Top NFL Draft Prospects By Position

T.R. TaylorCorrespondent IMarch 9, 2009

This is a revision of my older list.

1. Matt Stafford, Georgia
2. Nate Davis, Ball State
3. Josh Freeman, Kansas State
4. Rhett Bohmar, Sam Houston State
5. Pat White, West Virginia

1. Shonn Greene, Iowa
2. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
3. LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
4. Chris Wells, Ohio State
5. Javon Ringer, Michigan State

1. Quinn Johnson, LSU
2. Brannan Southerland, Georgia
3. Travis McCall, Alabama

1. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
2. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
3. Darius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
4. Kenny Britt, Rutgers
5. Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma

1. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State
2. Jared Cook, South Carolina
3. Chase Coffman, Missouri
4. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
5. Shawn Nelson, Southern Mississippi

1. Eugene Monroe, Virginia
2. Michael Oher, Ole Miss
3. Jason Smith, Baylor
4. Eben Britton, Arizona
5. Jamon Meredith, South Carolina
6. Andre Smith, Alabama
7. William Beatty, Connecticut
8. Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
9. Troy Kropog, Tulane
10. Fenuki Tupou, Oregon

1. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
2. Tyronne Green, Auburn
3. Andy Levittre, Oregon State
4. Craig Ubrik, Wisconsin
5. Herman Johnson, LSU

1. Alex Mack, California
2. Max Unger, Oregon
3. Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
4. Eric Wood, Louisville
5. A.Q. Shipley, Penn State

4-3 DE:
1. Brian Orakpo, Texas
2. Larry English, Northern Illinois
3. Everette Brown, Florida State
4. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
5. Robert Ayers, Tennessee

1. Tyson Jackson, LSU
2. Fili Moala, USC
3. Ziggy Hood, Missouri
4. Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
5. Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn

1. Ziggy Hood, Missouri
2. Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
3. Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn
4. Fili Moala, USC
5. Vance Walker, Georgia Tech

1. B.J. Raji, Boston College
2. Ron Brace, Boston College
3. Dorrell Scott, Clemson
4. Terrance Taylor, Michigan
5. Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman

4-3 OLB:
1. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
2. Brian Cushing, USC
3. Clay Mathews, USC
4. Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida
5. Marcus Freeman, Ohio State

3-4 OLB:
1. Clint Sintim, Virginia
2. Brian Orakpo, Texas
3. Everette Brown, Florida State
4. Aaron Maybin, Penn State
5. Larry English, Northern Illinois

1. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
2. Rey Maualuga, USC
3. James Laurinitas, Ohio State
4. Darry Beckwith, LSU
5. Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

1. Vonte Davis, Illinois
2. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
3. Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
4. D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
5. Victor Harris, Virginia Tech

1. Patrick Chung, Oregon
2. Rashad Johnson, Alabama
3. Louis Delmas, Central Michigan
4. William Moore, Missouri
5. Michael Hamlin, Clemson

—I did 10 offensive tackles because that's the position I watch most. I feel that I know the position very well.

—Andre Smith fell so far because of his display at the combine. That, and the fact that I really don't think he will be able to play left tackle in the NFL, dropped him two spots.

—After watching more of Pat White, it seems he is very underrated as a QB. He has a great arm and makes good decisions. In a weak QB draft class he breaks my top five.

—Translations for people who don't know: 3-tech is the defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme that does not line up on the center; this player is usually a one-gap penetrator opposed to the nose tackle who usually plays two gaps in the run game. 5-tech is the defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme.

—It should be noted that after B.J. Raji there is a huge drop off in talent at the nose tackle position. Then there is another huge drop off after Ron Brace. Sammie Lee Hill is only number five because of the competition he played against. He might actually be as high as number two. I don't think Taylor or Scott have a bright a future as NFL nose tackles.


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