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2013 NFL Draft: Top 5 at Each Defensive Position

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At NBC, I continued my draft rankings with the top five players at each defensive position.

Yesterday, I posted my top five players at each offensive position. Today, I’ll turn my attention to the defensive side of the ball.

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Dion Jordan, Oregon

Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

Cornellius Carradine, Florida State

Barkevious Mingo, LSU

Bjoern Werner, Florida State

Analysis: Jordan and Ansah are the top two overall players on my board. Carradine might be in that spot had he not suffered a knee injury in 2012.

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Star Lotulelei, Utah

Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

Sharrif Floyd, Florida

Kawann Short, Purdue

Datone Jones, UCLA

Analysis: Most people have Floyd at the top of their defensive tackle rankings, but I don’t think he has the upside that most others see. The value on a player like Short in the second round could be much better.

Check out the rest of the rankings.

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