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    Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position (updated 4/15/09)

    I can't speak for the rest of you but I'm a huge fan and believer of Mike Mayock. I just like his style and indepth descriptions of the college players.
    Even though this post isn't an article persay I thought this would be a nice place to reference Mayock's top prospects as of 2/5/09. (Easy access)

    OFFENSE:

    Quarterbacks: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Mark Sanchez (2)
    2. Matthew Stafford (1)
    3. Josh Freeman
    4. Pat White
    5. Rhett Bomar

    Runningbacks: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Knowshon Moreno
    2. Chris "Beanie" Wells
    3. Donald brown
    4. LeSean McCoy (5)
    5. Andre Brown (4)

    Fullbacks:
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    1. Tony Fiammetta
    2. Quinn Johnson
    3. Brannan Southerland

    Wide Receivers: (updated 3/18/09)
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    1. Michael Crabtree
    2. Jeremy Maclin
    3. Percy Harvin
    4. Darrius Heyward-Bey (5)
    5. Brian Robiskie (new to rankings, dropped Kenny Britt)

    Tightends: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Brandon Pettigrew
    2. Cornelius Ingram (3)
    3. Shawn nelson (2)
    4. Jared Cook (new to the rankings, dropped Chase Coffman)
    5. James casey (4)

    Centers:
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    1. Max Unger
    2. Eric Wood
    3. Alex Mack
    4. A.Q. Shipley
    5. Antoine Caldwell

    Guards:
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    1. Andy Levitre
    2. Duke Robinson
    3. Kraig Urbik
    4. Tyronne Green
    5. Herman Johnson

    Tackles: (updated 3/18/09)
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    1. Eugene Monroe (2)
    2. Jason Smith (1)
    3. Andre Smith
    4. Michael Oher
    5. Eben Britton

    DEFENSE:

    Defensive Ends: (updated 2/23/09)
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    1. Robert Ayers (3)
    2. Tyson Jackson (1)
    3. Everette Brown (new to the DE rankings was originally ranked #5 OLB)
    4. Paul Kruger (2)
    5. Michael Johnson

    Defensive Tackles: (updated 2/23/09)
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    1. B. J. Raji
    2. Peria Jerry
    3. Evander "Ziggy" Hood (5)
    4. Ron Brace (3)
    5. Fili Moala (4)

    Inside Linebackers: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Rey Maulaluga
    2. James Laurinaitis
    3. Jasper Brinkley
    4. Darry Beckwith
    5. Jason Phillips (dropped Dannell Ellerbe)

    Outside Linebackers: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Aaron Curry
    2. Brian Orakpo
    3. Brian Cushing
    4. Clay Matthews (5)
    5. Larry English (4) (with Aaron Maybin tied at the 5th spot)

    Safeties: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Louis Delmas
    2. Patrick Chung
    3. Rashad Johnson
    4. William Moore
    5. Chip Vaugn (new to rankings, dropped Darcel McBath)

    Cornerbacks: (updated 4/15/09)
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    1. Malcom Jenkins (2)
    2. Darius Butler (3)
    3. Vontae Davis (1)
    4. Alphonso Smith
    5. Jairus Byrd

    This list of Mike Mayock's will continue to change until the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25th & 26th. I will try to keep up with any and all changes as Mayock updates his list. (Reference: The official NFL website)

    NOTE- There have been some changes (4/15/09) posted.
    The number in ( ) represent a players ranking prior to the 4/15/09 updated rankings by Mike Mayock.


    I have to say I'm a bit surprised that he has Alex Mack listed as his 3rd choice at the CENTER position. But again I trust Mayock's judgement on talent and if he says Mack is 3rd and Unger is the best right now then so be it.
    Last edited by laram0; -04-16-2009 at 10:48 AM. Reason: updated rankings as of 4/15/09


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    Re: Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position

    I enjoy Mayock's analysis, but I think sometimes he tries a little too hard to make the "out-of-left-field" type of pick. I give him credit, sometimes those "oolf" picks are right (Donte Whitner), but other times not so much (Travis Johnson). Very interesting list, though......

    1. Orakpo as a OLB (3-4, I assume). In the right scheme, he could be dominant, potentially.

    2. I still think Curry can be a game-changing MIKE in the league. But I admit, my advocacy of him relies upon his ability to be a MIKE. If he is just a SAM, his stock will drop.

    3. What a DEEP OT class! Four of those 5 could be top 15, maybe top 10 picks!

    4. What a SHALLOW End class, at least at the top. The first pure DE (excluding Orakpo as a OLB) might not come off til the middle teens.

    5. The #3 QB, Josh Freeman. I watched him play at K-State, and IMO he may develop into a fine QB, but he's not a rookie starter. I could see him going to one of those upper tier teams that doesn't have a need position and can pick this kid to develop. Might pay dividends huge in a couple of years.
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    Re: Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position

    Three things stand out to me. Wells higher than Moreno- Mack under Wood and Unger - J. Smith topping the list @ OT's. Might agree with Wells - would take Mack first - little surprised @ J. Smith given his short time @ OT position, played TE originally.

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    Re: Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position

    Hmm I would put Graham Harrell as one of the top 10 QBs, record for CFB Passing TDs with 134...

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    Re: Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position

    After reading Nick Wagoner's blog (RAMS website) on the OT's it left me leaning towards Monroe.
    Last edited by laram0; -02-20-2009 at 09:42 AM.

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    Re: Mike Mayocks (2009) top prospects at each position- (updated 2/23/09)

    I would definately add Pat White to the list of QB's. He is an athlete who will definately be a plus for someone. I wish it would be the Rams.

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