2011 NFL Draft rankings: 50-1

With postseason all-star games completed, it's a good time to revisit the site's 2011 NFL Draft overall rankings. (Note: Rankings aren't intended to predict draft placement)  After the jump, find 200-151.

Spotlight on: Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
The more you watch Leshoure, the easier it becomes to fall in love with his playing style. He can be a hammer of a running back and difficult to bring down. If he doesn't go down on first contact, look out. Leshoure runs with intent to knock people around. However, he's not purely a between-the-tackles ball carrier. He shows good vision on deciding when to cut the ball outside.

Leshoure will be best in a system with speed back who can catch the ball. The comparison he has gotten to Rashard Mendehall is fair, though Leshoure may run with more strength and less speed.

Over the weekend the positional rankings will all be updated (only so many hours, friend). Have your own rankings? Put them in a FanPost and share.



1. A.J. Green | 6'4, 200 pounds | WR | Georgia *
2. Patrick Peterson | 6'1, 222 pounds | CB | LSU *
3. Da'Quan Bowers | 6'4, 280 pounds | DE | Clemson *
4. Nick Fairley | 6'5, 298 pounds | DT | Auburn *
5. Julio Jones | 6'4, 210 pounds | WR | Alabama *
6. Marcell Dareus | 6'3, 280 pounds | DT/DE | Alabama *
7. Prince Amukamara | 6'1, 200 pounds | CB | Nebraska
8. Robert Quinn | 6'5, 265 pounds | DE | North Carolina *
9. Aldon Smith | 6'4, 258 pounds | DE | Missouri *
10. Mark Ingram | 5'10, 215 pounds | RB | Alabama *
11. Cameron Jordan | 6'4, 285 pounds | DE | California
12. Blaine Gabbert | 6'5, 240 pounds | QB | Missouri *
13. Justin Houston | 6'3, 254 pounds | DE/OLB | Georgia *
14. Stephen Paea | 6'1, 285 pounds | DT | Oregon State
15. Mikel Leshoure | 6'0, 230 pounds | RB | Illinois *
16. Cameron Heyward | 6'6, 288 pounds | DE | Ohio State
17. Cam Newton | 6'6, 246 pounds | QB | Auburn *
18. Jimmy Smith | 6'2, 205 pounds | CB | Colorado
19. Akeem Ayers | 6'5, 254 pounds | OLB | UCLA *
20. Jonathan Baldwin | 6'5, 220 pounds | WR | Pittsburgh *
21. Von Miller | 6'3, 240 pounds | OLB | Texas A&M
22. Adrian Clayborn | 6'3, 282 pounds | DE | Iowa
23. Derek Sherrod | 6'6, 300 pounds | OT | Mississippi State
24. Brandon Harris | 5'11, 195 pounds | CB | Miami (Fla.) *
25. J.J. Watt | 6'6, 292 pounds | DE/DT | Wisconsin *
26. Mike Pouncey | 6'5, 320 pounds | G/C | Florida
27. Kyle Rudolph | 6'6, 265 pounds | TE | Notre Dame *
28. Aaron Williams | 6'1, 195 pounds | CB | Texas *
29. Jurrell Casey | 6'1, 305 pounds | DT | Southern California *
30. Rahim Moore | 6'1, 195 pounds | FS | UCLA *
31. Corey Liuget | 6'3, 300 pounds | DT | Illinois *
32. Gabe Carimi | 6'7, 315 pounds | OT | Wisconsin
33. Ryan Mallett | 6'7, 238 pounds | QB | Arkansas *
34. Muhammad Wilkerson | 6'5, 305 pounds | DT | Temple *
35. Johnny Patrick | 6'0, 190 pounds | CB | Louisville
36. Ryan Williams | 5'10, 210 pounds | RB | Virginia Tech **
37. Torrey Smith | 6'1, 205 pounds | WR | Maryland *
38. Martez Wilson | 6'4, 250 pounds | MLB | Illinois *
39. Danny Watkins | 6'4, 310 pounds | OT/G | Baylor
40. Brandon Burton | 6'0, 185 pounds | CB | Utah *
41. Anthony Castonzo | 6'7, 308 pounds | OT | Boston College
42. Ryan Kerrigan | 6'4, 263 pounds | DE | Purdue
43. Tyron Smith | 6'6, 285 pounds | OT | Southern California *
44. Stefen Wisniewski | 6'3, 302 pounds | C | Penn State
45. Leonard Hankerson | 6'3, 215 pounds | WR | Miami (Fla.)
46. Phil Taylor | 6'4, 355 pounds | DT | Baylor
47. Titus Young | 5'11, 170 pounds | WR | Boise State
48. Rodney Hudson | 6'2, 283 pounds | G | Florida State
49. Nate Solder | 6'9, 305 pounds | OT | Colorado
50. Jake Locker | 6'3, 226 pounds | QB | Washington

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