2009 NFL Draft Prospects v2.0

With the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, and the first round of Pro Days completed, I thought it was a good time to updated my rankings for the 2009 NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions (0-16) still own the first overall pick and no one is sure where they are going with the pick (Keep It or Trade It??)  If the Lions do keep the selection look for Georgia QB Matthew Stafford, Baylor OT Jason Smith, or Virginia OT Eugene Monroe to be standing next to Roger Goodell at Radio City Music Hall as the first overall pick.


1. Matthew Stafford, Georgia (Jr.)

2. Mark Sanchez, USC (Jr.)

3. Josh Freeman, Kansas State (Jr.)

4. Pat White, West Virginia

5. Nate Davis, Ball State (Jr.)

6a. John Parker Wilson, Alabama

6b. Jacary Atkinson, Tuskegee

 Running Backs

1. Chris “Beanie” Wells, OSU (Jr.)

2. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia (Jr.)

3. Donald Brown, UConn

4. LeSean McCoy, PITT (Jr)

5a. Shonn Greene, Iowa (Jr.)

5b. Ian Johnson, Boise State

Wide Receivers

1. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (Soph- RS)

2. Percy Harvin, Florida (Jr.)

3. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (Soph – RS)

4. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland (Jr)

5. Kenny Britt, Rutgers (Jr.)

6a. Hakeem Nicks, NC State (Jr.)

6b. Brian Robiskie, OSU

Tight Ends

1. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State

2. Darius Hill, Ball State

3. Cornelius Ingram, Florida

4. James Casey, Rice (Soph – RS)

5a. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin

5b. Andrew Davie, Arkansas (Jr.)

 Offensive Tackles

1. Eugene Monroe, Virginia

2. Jason Smith, Baylor

3. Michael Oher, Ole Miss

4. Andre Smith, Alabama (Jr.)

5a. Eben Britton, Arizona  (Jr.)

5b. William Beatty, UConn

Offensive Guards

1. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma

2. Herman Johnson, LSU

3. Anthony Parker, Tennessee

4. Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin

5a. Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State

5b. Greg Isdaner, West Virginia (Jr.)


1. Antoine Caldwell, Alabama

2. Alex Mack, California

3. Max Unger, Oregon

4. A.Q. Shipley, Penn St

5a. Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas

5b. Eric Wood, Louisville

Defensive Ends

1. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

2. Brian Orakpo, Texas

3. Everette Brown, Florida State

4. Tyson Jackson, LSU

5a. Chris Baker, Hampton

5b. Connor Barwin, Cinncinati

Defensive Tackles

1. B.J. Raji, Boston College

2. Peria Jerry, Mississippi

3. Vance Walker, Georgia Tech

4. Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman

5. Terrance Taylor, Michigan

6a. Evander Hood, Missouri

6b. Fili Moala, USC

Inside Linebackers

1. Rey Maualuga, USC

2. James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

3. Darry Beckwith, LSU

4. Jason Phillips, TCU

5a. Gerald McRath, Southern Miss

5b. Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

Outside Linebackers

1. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

2. Aaron Maybin, Penn St (Soph – RS)

3. Brian Cushing, USC

4. Larry English, Northern Illinois

5a. Clay Matthews, USC

5b. Marcus Freeman, Ohio State

6a. Clint Sintim, Virginia

6b. Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida

Free Safeties

1. William Moore, Missouri

2. Rashad Johnson, Alabama

3. Louis Delmas, Western Michigan

4. Courtney Greene, Rutgers

5a. Derek Pegues, Mississippi State 

5b. David Bruton, Notre Dame

Strong Safeties

1. Patrick Chung, Oregon

2. Michael Hamlin, Clemson

3. Nic Harris, Oklahoma (WLB)

4. Emanuel Cook, South Carolina (Jr)

5a. Kevin Ellison, Southern Cal

5b. Curtis Taylor, LSU


1. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

2. Vontae Davis, Illinois (Jr.)

3. Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest

4. D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt (Jr)

5. Mike Mickens, Cincinnati

6a. Victor “Macho” Harris, Virginia Tech

6b. Domonique Johnson, Jackson State


1. Graham Gano, Florida St.

2. Jose Martinez, UTEP

3. Louie Sakoda, Utah

4. Kevin Kelley, Penn State

5. Ryan Succop, South Carolina


1. Chris Miller, Ball St.

2. Kevin Huber, Cincinnati

3. Thomas Morstead, SMU

4. Aaron Perez UCLA

5. Britton Colquitt Tennessee



Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)


Author: lloydvance

Lloyd Vance is a NFL Writer, Analyst, Draft Expert, Researcher, and Historian. He serves as a Editor for "Taking It to the House and he covers the NFL on a daily basis. He is an Accredited Member of NFL Media and Philadelphia Eagles Media. Member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), Pro Football Researchers Association (PFRA), and The Maxwell Football Club

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