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Old 05-18-2008, 06:02 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Defensive Draft Prospects

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Defensive Tackles
  1. Fili Moala, USC
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 295
    Moala has good speed and pass rushing moves at the defensive tackle position. He tops the list because he can play in the cover two, the 4-3, or play end in the 3-4.
  2. Al Woods, LSU
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 324
    Al Woods is the only true nose tackle on this list. He's big, and has a good motor. Woods will help any 3-4 defense at the nose tackle.
  3. DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 300
    Every year, Granger loses a little weight and gets a little quicker. He's a penetrating tackle who gets into the back field regularly.
  4. Terrence Taylor, Michigan
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 310
    Taylor is very quick for his size, and has the best technique of any defensive tackle on this list.
  5. Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 291
    Yet another quick defensive tackle, who would fit perfectly into a cover 2 scheme.
Defensive Ends
  1. Tyson jackson, LSU
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 292
    Jackson is a huge defensive end who can play in the 4-3 or the 3-4.
  2. George Selvie, South Florida
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 255
    George Selvie will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. He could turn out to be one of the better 3-4 pass rushers in the NFL, if he continues to improve.
  3. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
    Height: 6'7 - Weight: 250
    Michael Johnson has good speed, but lacks a true NFL position. He'll need to bulk up his 6'7 frame to play defensive end in the pros.
  4. Ian Campbell, Kansas State
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 242
    Campbell is another prospect who will likely have to move to the 3-4 outside linebacker position in the NFL.
  5. Gereg Middleton, Indiana
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 275
    Greg Middleton is a great 4-3 end prospect with an array of pass rushing moves.
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Offensive Line Prospects Look Like This

Centers
  1. Alex Mack, California
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 300
    Alex Mack would have been the top center in 2008, if he hadn't decided to return to California.
  2. Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 288
    Caldwell is built for a zone blocking scheme, because of hi small frame and good speed.
  3. A.Q. Shipley, Penn State
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 293
    Shipley has looked solid at Penn State against the big, physical defensive linemen of the Big Ten.
Offensive Guards
  1. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 330
    Duke Robinson couyld have been the top guard taken in the 2008 draft, if he entered. Robinson will be a force on the interior for whatever team drafts him.
  2. Jeremy Perry, Oregon State
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 324
    Perry is equally adept at run and pass blocking. He's not as physically imposing as the others on this list, but his technique is outstanding.
  3. Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
    Height: 6'6 - Weight: 330
    Urbik is still a work in progress, but he's a fantastic run blocker. Urbik will only get better as next season goes on.
  4. Herman Johnson, LSU
    Height: 6'7 - Weight: 351
    By far and away the biggest guard on this list, Johnson is an imposing figure on the interior.
  5. Steve Rehring, Ohio State
    Height: 6'8 - Weight: 345
    Rehring is yet another solid Ohio State lineman. The Buckeye blockers aren't always the biggest or fastest, but they make very few mistakes.
Offensive Tackles
  1. Michael Oher, Ole Miss
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 325
    Michael Oher is a big physical tackle, who would have been a first round draft pick this year.
  2. Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
    Height: 6'8 - Weight: 352
    Loadholt is a huge tackle, who could develop into one of the best tackle in the NFL.
  3. Alex Boone, Ohio State
    Height: 6'8 - Weight: 325
    Alex Boone contemplated entering the draft this year, but will be a first round selection in 2009.
  4. Andre Smith, Alabama
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 333
    Smith is extremely quick for his size. He's slowly lost a lot of weight in Nick Saban's new work out program, which has benefited his play
  5. Max Unger, Oregon
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 306
    Max Unger will be the best zone blocking tackle in the 2009 draft.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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LB Prospects

Inside Linebackers
  1. James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 244
    Laurinaitis would have been a top 15 pick in 2008, but went back to chase the National Title. He's outstanding against the run and the pass, and is always in position to make a play. ( I personally love this guy and wish that the Steelers had the chance to select him at 32 next april)
  2. Rey Maualaga, USC
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 252
    Maualaga also would have been a first round pick this year. He's not quite as technical as Laurinaitis, but he's way more physical.
  3. Brandon Spikes, Florida
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 243
    Spikes is a virtual clone of former Gator Channing Crowder. He plays the run as well as any ILB in college, but needs to improve his coverage skills.
  4. Darry Beckwith, LSU
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 232
    Beckwith is a solid linebacker, but will have to move outside in the NFL. He plays inside out of necessity at LSU.
  5. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 257
    Jasper Brinkley as the ability and experience to play inside linebacker in a 4-3, outside linebacker in the 3-4, and could even play defensive end on passing downs in the 4-3.
Outside Linebackers
  1. Brian Cushing, USC
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 245
    Brian Cushing is a big outside linebacker, with great speed. He can play inside and out, and is equally adept at blitzing and dropping into coverage.
  2. Sean Lee, Penn State
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 232
    Sean Lee is following in the footsteps of Posluszny and Connor. He's not the flashiest guy, he just racks up tackles.
  3. Marcus Freeman, Ohio State
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 242
    Freeman is another big OLB, who moves well for his size. He can play inside if needed. Freeman is at his best when he drops into coverage.
  4. Maurice Crum Jr., Notre Dame
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 230
    Maurice Crum Jr. is a heady playmaker on the edge. He always seem to take the right angle, and is a sound tackler in the open field.
  5. Anthony Heygood, Purdue
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 230
    Anthony Heygood played outstanding for the Boilermakers this season. He's a converted running back who will only get better.
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DB or Secondary Looks Like This

