Mike Mayock position rankings for 2014 NFL draft

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has released his top 5 players by position.

One time Mike Mayock said Zach Brown was allergic to contact.  I felt like I needed to get that out of the way early so everyone could read this post without rushing to the comments to talk about that.  Whether or not Brown has proved him wrong is another post for another day.

Anyway, Mayock has put out his top 5 by position.  Here are his rankings on some positions that are of interest to the Titans:

Offensive tackle
1. Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 
2. Greg Robinson, Auburn 
3. Taylor Lewan, Michigan 
4. Zack Martin, Notre Dame 
5. Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

Some people have Robinson above Matthews, but this ranking seems to be the consensus for most people.  Kouandjio is higher in some places, but even as a Bama fan I wouldn't want him before the mid-20's.

Linebacker
1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo 
2. C.J. Mosley, Alabama 
3. Anthony Barr, UCLA 
4. Chris Borland, Wisconsin 
5. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

There will be some debate over the rankings with Mosley and Barr, but I think Mayock has it right here.  Barr will probably blow Mosley away at the combine, but the tape will favor Mosley.

Safety
1. Calvin Pryor, Louisville 
2. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama 
3. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 
4. Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois 
5. Deone Bucannon, Washington State

This is the first time I have seen Pryor ranked ahead of Ha Ha.

Running back
1. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State 
2. Jeremy Hill, LSU 
3. Bishop Sankey, Washington 
4. Andre Williams, Boston College 
5. Tre Mason, Auburn

The Titans won't go running back in the first, but they very well could in the 2nd.  Hopefully they won't be tempted to take either of the criminals that are at the top of this list.

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