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NFL Draft 2010: Senior Position Rankings

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns throws the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes on October 10, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 38-14.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Dale ThortonCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2009

As we head into Week Seven of the college football season, it’s time to re-rank and break down the top senior prospects at each position.

 

Quarterbacks

AP—Cincinnati Quarterback Tony Pike

1. Colt McCoy, Texas (6'2", 212)
2. Tony Pike, Cincinnati (6'6", 212)
3. Tim Tebow, Florida (6'3", 245)
4. Mike Kafka, Northwestern (6'3", 220)
5. Tim Hiller, Western Michigan (6'4", 230)
6. Chris Turner, Maryland (6'4", 220)
7. Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State (6'2", 218)
8. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan (6'3", 226)
9. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia (6'3", 222)
10. Max Hall, BYU (6'1", 205)


Running Backs

1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson (5'11", 195)
2. Charles Scott, LSU (5'11", 234)
3. Michael Smith, Arkansas (5'7", 180)
4. Montario Hardesty, Tennessee (6'0", 215)
5. Ben Tate, Auburn (5'11", 218)
6. Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State (6'1", 235)
7. Toby Gerhart, Stanford (6'1", 235)
8. Chris Brown, Oklahoma (5'11", 200)
9. Keiland Williams, LSU (5'11", 221)
10. Brandon Minor, Michigan (6'0", 218)


Full-Backs/Half-Backs

AP—Wisconsin FB/HB Garrett Graham

1. Garrett Graham, Wisconsin (6'3", 250)
2. Rashawn Jackson, Virginia (6'1", 245)
3. Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh (6'2", 230)
4. Cody Slate, Marshall (6'2", 224)
5. Jameson Konz, Kent State (6'3", 226)
6. Matt Clapp, Oklahoma (6'2", 246)
7. Richard Dickson, LSU (6'2", 240)
8. Tony Moeaki, Iowa (6'3", 252)
9. Riar Geer, Colorado (6'3", 250)
10. Rendrick Taylor, Clemson (6'2", 264)


Tight Ends*

1. Ed Dickson, Oregon (6'4", 243)
2. Dennis Pitta, BYU (6'2", 248)
3. Andrew Quarless, Penn State (6'5", 248)
4. Anthony McCoy, USC (6'5", 252)
5. Michael Hoomanawanui, Illinois (6'3", 270)
6. Nate Byham, Pittsburgh (6'4", 258)
7. Dedrick Epps, Miami (6'4", 253)
8. Greg Boone, Virginia Tech (6'3", 283)
9. Jeron Mastrud, Kansas State (6'5", 253)
10. Jimmy Graham, Miami (6'8", 260)

*Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham is not listed because of a season-ending injury.


Wide Receivers

AP—LSU Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell

1. Jeremy Williams, Tulane (6'1", 205)
2. Brandon LaFell, LSU (6'3", 206)
3. Eric Decker, Minnesota (6'3", 215)
4. Jacoby Ford, Clemson (5'9", 185)
5. Blair White, Michigan State (6'2", 200)
6. Jordan Shipley, Texas (6'0", 190)
7. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati (6'0", 187)
8. David Gettis, Baylor (6'4", 215)
9. Dexter McCluster, Mississippi (5'7", 168)
10. Brandon Banks, Kansas State (5'7", 154)


Offensive Tackles

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State (6'5", 302)
2. Jason Fox, Miami (6'6", 314)
3. Charles Brown, USC (6'5", 292)
4. Kyle Calloway, Iowa (6'7", 315)
5. Chris Scott, Tennessee (6'4", 346)
6. Ed Wang, Virginia Tech (6'5", 309)
7. Selvish Capers, West Virginia (6'5", 298)
8. Trent Williams, Oklahoma (6'5", 318)
9. Ciron Black, LSU (6'5", 322)
10. Mike Tepper, California (6'6", 322)


Offensive Guards

AP—Utah Offensive Guard Zane Beadles

1. Zane Beadles, Utah (6'4", 305)
2. Mitch Petrus, Arkansas (6'3", 315)
3. Mike Iupati, Idaho (6'5", 330)
4. John Jerry, Mississippi (6'5", 350)
5. Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (6'3", 313)
6. Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State (6'3", 305)
7. Mike Johnson, Alabama (6'5", 305)
8. Doug Palmer, East Carolina (6'3", 305)
9. Jon Asamoah, Illinois (6'4", 315)
10. Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts (6'5", 330)


