College Football's Top Junior Class Prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft

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College Football's Top Junior Class Prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft
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In what’s expected to be one of the largest junior classes ever to enter the NFL draft next year, the National Football Post takes a look at the nation’s top junior prospects at each position and highlights which underclassman are worth keeping an eye on this season.

Be sure to check out Monday’s skill position rankingsTuesday’s linemen rankings, and Wednesday’s linebacker and defensive back rankings.

 

Quarterbacks

1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (6’4”, 223)
2. Jake Locker, Washington (6’3”, 226)
3. Jevan Snead, Mississippi (6’3”, 215)
4. Adam Weber, Minnesota (6’3”, 218)
5. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame (6’3”, 226)

 

Running Backs

1. Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (5’11”, 235)
2. Jahvid Best, California (5’10”, 195)
3. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State (5’8”, 198)
4. Evan Royster, Penn State (6’1”, 213)
5. Noel Devine, West Virginia (5’8”, 176)

 

Fullbacks/H-backs

1. D.J. Williams, Arkansas (6’2”, 250)
2. Aaron Hernandez, Florida (6’2”, 250)
3. Charles Clay, Tulsa (6’3”, 230)
4. Lucas Cox, Georgia Tech (6’0”, 235)
5. Stanley Havili, Southern Cal (6’1”, 230)

 

Tight Ends

1. Rob Gronkowski, Arizona (6’6”, 265)
2. Weslye Saunders, South Carolina (6’5”, 280)
3. Charlie Gantt, Michigan State (6’5”, 248)
4. Alston Umuolo, San Diego State (6’4”, 245)
5. Brett Huffman, Duke (6’4”, 240)

 

Wide Receivers

1. Arrelious Benn, Illinois (6’2”, 220)
2. Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas (6’3”, 200)
3. Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State (6’2”, 220)
4. Damian Williams, Southern Cal (6’1”, 195)
5. Carlton Mitchell, South Florida (6’4”, 212)

 

Offensive Tackles

1. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa (6’6”, 312)
2. Bruce Campbell, Maryland (6’7”, 310)
3. Anthony Davis, Rutgers (6’6”, 325)
4. Jarriel King, South Carolina (6’5”, 312)
5. Nate Solder, Colorado (6’9”, 305)

 

Offensive Guards

1. Stephen Schilling, Michigan (6’5”, 304)
2. Rodney Hudson, Florida State (6’2”, 290)
3. Mike Pouncey, Florida (6’5”, 320)
4. Thomas Claiborne, Boston College (6’3”, 325)
5. Chris Stewart, Notre Dame (6’5”, 330)

 

Centers

1. Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State (6’3”, 298)
2. Kristofer O’Dowd, Southern Cal (6’5”, 300)
3. Maurkice Pouncey, Florida (6’5”, 318)
4. John Moffitt, Wisconsin (6’5”, 320)
5. Ryan McMahon, Florida State (6’3”, 285)

 

Defensive Ends

1. Carlos Dunlap, Florida (6’6”, 290)
2. Cameron Heyward, Ohio State (6’6”, 287)
3. Everson Griffen, Southern Cal (6’3”, 278)
4. Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State (6’2”, 240)
5. Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech (6’4”, 272)

 

Defensive Tackles

1. Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma (6’4”, 298)
2. Colby Whitlock, Texas Tech (6’2”, 287)
3. Phil Taylor, Baylor (6’4”, 355)
4. Lawrence Marsh, Florida (6’4”, 305)
5. Stephen Paea, Oregon State (6’1”, 288)

 

Outside Linebackers

1. Rennie Curran, Georgia (5’11”, 225)
2. Bruce Carter, North Carolina (6’3”, 225)
3. Michael Morgan, Southern Cal (6’4”, 224)
4. Navorro Bowman, Penn State (6’1”, 232)
5. Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut (6’3”, 244)

 

Inside Linebackers

1. Rolando McClain, Alabama (6’4”, 256)
2. Greg Jones, Michigan State (6’1”, 224)
3. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina (6’2”, 232)
4. Obi Ezeh, Michigan (6’2”, 243)
5. Martez Wilson, Illinois (6’4”, 240)

 

Cornerbacks

1. Joe Haden, Florida (5’11”, 190)
2. Donovan Warren, Michigan (6’0”, 195)
3. Dominique Franks, Oklahoma (6’0”, 192)
4. Kendric Burney, North Carolina (5’9”, 182)
5. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (6’2”, 200)

 

Free Safeties

1. Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (6’1”, 210)
2. Deunta Williams, North Carolina (6’2”, 205)
3. Mike McNeil, Auburn (6’2”, 202)
4. Major Wright, Florida (6’0”, 204)
5. Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple (6’2”, 195)

 

Strong Safeties

1. Eric Berry, Tennessee (5’11”, 203)
2. Chad Jones, LSU (6’3”, 230)
3. Reshad Jones, Georgia (6’2”, 212)
4. Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State (6’1”, 210)
5. Davonte Shannon, Buffalo (6’0”, 205)

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