Draft Countdown – 2009 NFL Draft Rankings – Senior Prospects

Published on January 9, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Top 32 Senior Prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft

1. Aaron Curry

OLB

Wake Forest

Playmaker at the linebacker position with terrific size and speed.

2. Malcolm Jenkins

CB

Ohio St.

Prototypical size and speed but will also hit and support the run.

3. Eugene Monroe

OT

Virginia

Follows Ferguson and Albert as the Cavs next great LT prospect.

4. Rey Maualuga

ILB

USC

Big, tough, nasty middle linebacker who can really lay the lumber.

5. Michael Oher

OT

Ole Miss

Terrific size along with great athleticism, quickness and strength.

6. Brian Orakpo

DE

Texas

Workout Warrior who could be a 4-3 DE or a 3-4 OLB in the pros.

7. Jason Smith

OT

Baylor

Athletic former tight end with the tools to protect the blind side.

8. William Moore

S

Missouri

Big and extremely physical but also a ballhawk in the secondary.

9. James Laurinaitis

ILB

Ohio St.

Super instinctive and plays both the run and the pass effectively.

10. Brandon Pettigrew

TE

Oklahoma St.

Timed speed’s just average but an excellent all-around tight end.

11. B.J. Raji

DT

Boston College

Massive, powerful run-stuffer who will excel as a 3-4 nose tackle.

12. Tyson Jackson

DE

L.S.U.

Isn’t an elite pass rusher but will be a perfect fit in a 3-4 scheme.

13. Peria Jerry

DT

Ole Miss

Penetrator with top speed / quickness and outstanding strength.

14. Clint Sintim

OLB

Virginia

Big hitter who can rush the quarterback and drop into coverage.

15. Alex Mack

C

California

Total package with the physical tools and intangibles you look for.

16. Brian Cushing

OLB

USC

Tough, versatile ‘backer but has really struggled to stay healthy.

17. Michael Johnson

DE

Georgia Tech

Freakish athlete with great measurables but production’s lacking.

18. Alphonso Smith

CB

Wake Forest

Undersized but very fast and a true playmaker in the secondary.

19. Duke Robinson

OG

Oklahoma

Powerful true guard and massive road grader at 6-5 and 335 lbs.

20. Max Unger

C

Oregon

Big (6-5, 300), versatile blocker who can play all three positions.

21. Chase Coffman

TE

Missouri

Not as fast or athletic as Martin Rucker but is more well-rounded.

22. Rashad Johnson

S

Alabama

Just marginal size but is super smart with top-notch intangibles.

23. Jamon Meredith

OT

South Carolina

Versatile blocker with the size, strength and smarts you look for.

24. Larry English

DE

Northern Illinois

Very productive pass rusher but appears to be a classic ‘tweener.

25. Phil Loadholt

OT

Oklahoma

Extraordinary size ( 6-8, 337 ) and looks like an ideal right tackle.

26. Evander Hood

DT

Missouri

Hard worker with adequate physical tools and a non-stop motor.

27. Louis Delmas

S

Western Michigan

Physical and aggressive with terrific instincts and top intangibles.

28. Derrick Williams

WR

Penn St.

Former top prep recruit is an extremely athletic jack of all trades.

29. Louis Murphy

WR

Florida

Physical tools are basically unparalleled in this class of wideouts.

30. Darius Butler

CB

Connecticut

Smooth, fluid cover guy with a very nice blend of size and speed.

31. Darry Beckwith

ILB

L.S.U.

Lacks any elite physical attributes but always around the action.

32. James Davis

RB

Clemson

A very underrated runner with natural instincts and good vision.

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