July 15, 2011

Rivals at 10: Top 10 re-ranks

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With the luxury of hindsight and a heavy emphasis on what they accomplished in college, we've come up with a revised list of the top 10 prospects from past recruiting classes.

Re-ranked Top Tens
2002 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Vince YoungQBHouston (Texas) Madison6-5/195Texas
2002 rank: Five stars, No. 1 overall, No. 1 dual-threat quarterback
2. Troy SmithQBCleveland (Ohio) Glenville6-1/200Ohio State
2002 rank: Four stars, No. 12 dual-threat quarterback
3. Mike WilliamsWRTampa (Fla.) Plant6-5/200USC
2002 rank: Four stars, No. 23 wide receiver
4. A.J. HawkLBCenterville (Ohio) High6-2/230Ohio State
2002 rank: Three stars, No. 30 outside linebacker
5. Haloti NgataDTSalt Lake City (Utah) Highlands6-5/310Oregon
2002 rank: Five stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 defensive tackle
6. Marcus McNeillOTEllenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove6-8/315Auburn
2002 rank: Four stars, No. 10 offensive tackle
7. Justin BlaylockOGPlano (Texas) East6-4/325Texas
2002 rank: Five stars, No. 15 overall, No. 1 offensive guard
8. Demeco RyansLBBessemer (Ala.) Jess Lanier6-2/212Alabama
2002 rank: Three stars, No. 39 inside linebacker
9. Devin HesterCB/ATHRiviera Beach (Fla.) Suncoast5-11/180Miami
2002 rank: Five stars, No. 28 overall, No. 2 cornerback
10. Rodrique WrightDTAlief (Texas) Hastings6-5/330Texas
2002 rank: Five stars, No. 13 overall, No. 2 defensive tackle
2003 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Reggie BushRBSan Diego (Calif.) Helix6-0/180USC
2003 rank: Five stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 running back
2. Jake LongOTLapeer (Mich.) East6-7/295Michigan
2003 rank: Three stars, No. 21 offensive tackle
3. Patrick WillisLBHollow Rock (Tenn.) Bruceton Central6-2/220Ole Miss
2003 rank: Three stars, No. 60 inside linebacker
4. Joe ThomasOTBrookfield (Wis.) Westosha Central6-7/270Wisconsin
2003 rank: Four stars, No. 18 offensive tackle
5. Matt RyanQBPhiladelphia (Pa.) William Penn6-5/200Boston College
2003 rank: Three stars, No. 25 pro-style quarterback
6. Chris LeakQBCharlotte (N.C.) Independence6-1/205Florida
2003 rank: Four stars, No. 26 overall, No. 2 pro-style quarterback
7. LaMarr WoodleyLBSaginaw (Mich.) High6-3/245Michigan
2003 rank: Five stars, No. 14 overall, No. 3 inside linebacker
8. Paul PoslusznyLBHopewell (Pa.) High6-3/210Penn State
2003 rank: Three stars, No. 19 outside linebacker
9. Reggie NelsonSPalm Bay (Fla.) High6-0/175Florida
2003 rank: Four stars, No. 61 overall, No. 4 safety
10. Sedrick EllisDTChino (Calif.) High6-3/260USC
2003 rank: Four stars, No. 68 overall, No. 5 defensive tackle
2004 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Adrian PetersonRBPalestine (Texas) High6-2/210Oklahoma
2004 rank: Five stars, No. 1 overall, No. 1 running back
2. Calvin JohnsonWRTyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek6-4/210Georgia Tech
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 37 overall, No. 6 wide receiver
3. Glenn DorseyDTGonzales (La.) East Ascension6-2/293LSU
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 47 overall, No. 5 defensive tackle
4. Ted Ginn Jr.CBCleveland (Ohio) Glenville6-0/170Ohio State
2004 rank: Five stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 cornerback
5. Dwayne JarrettWRNew Brunswick (N.J.) High6-5/205USC
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 44 overall, No. 2 wide receiver
6. Mike HartRBSyracuse (N.Y.) Onondaga Central5-10/175Michigan
2004 rank: Three stars, No. 6 all-purpose back
7. Marshawn LynchRBOakland (Calif.) Technical5-11/195Cal
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 28 overall, No. 2 running back
8. Jordan ShipleyWRBurnet (Texas) High6-0/180Texas
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 18 wide receiver
9. Pat WhiteATHMobile (Ala.) Daphne6-1/180West Virginia
2004 rank: Three stars, No. 55 athlete
10. Brian OrakpoDEHouston (Texas) Lamar6-4/220Texas
2004 rank: Four stars, No. 12 weakside defensive end
2005 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Ndamukong SuhDTPortland (Ore.) Grant6-4/278Nebraska
2005 rank: Four stars, No. 51 overall, No. 6 defensive tackle
2. Colt McCoyQBTuscola (Texas) Jim Ned6-1/180Texas
2005 rank: Three stars, No. 15 pro-style quarterback
3. Darren McFaddenRBLittle Rock (Ark.) Oak Grove6-1/198Arkansas
2005 rank: Five stars, No. 23 overall, No. 2 athlete
4. Rey MaualugaLBEureka (Calif.) High6-3/253USC
2005 rank: Five stars, No. 5 overall, No. 1 inside linebacker
5. James LaurinaitisLBPlymouth (Minn.) Wayzata6-2/230Ohio State