Centers

1. J.D Walton, Baylor (6'3", 305)
2. Eric Olsen, Notre Dame (6'4", 305)
3. Kenny Alfred, Washington State (6'2", 300)
4. Matt Tennant, Boston College (6'4", 291)
5. Ted Larsen, North Carolina State (6'2", 300)
6. Erik Cook, New Mexico (6'6", 318)
7. Chris Hall, Texas (6'4", 298)
8. Joel Nitchman, Michigan State (6'3", 296)
9. Garrett Anderson, South Carolina (6'4", 308)
10. John Estes, Hawaii (6'2", 298)


Defensive Ends

AP—Ole Miss Defensive End Greg Hardy

1. Greg Hardy, Mississippi (6'4", 265)
2. Jermaine Cunningham, Florida (6'3", 252)
3. Brandon Graham, Michigan (6'1", 263)
4. Corey Wootton, Northwestern (6'6", 280)
5. Jammie Kirlew, Indiana (6'2", 260)
6. Brandon Deaderick, Alabama (6'4", 287)
7. O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin (6'2", 248)
8. Alex Carrington, Arkansas State (6'5", 284)
9. Greg Middleton, Indiana (6'3", 284)
10. Lindsey Witten, Connecticut (6'4", 258)


Defensive Tackles

1. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (6'4", 302)
2. Terrence Cody, Alabama (6'4", 365)
3. Arthur Jones, Syracuse (6'3", 302)
4. Jared Odrick, Penn State (6'4", 298)
5. D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech (6'2", 298)
6. Mike Neal, Purdue (6'3", 302)
7. Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas (6'2", 290)
8. Boo Robinson, Wake Forest (6'1", 295)
9. Vince Oghobaase, Duke (6'5", 305)
10. Ekom Udofia, Stanford (6'2", 315)


4-3 Outside Linebackers

1. Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri (6'1", 245)
2. A.J. Edds, Iowa (6'4", 244)
3. Perry Riley, LSU (6'1", 245)
4. Stevenson Sylvester, Utah (6'2", 230)
5. Rico McCoy, Tennessee (6'0", 220)
6. Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas (6'2", 235)
7. Dekoda Watson, Florida State (6'2", 226)
8. Cam Martin, Virginia Tech (6'1", 209)
9. E.J. Savannah, Washington (6'1", 228)
10. Keaton Kristick, Oregon State (6'3", 230)


3-4 Outside Linebackers

AP—Clemson 3-4 Outside Linebacker Ricky Sapp

1. Ricky Sapp, Clemson (6'4", 248)
2. Eric Norwood, South Carolina (6'0", 252)
3. Jerry Hughes, TCU (6'2", 257)
4. Sergio Kindle, Texas (6'4", 255)
5. George Selvie, South Florida (6'4", 245)
6. Rahim Alem, LSU (6'3", 262)
7. Austen Lane, Murray State (6'6", 258)
8. Willie Young, NC State (6'4", 250)
9. Cameron Sheffield, Troy (6'2", 249)
10. Brandon Lang, Troy (6'4", 256)


Inside Linebackers

1. Brandon Spikes, Florida (6'3", 256)
2. Sean Lee, Penn State (6'2", 236)
3. Micah Johnson, Kentucky (6'2", 258)
4. Daryl Washington, TCU (6'2", 234)
5. Pat Angerer, Iowa (6'0", 235)
6. Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State (6'1", 240)
7. Josh Hull, Penn State (6'3", 240)
8. Joe Pawelek, Baylor (6'2", 240)
9. Mike McLaughlin, Boston College (6'0", 245)
10. Boris Lee, Troy (6'0", 245)


Cornerbacks*

AP—Alabama Cornerback Javier Arenas

1. Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest (6'0", 190)
2. Kyle Wilson, Boise State (5'10", 185)
3. Javier Arenas, Alabama (5'9", 198)
4. Stephan Virgil, Virginia Tech (5'11", 189)
5. Trevard Lindley, Kentucky (5'11", 180)
6. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana PA (6'1", 195)
7. Sherrick McManis, Northwestern (5'11", 190)
8. Prince Miller, Georgia (5'8", 196)
9. Syd’Quan Thompson, California (5'9", 191)
10. Bryan McCann, Southern Methodist (5'10", 175)

*Oregon’s Walter Thurmond III is not listed because of a season-ending injury.


Safeties

1. Taylor Mays, USC (6'3", 235)
2. Nick Polk, Indiana (5'11", 219)
3. Nate Allen, South Florida (6'1", 206)
4. T.J. Ward, Oregon (5'10", 201)
5. Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (6'3", 230)
6. Josh Pinkard, USC (6'1", 215)
7. Harry Coleman, LSU (6'2", 206)
8. Justin Woodall, Alabama (6'1", 220)
9. Darrell Stuckey, Kansas (5'11", 205)
10. Barry Church, Toledo (6'1", 219)

 

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