Top 70 check list

I don’t usually do these. I never want to be one of those people that claims to have a ‘top-500 board’ so they can do things like call Russell Wilson the worst pick in the draft.

However, someone requested a format so they could tick guys off when they leave the board. I’ve done a top-70. By the end of round one we’ll see who remains. Of course, you might have very little interest in who I think are the best seventy prospects in the draft. In that case, feel free to gloss over this. But hopefully you will care enough to join us from 4:30PST for our live coverage of the first round.

#1 Sheldon Richardson (DT, Missouri)
#2 Dee Mlliner (CB, Alabama)
#3 Dion Jordan (DE, Oregon)
#4 Jonathan Cooper (G, North Carolina)
#5 Luke Joeckel (T, Texas A&M)
#6 Chance Warmack (G, Alabama)
#7 Jarvis Jones (LB, Georgia)
#8 Matt Barkley (QB, USC)
#9 Eric Fisher (T, Central Michigan)
#10 DeAndre Hopkins (WR, Clemson)
#11 Star Lotulelei (DT, Utah)
#12 Datone Jones (DE, UCLA)
#13 Khaseem Greene (LB, Rutgers)
#14 Arthur Brown (LB, Kansas State)
#15 Sylvester Williams (DT, North Carolina)
#16 Matt Elam (S, Florida)
#17 Christine Michael (RB, Texas A&M)
#18 Robert Woods (WR, USC)
#19 Zach Ertz (TE, Stanford)
#20 Ziggy Ansah (DE, BYU)
#21 Sharrif Floyd (DT, Florida)
#22 Lane Johnson (T, Oklahoma)
#23 Eddie Lacy (RB, Alabama)
#24 Quinton Patton (WR, Louisiana Tech)
#25 Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas)
#26 Bjoern Werner (DE, Florida State)
#27 John Simon (DE, Ohio State)
#28 Terron Armstead (T, Arkansas Pine-Bluff)
#29 Tavon Austin (WR, West Virginia)
#30 Margus Hunt (DE, SMU)
#31 Geno Smith (QB, West Virginia)
#32 Sanders Commings (CB, Georgia)
#33 Ryan Swope (WR, Texas A&M)
#34 Marcus Lattimore (RB, South Carolina)
#35 Kyle Long (G, Oregon)
#36 Tank Carradine (DE, Florida State)
#37 Alec Ogletree (LB, Georgia)
#38 Barkevious Mingo (DE, LSU)
#39 Tyler Eifert (TE, Notre Dame)
#40 Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB, Connecticut)
#41 Cordarrelle Patterson (WR, Tennessee)
#42 D.J. Fluker (T, Alabama)
#43 Jesse Williams (DT, Alabama)
#44 Gavin Escobar (TE, San Diego State)
#45 Steadman Bailey (WR, West Virginia)
#46 Stepfan Taylor (RB, Stanford)
#47 Brennan Williams (T, North Carolina)
#48 Tyler Wilson (QB, Arkansas)
#49 Corey Lemonier (DE, Auburn)
#50 Markus Wheaton (WR, Oregon State)
#51 D.J. Swearinger (S, South Carolina)
#52 Will Davis (CB, Utah State)
#53 Baccari Rambo (S, Georgia)
#54 Larry Warford (G, Kentucky)
#55 Kawann Short (DT, Purdue)
#56 Justin Pugh (G, Syracuse)
#57 Jonathan Franklin (RB, UCLA)
#58 Johnthan Banks (CB, Mississippi State)
#59 Menelik Watson (T, Florida State)
#60 Kevin Minter (LB, LSU)
#61 Dallas Thomas (G, Tennessee)
#62 Philip Thomas (S, Fresno State)
#63 Justin Hunter (WR, Tennessee)
#64 Tyler Bray (QB, Tennessee)
#65 Denard Robinson (RB, Michigan)
#66 Jordan Mills (T, Louisiana tech)
#67 John Jenkins (DT, Georgia)
#68 Jonathan Cyprien (S, Florida International)
#69 Keenan Allen (WR, California)
#70 Jordan Reed (TE, Florida)


  1. woofu

    FWIW, in all neutrality.

