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  1. dbair1967

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    2009 NFL Draft: Prospect Ratings
    The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com

    Top 100 Draft Prospects -- (Updated 1/23/09)
    Rank Player Pos. School Projected Round Height Weight 40 Time
    1 *Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech 1 6-3 214 4.54
    2 Aaron Curry OLB Wake Forest 1 6-2 246 4.62
    3 Eugene Monroe OT Virginia 1 6-5 315 5.23
    4 Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio State 1 6-0 200 4.45
    5 *Andre Smith OT Alabama 1 6-4 340 5.28
    6 B.J. Raji DT Boston College 1 6-2 334 5.15
    7 Michael Oher OT Mississippi 1 6-5 309 5.22
    8 *Matthew Stafford QB Georgia 1 6-3 236 4.78
    9 Jason Smith OT Baylor 1 6-5 300 5.14
    10 *Everette Brown DE Florida State 1 6-4 252 4.65
    11 *Mark Sanchez QB Southern Cal 1 6-3 225 4.85
    12 Brian Orakpo DE Texas 1 6-4 260 4.73
    13 *Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia 1 5-11 208 4.48
    14 Brian Cushing OLB Southern Cal 1-2 6-3 243 4.75
    15 *Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri 1 6-1 200 4.38
    16 Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State 1 6-5 257 4.82
    17 Rey Maualuga ILB Southern Cal 1 6-2 254 4.74
    18 Peria Jerry DT Mississippi 1-2 6-1 290 4.98
    19 *Chris Wells RB Ohio State 1 6-1 237 4.53
    20 *D.J. Moore CB Vanderbilt 1 5-10 184 4.45
    21 *LeSean McCoy RB Pittsburgh 1 5-11 210 4.49
    22 *Percy" Harvin WR Florida 1 5-11 195 4.36
    23 James Laurinaitis ILB Ohio State 1 6-2 240 4.59
    24 *Vontae Davis CB Illinois 1-2 6-0 204 4.42
    25 William Beatty OT Connecticut 1 6-6 291 5.16
    26 Clint Sintim OLB Virginia 1-2 6-3 249 4.70
    27 Alphonso Smith CB Wake Forest 1-2 5-9 193 4.45
    28 *Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina 1-2 6-1 210 4.57
    29 Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech 1-2 6-7 258 4.67
    30 Tyson Jackson DE LSU 1-2 6-4 295 4.89
    31 *Eben Britton OT Arizona 1-2 6-6 310 5.09
    32 Fili Moala DT Southern Cal 1-2 6-4 303 5.14
    33 Alex Mack C California 1-2 6-4 312 5.12
    34 *Sean Smith CB Utah 1-2 6-3 210 4.52
    35 *Aaron Maybin OLB Penn State 1-2 6-4 248 4.67
    36 William Moore FS Missouri 1-2 6-0 223 4.49
    37 *Paul Kruger DE Utah 1-2 6-5 265 4.68
    38 *Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland 1-2 6-2 206 4.37
    39 *Shonn Greene RB Iowa 1-2 5-11 235 4.58
    40 Chase Coffman TE Missouri 1-2 6-6 252 4.83
    41 Larry English OLB Northern Illinois 2 6-2 254 4.76
    42 Duke Robinson OG Oklahoma 2 6-5 335 5.32
    43 Connor Barwin DE Cincinnati 2 6-4 253 4.64
    44 Derrick Williams WR Penn State 2 5-11 197 4.43
    45 Darius Butler CB Connecticut 2 5-10 178 4.42
    46 Clay Matthews OLB Southern Cal 2 6-3 246 4.76
    47 Max Unger C Oregon 2 6-5 299 5.24
    48 Patrick Chung SS Oregon 2 5-11 207 4.54
