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Old 04-30-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Draft Prospects!!

It's Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford. He is the prototype, a strong-armed, pocket-passer who plays with a swagger. He enters his junior season having started 19 games in his first two seasons. In 2007, he threw 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, a big improvement over the seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions from his freshman season.
The challengers to Stafford's perch as the top quarterback and perhaps top pick are Purdue's Curtis Painter, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and Louisville's Hunter Cantwell.
An early look to the 2009 draft class, including top juniors who will likely come out, shows it could be a deep class at offensive tackle and defensive end, two premium positions on draft day. We could see as many as five or six at each position go in the first round next spring.
It does not appear to be a great class for receivers or corners, although there are a handful of top prospects at each position.
That can all change in a big way in the next 12 months. Just ask Brian Brohm.
That's why they play the games.
Cream of the '09 crop

Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia (Jr.): He has that NFL passer look. There is no way he stays for his senior season, not with a chance to be the top passer selected.
Curtis Painter, QB, Purdue: He's got a strong arm, plays in a pro-style offense and understands the passing game.
Hunter Cantwell, QB, Louisville: At 6-5, he has the size scouts love. He also has a big arm. But being behind Brohm, he hasn't played much.
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma (Redshirt soph.): At 6-5, 213 pounds, he has great size and a big arm. He started right away at quarterback.
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida (Jr.): He will have to adjust on the next level, but he throws it well enough. We know he's tough enough.
Chris Wells has the size-speed package. (Getty Images) Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State (Jr.): At 6-1, 225 pounds, he has great size. He has also been timed under 4.5 in the 40. A good junior season and he should be gone.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson (Jr.): He has blazing speed that will have the scouts drooling. He can also return kickoffs.
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech (Redshirt soph.): He has the size (6-3, 222 pounds) and the speed. He puts up huge numbers in the Tech offense as well.
Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State: He has good speed and runs disciplined routes. He's the son of Atlanta Falcons assistant Terry Robiskie.
Percy Harvin, WR, Florida (Jr.): He's small at 5-10, 200 pounds, and he has some injury issues. But he can fly.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland (Jr.): He's a big receiver (6-2, 205) who has track-like speed. He caught 51 passes last season.
Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri: He is a better NFL prospect than Dustin Keller, who went in the first round of this weekend's draft. Coffman has good size (6-6, 245) and he can block.
Michael Oher, T, Mississippi: At 6-5, 325 pounds, he's a strong, physical player who has played both guard and tackle. He shocked many by returning to play his senior season.
Phil Loadholt, T, Oklahoma: At 6-8, 350 pounds, he is a massive tackle. He teams with Duke Robinson to form one of the best sides of a line in college football. Might have to move to right tackle in the NFL.
Alex Boone, T, Ohio State: He's another big tackle at 6-8, 320 pounds. Most thought he would enter this year's draft, but he opted to stay in school.
Andre Smith, T, Alabama (Jr.): He has started at left tackle since he was a freshman. At 6-5, 345 pounds, he has great size.
Duke has a little bit of mean. (Getty Images) Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma: He might have been the top-ranked guard had he entered this year's draft. He's a powerful man at 6-5, 335 pounds. Plays with a mean streak.
Herman Johnson, G, LSU: He's a huge (6-5, 350) guard who might be able to slide outside and play right tackle.[/FONT][/SIZE]

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Old 05-01-2008, 05:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Draft Prospects!!

There are some very tall OT's listed to come out next year. Loadholt and Boone are two huge specimens.
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im going crazy about duke robinson and tyson jackson...
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im going crazy about duke robinson and tyson jackson...
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2009 Draft Prospects!!

The steelers will definitely be needing to look at Oline next april. Max Starks is only signed for 1 year and Marvel Smith is in his last year in pittsburgh probably.
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Default Re: 2009 Draft Prospects!!

Oher and Loadholt sound great to me. Shoring up the O Line will definitely be key next year.

Other really talented prospects I would love to see in a Steelers Uni are

Brian Cushing 6-4/245 OLB USC
-A large LB, Cushing has shown the versatility and athleticism to start at defensive end and outside linebacker in college. He is a smooth and fluid athlete and has the elite speed (4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash) to make plays at the next level.

Vontae Davis 6-0/205. CB Illinois
A very fluid, fast and athletic CB who many thought couldve possibly been the 1st CB taken in this draft, and possibly a top 5 pick. CB could be a need, and we'd need to trade up to get this guy. Keep your eyes on him.
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The problem with Oher, Cushing, and Davis, they will most likly be top 20 picks. I don't see us picking higher that 26, or 27, or 32. Now, if our year starts to go south on us, I will be paying more attention to those names, particularly Oher, and Davis.
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Out of the ones coming out for the draft who would we be interested in to help our team next year.
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Out of the ones coming out for the draft who would we be interested in to help our team next year.
Of the positions that most of us will be most interested, and this is very early.
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Phil Loadholt / Oklahoma ( Big Bear, Big Big Bear ) I saw his name linked with the Steelers a couple of times when he was thinking about coming out this year.
Ciron Black / LSU ( Will be a Jr. ) My favorite right now.
Alex Boone / Ohio St. (Major school, major player. ) I have said before, I think this kid could be our best bet next year.

Player that may go later you might watch Dallas Reynolds BYU, and Eric VandenHeuvel Wisc.

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Herman Johnson / LSU
Jeremy Perry / Oregon St. If Perry had come out this year I thought he would have been the 2nd best OG in the draft.
Cedric Dockery / Texas If his ACL shows to be solid could move into the class of the 1st two.

Later in the draft, might watch Steve Regring / Ohio St.

Now, I watch LSU, Texas, and the Big 10 most of the time so this may not be an unbias list.
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Thanks for the info sounds like some good players to watch.
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