2009 NFL Draft Rankings: QB

The 2008 College Football season is off and running and it’s time to look forward to the 2009 NFL draft. Be sure to check in every week for my updated position rankings. Updated NFL Mock drafts will be viewable in the next couple months. First up quarterbacks
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1) Tim Tebow, Florida- Jr-(6-3 240lbs) Tebow can do it all. He can run but he isn’t afraid to pass. There are some who question his ability to be an effective passer in the NFL, but his work ethic and ability to adjust to defenses keeps him at the top of my rankings.
2) Matthew Stafford- Georgia, Jr-(6-3 237lbs)Stafford could easily pass up Tebow by the end of the season. He is a better passer and more of the typical NFL quarterback. The one thing holding him back is his accuracy. If Stafford can cut back on his interceptions, look for him to top my quarterback rankings by the end of the year.
3) Sam Bradford- Oklahoma, Eligible Soph – (6-4 218lbs) Bradford was red shirted which is why he is eligible for the 2009 NFL draft. As a freshman he threw for 36 touchdowns and had a 9/2 touchdown to interception ratio.
4) Curtis Painter- Purdue, Sr- (6-4 230lbs) Although Painter threw for fewer yards last year, he was able to cut down on his picks and he upped his completion percentage.
5) Cullen Harper- Clemson, Sr – (6-4 220lbs) Harper only has one full season as a starter, but He made 2nd Team All-ACC last season.

6) Mark Sanchez- USC, Jr – (6-3 225) Sanchez has the opportunity to jump up several spots if he continues to play like he has thus far this season. He has Ohio State coming up this week which is going to be a tough test.
7) Chase Daniel- Missouri, Sr – (6-0 225lbs) Daniel has phenomenal skills but his size will keep him from being one of the first quarterbacks taken.
8) Rudy Carpenter- Arizona State, Sr – (6-3 220lbs) Carpenter has a nice arm but his lack of pocket presence is holding him back.
9) Tom Brandstater- Fresno State, Sr –(6-5 220lbs) Brandstater’s draft stock is going to ride completely on how he plays this season. Fresno State is a BCS contender and if they do break the non-BCS conference team barrier then Brandstater’s could jump to 1st round status.
10) Graham Harrell -Texas Tech, Sr – (6-3 217) Harrell puts up great stats but that is due in large part to where he plays. Don’t expect him to go much higher than Colt Brennan or Timmy Chang did.
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William DePaoli

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