Safeties
  1. Taylor Mays, USC
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 225
    Taylor Mays' combination of size and speed is almost unbelievable. He can get in the box and stop the run, but is just as good in coverage.
  2. Myron Rolle, Florida State
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 215
    Myron Rolle is the most technically sound saftey in this group. He doesn't make mistakes, and hits much harder than his size would indicate.
  3. Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 220
    Chancellor is a lot like Taylor Mays. He's a huge safety with ridiculous speed for his size. He needs just a little work on his coverage, but he'll be an early pick.
  4. William Moore, Missouri
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 215
    William Moore is an outstanding playmaker in the secondary. He's fantastic at playing center field and jumping routes to pick off passes.
  5. Kevin Ellison, USC
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 220
    Ellison is the other half of the best safety tandem in college football. He loves to get in the box and help in run support, but is plenty solid in coverage.
Cornerbacks
  1. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 202
    Malcolm Jenkins would have been a first rounder in 2008, but came back to chase a National Title. He's got outstanding size and speed, and can play man, press, and zone.
  2. Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 195
    Victor Harris has good size for an NFL corner. He's a ballhawk, who can also return kicks for a team.
  3. Vontae Davis, Illinois
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 205
    Davis is a blur for his size. He can press receivers as well as anyone in this class, because he has the speed to recover if he's beat.
  4. Wopamo Osaisai, Stanford
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 200
    Osaisai will be one of the faster corners in next years draft. He has good ball skills, and is big enough to press when asked to.
  5. Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 165
    Mickens has fantastic hands. He seems to always make the play when the ball gets to him. He's also a good return man, but will have to get bigger to hold up to NFL punishment.
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Default Re: 2009 Defensive Draft Prospects

Back to Offense: TE Prospects

Tight Ends
  1. Chase Coffman, Missouri
    Height: 6'6 - Weight: 245
    Coffman is a huge target and a good blocker. He will need to add a little weight to block in the NFL.
  2. Cornelius Ingram, Florida
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 230
    Ingram is yet another WR/TE hybrid. He's at his best split out in the slot, and isn't much of a blocker.
  3. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 221
    Beckum is a better blocker than his size would indicate, but he'll be getting paid because of his fantastic hands.
  4. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6'6 - Weight: 260
    Not as fast as these little tight ends, but Pettigrew has the size to play every down on the line of scrimmage. He has good hands, but lacks elite speed for the position.
  5. Tony Moeaki, Iowa
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 255
    Moeaki will benefit from having a young QB who will look for him as his safety valve. He's not the biggest or fastest tight end, but he's a relentless blocker.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:22 AM   #6
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WR Looks This Way

Receivers
  1. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 222
    His numbers are inflated by Texas Tech's system, but Crabtree is a Calvin Johnson-esque type of talent. He has the size, speed and hands to be a number one receiver in the NFL.
  2. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 195
    Heyward-Bey is the second best receiver in this class, and we haven't even scratched the surface yet. The sky is the limit for this prospect.
  3. Percy Harvin, Florida
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 181
    Harvin might be the next Steve Smith. He's the kind of receiver that doesn't have to run a deep route to get the ball down field.
  4. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 185
    Maclin will make some team a nice number two receiver, or possibly a slot man. He will however, be a huge factor in the return game.
  5. Brandon LaFell, LSU
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 205
    LaFell may have stolen some of Early Doucet's thunder in 2007. It seems like every time LSU needed a big catch the ball went LaFell's way.
  6. Oderick Turner, Pittsburgh
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 200
    Oderick Turner has been very productive in his short collegiate career. He has great size and speed, and just needs one more season to show he can be a consistent threat on the outside.
  7. Jaison Williams, Oregon
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 243
    Williams will be 2009's Dustin Keller. He's a wide receiver, tight end hybrid who could cause serious mismatches in the slot for some NFL team.
  8. Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 195
    Robiskie might be the best route runner in this class. He needs to show scouts he has the speed to stretch defenses.
  9. Derrick Williams, Penn State
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 203
    Williams is an extremely talented receiver and return man, but hasn't ever put a full season of solid production together. If Penn State finds a quarterback who can make use of his skills, he'll shoot up draft boards.
  10. Patrick Turner, USC
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 220
    Turner is a big, physical wide out who hasn't shown us much at USC. If he can put together a solid season he could go in the second round.
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RB's Are Looking Good Also

