Commentary

Linemen showing well early in 2012

The 2013 class loaded on defense; three quarterbacks are now in the top 32

Originally Published: September 12, 2012
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
The college football season is two weeks old, and I've seen enough action to begin shuffling my initial ranking of the top 32 overall NFL prospects.

An SEC pass-rusher is shooting up the board into the top five, our top-rated corner in the preseason has taken a big tumble and the defensive line class looks deep and talented.

Here's how the entire list shakes down heading into Week 3. Non-seniors are noted with an asterisk, and be sure to check back on Friday for complete updates to Scouts Inc.'s top 150.


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1
QB
6-1⅞
228

Analysis: Barkley has been as good as expected so far, showing off his smarts and accuracy, as well as a quick release and impressive poise in the pocket. Far and away the top quarterback on the board. Previously: 1

2
OG
6-2⅜
325

Analysis: Warmack is as good as any guard prospect I've ever evaluated, and the rare guard worthy of a top-10 pick. He is agile, athletic and strong. The classic interior tough guy who is also a very smart player. Previously: 2

3
DE
6-5
240

Analysis: Mingo has great length and outstanding speed for his size. His first step is elite, he shows explosive movement skills and has great range and closing burst against the run. Previously: 4

4
OLB
6-2
242

Analysis: Jones dominated against Missouri in Week 2, showing off his impressive combination of pass-rush skills, range and coverage ability. A very good athlete who is quickly moving into the top half of the first round. Previously: 15

5
DT
6-4⅛
363

Analysis: A massive two-gap nose tackle with a good combination of size, strength and short-area quickness to control the inside and occasionally contribute as a pass-rusher. Previously: 5



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