Final List Of Underclassmen For 2009 NFL Draft

16 01 2009

Here is the final list of all the underclassmen who declared for the upcoming draft. (in no specific order)

Quarterback
1. Mark Sanchez, USC **
2. Matt Stafford, Georgia **
3. Nate Davis, Ball State
4. Josh Freeman, Kansas State

Runningback
5. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia **
6. Lesean McCoy, Pittsburgh **
7. Chris Wells, Ohio State **
8. Shonn Greene, Iowa
9. P.J. Hill, Wisconsin
10. Glen Coffee, Alabama
11. Donald Brown, Connecticut

Wide Receiver
12. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
13. Percy Harvin, Florida **
14. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech **
15. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
16. Austin Collie, BYU
17. Kenny Britt, Rutgers **
18. Kevin Ogletree, Virginia
19. Brandon LaFell, LSU
20. Jeremy Childs, Boise State
21. Andrew Means, Indiana
22. Brian Hartline, Ohio State
23. Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina

Tight End
24. Jared Cook, South Carolina
25. Andrew Davie, Arkansas
26. Richard Quinn, North Carolina
27. James Casey, Rice

Offensive Tackle
28. Andre Smith, Alabama **
29. Eben Britton, Arizona

Offensive Guard
30. Greg Isdaner, West Virginia

Defensive Tackle
31. Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn
32. Chris Baker, Hampton
33. Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU

Defensive End
34. Everette Brown, Florida State **
35. Paul Kruger, Utah
36. Brandon Williams, Texas Tech
37. Maurice Evans, Penn State
38. Aaron Maybin, Penn State

Linebacker

39. Gerald McRath, Southern Mississippi

Cornerback
40. D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt **
41. Jairus Byrd, Oregon
42. Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
43. Vontae Davis, Illinois **
44. Jerraud Powers, Auburn
45. Sean Smith, Utah
46. James Williams, Southern Connecticut
47. Asher Allen, Georgia
48. Donald Washington, Ohio State

Safety
49. Emanuel Cook, South Carolina

At the very least I count 10 first rounders, I put ** symbols next to the players I think will go in the first round. It’s clear to me that these players make the draft class much more respectable especially at the skill positions like QB, RB, WR. Those 3 positions don’t really have many talented seniors. Last year there was around 60 underclassmen that declared this year only 49 which is a bit of a surprise considering there could potentially be a rookie salary cap implemented for next years draft.

It’s safe to say that this years top 5 picks will get paid, lets just hope they don’t bust like former Utah Quarterback Alex Smith, one of the hugest busts in recent memory. JaMarcus Russell? Cedric Benson? Cadillac Williams? There’s never a shortage of busts. I think a Rookie Salary Cap is the best way to go. It ridiculous to see rookie Quarterbacks come into the league and receive bigger contracts than proven veteran Quarterbacks. Only 98 days left until the draft, CAN’T WAIT!





Who Declared Today? Last Day For Underclassmen

15 01 2009

Today was the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft.

Declaring:

JR WR Percy Harvin, 5-11 195 lbs
Florida

JR CB Jarius Byrd, 6-0 205 lbs
Oregon

JR CB Donald Washington, 6-0 194 lbs
Ohio State

Staying:

JR RB C.J. Spiller, 5-11 190 lbs
Clemson

JR OT Russell Okung, 6-5 300 lbs
Oklahoma State

JR DE Greg Hardy, 6-4 265 lbs
Ole Miss

JR MLB Brandon Spikes, 6-3 245 lbs
Florida

SO S Reshad Jones, 6-2 203 lbs
Georgia

Looks like Three potential first rounders are staying, Greg Hardy being the biggest surprise of all. USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez made it official today, and Clemson Running Back C.J. Spiller announced in a press conference that he was staying for his Senior year.

Nobody really knows where Donald Washington is going to go in the draft, he wasn’t even the top Cornerback on Ohio State so the move is a bit a surprising. Cornerback Jarius Byrd of Oregon also declared today which not many expected to hear, Byrd could potentially play Safety in the pros. With both Byrd and Chung declaring it leaves the Oregon Duck defense with huge holes to fill.

Florida Gators Runningback/Wide Receiver is a bit of a mystery because the Gators have produced quite a few busts at the Wide Receiver position over the past few years so as expected most draftniks are hesitant when it comes to evaluating his skills. Too me he looks like he has what it takes to get it done at the next level but your guess is as good as mine.





OU Sooners Return Home From EPIC Failure

12 01 2009

Sooo apparently only 11 people showed up Friday at the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to welcome the Sooners football team back from their National Title Game in Miami.

ALSO!….

OU were running some secret plays! ZAP…