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NFP senior position rankings

Pike, McCoy, Kafka are top quarterbacks. National Football Post

Print This November 11, 2009, 02:59 PM EST

As we head into Week 11 of the college football season, its time to re-rank and break down the top senior prospects at each position.

Quarterbacks

1. Tony Pike, Cincinnati (6-6, 212)
2. Colt McCoy, Texas (6-2, 212)
3. Mike Kafka, Northwestern (6-3, 220)
4. Sean Canfield, Oregon State (6-5, 215)
5. Tim Tebow, Florida (6-3, 245)
6. Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee (6-4, 228)
7. Bill Stull, Pittsburgh (6-3, 215)
8. John Skelton, Fordham (6-5, 256)
9. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan (6-3, 226)
10. Ryan Perrilloux, Jacksonville State (6-2, 228)

Running Backs

1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson (5-11, 195)
2. Montario Hardesty, Tennessee (6-0, 215)
3. Charles Scott, LSU (5-11, 234)
4. Michael Smith, Arkansas (5-7, 180)
5. Toby Gerhart, Stanford (6-1, 235)
6. Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State (6-1, 235)
7. Ben Tate, Auburn (5-11, 218)
8. Brandon Minor, Michigan (6-0, 218)
9. Chris Brown, Oklahoma (5-11, 200)
10. Deji Karim, Southern Illinois (5-9, 205)

Fullbacks/H-backs

1. Rashawn Jackson, Virginia (6-1, 245)
2. Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh (6-2, 230)
3. Cody Slate, Marshall (6-2, 224)
4. Jameson Konz, Kent State (6-3, 226)
5. Matt Clapp, Oklahoma (6-2, 246)
6. Richard Dickson, LSU (6-2, 240)
7. John Conner, Kentucky (5-11, 240)
8. Riar Geer, Colorado (6-3, 250)
9. Rendrick Taylor, Clemson (6-2, 264)
10. Ryan Moya, UCLA (6-3, 243)

Tight Ends

1. Anthony McCoy, USC (6-5, 252)
2. Ed Dickson, Oregon (6-4, 243)
3. Garrett Graham, Wisconsin (6-3, 250)
4. Tony Moeaki, Iowa (6-3, 252)
5. Nate Byham, Pittsburgh (6-4, 258)
6. Dennis Pitta, BYU (6-2, 248)
7. Andrew Quarless, Penn State (6-5, 248)
8. Michael Hoomanawanui, Illinois (6-3, 270)
9. Dedrick Epps, Miami (6-4, 253)
10. Jeron Mastrud, Kansas State (6-5, 253)

Note: Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham is not listed due to a season-ending injury.

Wide Receivers

1. Brandon LaFell, LSU (6-3, 206)
2. Jeremy Williams, Tulane (6-1, 205)
3. Eric Decker, Minnesota (6-3, 215)
4. Jacoby Ford, Clemson (5-9, 185)
5. Blair White, Michigan State (6-2, 200)
6. Jordan Shipley, Texas (6-0, 190)
7. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati (6-0, 187)
8. Marcus Easley, Connecticut (6-2, 216)
9. David Gettis, Baylor (6-4, 215)
10. Dexter McCluster, Mississippi (5-7, 168)

Offensive Tackles

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State (6-5, 302)
2. Charles Brown, USC (6-5, 292)
3. Jason Fox, Miami (6-6, 314)
4. Kyle Calloway, Iowa (6-7, 315)
5. Chris Scott, Tennessee (6-4, 346)
6. Ciron Black, LSU (6-5, 322)
7. Selvish Capers, West Virginia (6-5, 298)
8. Trent Williams, Oklahoma (6-5, 318)
9. Mike Tepper, California (6-6, 322)
10. Will Barker, Virginia (6-7, 320)

Offensive Guards

1. Mike Iupati, Idaho (6-5, 330)
2. Zane Beadles, Utah (6-4, 305)
3. Mitch Petrus, Arkansas (6-3, 315)
4. John Jerry, Mississippi (6-5, 350)
5. Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (6-3, 313)
6. Mike Johnson, Alabama (6-5, 305)
7. Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State (6-3, 305)
8. Jon Asamoah, Illinois (6-4, 315)
9. Marshall Newhouse, TCU (6-3, 320)
10. Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts (6-5, 330)