Running Backs
  1. Chris 'Beanie' Wells, Ohio State
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 225
    Wells has the size and speed to be a feature back in the NFL. He will be a top ten pick in 2009.
  2. C.J. Spiller, Clemson
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 190
    Spiller is the fastest running back in this class. He will be at his best as part of a tandem back system in the NFL. He can also return kicks, and is an excellent third down option.
  3. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 207
    Moreno reminds me of a Mike Hart type of running back. He's not the strongest guy or the fastest, but put him in pads and he'll get the job done.
  4. James Davis, Clemson
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 205
    Davis is a quality second or third round type of running back, but C.J. Spiller's emergence will cost him carries next season.
  5. Javarris James, Miami (Fl.)
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 211
    Edgerrin James' cousin has a nice combination of size, speed and hands at the running back position.
  6. Javon Ringer, Michigan State
    Height: 5'9 - Weight: 200
    Javon Ringer will make a nice change of pace back in the NFL. He's extremely dangerous if he can get on the edge.
  7. Keiland Williams, LSU
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 223
    Williams should finally get enough opportunities at LSU to prove he's an every down back.
  8. Marlon Lucky, Nebraska
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 210
    Marlon Lucky is a solid all around back with good hands. He'll make a fine second tem option and could develop into a feature back with time.
  9. Anthony Allen, Louisville
    Height: 6'1 - Weight: 232
    Allen is a big, bruising runner and a touchdown machine. He's much faster than expected for his size.
  10. P.J. Hill, Wisconsin
    Height: 5'11 - Weight: 227
    P.J. Hill will be a nice goal line back in the NFL. He's a good down hill runner, and can spell a starter for stretches during the game.
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And QB's Like This

Quarterbacks
  1. Hunter Cantwell, Louisville
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 230
    Cantwell has the size and arm strength of a pro QB. He just has to prove he can play every week.
  2. Tim Tebow, Florida
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 235
    Tebow looked good throwing the ball last season, but needs to prove he can sit in the pocket most downs and throw the ball accurately.
  3. Matthew Stafford, Georgia
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 237
    Matthew Stafford has all the physical attributes you look for in an NFL quarterback. Like Cantwell and Tebow he just needs to show he can get the job done consistently.
  4. Chase Daniel, Missouri
    Height: 6'0 - Weight: 223
    Chase Daniel is a little on the short side for an NFL quarterback, but so was Drew Brees.
  5. Todd Boeckman, Ohio State
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 243
    Boeckman is a huge QB with a cannon for an arm. He just needs to show he can avoid the rush in the pocket and get rid of the ball.
  6. Cullen Harper, Clemson
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 215
    Cullen Harper looked fantastic last season. Another year like that will get him into 2009's second round.
  7. Nate Long shore, California
    Height: 6'5 - Weight: 233
    Like most of the other QB's in this class, Longshore has shown flashes of brilliance. He just needs to do it week in and week out.
  8. Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 196
    Harrell is next years Colt Brennan. Scout will want to know if he's a system QB, or if he can get it done at the NFL level.
  9. Curtis Painter, Purdue
    Height: 6'4 - Weight: 223
    When he's on, Painter is as good as any QB in this group. The problem is he's too streaky, not just from game to game, but from quarter to quarter.
  10. Colt McCoy, Texas
    Height: 6'3 - Weight: 205
    McCoy needs to rebound from an interception plagued season in 2007. If he can return to his 2006 form he one of the best in the country.
  11. Pat White, West Virginia
    Height: 6'2 - Weight: 185
    Pat White will likely move to wide receiver in the NFL. Unless, he shows he can sit in the pocket and make all the throws in a pro QB's arsenal.
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The linebacker for south carolina, Jasper Brinkley plays ILB for the 3-4 playing gameprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterp rofanityfilters...

he'd be a perfect fit in our scheme and i'd love to bring him if footes production drops and timmons does not produce (im hoping and praying he will)..

he is looking to be drafted in rouds 2-3 and may drop due to lack of straight line speed and the "injury-prone" label
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Sorry, can't help but point out that there are a LOT of Buckeyes on those lists...
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