2009 NFL Draft - Ranking The Outside LBs
Southern Miss LB Gerald McRath
Southern Miss LB Gerald McRath
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 Outside 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 
- Inside 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. Brian Cushing, USC
2. Gerald McRath, Southern Miss (Junior)
3. Marcus Freeman, Ohio State
4. Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
5. Albert McClellan, Marshall (DE), (Junior)
6. Olu Hall, Kansas State (3rd year sophomore)
7. Sean Lee, Penn State (injury redshirt, will return for 2009)
8. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
9. Rico McCoy, Tennessee (Junior)
10. Dexter Davis, Arizona State (Junior)
11. Anthony Heygood, Purdue
12. Ian Campbell, Kansas State (DE)
13. Freddie Fairchild, Arkansas (Junior)
14. Tim Jamison, Michigan
15. Clayton Mullins, Miami University
16. Sergio Kindle, Texas (Junior)
17. Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida
18. Clint Sintim, Virginia (ILB)
19. Larry English, Northern Illinois (DE)
20. Mark Herzlich, Boston College (Junior)
21. Solomon Elimimian, Hawaii
22. Maurice Crum Jr. Notre Dame
23. Worrell Williams, California (ILB)
24. Steve Davis, Minnesota
25. Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia