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Moore, Joeckel, Mingo, Jones among top NFL draft early entries

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The full list of early entries in the 2013 NFL draft is out, and here are a few things about it that caught our eye:

– Two Texas A&M players, defensive end Damontre Moore and offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, have a chance of being the two first players taken. Other early entries who look like Top 5 picks include LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo and Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.

– Only one quarterback, Tennessee’s Tyler Bray, is on the list. Bray has a big arm but questionable decision making and is likely to go no higher than third in a fairly weak quarterback class, definitely after seniors Geno Smith of West Virginia and Matt Barkley of USC and possibly after Mike Glennon of North Carolina State, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas.

– The positions break down like this:
15 defensive backs
12 running backs
10 wide receivers
9 defensive tackles/nose tackles
8 defensive ends
6 linebackers
5 tight ends
4 offensive tackles
1 quarterback
1 center
1 guard
1 punter

– A whopping 11 early entries are from LSU. Coach Les Miles recruits a lot of talent, and this year he’s losing a lot of talent.

The full list of early entries is here.

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14 Responses to “Moore, Joeckel, Mingo, Jones among top NFL draft early entries”
  1. Stiller43 says: Jan 19, 2013 12:16 PM

    What kind a name is Luke Joeckel?

    I think it’s dutch…

  2. ttommytom says: Jan 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    If you know you’re not going to get drafted, then why do you have to declare?

    Just wondering about ‘the punter’.

  3. histarz says: Jan 19, 2013 12:30 PM

    I saw your list and agree with bill, where is DJ Fluker on your list? Isn’t he a redshirt junior?

  4. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: Jan 19, 2013 12:34 PM

    I would take Bray over yet another overrated USC QB any day.

  5. fuglyflorio says: Jan 19, 2013 12:37 PM

    Unless staying drastically ups your draft stock a player is a fool not to declare.

  6. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jan 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    ttommytom says: Jan 19, 2013 12:19 PM

    If you know you’re not going to get drafted, then why do you have to declare?

    Just wondering about ‘the punter’.

    1. Should a player not have to declare if he “knows” he’s not getting drafted?

    2. The punter is LSU’s Brad Wing, and he’s one of the position’s best prospects in a *long* time. He could go as high as the third round. (Remember, most NFL punters tend not to get drafted at all and are picked up as free agents).

  7. radrntn says: Jan 19, 2013 12:44 PM

    I hope you are spot on MDS, this way with the 3rd pick the raiders can select the dt from Utah.

  8. Deb says: Jan 19, 2013 1:27 PM

    What really stands out for me is the weak quarterback prospects this year. Guess Barkley remained at USC for 2012 to improve his draft stock and perhaps compete for the Heisman. It didn’t quite work out that way. Pity the teams in desperate need at that position.

  9. pinion8ted says: Jan 19, 2013 1:28 PM

    And not one of them has a fake girlfriend

  10. mungman69 says: Jan 19, 2013 1:30 PM

    How do I get on this list.

  11. jonslaugh18 says: Jan 19, 2013 7:11 PM

    WHOOP!

  12. jynx83 says: Jan 19, 2013 7:35 PM

    I like how all these sore losers can’t respect a great player just cause there teams are out of the playoff…its football let them play

  13. omniscient48 says: Jan 19, 2013 8:53 PM

    Barkevious Mingo has to be one of the all-time GREAT names!!

  14. mrobinson14 says: Jan 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    I can’t believe Marcus lattimore is coming out. Going to be interesting.

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