Preseason Rankings: Linemen

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Preseason Rankings: Linemen
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The NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision is scheduled to kick off Thursday to officially start the college football season. This week, the National Football Post is introducing our first senior position rankings for 2009. In part two of our series, we break down the nation’s top senior linemen on both sides of the ball.

Be sure to check out Monday’s skill position rankings.

Offensive Tackles

Trent WilliamsOffensive tackle Trent Williams

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State (6-5, 302)
2. Trent Williams, Oklahoma (6-5, 318)
3. Ed Wang, Virginia Tech (6-5, 309)
4. Jason Fox, Miami (6-6, 314)
5. Selvish Capers, West Virginia (6-5, 298)
6. Charles Brown, USC (6-5, 292)
7. Kyle Calloway, Iowa (6-7, 315)
8. Will Barker, Virginia (6-7, 320)
9. Ciron Black, LSU (6-5, 322)
10. Chris Scott, Tennessee (6-4, 346)
11. Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale (6-8, 321)
12. Mike Tepper, California (6-6, 322)
13. Adam Ulatoski, Texas (6-6, 310)
14. Sam Young, Notre Dame (6-8, 320)
15. Tony Washington, Abilene Christian (6-6, 305)
16. Matt Kopa, Stanford (6-6, 305)
17. Rodger Saffold, Indiana (6-5, 318)
18. Zane Beadles, Utah (6-4, 305)
19. Mike Aguayo, UTEP (6-5, 305)

20. Dennis Landolt, Penn State (6-5, 304)

Offensive Guards

John JerryGuard John Jerry

1. Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (6-3, 313)
2. John Jerry, Mississippi (6-5, 350)
3. Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State (6-3, 305)
4. Mitch Petrus, Arkansas (6-3, 315)
5. Mike Iupati, Idaho (6-5, 330)
6. Mike Johnson, Alabama (6-5, 305)
7. Doug Palmer, East Carolina (6-3, 305)
8. Jon Asamoah, Illinois (6-4, 315)
9. Thomas Austin, Clemson (6-3, 310)
10. Jacques McClendon, Tennessee (6-3, 324)
11. Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts (6-5, 330)
12. Marshall Newhouse, TCU (6-3, 320)
13. Charlie Tanner, Texas (6-4, 305)
14. Reid Neely, Mississippi (6-6, 310)
15. Jeff Byers, USC (6-3, 295)

Centers

1. J.D. Walton, Baylor (6-3, 305)
2. Kenny Alfred, Washington State (6-2, 300)
3. Ted Larsen, North Carolina State (6-2, 300)
4. Matt Tennant, Boston College (6-4, 291)
5. Erik Cook, New Mexico (6-6, 318)
6. Garrett Anderson, South Carolina (6-4, 308)
7. Josh McNeil, Tennessee (6-4, 282)
8. John Estes, Hawaii (6-2, 298)
9. Jacob Hickman, Nebraska (6-4, 292)
10. Joel Nitchman, Michigan State (6-3, 296)

Defensive Tackles

Terrence CodyDefensive tackle Terrence Cody

1. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (6-4, 302)
2. Terrence Cody, Alabama (6-4, 365)
3. Jared Odrick, Penn State (6-4, 298)
4. Geno Atkins, Georgia (6-1, 290)
5. Arthur Jones, Syracuse (6-3, 302)
6. Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas (6-2, 290)
7. Mike Neal, Purdue (6-3, 302)
8. Boo Robinson, Wake Forest (6-1, 295)
9. Ekom Udofia, Stanford (6-2, 315)
10. Vince Oghobaase, Duke (6-5, 305)
11. Cam Thomas, North Carolina (6-3, 328)
12. Jay Ross, East Carolina (6-3, 308)
13. Aleric Mullins, North Carolina (6-3, 296)
14. D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech (6-2, 298)
15. Jeff Owens, Georgia (6-1, 306)
16. DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma (6-2, 327)
17. Lamarr Houston, Texas (6-3, 300)
18. Al Woods, LSU (6-4, 312)
19. Corey Peters, Kentucky (6-3, 295)
20. Tyson Alualu, California (6-2, 295)

Defensive Ends

Greg HardyDefensive end Greg Hardy

1. Corey Wootton, Northwestern (6-6 280)
2. Greg Hardy, Mississippi (6-4, 265)
3. Ricky Sapp, Clemson (6-4, 248)
4. Sergio Kindle, Texas (6-4, 255)
5. Jermaine Cunningham, Florida (6-3, 252)
6. Brandon Graham, Michigan (6-1, 263)
7. Jerry Hughes, TCU (6-2, 257)
8. Dexter Davis, Arizona State (6-2, 255)
9. Jammie Kirlew, Indiana (6-2, 260)
10. Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Kansas State (6-4, 280)
11. Rahim Alem, LSU (6-3, 262)
12. Brandon Lang, Troy (6-4, 256)
13. Greg Middleton, Indiana (6-3, 284)
14. C.J. Wilson, East Carolina (6-3, 276)
15. Brandon Deaderick, Alabama (6-4, 287)
16. Austen Lane, Murray State (6-6, 258)
17. Willie Young, NC State (6-4, 250)
18. Eric Moncur, Miami (6-2, 250)
19. Lawrence Wilson, Ohio State (6-3, 274)
20. Jan Jorgensen, BYU (6-2, 252)
21. Marcus Tillman, Mississippi (6-4, 260)
22. Alex Carrington, Arkansas State (6-5, 284)
23. Auston English, Oklahoma (6-3, 252)
24. Albert McClellan, Marshall (6-1, 254) 
25. Erik Lorig, Stanford (6-4, 275)

 

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