NFL Player Rankings
Updated - 8-13-10
1. NICK MANGOLD, NEW YORK JETS
-Not a single glaring weakness to his game. Adequate size, strength, agility and technique. Has lived up to his first round billing.
2. ANDRE GURODE, DALLAS COWBOYS
-Classic Cowboys’ lineman. Big, strong and tough. His production is quite underrated.
3. RYAN KALIL, CAROLINA PANTHERS
-Young and athletic. Has been nothing short of what was expected of him coming out of college. Very bright future.
4. MATT BIRK, BALTIMORE RAVENS
-Crafty veteran. Smart and very great communicator. One of the better leaders in the entire league.
5. OLIN KRUETZ, CHICAGO BEARS
-Savvy and athletic. Not quite as mobile as he once was. He is strong enough to handle big DT and NG by himself.
6. JEFF SATURDAY, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
-Former undrafted FA. Has gotten the most out of his abilities. Smart and quick off the snap.
7. ALEX MACK, CLEVELAND BROWNS
-Made a huge impression as a rookie. Mobile, quick and powerful. Quickly ascending to the top of this list.
8. SHAUN O’HARA, NEW YORK GIANTS
-Gets out of his snap very quickly. Crafty vet who makes up for a lack of god given talent with hard work and great attitude to the game.
9. NICK HARDWICK, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
-Very athletic and deceptively strong. Injuries have sapped some of the skill set that made him special.
10. DAN KOPPEN, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
-Smart and resourceful. Classic Patriots’ lineman. Steady and consistent. Will get overpowered at times, but not from lack of effort.
11. JEFF FAINE, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
-Tough, fiery competitor. Once possessed special skills but injuries have eroded some of them. Still a legit starter when healthy.
12. DOMINIC RAIOLA, DETROIT LIONS
-Relentless and mean. Smart, with consistent technique. Has been stuck on bad teams his entire career.
13. JASON BROWN, ST. LOUIS RAMS
-Big, strong and physical. A bit in the Gurode mold, but not as athletic or refined.
14. EUGENE AMANO, TENNESSEE TITANS
-Has become a solid starter, after serving several years as a reserve. Will become a full time C for the first time in 2010.
15. JONATHAN SULLIVAN, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
-Made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2009. Not a dominant player, but is consistent and a perfect fit for New Orleans’ offense.
16. LYLE SENDLEIN, ARIZONA CARDINALS
-Not a ton of natural talent. Has worked hard to become a legit starter. Still improving with added strength.
17. JAMAAL JACKSON, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
-Big and strong. Coming off of an injury suffered in 2009. Remains to be seen if he’s fully recovered.
18. TODD MCCLURE, ATLANTA FALCONS
-Solid veteran. Technically sound and a master communicator on the line. A valued team leader.
19. KYLE COOK, CINCINNATI BENGALS
-Excels in the running game, like most of the Bengals’ linemen. Can be a liability in pass pro, but is improving.
20. NICK COLE, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
-May push Jackson for a job in Philly. Squatty player who uses his girth and natural leverage to his advantage.
21. CHRIS SPENCER, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
-A bit of an underachiever. Never lived up to his first round status. Seems to stay injured too often.
22. ERIC HEITMANN, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
-Versatile. Solid athlete for the position, but his intelligence is his best asset.
23. CASEY RABACH, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
-Seems like he’s been around forever. Powerful run blocker with strong lower body. Tends to lose balance in pass pro.
24. JOHN SULLIVAN, MINNESOTA VIKINGS
-Steadily improving. Has the talent to be an All-Pro. Must continue to develop strength and consistency.
25. SCOTT WELLS, GREEN BAY PACKERS
-Undersized, but feisty and competitive. Will battle to the end of every whistle.
26. JUSTIN HARTWIG, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
-Has great size and solid strength. Does not maintain leverage very well. A definite liability in pass protection.
27. BRAD MEESTER, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
-Savvy veteran. Age and injuries have taken their toll on his body. Can still get the job done.
28. JAKE GROVE, MIAMI DOLPHINS
-Not a natural big time talent. Fights his tail off, but sometimes just doesn’t measure up.
29. GEOFF HANGARTNER, BUFFALO BILLS
-Great size for the position. Not much of an athlete. Still learning the nuances of the position.
30. JASON SPITZ, GREEN BAY PACKERS
-A lot like a young Rabach. Decent size and strength. Uses leverage well. Will battle with Wells for a starting job.
31. SCOTT MRUCZKOWSKI, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
-He stepped in for the injured Hardwick and performed admirably. May push for a starting job sooner rather than later.
32. CHRIS MYERS, HOUSTON TEXANS
-Was a backup before coming to Houston. Solid technique and quick feet. Can get push around to often.
ROOKIES (WITH A CHANCE TO CRACK TOP 32)
1. MAURKICE POUNCEY, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
-Will likely play OG his rookie year, but is too talented to keep out of the C spot for too long.