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  1. RS12

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    2009 NFL Draft Position Rankings

    The Offensive Guards

    Pete Fiutak


    The Class Is ... lousy. There isn't a sure thing in the bunch and there are way too many question marks all across the board.

    The Best Value Pick Will Be ... Brandon Walker, Oklahoma

    Most Underrated ... Andy Kemp, Wisconsin

    Most Overrated … Tyronne Green, Auburn

    The Deep, Deep Sleeper Is .. Juan Garcia, Washington
    PROBABLE NFL STARTERS

    1. George “Duke” Robinson, Oklahoma 6-5, 330
    A very big, very productive college player who beat people up simply by being larger, he’ll have to show right away that he wants to work to be the best possible guard. He opened some eyes at the Combine by being in far better shape than anyone expected, and if he takes to coaching and if he continues to drive himself, he’ll be a tremendous run blocker. With just enough agility to get by, he’s good enough to handle the quicker linemen, but his money will be made by flattening defenders.
    CFN Projection: Second Round

    2. Andrew Levitre, Oregon State 6-3, 305
    Where will he play? A college left tackle, he’s not quick enough start on the outside and he’s not powerful enough to be a star on the inside. Even so, he’s an athletic, versatile blocker who’s very smart, doesn’t make mistakes, and is ultra-reliable. He can move to tackle if absolutely needed, but he’ll end up spending his career likely at left guard. More of a technician than a road grater, he’ll have to get a bit stronger.
    CFN Projection: Second Round

    3. Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin 6-6, 330
    A tweener, he’s athletic enough to be a big right guard, and beefy enough to spend most of his time at guard. He needs to be more powerful to be a star on the inside, playing more like a finesse blocker than a steamroller, but that could change. He’s a pure football player who’ll work to get better and do what’s needed to get better. A few tweaks in his style at guard, instead of standing up too quickly like a tackle, could bring the results needed.
    CFN Projection: Third Round

    4. Herman Johnson, LSU 6-7, 370
    Massive, MASSIVE blocker who’ll have a hard time keeping his weight down. Huge since birth, he was the biggest baby ever born in the state of Louisiana. He’s not going to do anything on the move and he can’t play in a zone blocking scheme or a West Coast attack. He needs to line up, pound away for a power running game, and do it again. He’s not going to be much of a pass blocker and he’s not going to have major issues with his conditioning, but he’ll power away for some hard yards.
    CFN Projection: Third Round

    BEST OF THE REST

    5. Tyronne Green, Auburn 6-2, 310
    The former defensive tackle turned into a good college blocker. A good athlete, he needs a lot of refinement on his overall game as an offensive lineman and might need to work to find a position. Once in a while he’ll be a dominant blocker, but he doesn’t do it enough. He’s not nearly consistent enough to pound away with any power and could end up playing at center. With all his issues, he’s a good prospect worth developing.
    CFN Projection: Fifth Round

    6. Greg Isdaner, West Virginia 6-4, 325
    After leaving college early, he needs to find the right fit to succeed. He can’t do much on the move and he’s not going to do much in a finesse offense, even though he was fantastic for the West Virginia spread attack. He’s a very big, very powerful run blocker who’ll spend his time pounding away for a power running game. His stock wouldn’t have gotten much higher had he stayed around another year. He’s never going to get any quicker.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    7. Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech 6-6, 335
    Strong. Freakishly strong. He’s a load and can’t move, but pass protection isn’t too much of an issue considering the offense he played in. Now he’ll have a chance to prove he can become a power run blocker and put all his strength to good use. He needs some coaching to get out of his spread blocking habits, but he has good upside in the right attack.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    8. Anthony Parker, Tennessee 6-2, 300
    A very good, versatile college blocker, he’s a good athlete when healthy and could produce at either guard spot or even move to center. However, he’s not all that strong and he has major issues with his knees. He needs to hit the weight room for more functional strength to stick in the league on the inside. He’ll likely be a career backup.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    9. Brandon Walker, Oklahoma 6-3, 305
    The unsung star of the great Oklahoma line, Walker was the team’s best run blocker, even better than Duke Robinson, and has the potential to be a major steal. Very athletic and great at finishing off his blocks. His lateral movement is average and he’s not an engulfing road grater, but he has the skills and the fight to find his way on a roster. He’ll open some eyes in camp.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    10. Andy Kemp, Wisconsin 6-5, 315
    While he’ll never be a Pro Bowl performer, put him on the line and let him go as a nice cog for the next decade. He’s a tough-as-nails player who moves extremely well for his size, but he could stand to use a little technique work. He can get bigger and not have a problem. He’ll be just as good at 325 as he’d be at around 310. With a little bit of work, he could be a nice steal and a good value pick.
    CFN Projection: Fifth Round

