2010 NFL Draft: Top 50 prospects

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1) Ndamukong Suh/DT/Nebraska: Suh is not only dominant but also plays a smart brand of football with a non-stop motor. He's the type of player opponents must game plan around weekly.

2) Eric Berry*/S/Tennessee: The Volunteers top player lacks the size of a classic safety yet is a complete defensive back in every way.

3) Gerald McCoy*/DL/Oklahoma: McCoy has been dominant since stepping on the field as a freshman. He offers potential at a variety of defensive line spots in a number of different schemes.

4) Russell Okung/T/Oklahoma State: Okung is a complete offensive tackle with a large upside. The left tackle stands out in pass protection while also dominating as a run blocker.

5) Taylor Mays/S/USC: The Trojans senior would've been a top 15 pick in last April's draft and now moves towards 2010 with a top ten ranking.

6) Dez Bryant*/WR/Oklahoma State: Bryant is big, dominant and flashes the ability to break games open. He's disappeared against top competition in the past. It's important for him to return to the field if the NCAA lifts his suspension.

7) Anthony Davis*/T/Rutgers: The Rutgers junior is rated by many as the best pass-protecting left tackle in the nation. Davis is a terrific athlete who'll improve as he physically matures. He is expected to enter the draft.

8) Sam Bradford*/QB/Oklahoma: Bradford's recent injury woes are a setback but he's still a quality signal caller with the ability to lead a franchise at the next level.

9) Jonathan Dwyer*/RB/Georgia Tech: Dwyer offers a tremendous combination of size, speed and strength. The junior has the necessary skill set to be a franchise back in the NFL.

10) Greg Hardy/DE/Mississippi: Hardy ranks with any player in this draft but has been unable to stay healthy the past two seasons. He offers tremendous upside, which will be met should he stay away from the injury bug.

11) Damian Williams*/WR/USC: The Trojans wideout offers home-run hitting speed, breaking games open as a receiver and return specialist. He's developing a complete game and is a special talent.

12) Jerry Hughes/OLB-DE/TCU: Hughes, highly rated entering the season, has elevated his game as a senior. He moves towards April ranked as one of the top 3-4 outside linebackers on the draft board.

13) Arthur Jones/DT/Syracuse: Jones has been the bright spot in what has been a dreary chapter in Syracuse football. He's another prospect with a great motor and the versatility to be used at several defensive line spots.

14) Brandon Spikes/LB/Florida: Florida's defensive leader is one of the fiercest linebackers available in next April's draft. Spikes dominates as a run defender and also terrorizes quarterbacks on the blitz.

15) Jahvid Best*/RB/California: Best is one of the most complete backs in the nation and a ball carrier who creates his own yardage while also being a legitimate receiving threat out of the backfield.

16) Trent Williams/T/Oklahoma: Williams has the strength to play right tackle but also possesses the athleticism to develop on the left side. He has as much upside as any lineman in the nation but his game needs a lot of development.

17) Joe Haden*/CB/Florida: The Gators' shutdown corner is turning into a complete defensive back. His ball skills and ability in coverage are complimented by the toughness he displays in run defense.

18) Rolando McClain*/LB/Alabama: McClain's ability to stack against the run is tremendous. He offers a great combination of toughness and intelligence.

19) Ricky Sapp/OLB-DE/Clemson: When healthy, Sapp is a difference-maker. He can make plays behind the line and possesses the athleticism necessary to stand up over tackle.

20) Terrence Cody/NT/Alabama: Mount Cody is the premier nose tackle prospect in the nation. His 375-pound frame controls the middle of the field, though scouts are concerned about his weight and conditioning.

21) Arrileous Benn*/WR/Illinois: Benn is a big, strong, possession wideout with the ability to control contests. The lack of speed and quickness in his game will push him out of the draft's top 15 slots.

22) Corey Wootton/DL/Northwestern: Wootton has top ten potential but has struggled to return to form nine months after his injured knee was surgically repaired.

23) Jevan Snead*/QB/Mississippi: Snead has the makings of an early first-round pick but has been playing more like a mid-round selection in 2009.

24) Sergio Kindle/DE-OLB/Texas: Kindle is a forceful athlete with NFL-type size/speed numbers. He's adept at creating havoc up the field but must expand his game and learn to make plays moving in reverse at the next level.

25) Bryan Bulaga*/T/Iowa: The Hawkeyes left tackle has the size and footwork necessary to be a first-round pick and blindside protector in the NFL.