    49 Troy Kropog OT Tulane 2 6-6 316 4.90
    50 Brian Robiskie WR Ohio State 2 6-3 207 4.49
    51 *Donald Brown RB Connecticut 2 5-10 210 4.49
    52 Coye Francies CB San Jose State 2 6-0 179 4.47
    53 Herman Johnson OG LSU 2 6-8 382 5.47
    54 *James Casey TE Rice 2 6-4 235 4.68
    55 *Kenny Britt WR Rutgers 2 6-4 215 4.54
    56 Evander Hood DT Missouri 2 6-3 298 4.99
    57 Javon Ringer RB Michigan State 2 5-09 205 4.53
    58 *Josh Freeman QB Kansas State 2 6-6 248 4.86
    59 Phil Loadholt OT Oklahoma 2-3 6-8 343 5.38
    60 Victor Harris CB Virginia Tech 2-3 5-11 186 4.56
    61 Juaquin Iglesias WR Oklahoma 2-3 6-1 204 4.49
    62 Jonathan Luigs C Arkansas 2-3 6-4 302 4.95
    63 *Jared Cook TE South Carolina 2-3 6-5 240 4.58
    64 Robert Ayers DE Tennessee 2-3 6-3 273 4.76
    65 Ramses Barden WR Cal Poly 2-3 6-6 227 4.59
    66 *Sen'Derrick Marks DT Auburn 2-3 6-1 295 4.93
    67 Mike Mickens CB Cincinnati 2-3 5-11 176 4.49
    68 Darry Beckwith ILB LSU 2-3 6-1 233 4.59
    69 Pat White QB West Virginia 2-3 6-0 190 4.48
    70 Ron Brace DT Boston College 2-3 6-3 329 5.32
    71 Kraig Urbik OG Wisconsin 2-3 6-6 323 5.29
    72 Mitch King DE Iowa 2-3 6-2 275 4.74
    73 Louis Delmas FS Western Michigan 2-3 5-11 197 4.52
    74 *Jairus Byrd CB Oregon 2-3 6-0 205 4.58
    75 Tyrone McKenzie OLB South Florida 2-3 6-2 244 4.64
    76 *Asher Allen CB Georgia 2-3 5-10 198 4.48
    77 Michael Hamlin SS Clemson 2-3 6-2 207 4.56
    78 Rashad Jennings RB Liberty 2-3 6-1 234 4.50
    79 Jamon Meredith OT South Carolina 2-3 6-5 289 5.09
    80 Louis Murphy WR Florida 3 6-2 205 4.38
    81 Derek Pegues FS Mississippi State 3 5-10 193 4.49
    82 Eric Wood C Louisville 3 6-4 304 5.16
    83 Andy Levitre OG Oregon State 3 6-3 306 5.25
    84 Keenan Lewis CB Oregon State 3 6-1 198 4.50
    85 Marcus Freeman OLB Ohio State 3 6-1 235 4.58
    86 Fenuki Tupou OT Oregon 3 6-6 328 5.26
    87 Cody Brown OLB Connecticut 3 6-2 242 4.68
    88 Jarett Dillard WR Rice 3 5-10 185 4.56
    89 Chip Vaughn SS Wake Forest 3 6-1 218 4.52
    90 Jarron Gilbert DE San Jose State 3 6-5 287 5.04
    91 Domonique Johnson CB Jackson State 3 6-2 192 4.38
    92 Jeremiah Johnson RB Oregon 3 5-09 198 4.55
    93 Vance Walker DT Georgia Tech 3 6-2 295 5.02
    94 Scott McKillop ILB Pittsburgh 3 6-1 243 4.74
    95 *Nate Davis QB Ball State 3 6-1 218 4.78
    96 Cornelius Ingram TE Florida 3 6-4 245 4.68
    97 Antoine Caldwell C Alabama 3-4 6-4 307 5.12
    98 *Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech 3-4 6-5 252 4.76
    99 Trevor Canfield OG Cincinnati 3-4 6-5 311 5.14
    100 Sherrod Martin CB Troy 3-4 6-1 197 4.46
  2. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    When I see top 100 lists like this, the first thing I do is go through it and highlight the players I like for the Cowboys on the list... the players listed in bold font here would be my targets from this list...

