2009 Season Preview: Offense

Written by Rob Engle on September 14, 2009

The 2009 College football season is expected to be an interesting one, headlined by the top 3 Quarterbacks who are trying to lead their teams to national championships and eventually lead themselves into top picks in the 2010 NFL Draft. These Quarterbacks are Tim Tebow (Sr- Florida), Colt McCoy (Sr- Texas), and Sam Bradford (RS Jr- Oklahoma). In this special Draft Breakdown season preview we will concentrate only on the top Senior players at each OFFENSIVE position.


McCoy and Tebow are the ‘name guys’ of this group that you will hear about throughout the entire season. But, there are a host of other QB’s that are trying to campaign their way into being 1st day picks come the 2010 draft.


Draft Breakdown Top 10
1. Colt McCoy – Texas
2. Tim Tebow – Florida
3. Dan LeFevour – Central Michigan
4. Zac Robinson – Oklahoma State
5. Rusty Smith – Florida Atlantic
6. Tim Hiller – Western Michigan
7. Daryll Clark – Penn State
8. Juice Williams – Illinois
9. Jarrett Brown – West Virginia
10. Max Hall – BYU

Colt McCoy

Tim Tebow

Sleepers: John Skelton, Fordham… Ryan Perrilloux, Jacksonville State… Joe Webb, UAB

Running Back-

The running back class of 2010 consists of a lot of solid players, but no clear-cut studs have emerged. Juniors Jahvid Best (Cal), and Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech) could boost this class significantly if they decide to declare. This group should be interesting to watch as anyone could emerge as a top talent.

Draft Breakdown Top 10
1. CJ Spiller – Clemson
2. Charles Scott – LSU
3. Stafon Johnson – USC
4. LaGarrette Blount – Oregon
5. James Starks – Buffalo
6. Chris Brown – Oklahoma
7. Toby Gerhart – Stanford
8. Keiland Williams – LSU
9. Anthony Dixon – Mississippi State
10. Andre Anderson – Tulane

CJ Spiller

Charles Scott

Sleepers: Lonyae Miller, Fresno State…Michael Smith, Arkansas…Joique Bell, Wayne State

Wide Receivers-

Another Offensive position of which the top 2 players could come from the Junior class if they declare (Arrelious Benn-Illinois, Dez Bryant- Oklahoma State). There are some interesting story lines that could develop from this group as the year progresses. An example, Terrell Hudgins from Elon…yes, Elon; not exactly a football powerhouse. He’s a big, physical WR who has been rising on many boards much like Cal Poly product Ramses Barden did at this time last year.

Draft Breakdown Top 10
1. Brandon LaFell – LSU
2. Mardy Gilyard – Cincinnati
3. Eric Decker – Minnesota
4. Naaman Roosevelt – Buffalo
5. Jordan Shipley – Texas
6. Chris McGaha – Arizona State
7. Jacoby Ford – Clemson
8. Mike Williams – Syracuse
9. Dexter McCluster – Ole Miss
10. Riley Cooper – Florida

Brandon LaFell

Mardy Gilyard

Sleepers: Terrell Hudgins, Elon… Emmanuel Sanders, SMU… David Gettis, Baylor… Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State

Tight Ends-

The 2010 Draft could be an exciting one for tight ends on the first day with players like Jermaine Gresham (Oklahoma) and Ed Dickinson (Oregon) being possible first round pick in addition to Juniors Rob Gronkowski (Arizona) and Aaron Hernandez (Florida) who could declare. The group does lack depth, though, so finding a late round talent will be more difficult than usual.

Draft Breakdown Top 10
1. Jermaine Gresham – Oklahoma
2. Ed Dickson – Oregon
3. Garrett Graham – Wisconsin
4. Anthony McCoy – USC
5. Dennis Pitta – BYU
6. Nate Byham – Pittsburgh
7. Michael Hoomanawanui – Illinois
8. Andrew Quarless – Penn State
9. Cody Slate – Marshall
10. Jeff Cottam – Tennessee

Jermaine Gresham

Ed Dickson

Offensive Line-

The Senior group of Tackles is start-studded with Russell Okung (Oklahoma State), Trent Williams (Oklahoma), and Ciron Black (LSU) all being potential first round picks. Underclassmen Bryan Bulaga (Iowa) and Anthony Davis (Rutgers) are also top prospects at tackle and could declare for the draft, making this draft possibly almost as strong as last years in the first round.

The 2010 Guard group is relatively ordinary. Mike Johnson (Alabama), John Jerry (Ole Miss), Jon Asamoah (Illinois), Thomas Austin (Clemson), and Sergio Render (Virginia Tech) are all fighting for spots in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

The center position seems to be very weak this year. There are no clear front runners but we think that either Matt Tennant (Boston College), John Estes (Hawaii), or Josh McNeil (Tennessee) will emerge as the season progresses.

1. Russell Okung – Oklahoma State
2. Trent Williams – Oklahoma
3. Ciron Black – LSU
4. Adam Ulatowski – Texas
5. Charles Brown – USC
6. Selvish Capers – West Virginia
7. Sam Young – Notre Dame
8. Kyle Calloway – Iowa
9. Zane Beadles – Utah
10. Ed Wang – Virginia Tech

Russell Okung

Trent Williams

1. Mike Johnson – Alabama
2. John Jerry – Ole Miss
3. Sergio Render – Virginia Tech
4. Jon Asamoah – Illinois
5. Thomas Austin – Clemson
6. Mitch Petrus – Arkansas
7. Brandon Carter – Texas Tech

Mike Johnson

John Jerry

1. Matt Tennant – Boston College
2. John Estes – Hawaii
3. Josh McNeil – Tennessee
4. JD Walton – Baylor
5. Chris Fisher – Louisiana-Lafayette

Matt Tennant

John Estes

Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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