    • Rob Staton

      I don’t understand what that link represents?

      • woofu

        Some believe it is Greg Gaines who is working for the Hawks. Apparently (if true), he does evaluations on players the Hawks are looking at closely. This is a typical team procedure even during the draft as it evolves.

        He could be anything from a real item to a “Pete-leak” to a wacko and we may never know. That said it is an interesting list as compared to Newberry’s stuff.

        • woofu

          Newberg, sorry.

        • Rob Staton

          I just have a hard time thinking that someone who works for the Seahawks just randomly heads over to a chat forum and posts a load of info like that.

          • woofu

            It is odd. So is the internet.

    • MattK

      I recognize the username of that poster. IIRC, he’s supposedly an old ex-seahawk, but I don’t think it’s confirmed not have I heard him still connected to the Seahawks. He may be all talk…

  2. Bailey

    Thanks a lot rob much appreciated.

  3. Jason

    Nifty, thank you!

  4. Tomahawk

    I heard Steadman Bailey on a radio interview and he was very well spoken. I thought he compared favorably to Greg Jennings on the field, but now he seems very similar off the field as well. I would love it is Seattle goes with him as Golden Tate’s successor. That would be a great pick at 56 that nobody would see coming due to all the chatter about Patton.

  5. Jordan

    This is awesome Rob. Is this your overall top players in the draft or specifically for the Hawks?

  6. James

    Rob, if you were drafting for the Seahawks, and your goal is to add the single player most likely to help the team win the Super Bowl this year, and everyone is available except Sheldon Richardson, who would you pick? ….I might be inclined to go for Jarvis Jones. Or maybe Star Lotulelei.

    • Rob Staton

      Tough question. Maybe Dion Jordan? I like him as a possible LEO, although I think Kip feels very differently on that.

  7. James

    Another question, since we are killing time until the draft starts, which is the highest rated player on your board whom you believe will still be available at #56?

    • Rob Staton

      I think Khaseem Greene ‘could’ be there. Christine Michael is the other candidate I’d put forward. John Simon is the one who’s very likely to be there.

      • Robert

        John Simon Plays With Incredible Energy And Destroys Blockers With Ferocious Hands. I Heard He Played At 270 In 2011. Last Year, He Played At 250 And Said In An Interview TThat He Felt Faster And The Other 25 Pounds Was Just Fast Anyway. His Stock Dropped At That Point For Me. I Was Hoping He Could Play At 275 Or So And Line Up Inside On Passing Downs. But Indications Are, HeCannot Efficiently Carry 275 Pounds. His Body Seems Optimal At 250, Which Is Too Light To Line Up Inside…

        • Robert

          …Just FAT anyway.

  8. Ed


    Is that the order as well, or just your top 70, no order?

    You have a lot of WR on your list, which I hope is where we lean with #56 Hopkins/Woods/Patton or 3rd round with Williams/Dobson.

    • Rob Staton

      It’s a rough order. I spent about 20 minutes putting it together, so not a great deal of time went into it.

      • Ed


        Your thoughts on 1st round shockers?

  9. Erik

    Thanks Rob for all the hard work during the runup to this draft. It’s part of my daily Seahawks web surfing. Keep it up!


  10. Michael

    I wonder if actually hearing Roger Goodell call other peoples names will make the media realize that there are people not named Manti Teo in this draft…

  11. Jim Kelly

    Had to go back and watch THAT video. I was reading the comments, and many defended the Russell Wilson pick. A lot of people pointed out Jacksonville picking a punter. One guy defended that pick. Do you think he feels the same way now?

    On a serious note: With that scathing report how does this guy still have a job? Even with a cranium using self-rectal exam institution like br? I’m being serious.

    Great work on the first five picks, by the way.

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