    Next up is to come up with a mock draft, based entirely on these rankings... I'm certainly not saying this particular set of rankings is ultra-accurate, I'm just saying let's play a game of "what if", as in, what if this list is pretty accurate?? That's what I'm gonna do right now:

    2nd round, pick 51... the options are Max Unger, Patrick Chung, Troy Kropog, Phil Loadholt and Jonathan Luigs... my choice would be Luigs or Unger... Unger is higher rated, but he's actually project as the 47th player here, and after a really solid week at the Senior Bowl, he's likely to continue rising the charts... so I'll go with Luigs here... don't know how CBS has him listed at 302 pounds, most of the draft boards I've seen list him in the 315 pound range... playing for Arkansas, his run blocking is more advanced than his pass-blocking, and I want the Boys to emphasize their running game next year... he's also got great speed for an interior lineman, so he should be able to pull and trap with some efficiency...

    Round 3, pick 69... the options are Darry Beckwith, Ron Brace, Kraig Urbik, Tyrone McKenzie, Michael Hamlin, Derik Pegues, Eric Wood, Andy Levitre, Fenuki Tupou, and Jarett Dillard... I really like both Urbik and Tupou, but if I've just gone offensive line with the first pick, I probably wouldn't go for another blocker much before the 5th round... at first, I didn't care much for Brace, I thought he'd be too slow for the NFL, but he sure seemed fast enough to dominate the higher level of competition at the Senior Bowl... so since the Boys badly need a massive, clog up the middle nose tackle, I'll got with Ron here... I'm sorely tempted to say Dillard, but again, WR is not that big a priority this offseason...

    Round 4, pick 97... the options are Jarron Gilbert, Domonique Johnson, Antoine Caldwell, Trevor Canfield and Sherrod Martin... the Boys need a safety, and I think that's where Martin will wind up in the NFL... it'll be nice to give Demarcus Ware another kid from his alma mater to pal around with, LOL...

    So, what do you guys think?? Would you be satisfied with a center/guard, a nose tackle and a free safety with our first three picks?? To me, that addresses a number of offseason needs, without reaching at the pick the Cowboys have...

    I'll tell you what, though, on rereading my list, I'm not really all that excited about any of the prospects at pick 51, but I noticed I have a LOT of targets in the 68 to 88 range, so I might think hard about trading down a little with our 2nd rounder, adding a 5th or 6th rounder in the process, then going with Brace and Urbik or Brace and Tupou instead...
  3. TwoSteppinJJ

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    56 Evander Hood DT Missouri 2 6-3 298 4.99
    64 Robert Ayers DE Tennessee 2-3 6-3 273 4.76
    70 Ron Brace DT Boston College 2-3 6-3 329 5.32
    74 *Jairus Byrd CB Oregon 2-3 6-0 205 4.58
    75 Tyrone McKenzie OLB South Florida 2-3 6-2 244 4.64
    79 Jamon Meredith OT South Carolina 2-3 6-5 289 5.09
    80 Louis Murphy WR Florida 3 6-2 205 4.38
    88 Jarett Dillard WR Rice 3 5-10 185 4.56
    89 Chip Vaughn SS Wake Forest 3 6-1 218 4.52
    90 Jarron Gilbert DE San Jose State 3 6-5 287 5.04
    93 Vance Walker DT Georgia Tech 3 6-2 295 5.02


    I'll dO the same thing... but narrow it down some more. Jairus Byrd is probably better suited as a Safety. Louis Murphy to me looks like hes going to be a good pro regardless of Florida's track record. Chip Vaughn has the skill to be a starter in the NFL. I like him.
  4. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Just two little quibbles here-- first off, Vaughn SERIOUSLY dissed the Cowboys at the Senior Bowl, just talked trash... I wouldn't bring him into that locker room after what he said even as an undrafted rookie free agent... screw him, if that's how he feels he'd just tick off most of the team... second, I want NO part of a 290 pound OT, especially not in the first 100 picks... you might occasionally find an offensive lineman that light in the seat who can play in the NFL, but you'll waste a lot of picks on such prospects before you do...

    I'm real fond of Dillard and Gilbert, though...
  5. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    Jamon Meredith is actually 301, the weight listed is wrong. Didn't know that about Vaughn. If thats the case than I totally agree, screw him lol.
  6. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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  7. DaBoys4Life

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    Those are the guys that I like.
  8. irvin4evs

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    These guys, but also, Jonathan Casillas and Rashad Johnson should DEFINITELY be up here.

    I'm starting to think we just NEED a safety, but not necessarily a free safety.

    Rashad Johnson is my favorite, because I think a center fielder would be ideal, but Ken Hamlin is such a pathetic run defender that we would be helping ourselves if we added someone like William Moore or Patrick Chung--strong safety types.
  9. SLATEmosphere

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    I would be satisfied with Sean Smith and Clay Matthews..thank you
  10. dbair1967

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    I think depending on what happens with free agency, we might be drafting two safeties...maybe one of them is a hybrid CB/S type, but I believe we'll be adding more than one back there.

