2009 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 100 Available

KevinContributor IApril 24, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23:  Linebacker Aaron Curry of Wake Forset runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

I will be putting out my second and final mock draft either later today or tomorrow morning. But for now, here is my Big Board, the top 100 players available. I have not included writing for everyone, just some small tidbits on certain players that needed explaining.

You'll get info on everyone in the top 32 and anyone below that needed explaining. Here we go:

  1. Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest: The safest pick in draft.
  2. Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech: Screw or not, he's good.
  3. Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia: An elite pass blocker.
  4. Mark Sanchez, QB, USC: Call me crazy, I just think he is better.
  5. B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College: No failed test is great news.
  6. Andre Smith, OT, Alabama: A little immature, but dominated the SEC for three years.
  7. Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia: I just have this feeling about him.
  8. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia: Gonna be a steal for someone.
  9. Jason Smith, OT, Baylor: Very overrated, in my opinion.
  10. Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas: Reminds me a little of Vernon Gholston.
  11. Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut: Best corner here, hands down.
  12. Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU: The best 3-4 end available.
  13. Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State: When he's healthy, watch out.
  14. Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State: Slow, but still very good.
  15. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri: Provides help in the return game too.
  16. Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss: A bit overrated, but plays at a premium position.
  17. Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee: Rising, and some think the best player of this draft five years down the road.
  18. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State: The complete tight end.
  19. Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers: Best pure receiver after Crabtree.
  20. Everette Brown, DE/OLB, Florida State: Falling, but will go in the first round.
  21. Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC: The next Ray Lewis.
  22. Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois: Immature and never really produced in college.
  23. Brian Cushing, OLB, USC: Extremely athletic.
  24. Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss: Could be very good value late inthe first round.
  25. Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut: Just a step below the other two.
  26. Eben Britton, OT, Arizona: Very solid in deep tackle class.
  27. Clay Matthews, OLB, USC: I'm not as high on him as others.
  28. Percy Harvin, WR, Florida: Questions abound, but have you seen him play?
  29. Alex Mack, C, California: Best center, but Unger (see No. 33) is close
  30. Larry English, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois: Been a pass rushing force.
  31. William Beatty, OT, Connecticut: Good talent, premium position.
  32. Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State: In a deeper QB class, he'd be a second rounder.
  33. Max Unger, C, Oregon
  34. Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State
  35. Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina: His work ethic worries me a little.
  36. Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, Penn State: Another very overrated player.
  37. James Laurinaitis, MLB, Ohio State: Can't ignore his production in college.
  38. Evander Hood, DT, Missouri
  39. Sean Smith, S/CB, Utah
  40. Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia
  41. Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest: Small but still effective.
  42. Ron Brace, DT, Boston College
  43. Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan
  44. Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech
  45. Jared Cook, TE, South Carolina: A 4.4 40 for a tight end is scary.
  46. LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh
  47. Jamon Meredith, OT, South Carolina
  48. William Moore, SS, Missouri: Some don't like him, but he is talented
  49. Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland: The most overrated player in draft
  50. Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech: A workout warrior with a work ethic issue.
  51. Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama
  52. Paul Kruger, DE, Utah
  53. Connor Barwin, DE/OLB, Cincinnati
  54. D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt
  55. Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
  56. Travis Beckum, TE, Wisconsin
  57. Tyrone McKenzie, OLB, South Florida
  58. Sen'Derrick Marks, DT, Auburn
  59. Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida
  60. Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma
  61. Patrick Chung, S, Oregon
  62. Antoine Caldwell, C, Alabama
  63. Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma
  64. Alex Magee, DT, Purdue
  65. Eric Wood, C, Louisville
  66. Mark Parson, CB, Ohio
  67. Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa
  68. Pat White, WR/QB, West Virginia: Tough to gauge what he will do.
  69. Jason Phillips, MLB, TCU
  70. Louis Murphy, WR, Florida: Never got a real chance to shine at Florida.
  71. Fili Moala, DT, USC
  72. Darcel McBath, S, Texas Tech
  73. Ramses Barden, WR, Cal Poly-SLO
  74. Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty
  75. Gerald McRath, OLB, Southern Miss
  76. Jonathan Luigs, C, Arkansas
  77. Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon State
  78. James Casey, TE, Rice
  79. Brandon Gibson, WR, Washington State
  80. Cedric Peerman, RB, Virginia
  81. Gerald Cadogan, OT, Penn State
  82. Jarron Gilbert, DT, San Jose State
  83. Sherrod Martin, S, Troy
  84. Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon
  85. Troy Kropog, OT, Tulane
  86. Andy Levitre, OG, Oregon State
  87. Chris Baker, DT, Hampton
  88. Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson
  89. Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri
  90. Darry Beckwith, MLB, LSU
  91. Deon Butler, WR, Penn State: The best of the three Penn State wideouts available.
  92. Marcus Freeman, OLB, Ohio State
  93. Herman Johnson, OG, LSU: A big, big man.
  94. Dorell Scott, DT, Clemson
  95. Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut
  96. Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State
  97. Coye Francis, CB, San Jose State
  98. Lawrence Sidbury, DE, Richmond
  99. Phillip Hunt, DE, Houston
  100. James Davis, RB, Clemson