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Friday, August 26, 2011
Scouts Inc. rankings: The last lists

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Scouts Inc. finishes out its position-by-position lists with quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, kickers and punters.

Again, we’ll find some huge fodder for debate.

The AFC South representation:

Quarterbacks
2) Peyton Manning

13) Matt Schaub

20) David Garrard

31) Matt Hasselbeck

40) Kerry Collins

42) Matt Leinart

52) Dan Orlovsky

75) Todd Bouman

79) Rusty Smith

82) Luke McCown

I think: I understand not being high on Hasselbeck, but to rank him behind Matt Moore, Tim Tebow, Jon Kitna, Shaun Hill and Alex Smith is ridiculous. And how can Todd Bouman outrank Luke McCown?

 

Wide receivers
1) Andre Johnson

2) Reggie Wayne

21) Austin Collie

33) Kenny Britt

36) Mike Thomas

38) Pierre Garcon

55) Kevin Walter

63) Anthony Gonzalez

76) Nate Washington

86) Jacoby Jones

103) Jason Hill

111) Justin Gage

I think: Collie is that good, Thomas is probably undervalued and this is yet another source of wondering about Gage.

 

Tight ends
3) Dallas Clark

6) Owen Daniels

9) Marcedes Lewis

28) Jared Cook

39) Jacob Tamme

42) Daniel Graham

51) Craig Stevens

58) Joel Dreessen

59) Zach Miller

68) Zach Potter

76 ) James Casey (now a fullback)

I think: Cook, Miller and Casey will all be risers this season.

 

Kickers
2) Rob Bironas

11) Neil Rackers

22) Adam Vinatieri

26) Josh Scobee

I think: Vinatieri’s probably low based on his reliability.

 

Punters
13) Brad Maynard

16) Brett Kern

30) Pat McAfee

31) Matt Turk

I think: Maynard is way high considering he could lose out to undrafted rookie Brett Hartmann. McAfee is far too low.