Top 32 Senior Prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft
1. Aaron Curry
Playmaker at the linebacker position with terrific size and speed.
2. Malcolm Jenkins
Prototypical size and speed but will also hit and support the run.
3. Eugene Monroe
Follows Ferguson and Albert as the Cavs next great LT prospect.
4. Rey Maualuga
Big, tough, nasty middle linebacker who can really lay the lumber.
5. Michael Oher
Terrific size along with great athleticism, quickness and strength.
6. Brian Orakpo
Workout Warrior who could be a 4-3 DE or a 3-4 OLB in the pros.
7. Jason Smith
Athletic former tight end with the tools to protect the blind side.
8. William Moore
Big and extremely physical but also a ballhawk in the secondary.
9. James Laurinaitis
Super instinctive and plays both the run and the pass effectively.
10. Brandon Pettigrew
Timed speed’s just average but an excellent all-around tight end.
11. B.J. Raji
Massive, powerful run-stuffer who will excel as a 3-4 nose tackle.
12. Tyson Jackson
Isn’t an elite pass rusher but will be a perfect fit in a 3-4 scheme.
13. Peria Jerry
Penetrator with top speed / quickness and outstanding strength.
14. Clint Sintim
Big hitter who can rush the quarterback and drop into coverage.
15. Alex Mack
Total package with the physical tools and intangibles you look for.
16. Brian Cushing
Tough, versatile ‘backer but has really struggled to stay healthy.
17. Michael Johnson
Freakish athlete with great measurables but production’s lacking.
18. Alphonso Smith
Undersized but very fast and a true playmaker in the secondary.
19. Duke Robinson
Powerful true guard and massive road grader at 6-5 and 335 lbs.
20. Max Unger
Big (6-5, 300), versatile blocker who can play all three positions.
21. Chase Coffman
Not as fast or athletic as Martin Rucker but is more well-rounded.
22. Rashad Johnson
Just marginal size but is super smart with top-notch intangibles.
23. Jamon Meredith
Versatile blocker with the size, strength and smarts you look for.
24. Larry English
Very productive pass rusher but appears to be a classic ‘tweener.
25. Phil Loadholt
Extraordinary size ( 6-8, 337 ) and looks like an ideal right tackle.
26. Evander Hood
Hard worker with adequate physical tools and a non-stop motor.
27. Louis Delmas
Physical and aggressive with terrific instincts and top intangibles.
28. Derrick Williams
Former top prep recruit is an extremely athletic jack of all trades.
29. Louis Murphy
Physical tools are basically unparalleled in this class of wideouts.
30. Darius Butler
Smooth, fluid cover guy with a very nice blend of size and speed.
31. Darry Beckwith
Lacks any elite physical attributes but always around the action.
32. James Davis
A very underrated runner with natural instincts and good vision.