    11. Ramon Foster, Tennessee 6-5, 325
    Really big and really versatile, he can either be a pounding run blocker or a tough tackle. Massive, he gets by on his girth and his strength and toughness, but he’s not going to move too much. Great in a phone booth, he’ll push everyone around that he can get his hands on and is a wily blocker. Because he’s able to step in for a stretch at tackle, even though he’ll spend most of his time at guard, he’ll likely stick around because of his versatility.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    12. Travis Bright, BYU 6-4, 325
    Insanely strong, but too old at 26 going into the season, he made a name for himself as a workout warrior. He was great at the Combine and has shown a phenomenal blend of athleticism to go along with his size, but now it has to translate to the field. Fine in college, he doesn’t have the football skills to do much at the next level. However, because of his raw skills he warrants a look.
    CFN Projection: Seventh Round

    13. Roger Allen, Missouri Western State 6-3, 326
    If given a little bit of time, he has the potential to develop into a nice starter. He wants to be a good football player and will work to get better, as he showed by getting a lot bigger over the course of his career. He’s not going to move all that well and he has to prove he can play against real competition, but he has the tools and the character to be decent.
    CFN Projection: Fifth Round

    14. Ray Feinga, BYU 6-5, 332
    With great size, good strength, and decent durability, even though he had a back problem and couldn’t do much at the Combine with a hamstring issue. Does he want to be an NFL starter? Even though he was great in pass protection at BYU, his skills don’t necessarily translate to the next level. Inconsistent, he’ll be good in early stretches and will likely falter as the games go on. With his power and his strength he’ll be worth a shot in camp, and he could be a steal if the light goes on.
    CFN Projection: Sixth Round

    15. Matt Slauson, Nebraska 6-5, 315
    The skills are there to become a nice backup guard. He’s versatile enough to play almost anywhere on the line with good athleticism and decent enough power, but he’s not consistent and he hasn’t always played up to his skills. There needs to be more of a killer instinct as he didn’t do enough to plow over defenders in the running game, but he can move and has the raw materials to make a team.
    CFN Projection: Seventh Round

    16. Cedric Dockery, Texas 6-4, 315
    He has the look of a central casting NFL guard with the size, the build, and the pedigree, but he’s not a big-time blocker. He plays far softer than he really is and almost never stepped up and became the dominant force he should’ve been. He was nice in college, able to get by because he has the tools, but he has yet to do enough with his skills.
    CFN Projection: Free Agent

    17. Paul Fanaika, Arizona State 6-6, 325
    Extremely big, he has gotten by on being a decent phone booth blocker. While he’s a good player who got the job done at a high level, he doesn’t have the raw skills to do much in the NFL unless he gets a lot stronger in a big hurry. He was awful on the bench in the Combine and doesn’t have much in the way of athleticism to even think about moving out to tackle. Because of his size he’ll get a few chances to make a roster, but he doesn’t have the strength to stick.
    CFN Projection: Free Agent

    18. C.J. Davis, Pitt 6-2, 310
    A big blocker who’s versatile enough to see backup time at center and could surprise at right guard, he needs to find a niche. He’s not strong enough to do too much for the running game and he has feet of clay for the passing game. Even so, if he can show he can produce and be steady as a reserve for all three inside spots, he could be tough to cut.
    CFN Projection: Free Agent

    19. Juan Garcia, Washington 6-2, 305
    Arguably the best leader and the most intense of all the guard prospects, he can be a quarterback of the line at center or a menacing producer at either guard spot. While the will is there and the toughness is unquestioned, he’s not a good enough athlete and he has too many health problems to be a steady NFL player. If he makes a roster it’ll be because a coaching staff loves his motor and his fire.
    CFN Projection: Free Agent

    20. Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati 6-4, 305
    Limited, he needs to be in the right offense, likely a zone blocking scheme, to end up seeing any time. He slimmed down over to fit the Cincinnati attack and was fine until he had to go against the top-shelf talent. He’ll be at his best when he bulks back up a little bit and can play with more power, but he needs to get stronger and he’s not enough of an athlete to handle the quicker interior pass rushers.
    CFN Projection: Free Agent

    ON THE RADAR

    21. Ryan Durand, Syracuse 6-4, 300
    22. Chris Jamison, Troy 6-2, 315
    23. Maurice Miller, Ole Miss 6-3, 325
    24. Lance Louis, San Diego State 6-3, 300
    25. Clif Ramsey, Boston College 6-6, 300

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