Pete Prisco broke down the free-agent class that will be upon us soon, and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has checked in with his rankings for the April draft.
He puts Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan atop the heap. It will be interesting to see what Bill Parcells does in Miami with the Dolphins owning the No. 1 pick. Theyve already made it know the pick is in play and available for trade.
A few interesting points on Mayocks top 20:
1. Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall is the only back in the top 20, coming in at No. 12, meaning Mayock likes him considerably more than Arkansas Darren McFadden.
2. Four offensive tackles are in the top 20, led by Michigans Jake Long at No. 6.
3. Ryan is the only quarterback in the top 20.
Here is the top 20 in a list compiled Monday:
1. Matt Ryan – QB, Boston College
2. Sedrick Ellis DT, USC
3. Chris Long – DE, Virginia
4. Glenn Dorsey DT, LSU
5. Vernon Gholston DE, Ohio State
6. Jake Long OL, Michigan
7. Ryan Clady OL, Boise State
8. Keith Rivers LB, USC
9. Phillip Merling DE, Clemson
10. Leodis McKelvin CB, Troy
11. Brandon Flowers CB, Virginia Tech
12. Rashard Mendenhall RB, Illinois
13. Jeff Otah OL, Pittsburgh
14. Derrick Harvey DE, Florida
15. Kentwan Balmer DT, North Carolina
16. Aqib Talib CB, Kansas
17. Chris Williams OL, Vanderbilt
18. Mario Manningham WR, Michigan
19. Limas Sweed WR, Texas
20. Branden Albert OL, Virginia