It's still early days but heading into week three of the college football season, I'm beginning to believe the best depth in the 2010 draft could be on the defensive line. My #1 prospect at the moment remains defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Last year we saw three offensive lineman go in the top ten picks and it wouldn't surprise me if four prospects (listed below) are taken near the top of round one:
1. Ndamukong Suh (DT, Nebraska)
2. Gerald McCoy (DT, Oklahoma)
3. Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech)
4. Carlos Dunlap (DE, Florida)
Performance during the rest of 2009, team needs and schematic fit will likely dictate whether this actually happens. I'm not particularly high on next year's QB prospects, but it seems more than likely at least one desperate team will look for a rookie signal caller very early.
It's worth keeping an eye on the names listed above, especially as we move towards the business end of the season. Now that Florida have ended their extended pre-season, we should see if Carlos Dunlap is capable of living up to expectations. Derrick Morgan is in action with the Yellow Jackets against Miami (FL) tonight - worth watching not only to review Morgan, but to see if Jonathan Dwyer can hit back after a very dissapointing performance last week.
It's also a big weekend for two other top running backs. Jahvid Best will hope to carry the Golden Bears to a victory in Minnesota, whilst Joe McKnight is in Seattle to take on the Huskies. But perhaps the most eagerly anticipated face-off is the Tim Tebow vs Eric Berry game on Saturday. I've voiced reservations about Berry this week, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he copes with the Gators' offense.