26) Eric Norwood/LB/South Carolina: Norwood withdrew his initial decision to enter the '09 draft after receiving a fourth-round grade. His play this season has been stellar and Norwood now ranks as a first-round pick.

27) Jermaine Gresham/TE/Oklahoma: Gresham is a true downfield receiving threat and a tight end with NFL size and speed. The knee injury that sidelined him this season will be costly next April.

28) Marvin Austin*/DT/North Carolina: Austin is a difference-maker when his motor's running. His game comes with a large amount of upside potential.

29) Brandon Ghee/CB/Wake Forest: Ghee has been a shutdown cornerback the three seasons he's played at Wake. He offers terrific size with the ball skills to match.

30) C.J. Spiller/RB/Clemson: The Tigers top skill player breaks games open at running back and as a return specialist. Scouts are split whether Spiller is a feature ball carrier or situational specialist for the next level.

31) Jared Odrick/DL/Penn State: The Nittany Lions versatile lineman plays hard until the whistle blows and is getting looks as a conventional defensive tackle and two-gap end.

32) Marshwan Gilyard/WR/Cincinnati: Gilyard is turning into a reliable game breaker and can help a team in a variety of ways.

33) Greg Romeus*/DE-OLB/Pittsburgh: He has the ability to destroy plays at will. He possesses the size and athleticism to get consideration as a rush linebacker.

34) Sean Weatherspoon/OLB/Missouri: Weatherspoon has been a tackling machine for Missouri since his sophomore season. He combines the athleticism and speed necessary to be a starting outside linebacker in the NFL.

35) Brandon LaFell/WR/LSU: LaFell has rewrote the pass catching records at LSU and rates as the top senior receiver in April's draft. Forty times in March will dictate how early he is selected.

36) Roddrick Muckelroy/LB/Texas: Muckelroy is a three-down linebacker with the versatility to be used in a number of defensive systems.

37) Carlos Dunlap*/DL/Florida: Dunlap has all-world ability but only plays to it a fraction of the time. There's enough time for Dunlap to elevate his game but he comes with a bit of risk.

38) Bruce Carter*/OLB/North Carolina: Carter is a terrific linebacker special teams player with a record number of blocked punts/kicks to his credit.

39) Vince Oghobaase/DL/Duke: Oghobaase has the skill set necessary to be used as a two-gap end in a 34 alignment.

40) Tim Tebow/QB/Florida: The former Heisman Trophy winner needs work on his passing fundamentals yet will bring large returns for a team patient with his development.

41) Brandon Graham/DE/Michigan: Graham is a difference maker on the college level yet his size (6-foot, ½-inch/274 pounds) makes scouts wonder where to place him in the NFL.

42) Tyson Aluala/DL/California: Aluala is building a buzz for himself in scouting circles. He's a rough and tumble lineman who can play defensive tackle or be used as a two-gap end.

43) Mike Iupati/G/Idaho: Iupati is one of the nation's most dominant and complete blockers. He possesses the size, strength and athleticism to start in the NFL.

44) Derrick Morgan*/DE/Georgia Tech: Morgan is a fierce pass rusher who will only improve as he adds size and strength to his frame.

45) Jimmy Clausen*/QB/Notre Dame: The starting signal caller for the Irish draws a variety of opinion amongst NFL scouts. He has the physical skills to play in the NFL but his ability to make the proper decision in the tough spot is questioned. Clausen's best course of action is to return to Notre Dame for his senior season.

46) Bruce Campbell*/T/Maryland: Campbell's skills in pass protection stand out and the Maryland junior offers starting potential in the NFL in due time.

47) Colt McCoy/QB/Texas: The Heisman Trophy candidate has tremendous quarterback intangibles and football smarts. Questions surround his arm strength, so pre-draft workouts will ultimately determine how high McCoy is selected in April.

48) Dominique Franks*/CB/Oklahoma: Franks combines size and athleticism to shut opponents down. He has big-time ability but is prone to costly lapses in concentration, which concerns scouts.

49) Eric Decker/WR/Minnesota: Decker does not possess elite speed but makes up for it with smart, tough, reliable play. He has the makings of a dependable second receiver on the NFL level.

50) Gabe Carimi*/T/Wisconsin: Carimi is the next great offensive lineman to come from the Badger program. He's a terrific pass-protecting left tackle with the size necessary to grow into a dominant run blocker.