2012 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock Ranks the Top 5 at Each Position

GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators gets the crowd up during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13 2010 in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network, who is the best draft guy out there that works for a major media company, has put out his top five lists at every position. Mayock's grading is worth more than Mel Kiper and Todd McShay combined and multiplied by four. I have listed the top 5s from positions relevant to the Titans in the first round and a question for discussion after the jump.

Wide Receiver

1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
2. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
3. Kendall Wright, Baylor
4. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
5. Chris Givens, Wake Forest

Interior Offensive Lineman

1. David DeCastro, Stanford
2. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
3. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
4. Cordy Glenn, Georgia
5. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

Defensive End

1. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
2. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
3. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
4. Nick Perry, USC
T-5. Chandler Jones, Syracuse
T-5. Andre Branch, Clemson


1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
2. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
3. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
4. Leonard Johnson, Iowa State
5. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama


1. Mark Barron, Alabama
2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
3. George Iloka, Boise State
4. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
T-5. Janzen Jackson, McNeese State
T-5. Antonio Allen, South Carolina

Here is an interesting question for you, it is possible that the Titans would have a shot to draft Janoris Jenkins in the first round and Janzen Jackson in the second. Both of those guys have the capability of being top flight players at their position, but both guys have had character issues in college. If the Titans were to do that, which they will not, would you be OK with it?

I would because I think the risk is worth the possible reward when you talk about the way contracts are structured now. You are not out that much if they end up getting in trouble, but if they pay off you have a draft class that could be one of the best ever because you got two top 15 players based purely on ability.

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