NFL Combine prep: Mike Mayock’s Top 5 at each position

Check out these helpful Big Ten football links:

The NFL Combine is slated to take place Feb. 28-March 6 in Indianapolis, with 330 players primed to strut their stuff.

That means draft talk is about to hit a fever pitch. To prime the pump, Mike Mayock of the NFL Network recently released his top five players at each position. And the Big Ten was well-represented.

View Mayock’s complete list here. 

There were no Big Ten players at quarterback, running back or receiver. But Michigan’s Jake Butt is listed No. 4 among tight ends. Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk is No. 1 among offensive tackles. And Indiana’s Dan Feeney is No. 3 among the guards.

On defense, Michigan State’s Malik McDowell is No. 3 among interior linemen, while Michigan’s Chris Wormley is No. 5. Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore is No. 2 at cornerback and teammate Malik Hooker is the No. 1 safety. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is the No. 3 safety.


Mayock has another category called “Special Exceptions” for players who are not ranked in the top 5 at their position but have special value elsewhere—like special teams. In this category, Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel is No. 2, while Iowa’s Desmond King is No. 4.


Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer

About Tom Dienhart: senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men’s basketball for and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, and send him questions to his weekly mailbag.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Football – Big Ten Network

Leave a Reply