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2009 NFL Draft - Ranking The Strong Safeties
Toledo LB Barry Church
Toledo LB Barry Church
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 Strong Safeties 

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
- Inside LBs
Free 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. Myron Rolle, Florida State (Junior)
2. Taylor Mays, USC (Junior)
3. Barry Church, Toledo (Junior)
4. Michael Hamlin, Clemson
5. Courtney Greene, Rutgers
6. Kevin Ellison, USC
7. Patrick Chung, Oregon
8. Emmanuel Cook, South Carolina, (Junior)
9. Jonathan Casillas, Wisconsin (LB)
10. Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (Junior)
11. Trey Blackmon, Auburn (LB), (Junior)
12. Boris Lee, Troy (LB), (Junior)
13. Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest
14. Andre Sexton, Oklahoma State (Junior)
15. Reshard Langford, Vanderbilt
16. Jamario O’Neal, Ohio State
17. Braxton Amy, UTEP (Junior)
18. Greg James, UL Monroe (Junior)
19. Jamarca Sanford, Ole Miss
20. Mesphin Forrester, Washington
21. Troy Nolan, Arizona State
22. Lovon Ponder, Miami
23. Sha’reff Rashad, UCF
24. Kenneth Fontenette, Houston
25. Uche Anyanwyu, Nevada