I found this to be an excellent article about a number of positions about the NFL Draft 2006 . There are alot of centers that look to be quality and off tackles that should give some depth since the falcon's never pick an off linemen in the 1st,for that matter 2nd 3rd.Maybe they break tradition and realize to invest a high choice with a2nd or 3rd rounder could help vick become the complete QB?
Also of note is the comments about the def ends.There are a number of good ones and may be the position the falcon's choose in round 1 if Chauncey Davis doesn't show enough progress.You can never have enough pass rushers.
2006 DRAFT PREVIEW BY POSITION
DEFENSIVE ENDS: The last player selected first overall at the NFL draft other than a QB was former Penn State DE Courtney Brown, who was the #1 pick in 2000 by Cleveland. And if any player has the potential to breaks the QBâ€™s monopoly on the top spot this year, it could be another DE. Mathias Kiwanuka of Boston College, for example, is a freakish 6-7, 261-pounder with freakish quickness and strength who flirted with the idea of entering the 2005 draft after posting 11.5 sacks and 12 other tackles for loss last fall, but ultimately opted to return to school for his senior season. The top of the DE board, though, could get very crowded if junior DEs Mario Williams of North Carolina State and/or Ray Edwards of Purdue, both of whom also have top 10 potential, opt to enter the upcoming draft. In fact, the 6-7, 285-pound Williams should probably be playing in the NFL this fall; heâ€™s big, strong, fast, agile and aggressive and will almost certainly be a top 10 pick at the 2006 draft. Meanwhile, Edwards is a rangy, two-way end with a long, quick first step off the snap and special closing speed. Disruptive 6-4, 285-pound Manase Hopoi of Washington, who has the quickness of a DE and the strength of a prototype run-stuffing DT, should also figure in the mid-first round mix.
Meanwhile, quick edge rushers Parys Haralson of Tennessee, Darryl Tapp of Virginia Tech and Devan Long of Oregon State bring some pure speed to the position, while teams looking for this yearâ€™s Demarcus Ware, the former Troy pass-rushing whiz who rocketed up draft boards this winter before ultimately going 11th overall at last Aprilâ€™s draft, will want to check out Brandon Guillory of Louisiana-Monroe. Guillory is something of a tweener, although at 6-4 he has the frame to bulk up into the 255-260 pound range without losing too much speed. The DE position could get even stronger if players like Phillip Alexander of Duke and Eric Henderson of Georgia Tech are healthy after missing significant playing time last fall. Plus, there is some depth at the position including full-sized types like James Wyche of Syracuse and Leon Moore of UNLV, as well as speedy tweener edge rushers like Elvis Dumervil of Louisville, Willie Evans of Mississippi State, and John Syptak of Rice. There are also a number of undersized DTs in college football with the quickness to get a long look as DEs at the next level including 6-3, 260-pound Garrett McIntyre of Fresno State and 6-2, 270-pound Marcus Parker of New Mexico, both of whom had 7 sacks last fall. The top non-D1A DEs to keep an eye on include Brady Fosmark of Weber State, Sean Conover of Bucknell and Chris Gocong of Cal Poly.
And teams that donâ€™t get that special edge rusher this year need just be patient because college football is dotted with fine young pass rushers including the dynamic pair of Auburn sophomores Stanley McGlover and Quentin Groves, along with Wallace Gilberry of Alabama, Lawrence Jackson of Southern Cal, and Tommy Blake of TCU. Meanwhile, Troy thinks they have the next Demarcus Ware, last yearâ€™s draft star, in explosive redshirt freshman DE Kenny Mainor.
CENTERS: Like their OT cousins, the center position is shaping up to be something of a strength at the 2006 draft. That follows up a strong year in 2005 in which two Cs â€“ Chris Spencer of Ole Miss and Michiganâ€™s David Bass â€“ were among the first 33 players selected. Indeed, there may be as many as a half a dozen Cs with the potential to sneak into the late first-round this year, although there is still a lot of sorting out to do at the position. Greg Eslinger of Minnesota and Marvin Philip of California, for example, are arguably the two most talented Cs in the country; both are quick, technically flawless and have great motors, however, neither is much over 280 pounds. On the other hand, Mike Degory of Florida, junior Kyle Young of Fresno State and Ryan Cook of New Mexico have prototype size and decent athleticism for players well over 300 pounds. There is also some interesting depth at the position including veteran pivots like Grayling Love of Arizona State, Jason Spitz of Louisville, Patrick Ross of Boston College, Donovan Raiola of Wisconsin and Mike Mangold of Ohio State, all of whom have mid-round potential, while veterans Todd Londot of Miami of Ohio, Jesse Boone of Utah, Lance Reynolds of BYU and Kili Lefotu of Arizona add depth.
Thereâ€™s also another large group of very productive college football Cs who, like Minnesotaâ€™s Eslinger and Calâ€™s Philip, are somewhat undersized for the pro game. Put a few pounds, though, and they could very well shoot up into the first paragraph. Heading this list is 6-5, 275-pound Mike McCloskey of UCLA who is joined by 290-pound Russ Tanner of Georgia, 300-pound Chris Morris of Michigan State, 295-pound Brian Van Acker of Northern Illinois, 295-pound Rudy Niswanger of LSU and 290-pound Kyle Roper of Arkansas.