    I really like Rashad Johnson.
  11. TheCount

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    You can't say all that and then not repeat what he said! I'd like to know what the little weasle said.
  12. bpfred

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    Beatty has great feet, but is too light. In two years he could be ready to take over for Flozell. Hopefully he will slide in the draft because of his weight.

    Jackson is a possible alternative if Canty negotiations don't work out, and they don't see a nose tackle they like (or get), so Ratliff remains at nose. (And he slides or they trade up some).

    Haven't seen enough to really distinguish between Sintim, English, and Brown. This is supposed to be a good draft for that type of player.

    Chung or Delmas could really help at safety. Chung looked surprisingly good when covering receivers one on one in the drills during Senior Bowl week. One player I would absolutely stay away from at safety is Will Moore. He looked completely overmatched in pass coverage. I had recurrent nightmares of Roy Williams (only worse) watching him practice. He has a high potential to completely bust IMO.

    Brace is a two down NT. His only move when rushing the passer is a bull rush. That ain't gonna get it done in the NFL. Having said that, he could be disruptive against the run. I'd like to see the Cowboys draft him--particularly in the 3rd or later.

    I included Derrick Williams and Darius Butler sheerly on talent--not need.

    Williams is a real talent IMO. Fast, and really quick in/out of cuts. Plus he's a Punt/Kickoff returner. Williams may be my favorite player in the draft for the second/third round. I'll be watching his combine times.

    Darius Butler looks like a good cover corner. Really good feet. Maybe not as much help in run support.

    Another player I would prefer the Cowboys to stay away from is Ramses Barden. He couldn't get any separation during the week at the Senior Bowl. I see a high bust factor here too. He may have more speed than Mike Williams, but that's who I think of when looking at him (regardless of draft position).

    I haven't seen enough of the OL to properly form an opinion. In the senior bowl practices, the guys who might be there in the second and later looked good sometimes, and bad others.
  13. DaBoys4Life

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    You're crazy Ramses Burden is the man...he struggled at times getting separation however he still had a very good week.
  14. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    If we ended up with those 2 I might do a little dance on draft day. :dance: :dance2: :spidey: :mchammer:
  15. bpfred

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    I've seen speculation (Mayock, I think) that he may fall as far as the 4th or even 5th round based on his performance last week. He did NOT have a good week.
  16. Cherry

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    wat about Hakeem Nicks to me he is the 4th wr... so why not get him with one of the two 4 round picks or with the 5 round....
  17. DaBoys4Life

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    Can you link me to this? Footballs future said he had a good week and he was ungaurdable on the short routes couldn't get separation on the deep routes.


    [FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-2]01/21/09 - 2009 Senior Bowl: Another successful Football Championship Subdivision player, Cal Poly wide receiver Ramses Barden, looks like he belongs on the field among more heralded players at his position. Physically, he dwarfs most receivers and cornerbacks at 6-foot-6, 228 pounds, and his production in football's second division (122 catches for 2,724 yards -- a 21.9-yard average -- and 36 touchdowns) the past two seasons was phenomenal. But on the field, Barden's long legs make him look slightly awkward and he has a hard time separating from better cornerbacks down the sideline. However, his hands have been solid and his feet are not slow; he can come out of his route relatively quickly. - Chad Reuter, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com


    That's from nfldraftscout. He's projecting in the 4th right now however after the combine I think that will change.

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  18. SLATEmosphere

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    Hey it's possible! Teams might be turned off to take Sean in the first because they don't know what position he can play, but he would be such a sick safety for us. Complete ball hawk! and we could move back up in the mid/late second to grab Clay...I wouldnt care about the rest of the draft..
  19. irvin4evs

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    King Ramses will go anywhere from the late 2nd to the first five picks in the 4th round.

    I'd take him in the later half of that range, but not for this team. We don't need any WRs.
  20. DaBoys4Life

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    That's not true, even though we have a great1-2 at WR in RW and TO and Good 3-4 in Crayton and Austin. Another WR wouldn't hurt. WR is the position that you can draft ever year and considering the age of TO how much more Austin will come on and Crayton value being a #3 and not a #2. A WR with that size and ability from a small school would be a nice project to use sparingly now and expect a lot from him 2-3 years down the line.

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