2009 NFL Draft - Ranking The Inside LBs
USC LB Rey Maualuga
USC LB Rey Maualuga
Posted Apr 28, 2008

CFN ranks the top 25 prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft. Who are the players to watch out for this season?

2009 NFL Draft Position Rankings

The Inside Linebackers 

Rankings of the 2009 Top Prospects
- Possible 1st Rounders
- Possible 2nd Rounders

- Possible 3rd Rounders
- Possible 4th Rounders
- Possible 5th Rounders

- Possible 6th Rounders
- Possible 7th Rounders & Free Agents
- Running Backs
Wide Receivers
- Tight Ends
- Offensive Tackles 
- Offensive Guards
- Defensive Ends
- Defensive Tackles 
- Outside LBs
Free Safeties
- Strong Safeties
- Cornerbacks
- Punters & Kickers 

Going into the 2008 season, here are the top prospects to watch out for. For now, only FBS/D-I players who'll be eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft are listed. The player analysis will come later this summer. Remember, this isn't a ranking of the best college players. Yes, there sometimes is a difference between being a good pro prospect and a productive college football star.

1. Rey Maualuga, USC
2. Brandon Spikes, Florida (Junior)
3. James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
4. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
5. Darry Beckwith, LSU
6. Dave Philistin, Maryland
7. Scott McKillop, Pitt
8. Darryl Sharpton, Miami (Junior)
9. Prince Hall, Alabama (Junior)
10. Daniel Holtzclaw, Eastern Michigan
11. Clinton Snyder, Stanford (Junior)
12. Derek Nicholson, Florida State
13. Ronnie Palmer, Arizona
14. Joe Pawelek, Baylor (Junior)
15. Pat Maynor, Stanford
16. Joey Hudson, Miami University
17. Micah Johnson, Kentucky (Junior)
18. Jon Copper, Virginia
19. Russell Allen, San Diego State
20. Joe Mortensen, Kansas
21. Greg Trent, Washington State
22. Joshua Mauga, Nevada
23. Wesley Flagg, North Carolina (Junior)
24. Vincent Rey, Duke (Junior)
25. Rashad Bobino, Texas