July 15, 2009

All-Time Rivals100: Nos. 71-80

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Rivals.com's analysts recently got together and picked an all-time Rivals100 consisting of what we thought was the best player ever ranked at each spot in the ranking.

We took into consideration players that have at least one year out of high school, so each spot on the all-time list will be one of the seven players ever ranked at that position from 2002 to 2008. For example, the group in the running for No. 1 consists of Vince Young (No. 1 overall in 2002), Ernie Sims (2003), Adrian Peterson (2004), Derrick Williams (2005), Percy Harvin (2006), Jimmy Clausen (2007) and Terrelle Pryor (2008).

Today we take a look at the best from Nos. 71 to 80.

All-Time Rivals100: Best by the numbers
80. DE Turk McBride
Year: 2003

College/NFL: Tennessee/Kansas City Chiefs

Career: Recorded 121 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss in 43 games (17 starts) at Tennessee. A second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Chiefs and has recorded 47 tackles in 25 games.

The others: CB A.J. Davis (2002, NC State); OG Alex Mitchell (2004, Michigan); DE Doug Worthington (2005, Ohio State); QB Isiah Williams (2006, Illinois); WR Malcolm Williams (2008, Texas)

Year: 2003

College/NFL: LSU/Oakland Raiders

Career: Compiled a 25-4 record as LSU's starting quarterback and ranks second at the school with 52 career touchdown passes. First-team All-SEC in 2006 and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Has thrown for 2,796 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in two NFL seasons.

The others: RB Nick Turner (2002, Mississippi State); RB Tony Temple (2004, Missouri[/db]; OC Josh McNeil (2005, Tennessee); DT Charles Deas (2006, LSU); S Chaz Powell (2007, Penn State); WR Brice Butler (2008, USC)

JaMarcus Russell high school highlights
78. QB Brian Brohm
Year: 2004

College/NFL: Louisville/Green Bay Packers

Career: Threw for 10,775 yards and 70 touchdowns during his career at Louisville. Selected in the second round (56th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

The others: RB David Horne (2002, Nebraska); QB Kevin McCabe (2003, Virginia); DE Everette Brown (2005, Florida State); LB Jeremiha Hunter (2006, Iowa); CB Gary Gray (2007, Notre Dame); RB Cyrus Gray (2008, Texas A&M)

Brian Brohm high school highlights
Year: 2004

College/NFL: Washington State/Seattle Seahawks

Career: Caught 195 passes for more than 2,000 yards in four seasons at Washington State and earned All-Pac-10 honors as a punt returner. Earned a spot on the Seattle Seahawks roster after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.

The others: TE Aaron Kirkland (2002, Tennessee); TE Chris Barnett (2003, USC); WR Eric Huggins (2005, Oklahoma); ATH Deon Beasley (2006, Texas); RB Robert Hughes (2007, Notre Dame); ATH Gerell Robinson (2008, Arizona State)

Michael Bumpus high school highlights
76. WR Jeff Fuller
Year: 2008

College: Texas A&M

Career: Son of former Aggie and NFL safety Jeff Sr., Fuller had a big freshman season with 50 catches for 630 yards and nine touchdowns in 2008.

The others: WR Akieem Jolla (2002, Miami); WR Mike Mason[/db] (2003, North Carolina); LB Garry Pack (2004, Ole Miss); LB Phillip Dillard (2005, Nebraska); LB Marcus Sims (2006, Florida State); DE Derrick Morgan (2007, Georgia Tech)

Jeff Fuller high school highlights
75. RB Selvin Young
Year: 2002

College/NFL: Texas/Denver Broncos

Career: Finished his career at Texas with 3,060 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns. Signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

The others: WR Dorien Bryant (2003, Boston College); CB Courtney Grixby (2004, Nebraska); CB Bryan Evans (2005, Georgia Tech); TE NaDerris Ward (2006, Georgia); OT Martin Coleman (2007, USC); ATH Jarmon Fortson (2008, Florida State)

Year: 2005

College: Oklahoma

Career: Honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a linebacker in 2008 after registering 84 tackles, five sacks, eight tackles for loss, nine pass breakups and one interception.

The others: S Aaron Miller (2002, Oklahoma); WR Anthony Hill (2003, LSU); DT Aaron Jones (2004, Florida State); CB Raeshon McNeil (2006, Notre Dame); DT Myles Wade (2007, Oregon); LB Ryan Baker (2008, LSU)

Keenan Clayton high school highlights
Year: 2006

College/NFL: Georgia/Denver Broncos

Career: Selected No. 12 overall in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Broncos after rushing for 2,736 yards and 30 touchdowns in two seasons at Georgia.

The others: RB Mario Whitney (2002, Missouri); DT Marcus Thomas (2003, Florida); WR Lavelle Hawkins (2004, LSU); RB Roy Upchurch (2005, Alabama); WR Niles Paul (2007, Nebraska); LB Brendan Beal (2008, Florida)

Knowshon Moreno high school highlights
72. DT Quinn Pitcock
Year: 2002

College/NFL: Ohio State/Indianapolis Colts (2007)

Career: Had 133 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss and 14 sacks in 49 career games at Ohio State. Third-round pick by the Colts in 2007 and retired after one NFL season.

The others: S Freddie Parish (2003, Notre Dame); DT Marlon Favorite (2004, LSU); WR Selwyn Lymon (2005, Purdue); OG J.B. Walton (2006, Penn State); DT Andre Jones (2007, Texas); RB Jonas Gray (2008, Notre Dame)

71. S Rahim Moore
Year: 2008

College: UCLA

Career: Made an immediate impact at UCLA with 60 tackles, three interceptions and four pass breakups as a freshman in 2008.

The others: S Eric McNeal (2002, UCLA); QB Clayton Richard (2003, Michigan); OC Ryan Miller (2004, LSU); RB LaMarcus Coker (2005, Tennessee); CB Devin Ross (2006, Arizona); ATH Lamark Brown (2007, Kansas State)

Rahim Moore high school highlights

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