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First look at the 2013 NFL class: Offense

8/23/2012

Scouts Inc. has started to rank players for the 2013 draft, and today they launched the offensive rankings. Several Alabama players were featured in the release, including some juniors that were ranked highly at their respective positions.

At running back: Junior Eddie Lacy hasn't been a featured back yet, but scouts still like his skill set so much so that they ranked him as the fourth-best draftable prospect at the position. He was listed as a top-three back in terms of power and balance, behind only LSU's Spencer Ware.

At tight end: Senior Michael Williams could jump up in the rankings with a better season offensively, but so far scouts like his blocking. The 6-foot-6 product of Reform, Ala., was listed as the No. 1 blocking tight end among draftable players at the position.

At offensive line: It's not often you see a guard at the top of a list of offensive linemen. That spot is usually reserved for left tackles. But that wasn't the case for the scouts that see guard Chance Warmack as the best available offensive lineman in the 2013 draft. He was listed as the No. 1 lineman in terms of run blocking, toughness and awareness. Joining him on the list are fellow Alabama linemen Barrett Jones and D.J. Fluker.

No Alabama players made the cut at quarterback. See the breakdown here.