2010 NFL Draft: Top 50 prospects
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College football has reached the midway point of the 2009 regular season and a number of players have already left positive impressions on league scouts. As we move toward the second half of the campaign, here is a ranking of the top 50 prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft: (*denotes underclassmen)
1) Ndamukong Suh/DT/Nebraska: Suh is not only dominant but also plays a smart brand of football with a non-stop motor. He's the type of player opponents must game plan around weekly.
2) Eric Berry*/S/Tennessee: The Volunteers top player lacks the size of a classic safety yet is a complete defensive back in every way.
3) Gerald McCoy*/DL/Oklahoma: McCoy has been dominant since stepping on the field as a freshman. He offers potential at a variety of defensive line spots in a number of different schemes.
4) Russell Okung/T/Oklahoma State: Okung is a complete offensive tackle with a large upside. The left tackle stands out in pass protection while also dominating as a run blocker.
5) Taylor Mays/S/USC: The Trojans senior would've been a top 15 pick in last April's draft and now moves towards 2010 with a top ten ranking.
6) Dez Bryant*/WR/Oklahoma State: Bryant is big, dominant and flashes the ability to break games open. He's disappeared against top competition in the past. It's important for him to return to the field if the NCAA lifts his suspension.
7) Anthony Davis*/T/Rutgers: The Rutgers junior is rated by many as the best pass-protecting left tackle in the nation. Davis is a terrific athlete who'll improve as he physically matures. He is expected to enter the draft.
8) Sam Bradford*/QB/Oklahoma: Bradford's recent injury woes are a setback but he's still a quality signal caller with the ability to lead a franchise at the next level.
9) Jonathan Dwyer*/RB/Georgia Tech: Dwyer offers a tremendous combination of size, speed and strength. The junior has the necessary skill set to be a franchise back in the NFL.
10) Greg Hardy/DE/Mississippi: Hardy ranks with any player in this draft but has been unable to stay healthy the past two seasons. He offers tremendous upside, which will be met should he stay away from the injury bug.
11) Damian Williams*/WR/USC: The Trojans wideout offers home-run hitting speed, breaking games open as a receiver and return specialist. He's developing a complete game and is a special talent.
12) Jerry Hughes/OLB-DE/TCU: Hughes, highly rated entering the season, has elevated his game as a senior. He moves towards April ranked as one of the top 3-4 outside linebackers on the draft board.
13) Arthur Jones/DT/Syracuse: Jones has been the bright spot in what has been a dreary chapter in Syracuse football. He's another prospect with a great motor and the versatility to be used at several defensive line spots.
14) Brandon Spikes/LB/Florida: Florida's defensive leader is one of the fiercest linebackers available in next April's draft. Spikes dominates as a run defender and also terrorizes quarterbacks on the blitz.
15) Jahvid Best*/RB/California: Best is one of the most complete backs in the nation and a ball carrier who creates his own yardage while also being a legitimate receiving threat out of the backfield.
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