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DRAFT TALK: The Hammer's 2009 JI Draft Positional Rankings
By Glenn Bernardi
Jets Insider.com Contributing Writer
April 17th, 2009
2009 NFL DRAFT OFFENSIVE POSITIONAL RANKINGS

Note: You may see players who can excel at multiple positions in more than one positional ranking.

QUARTERBACK

01. Matthew Stafford - Georgia
02. Mark Sanchez - Southern Cal
03. Josh Freeman - Kansas State
04. Rhett Bomar - Sam Houston State
05. Stephen McGee - Texas A&M
06. Graham Harrell - Texas Tech
07. Pat White - West Virginia
08. Nate Davis - Ball State
09. Hunter Cantwell - Louisville
10. Chase Daniel - Missouri

RUNNING BACK

01. Knowshon Moreno - Georgia
02. Chris “Beanie” Wells - Ohio State
03. Donald Brown - Connecticut
04. Shonn Greene - Iowa
05. LeSean McCoy - Pittsburgh
06. Andre Brown - North Carolina State
07. Rashad Jennings - Liberty
08. James Davis - Clemson
09. Javon Ringer - Michigan State
10. Mike Goodson - Texas A&M

FULLBACK

01. Tony Fiammetta - Syracuse
02. Quinn Johnson - Louisiana State
03. Brannan Southerland - Georgia
04. Conredge Collins - Pittsburgh
05. Brock Bolen - Louisville

WIDE RECEIVER

01. Michael Crabtree - Texas Tech
02. Jeremy Maclin - Missouri
03. Percy Harvin - Florida
04. Darrius Heyward Bey - Maryland
05. Kenny Britt - Rutgers
06. Hakeem Nicks - North Carolina
07. Brian Robiskie - Ohio State
08. Juaquin Iglesias - Oklahoma
09. Louis Murphy - Florida
10. Ramses Barden - Cal Poly

TIGHT END

01. Brandon Pettigrew - Oklahoma State
02. Jared Cook - South Carolina
03. Shawn Nelson - Southern Miss
04. James Casey - Rice
05. Chase Coffman - Missouri
06. Cornelius Ingram - Florida
07. Richard Quinn - North Carolina
08. Travis Beckum - Wisconsin
09. Cameron Morrah - California
10. Anthony Hill - North Carolina State

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

01. Jason Smith - Baylor
02. Eugene Monroe - Virginia
03. Andre Smith - Alabama
04. Michael Oher - Ole Miss
05. Eben Britton - Arizona
06. William Beatty - Connecticut
07. Jamon Meredith - South Carolina
08. Phil Loadholt - Oklahoma
09. Gerald Cadogan - Penn State
10. Fenuki Tupou - Oregon / Joel Bell - Furman

OFFENSIVE GUARD

01. Duke Robinson - Oklahoma
02. Herman Johnson - Louisiana State
03. Kraig Urbik - Wisconsin
04. Gerlad Cadogan - Penn State
05. Andy Levitre - Oregon State
06. Antoine Caldwell - Alabama
07. TJ Lang - Eastern Michigan
08. Fenuki Tupou - Oregon
09. Trevor Canfield - Cincinnati 1
0. Louis Vasquez - Texas Tech / Roger Allen - Western Missouri

CENTER

01. Alex Mack - California
02. Max Unger - Oregon
03. Eric Wood - Louisville
04. Antoine Caldwell - Alabama
05. Jonathan Luigs – Arkansas

2009 NFL DRAFT DEFENSIVE AND SPECIAL TEAMS POSITIONAL RANKINGS

34 NOSE TACKLE

01. BJ Raji - Boston College
02. Ron Brace - Boston College
03. Chris Baker - Hampton
04. Sammie Lee Hill - Stillman
05. Dorell Scott - Clemson
06. Roy Hill - Texas
07. Terrance Knighton - Temple
08. Vaughn Martin - Western Ontario
09. Khalif Mitchell - East Carolina
10. Myron Pryor - Kentucky

