In all, fourteen of our top 32 overall are juniors.

THN’s Top 32 Prospects for the 2007 NFL Draft
Player Class Position School
1. Calvin Johnson JR WR Georgia Tech
The guy has everything; including the title of ‘best talent in the draft’.
2. Joe Thomas SR OT Wisconsin
Will be a franchise tackle for the next decade. Big and powerful.
3. Brady Quinn SR QB Notre Dame
Great mechanics, strong arm. Complete package
4. JaMarcus Russell JR QB L.S.U.
Cannon for an arm. Strong and powerful.
5. Jamaal Anderson JR DE Arkansas
Run or pass, it doesn’t matter. Great athlete, complete player.
6. Alan Branch JR DT Michigan
Awesome run stopper. Versatile. Cream of the defensive tackle crop.
7. Adrian Peterson JR RB Oklahoma
Only injury and durability issues keep him out of the top 5.
8. Gaines Adams SR DE Clemson
Great ability to get to the passer.
9. Marshawn Lynch JR RB California
Great north-south back. Gritty runner.
10. Quentin Moses SR DE Georgia
Great edge rusher.
11. Leon Hall SR CB Michigan
Fundamentally sound. Great zone cornerback.
12. Paul Posluszny SR OLB Penn St.
Bednarik Award winner as college football’s best defensive player.
13. LaRon Landry SR S L.S.U.
Very productive on one of the premier defenses in the country.
14. Ted Ginn, Jr. JR WR Ohio St.
Speed to burn.
15. Amobi Okoye SR DT Louisville
Collapses the pocket and clogs up the middle.
16. Reggie Nelson JR S Florida
A big playmaker with immediate ST capabilities.
17. Dwayne Jarrett JR WR USC
Awesome size.
18. Charles Johnson JR DE Georgia
Extremely productive in his junior season.
19. Levi Brown SR OT Penn St.
Massive frame, great athlete, great package.
20. Jeff Samardzija SR WR Notre Dame
Soft hands. Great size, great athletecism.
21. Jarvis Moss JR DE Florida
Former gator has a great burst, good speed rusher.
22. Tony Ugoh SR OT Arkansas
Great quickness and vision. Could move to guard.
23. Sidney Rice SO WR South Carolina
Inexperienced but gifted physically..
24. Marcus McCauley SR CB Fresno St.
Great size/speed.
25. Robert Meachem JR WR Tennessee
Good speed. Could be a draft climber after the Combine.
26. Lawrence Timmons JR OLB Florida St.
Raw but athletic.
27. Patrick Willis SR ILB Ole Miss
Sound tackler from the SEC who could play at any LB spot.
28. Darrelle Revis JR CB Pittsburgh
Underclassmen with great cover skills and ST ability.
29. Ryan Kalil SR C USC
Always bring his lunch pail.
30. Justin Blalock SR OG Texas
Could play either tackle or guard in the NFL.
31. Michael Bush SR RB Louisville
Big, powerful back.
32. DeMarcus Tyler SR DT North Carolina St.
Great senior year. Good run stuffer.
On the bubble:
Chris Houston (CB – Arkansas), Greg Olsen (TE – Miami),
Zach Miller (TE – Arizona State), Quinn Pitcock (DT – Ohio State),

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway

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