1. Rolando McClain Ala – Honestly, he’s the only guy I can see thriving at ILB no matter what team takes him. There were questions about his speed after he didn’t run at the Combine. Then he showed up in the 4.6 range at his pro day. He’s plenty fast and plenty productive in my book. Some team in the top 15 will be very happy with McClain.
2. Sean Lee PSU – I think he will be the first PSU LB drafted thanks to Bowman’s issues away from the field. Lee has decent size for the position even if a 3-4 team takes him. He had a knee injury in 2008, which may worry some teams but he appears to be adequately recovered from that.
3. Jamar Chaney Miss St – He has good size and speed. He ‘s helped himself with a good offseason.
4. Pat Angerer Iowa – He’s on the small side but he’s aggressive and tough. I saw a lot of Iowa, so maybe I have some of their guys ranked too high, but I don’t think so. He will at least help immediately on special teams. In fact, I think he could thrive in that role.
5. Donald Butler Wash – This is another guy whose helped himself with a great offseason. I wish I had seen more of him in game action, but unfortunately I started this project a little too late to see many Pac 10 games that weren’t on national TV.
6. Brandon Spikes Fla – I felt that I had to include him on this list because he seemed to make a lot of plays in college. But when I looked back, he seemed to be at his best as a So. Maybe his shockingly surprising lack of speed caught up with him and he was living off of his reputation.
Guy from Troy: Boris Lee Troy – I learned during the course of my football watching and research that Troy had LBs named Boris Lee and Bear Woods. That just sounded cool to me.
Guy who looked good at the East-West Shrine game: Reggie Carter UCLA – may have improved his stock based on that week alone.<!--EndFragment-->