34 DEFENSIVE END

01. Jarron Gilbert - San Jose State
02. Tyson Jackson - LSU
03. Evander Hood - Missouri
04. Ron Brace - Boston College
05. Fili Moala - USC
06. Alex MaGee - Purdue
07. Chris Baker - Hampton
08. Sammie Lee Hill - Stillman
09. Terrance Knighton - Temple
10. Vaughn Martin - Western Ontario / Khalif Mitchell - East Carolina

43 DEFENSIVE TACKLE

01. BJ Raji - Boston College
02. Peria Jerry - Ole Miss
03. Jarron Gilbert - San Jose State
04. Evander Hood - Missouri
05. Ron Brace - Boston College
06. Fili Moala - USC
07. Alex MaGee - Purdue
08. Sen'Derrick Marks - Auburn
09. Dorell Scott - Clemson
10. Chris Baker - Hampton / Sammie Lee Hill - Stillman

43 DEFENSIVE END

01. Brian Orakpo - Texas
02. Everette Brown - Florida State
03. Aaron Maybin - Penn State
04. Connor Barwin - Cincinnati
05. Larry English - Northern Illinois
06. Robert Ayers - Tennessee
07. Jarron Gilbert - San Jose State
08. Michael Johnson - Georgia Tech
09. Lawrence Sidbury - Richmond
10. Paul Kruger - Utah

34 OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

01. Brian Orakpo - Texas
02. Everette Brown - Florida State
03. Aaron Curry - Wake Forest
04. Aaron Maybin - Penn State
05. Connor Barwin - Cincinnati
06. Larry English - Northern Illinois
07. Brian Cushing - USC
08. Clay Matthews - USC
09. Lawrence Sidbury - Richmond
10. Clint Sintim - Virginia / Cody Brown - UConn / David Veikune - Hawaii

43 OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

01. Aaron Curry - Wake Forest
02. Brian Cushing - USC
03. Clay Matthews - USC
04. Connor Barwin - Cincinnati
05. Larry English - Northern Illinois
06. Aaron Maybin - Penn State
07. Clint Sintim - Virginia
08. Cody Brown - UConn
09. Jason Williams - Western Illinois
10. Marcus Freeman - Ohio State

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKER

01. Aaron Curry - Wake Forest
02. Rey Maualuga - USC
03. James Laurinaitis - Ohio State
04. Jasper Brinkley - South Carolina
05. Frantz Joseph - Florida Atlantic
06. Darry Beckwith - LSU
07. Gerald McRath - Southern Miss
08. Dannell Ellerbe - Georgia
09. Jason Phillips - TCU
10. Scott McKillop - Pittsburgh

CORNERBACK

01. Malcolm Jenkins - Ohio State
02. Vontae Davis - Illinois 03. Darius Butler - UConn
04. Alphonso Smith - Wake Forest
05. Sean Smith - Utah
06. DJ Moore - Vanderbilt
07. Jairus Byrd - Oregon
08. Kevin Barnes - Maryland
09. Mike Mickens - Cincinnati
10. Sherrod Martin - Troy

SAFETY

01. Malcolm Jenkins - Ohio State
02. Sean Smith - Utah
03. Louis Delmas - Western Michigan
04. Patrick Chung - Oregon
05. William Moore - Missouri
06. Rashad Johnson - Alabama
07. Sherrod Martin - Troy
08. Chip Vaughn - Wake Forest
09. David Burton - Notre Dame
10. Darcel McBath - Texas Tech

PUNTER

01. Kevin Huber - Cincinnati
02. Thomas Morstead - SMU
03. Justin Brantly - Texas A&M
04. Chris Miller - Ball State
05. Matt Fodge - Oklahoma State
06. Aaron Perez - UCLA
07. Jake Richardson - Miami (Ohio)

KICKERS

01. Graham Gano - Ohio State
02. Louie Sakoda - Utah
03. David Buehler - USC
04. Pat McAfee - West Virginia
05. Jose Martinez - UTEP