Centers

1. J.D Walton, Baylor (6-3, 305)
2. Eric Olsen, Notre Dame (6-4, 305)
3. Kenny Alfred, Washington State (6-2, 300)
4. Matt Tennant, Boston College (6-4, 291)
5. Ted Larsen, North Carolina State (6-2, 300)
6. Erik Cook, New Mexico (6-6, 318)
7. Joel Nitchman, Michigan State (6-3, 296)
8. Garrett Anderson, South Carolina (6-4, 308)
9. John Estes, Hawaii (6-2, 298)
10. Kyle Mutcher, Weber State (6-3, 300)

Defensive Ends

1. Greg Hardy, Mississippi (6-4, 265)
2. Brandon Graham, Michigan (6-1, 263)
3. Jermaine Cunningham, Florida (6-3, 252)
4. Corey Wootton, Northwestern (6-6 280)
5. Jammie Kirlew, Indiana (6-2, 260)
6. Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Kansas State (6-4, 280)
7. Alex Carrington, Arkansas State (6-5, 284)
8. Greg Middleton, Indiana (6-3, 284)
9. Brandon Deaderick, Alabama (6-4, 287)
10. O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin (6-2, 248)

Defensive Tackles

1. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (6-4, 302)
2. Terrence Cody, Alabama (6-4, 365)
3. Arthur Jones, Syracuse (6-3, 302)
4. Jared Odrick, Penn State (6-4, 298)
5. D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech (6-2, 298)
6. Lamarr Houston, Texas (6-2, 300)
7. Mike Neal, Purdue (6-3, 302)
8. Vince Oghobaase, Duke (6-5, 305)
9. Ekom Udofia, Stanford (6-2, 315)
10. Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas (6-2, 290)

4-3 Outside Linebackers

1. Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri (6-1, 245)
2. A.J. Edds, Iowa (6-4, 244)
3. Perry Riley, LSU (6-1, 245)
4. Ryan Stamper, Florida (6-2, 235)
5. Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas (6-2, 235)
6. Dekoda Watson, Florida State (6-2, 226)
7. E.J. Savannah, Washington (6-1, 228)
8. Stevenson Sylvester, Utah (6-2, 230)
9. Rico McCoy, Tennessee (6-0, 220)
10. Dustin Doe, Florida (6-0, 239)

3-4 Outside Linebackers

1. Ricky Sapp, Clemson (6-4, 248)
2. Eric Norwood, South Carolina (6-0, 252)
3. Jerry Hughes, TCU (6-2, 257)
4. George Selvie, South Florida (6-4, 245)
5. Sergio Kindle, Texas (6-4, 255)
6. Austen Lane, Murray State (6-6, 258)
7. Carl Ihenacho, San Jose State (6-3, 256)
8. Willie Young, NC State (6-4, 250)
9. Cameron Sheffield, Troy (6-2, 249)
10. Rahim Alem, LSU (6-3, 262)

Inside Linebackers

1. Brandon Spikes, Florida (6-3, 256)
2. Daryl Washington, TCU (6-2, 234)
3. Micah Johnson, Kentucky (6-2, 258)
4. Sean Lee, Penn State (6-2, 236)
5. Pat Angerer, Iowa (6-0, 235)
6. Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State (6-1, 240)
7. Joe Pawelek, Baylor (6-2, 240)
8. Josh Hull, Penn State (6-3, 240)
9. Mike McLaughlin, Boston College (6-0, 245)
10. Boris Lee, Troy (6-0, 245)

Cornerbacks

1. Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest (6-0, 190)
2. Kyle Wilson, Boise State (5-10, 185)
3. Javier Arenas, Alabama (5-9, 198)
4. Stephan Virgil, Virginia Tech (5-11-189)
5. Trevard Lindley, Kentucky (5-11, 180)
6. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana PA (6-1, 195)
7. Brian Jackson, Oklahoma (6-1, 200)
8. Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State (6-0, 198)
9. Syd’Quan Thompson, California (5-9, 191)
10. Kevin Thomas, USC (6-1, 190)

Note: Oregon’s Walter Thurmond III is not listed due to a season-ending injury.

Safeties

1. Taylor Mays, USC (6-3, 235)
2. T.J. Ward, Oregon (5-10, 201)
3. Nick Polk, Indiana (5-11, 219)
4. Nate Allen, South Florida (6-1, 206)
5. Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (6-3, 230)
6. Justin Woodall, Alabama (6-1, 220)
7. Darrell Stuckey, Kansas (5-11, 205)
8. Harry Coleman, LSU (6-2, 206)
9. Barry Church, Toledo (6-1, 219)
10. Josh Pinkard, USC (6-1, 215)

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