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Mayock's top prospects at each position

With 46 underclassmen having been granted special eligibility, here's a breakdown of the top five college football players at each position heading into the 2009 NFL Draft:

Mike Mayock's top prospects by position for the 2009 NFL Draft
RankPlayerSchool
Quarterbacks
1
Matthew StaffordGeorgia
2
Mark SanchezSouthern California
3
Josh FreemanKansas State
4
Nate DavisBall State
5
Rhett BomarSam Houston State
Running backs
1
Chris WellsOhio State
2
Knowshon MorenoGeorgia
3
LeSean McCoyPittsburgh
4
Donald BrownConnecticut
5
Mike GoodsonTexas A&M
Fullback
1
Tony FiammettaSyracuase
2
Quinn JohnsonLSU
3
Brannan SoutherlandGeorgia
Wide receivers
1
Michael CrabtreeTexas Tech
2
Jeremy MaclinMissouri
3
Darrius Heyward-BeyMaryland
4
Percy HarvinFlorida
5
Kenny BrittRutgers
Tight ends
1
Brandon PettigrewOklahoma State
2
Shawn NelsonSouthern Mississippi
3
Cornelius IngramFlorida
4
James CaseyRice
5
Travis BeckumWisconsin
Centers
1
Max UngerOregon
2
Eric WoodLouisville
3
Alex MackCalifornia
4
A.Q. ShipleyPenn State
5
Antoine CaldwellAlabama
Guards
1
Andy LevitreOregon State
2
Duke RobinsonOklahoma
3
Kraig UrbikWisconsin
4
Tyronne GreenAuburn
5
Herman JohnsonLSU
Offensive tackles
1
Jason SmithBaylor
2
Eugene MonroeVirginia
3
Andre SmithAlabama
4
Michael OherMississippi
5
Eben BrittonArizona
Defensive ends
1
Tyson JacksonLSU
2
Paul KrugerUtah
3
Robert AyersTennessee
4
Michael BennettTexas A&M
5
Michael JohnsonGeorgia Tech
Defensive tackles
1
B.J. RajiBoston College
2
Peria JerryMississippi
3
Ron BraceBoston College
4
Fili MoalaSouthern California
5
Evander 'Ziggy' HoodMissouri
Inside linebackers
1
James LaurinaitisOhio State
2
Rey MaualugaSouthern California
3
Darry BeckwithLSU
4
Dannell EllerbeGeorgia
5
Jason PhillipsTexas Christian
Outside linebackers
1
Aaron CurryWake Forest
2
Brian OrakpoTexas
3
Brian CushingSouthern California
4
Aaron MaybinPenn State
5
Everette BrownFlorida State
Safeties
1
Louis DelmasWestern Michigan
2
Rashad JohnsonAlabama
3
Patrick ChungOregon
4
William MooreMissouri
5
Michael HamlinClemson
Cornerbacks
1
Malcolm JenkinsOhio State
2
Vontae DavisIllinois
3
Alphonso SmithWake Forest
4
Darius ButlerConnecticut
5
D.J. MooreVanderbilt

  • -- underclassman granted special eligibility

Check NFL.com for updates to Mike Mayock's top five prospects at each position. This list will continue to change until the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25-26 in New York City.

Be sure to watch 2009 NFL Scouting Combine coverage on NFL Network (broadcast schedule).

Live Workouts: Hosted by Rich Eisen with NFL Network analysts Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Rod Woodson providing daily reports on the prospects participating in the workouts. Airs live Saturday, Feb. 23 through Tuesday, Feb. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. ET each day.

NFL Total Access: NFL Total Access is on location from the Scouting Combine with news, analysis and interviews featuring host Fran Charles alongside analysts Steve Mariucci, Jamie Dukes, and reporter Adam Schefter. Airs live Thursday, Feb. 21 through Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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