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Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2003

  • underclassmen rated Feb 7th after Senior Bowl
  1. Carson Palmer - QB - 6'4" 220 lbs. - USC
    Finished playing career with an impressive week at Senior Bowl.
    • Charles Rogers - WR - 6'4" 210 lbs. - Michigan State
      Major playmaker with the well developed ability to star early as a pro.
  1. Byron Leftwich - QB - 6'6" 245 lbs. - Marshall
    Strong armed passer getting ready for NFL Combine.
  1. Jimmy Kennedy - DT - 6'4" 320 lbs. - Penn State
    Massive defensive tackle is a rock in the middle.
    • Dewayne White - DE - 6'3" 275 lbs. - Louisville
      Fast junior defender has the talent to become a top NFL sack artist.
  1. E.J. Henderson - LB - 6'2" 250 lbs. - Maryland
    Complete inside backer with the speed and hitting power to go sideline to sideline.
  1. Terence Newman - CB - 5'10" 185 lbs. - Kansas State
    Speedy cornerback will be in high demand in April.
    • Terrell Suggs - DE - 6'3" 245 lbs. - Arizona St.
      Lightning quick pass rusher has the talent to be a difference maker.
  1. Jerome McDougle - DE - 6'1" 265 lbs. - Miami (Fla.)
    Speedy upfield pass rusher improved his stock at Senior Bowl.
    • Andre Johnson - WR - 6'3" 200 lbs. - Miami (Fla.)
      Big athletic wideout has the ability to be an impact rookie performer.
  1. Rodney "Boss" Bailey - LB - 6'3" 225 lbs. - Georgia
    Fast outside linebacker will light it up at the NFL Combine or school workout.
  1. Marcus Trufant - CB - 5'11" 190 lbs. - Washington State
    Well developed cover man completed an excellent season at the Senior Bowl.
  1. William Joseph - DT - 6'5" 290 lbs. - Miami (Fla.)
    Athletic tackle needs a big workout to move into top ten selections in April.
  1. Chris Simms - QB - 6'4" 215 lbs. - Texas
    Talented lefty had a fine senior season, but still failed to win the big game.
  1. Jordan Gross - OT - 6'6" 310 lbs. - Utah
    Agile left tackle missed opportunity to shine at Senior Bowl where he declined an invitation.
    • Teyo Johnson - WR - 6'6" 225 lbs. - Stanford
      Huge hybrid receiver/TE has rare triangle numbers to create massive matchup problems.
    • Kelley Washington - WR - 6'3" 215 lbs. - Tennessee
      Blue chip athlete will have to impress in workout after season ending neck surgery.
    • Rien Long - DT - 6'6" 280 lbs. - Washington St.
      Quick inside pass rusher has the fast first step to make big plays as a pass rusher.
  1. Larry Johnson - RB - 6'1" 220 lbs. - Penn State
    Big tailback could be the first feature runner off the board in April.
  1. Andre Woolfolk - CB - 6'1" 190 lbs. - Oklahoma
    Big corner needs an impressive NFL Combine to move up further.
  1. Gerald Hayes - LB - 6' 230 lbs. - Pittsburgh
    Hard nosed inside backer has been a consistent playmaker this season.
  1. Eugene Wilson - CB - 5'10" 190 lbs. - Illinois
    Quick cornerback has fine instincts and athleticism to be selected early in April.
  1. Michael Haynes - DE - 6'3" 275 lbs. - Penn State
    Powerful defensive end had a big week against top competition at the Senior Bowl.
  1. Eric Steinbach - OL - 6'6" 290 lbs. - Iowa
    Physical guard had a monster week at the Senior Bowl.
  1. Kenny Peterson - DE - 6'2" 290 lbs. - Ohio St.
    Quick versatile lineman was a star defender in Mobile.
  1. Dennis Weathersby - CB - 6'1" 210 lbs. - Oregon State
    Big cover man has the package to matchup with prototypical large NFL receivers.
  1. Kevin Williams - DT - 6'4" 300 lbs. - Oklahoma St.
    Quick senior tackle made a huge difference on the Cowboys' defense during '02 season.
  1. Dave Ragone - QB - 6'4" 245 lbs. - Louisville
    Tough lefty passer with well developed skills and intangibles.
  1. Julian Battle - CB - 6'2" 200 lbs. - Tennessee
    Big agile defender has seen his stock rise up the charts with a fine postseason.
    • Jason Witten - TE - 6'5" 265 lbs. - Tennessee
      Athletic junior tight end is well developed and could be the first player at the position chosen.
    • Kwame Harris - OT - 6'7" 310 lbs. - Stanford
      Agile junior tackle has the ability to play either side of line.
    • Jeff Faine - OC - 6'2" 300 lbs. - Notre Dame
      Strong pivotman is a well developed prospect with an early NFL starting grade.
    • Musa Smith - RB - 6'1" 225 lbs. - Georgia
      Powerful junior runner has the package to become another top Bulldog NFL feature back.
    • Dallas Clark - TE - 6'3" 245 lbs. - Iowa
      Talented pass catching TE had a huge '02 season and is ready for the NFL wars.
    • Dewayne Robertson - DT - 6'2" 315 lbs. - Kentucky
      Quick wide body defender gets a powerful push in the middle.
  1. Jon Stinchcomb - OT - 6'5" 290 lbs. - Georgia
    Mobile senior tackle finished with a good performance at the Senior Bowl.
  1. Vince Manuwai - OG - 6'2" 300 lbs. - Hawaii
    Well developed guard with fine footwork and technique is moving up fast after a big Senior Bowl.
    • Chris Brown - RB - 6'2" 220 lbs. - Colorado
      Big powerful junior runner declared for the NFL Draft '03 after a huge effort this fall.
    • Rex Grossman - QB - 6'1" 215 lbs - Florida
      Accurate junior passer surprisingly declared for NFL Draft '03 after subpar '02 season.
  1. Al Johnson - OC - 6'4" 290 lbs. - Wisconsin
    Big mobile center has been the catalyst for the fine Badger ground game.
  1. Kyle Boller - QB - 6'2" 220 lbs. - California
    Fast rising senior passer has the talent to start in the NFL.
    • Terry Pierce - LB - 6'3" 250 lbs. - Kansas State
      Big junior defender has the speed and hitting power to make game changing plays.
    • Johnathan Sullivan - DT - 6'4" 310 lbs. - Georgia
      Athletic tackle is another in a long line of Bulldog talented front four defenders.
  1. Mike Doss - S - 5'10" 205 lbs. - Ohio State
    Tough defender has been the big play specialist and leader on the Buckeyes' national championship club.
    • Brandon Lloyd - WR - 6'2" 190 lbs. - Illinois
      Smooth junior wideout is a playmaker with speed and run after the catch ability.
  1. Brett Williams - OT - 6'5" 320 lbs. - Florida St.
    Physical senior tackle had a solid week at the Senior Bowl.
  1. Cory Redding - DE - 6'4" 270 lbs. - Texas
    Speedy outside pass rusher makes plays, but must show more consistency.
  1. Troy Polamalu - S - 5'10" 215 lbs. - USC
    Hard hitting safety is coming off an injury riddled senior season that hurts his final grade.
    • Ian Scott - DT - 6'2" 310 lbs. - Florida
      Wide body tackle is stout at the point of attack.
    • Jimmy Wilkerson - DE - 6'3" 255 lbs. - Oklahoma
      Fast outside pass rusher provides impact off the corner.

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