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Mariota Jumps Winston in Rankings

NFL Media's Mike Mayock released his third set of position rankings are there is one huge change.

Who does NFL.com's Charles Davis believe are the most underrated prospects in this year's draft class?

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Mailbag: Future of PAT In the first two editions of Mike Mayock's draft prospect position rankings, he had Florida State's Jameis Winston as the top quarterback in this year's draft class, like most analysts. But since releasing his last rankings in March, he's changed his mind.

Mayock has had lingering concerns with Winston, both on the field and off the field. After Winston and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota worked out at their pro days this past month, Mayock decided to make the switch.

TAKEAWAYS: WINSTON'S PRO DAY

Other players rising in Mayock's rankings include Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman and Oregon defensive tackle Arik Armstead.

Below are Mayock's complete, position-by-position rankings for this year's draft prospects:


Quarterback
1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
2. Jameis Winston, FSU
3. Bryce Petty, Baylor
4. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State
5. Brett Hundley, UCLA**

Wide receiver
1. Kevin White, West Virginia
2. Amari Cooper, Alabama
3. DeVante Parker, Louisville
4. Breshad Perriman, C. Florida
T-5. Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
T-5. Nelson Agholor, USC *
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Tight end

**1. Maxx Williams, Minnesota
2. Clive Walford, Miami
3. Blake Bell, Oklahoma
4. Nick O'Leary, FSU
5. Tyler Kroft, Rutgers

Cornerback **
1. Trae Waynes, Michigan State
2. Jalen Collins, LSU
3. Marcus Peters, Washington
4. Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
T-5. Byron Jones, Connecticut
T-5. Eric Rowe, Utah

Edge rusher
1. Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
2. Randy Gregory, Nebraska
3. Vic Beasley, Clemson
4. Bud Dupree, Kentucky
5. Shane Ray, Missouri *
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Safety

1. Landon Collins, Alabama
2. Shaq Thompson, Washington
3. Damarious Randall, AZ St.
4. Quinten Rollins, Miami (OH)
5. Alex Carter, Stanford

Running back**
1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
4. Duke Johnson, Miami
5. Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Offensive tackle
1. La'el Collins, LSU
2. Ereck Flowers, Miami
3. D.J. Humphries, Florida
4. Andrus Peat, Stanford
T-5. T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
T-5. Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M **

Interior offensive linemen
1. Brandon Scherff, Iowa
2. Cameron Erving, FSU
3. Laken Tomlinson, Duke
4. A.J. Cann, South Carolina
5. Tre' Jackson, FSU *
Interior defensive linemen
1. Leonard Williams, USC
2. Arik Armstead, Oregon
3. Malcom Brown, Texas
4. Danny Shelton, Washington
T-5. Eddie Goldman, FSU
T-5. Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Linebacker
1. Paul Dawson, TCU
2. Eric Kendricks, UCLA
3. Stephone Anthony, Clemson
4. Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
5. Benardrick McKinney, Miss. St.
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