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SI.com Top 25 2008 Draft Prospects

One of those annoying photo albums that they do.

If you hate clicking through those bastards, here is a spoiler for you:

25) Erik Ainge QB Tennessee
24) Vince Hall LB Virginia Tech
23) Dan Connor LB Penn State
22) Shawn Crable LB Michigan
21) Adarius Bowman WR Oklahoma State
20) James Laurinaitis LB Ohio State*
19) James Davis RB Clemson
18) Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State*
17) Sam Baker OT Southern California
16) Keith Rivers LB Southern California
15) Steve Slaton RB West Virginia*
14) Keenan Burton WR Kentucky
13) Derrick Harvey DT Florida*
12) Desean Jackson WR California*
11) Tyson Jackson DE Louisiana State
10) Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College
9) Limas Sweed WR Texas
8) Chris Long DE Virginia
7) Philip Merling DL Clemson
6) Chad Henne QB Michigan
5) Aqib Talib CB Kansas
4) Brian Brohm QB Lousiville
3) Talais Campbell DE Miami*
2) Jake Long OT Michigan
1) Darren McFadden RB Arkansas

You can't really complain about Humanity Advanced being the number one guy off the board. Asterisks denote underclassmen (will still have eligibility after '07). Long is the first OT off the board (obviously), Henne the second QB, Crable the third LB. After a good draft year like this one, three preseason projections as first-rounders isn't bad at all. Obviously these lists are projections and aren't OMG Mel Kiper Brady Quinn Official. Laurinaitis picture linked because it's against Michigan.

The only really questionable prospects I saw were Merling, Burton, and Bowman, who I have never heard of, despite being an avid follower of college football. I hadn't heard of the OT from BC either, but offensive linemen get no exposure until the draft rolls around, and BC gets no exposure because they generally suck.

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“SI.com Top 25 2008 Draft Prospects”

  1. Blogger Brandon Says:

    Bowman's a UNC transfer who caught 60 balls for almost 1200 yards and 12 TDs. Merling and Burton I've vaguely heard of, but that's because I'm a college football gaming addict.

  2. Anonymous What Would Jermaine Dupri Do Says:

    Laurinaitis is the most overrated player in CFB. He's decent but nothing special, definitley not the second best LB in the country.

    Announcers like to prop him up because he had like 5 picks on the year. it doesn't matter, if the QB throws the ball right at you. Rewatch the Mich-OSU or Texas-OSU games and tell me how many times he's out of position, takes a bad angle, or just plain old gets blown up. he sucks

    and its getting to zibokowski levels with hearing that his father was The Animal. BTW, did you know Zibokowski is a boxer.

  3. Blogger Tim Says:

    I definitely agree with you on both counts re: Laurinaitis. I've also heard a rumor that Matt Trannon might play basketball as well.

  4. Anonymous Katherine Says:

    Oh Samardjzia plays baseball and is signed with the Cubs...you hear that one? Oh one you may not have heard of...Carpenter (former O-State lineman) sings opera and loves classical music. Anthony Gonzalez sleeps in a tent.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    What would Jermaine Dupri sucks. I know that you're trying to be funny with that stupid ass name. It's not funny. Katherine's a slut.