Bradley Roby, Ryan Shazier Looking Good to the NFL

By Jason Priestas on July 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Bradley Roby is feeling it.

The NFL Draft is still nearly 10 months away, but draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has his "Talented Top 50" list out and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby and linebacker Ryan Shazier show up early on it.

South Carolina soul-crusher Jadeveon Clowney – to the surprise of absolutely no one – tops Jeremiah's list, with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley rounding out the top five.

Roby, recently named to the Thorpe and Nagurski preseason watchlists, shows up 12th, the highest-rated cornerback in the evaluation. Shazier, meanwhile, appears 14th, ranked behind UCLA's Anthony Barr and Alabama's C.J. Mosley in a talented batch of outside linebackers.

Michigan offensive tackle is the only other Big Ten player to appear on the list, checking in 9th. You'll also notice an appearance from Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack (19th). We'll be seeing him in a few weeks.

One player not appearing on the list is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. This reflects the thought among GMs and scouts that Miller, while an electric gamebreaker, must still develop as a quarterback. This is also great news if you are part of the "FOUR YEARS!" club when it comes to Miller's Ohio State career.

Here are the top 20 prospects, including players that are not yet eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Rank Player Pos College Class Conference
1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina JR SEC
2 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville JR ACC
3 Anthony Barr OLB UCLA SR Pac-12
4 Amari Cooper WR Alabama SO SEC
5 C.J. Mosley OLB Alabama SR SEC
6 Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama JR SEC
7 Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M SR SEC
8 Marqise Lee WR USC JR Pac-12
9 Taylor Lewan OT Michigan SR Big Ten
10 Sammy Watkins WR Clemson JR ACC
11 T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama SO SEC
12 Bradley Roby CB Ohio State JR Big Ten
13 Louis Nix DT Notre Dame SR --
14 Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State JR Big Ten
15 Todd Gurley RB Georgia SO SEC
16 Brett Hundley QB UCLA SO Pac-12
17 Aaron Lynch DE South Florida SO AAC
18 Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers JR AAC
19 Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo SR Mid-American
20 Tajh Boyd QB Clemson SR ACC


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