The player of the highest local interest, Georgia Bulldogs WR A.J. Green, has moved from No. 8 to No. 3 in MTD’s eyes, winding up on Chan Gailey’s Buffalo Bills and forming a surprisingly good wide receiver corps. The other first-round Dawg, No. 25 DE/LB Justin Houston, gives the Green Bay Packers defense a big versatility boost.
In the interest of ensuring the Minnesota Vikings always have the league’s most attention-prone quarterback, MTD gives Auburn Tigers QB Cam Newton to the Vikes at No. 12.
Other highly ranked conference players include No. 2 (Denver Broncos) LSU Tigers CB Patrick Peterson, No. 4 (Cincinnati Bengals) Clemson Tigers DE Da’Quan Bowers, No. 6 (Cleveland Browns) Alabama Crimson Tide WR Julio Jones, No. 7 (San Francisco 49ers) Auburn DT Nick Fairley, No. 8 (Tennessee Titans) Bama DT Marcell Dareus, and No. 9 (Dallas Cowboys) North Carolina Tar Heels OLB Robert Quinn.