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If this was 2010, we would be getting spoiled.

Look at the prospects likely to declare in 2010.

There are 7 legitamite first round defensive tackles, 3 - 5 in the top 20.

Marvin Austin out of UNC, 6-3, 305 and ran a 4.88. He had 6 TFL and 4 sacks while only starting 3 games.

Gerald McCoy, 6-4, 295 from OU, would probably go top 15 this year if he declared.

Terrance Cody, the man mountain from Bama

Demarcus Granger, the other DT from OU

Geno Atkins, a quick shoot-the-gaps kind of DT at 6-1, 290 from Georgia

Vince Ohgobaase, 6-6 310 from Duke, good production and low body fat percentage for his size

Ndamukong Suh, 6-4 310 from Nebraska. He was a late first rounder in '08, but decided to stay and get his degree.

 

For DE's we have 4 1st round prospects

Everson Griffen from USC - 6'3 265.. who ran a 4.58! 5.5 sacks while starting 2 games.

George Selvie - you know the man.

Carlos Dunlap - 6'6, 295, runs a 4.7. Sounds an awful lot like a guy we know.

Greg Middleton from Indiana, 6'3 275 from Indiana, had 16 sacks in 07

 

For safeties we have another interesting group.

Taylor Mays.

Myron Rolle - Interesting prospect. I wonder what a year away from football will do to him? He was a 1-2 rounder if he declared this year instead of taking the Rhodes Scholarship.

Eric Berry - Mmmm. 6'0, 195, runs a 4.36, and had 5 picks as a true freshman

Kam Chancellor - Could sneak into the 1st round with a good year. At 6'4, 225, 4.50, he's a poor mans Taylor Mays.

 

I dunno, this isn't an indepth analysis, just more of out loud thinking, but I think as long as we get one starter on defense in 2009, I think we will be able to pursue areas of need later on in 2010 with greater flexibility. That's all.

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