2005 rank: Three stars, No. 28 inside linebacker
6. Michael OherOTMemphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian6-5/330Ole Miss
2005 rank: Four stars, No. 48 overall, No. 7 offensive tackle
7. Malcolm JenkinsCBPiscataway (N.J.) High6-1/214Ohio State
2005 rank: Three stars, No. 61 cornerback
8. Rashard MendenhallRBSkokie (Ill.) Niles West6-0/190Illinois
2005 rank: Four stars, No. 90 overall, No. 9 running back
9. DeSean JacksonWRLong Beach (Calif.) Poly5-11/170Cal
2005 rank: Five stars, No. 18 overall, No. 3 wide receiver
10. Brian CushingLBOradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic6-4/216USC
2005 rank: Four stars, No. 53 overall, No. 5 outside linebacker
2006 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Tim TebowQBPonte Vedra Beach (Fla.) Nease6-3/217Florida
2006 rank: Five stars, No. 22 overall, No. 1 dual-threat quarterback
2. Michael CrabtreeATHDallas (Texas) Carter6-1/190Texas Tech
2006 rank: Four stars, No. 16 athlete
3. Taylor MaysATHSeattle (Wash.) O'Dea6-3/218USC
2006 rank: Five stars, No. 16 overall, No. 2 athlete
4. Gerald McCoyDTOklahoma City (Okla.) Southeast6-4/305Oklahoma
2006 rank: Five stars, No. 4 overall, No. 1 defensive tackle
5. Sam BradfordQBOklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North6-4/200Oklahoma
2006 rank: Three stars, No. 12 pro-style quarterback
6. Andre SmithOGBirmingham (Ala.) Huffman6-4/325Alabama
2006 rank: Five stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 offensive guard
7. Andy DaltonQBKaty (Texas) High6-2/180TCU
2006 rank: Three stars, No. 23 pro-style quarterback
8. Jeremy MaclinWRSt. Louis (Mo.) Kirkwood6-0/187Missouri
2006 rank: Four stars, No. 24 wide receiver
9. Russell OkungOTHouston (Texas) George Bush6-5/250Oklahoma State
2006 rank: Three stars, No. 33 offensive tackle
10. C.J. SpillerRBLake Butler (Fla.) Union County5-10/190Clemson
2006 rank: Five stars, No. 8 overall, No. 1 all-purpose back
2007 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Cameron NewtonQBAtlanta (Ga.) Westlake6-4/232Florida/Auburn
2007 rank: Five stars, No. 28 overall, No. 2 dual-threat quarterback
2. Von MillerDEDeSoto (Texas) High6-3/210Texas A&M
2007 rank: Four stars, No. 15 weakside defensive end
3. Eric BerryCBFairburn (Ga.) Creekside5-11/194Tennessee
2007 rank: Five stars, No. 3 overall, No. 1 cornerback
4. Rolando McClainLBDecatur (Ala.) High6-4/240Alabama
2007 rank: Four stars, No. 35 overall, No. 2 inside linebacker
5. Golden TateATHHendersonville (Tenn.) JPII5-11/175Notre Dame
2007 rank: Four stars, No. 7 athlete
6. Prince AmukamaraATHGlendale (Ariz.) Apollo6-1/180Nebraska
2007 rank: Three stars, No. 57 athlete
7. Joe HadenATHFt. Washington (Md.) Friendly5-11/189Florida
2007 rank: Four stars, No. 59 overall, No. 3 athlete
8. Kellen MooreQBProsser (Wash.) High6-0/176Boise State
2007 rank: Three stars, No. 31 pro-style quarterback
9. Dez BryantWRLufkin (Texas) High6-1/195Oklahoma State
2007 rank: Four stars, No. 54 overall, No. 9 wide receiver
10. Ryan MallettQBTexarkana (Texas) Texas6-6/235Michigan/Arkansas
2007 rank: Five stars, No. 4 overall, No. 2 pro-style quarterback
2008 Top 10
PlayerPosHigh SchoolHt/WtCollege
1. Andrew LuckQBHouston (Texas) Stratford6-4/215Stanford
2008 rank: Four stars, No. 68 overall, No. 4 pro-style quarterback
2. Mark IngramATHFlint (Mich.) Southwestern Acad.5-10/195Alabama
2008 rank: Four stars, No. 189 overall, No. 17 ATH
3. Patrick JohnsonCBPompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely6-1/193LSU
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 5 overall, No. 1 cornerback
4. Julio JonesWRFoley (Ala.) High6-4-215Alabama
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 4 overall, No. 1 wide receiver
5. DaQuan BowersDEBamberg (S.C.) Ehrhardt6-4/267Clemson
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 2 overall, No. 1 strongside defensive end
6. A.J. GreenWRSummerville (S.C.) High6-4/184Georgia
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 9 overall, No. 2 wide receiver
7. Justin BlackmonWRArdmore (Okla.) Plainview6-2/190Oklahoma State
2008 rank: Three stars, No. 91 wide receiver
8. Blaine GabbertQBBallwin (Mo.) Parkway West6-5/226Missouri
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 14 overall, No. 1 pro-style quarterback
9. LaMichael JamesRBTexarkana (Texas) Liberty-Eylau5-9/180Oregon
2008 rank: Four stars, No. 12 all-purpose back
10. Michael FloydWRSt. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall6-3/195Notre Dame
2008 rank: Five stars, No. 27 overall, No. 6 wide receiver




 

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