JagNation Defensive Positional Rankings

Posted Mar 17, 2011
Charlie Bernstein

Who will be the first player from each position group to come off the board? That's what everyone including team executives are trying to figure out. We will weigh in with our positional rankings.

Defensive Ends

1. Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson

2. Marcel Dareus, Alabama

3. Cameron Jordan, California

4. Robert Quinn, North Carolina

5. Adrian Clayborn, Iowa

Defensive Tackles

1. Nick Fairley, Auburn

2. Corey Liuget, Illinois

3. Stephen Paea, Oregon State

4. Muhammed Wilkerson, Temple

5. Phil Taylor, Baylor

Outside Linebackers

1. Von Miller, Texas A&M

2. Akeem Ayers, UCLA

3. Brooks Reed, Arizona

4. Justin Houston, Georgia

5. Dontay Moch, Nevada

Inside Linebackers

1. Martez Wilson, Illinois

2. Nate Irving, NC State

3. Greg Jones, Michigan State

4. Quan Sturdivant, UNC

5. Casey Matthews, Oregon


1. Patrick Peterson, LSU

2. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska

3. Brandon Harris, Miami (FL)

4. Jimmy Smith, Colorado

5. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia

Strong Safeties

1. DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson

2. Tyler Sash, Iowa

3. Da’Norris Searcy, UNC

4. Joe Lefeged, Rutgers

5. Ahmad Black, Florida

Free Safeties

1. Rahim Moore, UCLA

2. Robert Sands, WVU

3. Tejay Johnson, TCU

4. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma

5. Chris Conte, California

Charlie Bernstein is the host of “The Conundrum” on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.

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