OFFENSIVE GUARDS: While this yearâ€™s OT class should be as deep as it has been in a long time, it appears that it could be something of a down year at OG. There are a couple of big exceptions however. And BIG is very much the operative word starting with 340-pound Max Jean-Gilles of Georgia, a prototype roadgrader with great feet. Indeed, Jean-Gilles has the athleticism to ultimately be considered as a RT at the next level. And whichever position he is rated at, Jean-Gilles has the potential to grade out as top 20 prospect at the upcoming draft. If Jean-Gilles does end up at OT, then Michiganâ€™s Matt Lentz should move to the head of the OG class. Lentz lacks Jean-Gilles overall size and athleticism, however, heâ€™s a dominating physical drive blocker in his own right who takes no prisoners for 60 minutes and shouldnâ€™t have to wait much beyond the early part of the second round to find a home in the NFL.
There is, however, something of a drop-off to the next level of OGs. Indeed, itâ€™s very possible that no OG other than Jean-Gilles and Lentz will be selected on the opening day this coming April. There is some depth at the position, though, including solid blue-collar types like Cody Douglas of Tennessee, Tony Palmer of Missouri, Aaron Lips of Louisiana Tech, Mark Setterstrom of Minnesota, Will Allen of Texas, and 370-pound Tatusi Lutui of Southern Cal. In fact, while in most years the OG class position is top-heavy with seniors, there may be as much, if not more, depth among the underclassmen at the position this season, although itâ€™s unlikely that any of talented juniors like Corey Hilliard of Oklahoma State, Josh Beekham of Boston College, Dan Mozes of West Virginia, Fred Matua of Southern California, Dartagnon Shack of Fresno State, Willie Henderson of Memphis, Renardo Foster of Louisville, Brian Daniels of Colorado, Manuel Ramirez of Texas Tech, Ben Grubbs of Auburn, and Brian Anderson of Mississippi State will be entering the 2006 draft.
OFFENSIVE TACKLES: Itâ€™s still early, but offensive tackle could very well be the position of choice at the 2006 draft. For starters, OTs Dâ€™Brickashaw Ferguson of Virginia, Miamiâ€™s Eric Winston and 6-9 Marcus McNeill of Auburn each has top 5 potential for this yearâ€™s draft, although eacha also has a question or two to answer before next April: Ferguson, at barely 295 pounds, is a little on the light side, while Miamiâ€™s Winston is coming off a torn ACL and Auburnâ€™s McNeill has had back problems in the past. Meanwhile, Andrew Whitworth of LSU, Jonathan Scott of Texas, Davin Joseph of Oklahoma, Daryn Colledge of Boise State and Southern Cal junior Winston Justice arenâ€™t all that far behind the top trio. And the OT class could get even better if several underclassmen join the 2006 draft field. Texas junior Justin Blalock, for example, is being compared to former Longhornsâ€™ OT Leonard Davis, the 2nd player picked overall at the 2001 draft, while 335-pound Michigan sophomore Jake Long and athletic Northern Illinois junior Doug Free should also have long pro careers.
In fact, there could be as many as 15-20 OTs with first-day grades on value boards around the league by the time April 29th roles around next spring including the likes of Texas A&M roadgrader Jami Hightower, Jabari Levey of South Carolina, Adam Stenavich of Michigan, Treâ€™ Stallings of Ole Miss, Zach Strief of Northwestern, and 6-9 Jeremy Trueblood. Also keep an eye on athletic Joe Toledo of Washington, a converted TE, 355-pound Albert Toeaina of Tennessee; 330-pound Charles Spencer of Pitt; and Seppo Evwaraye of Nebraska, another 330-pound converted DT who is very athletic for a man that size. Meanwhile, other junior OTs to watch include Aaron Brandt of Iowa State, Arron Sears of Tennessee, 350-pound Jake Kuresa of BYU, 6-8 Joe Thomas of Wisconsin, Levi Brown of Penn State, Mike Otto of Purdue, 6-8 Andrew Carnahan of Arizona State, Ryan Harris of Notre Dame, Joe Ainslie of Minnesota, and 360-pound Corey Davis of James Madison.
TIGHT ENDS: The TE position could have one of its deepest classes in years, if not ever. Mercedes Lewis of UCLA, for example, could be the best senior receiver in the country period. With the speed to stretch defenses and the size to overpower smaller DBs, Lewis is a match-up problem waiting to happen. Indeed, he shouldnâ€™t have to wait much beyond the middle of the opening round this coming April to have a new football address. Same story for Georgia junior Leonard Pope if he opts to leave school a year early and enter the 2006 draft. Pope has always been a solid in-line blocker, however, the 6-7, 250-pounder emerged last fall as a quality receiver with the athletic skills to stretch defenses. And athletic Matt Herian of Nebraska could make it three TEs with first-round potential in 2006, however, Herian is still rehabbing from a broken leg and may end up redshirting this fall, although he is aiming to be back in uniform when conference play opens early in October. The potential 2006 TE class took a hit, though, when Oregon State junior Joe Newton underwent what is likely to be season-ending surgery to repair a torn muscle in his leg earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Charles Davis of Purdue, Joe Klopfenstien of Colorado, Tim Day of Oregon, Dominique Byrd of Southern Cal, Erik Gill of Pitt, Greg Estandia of UNLV, if healthy, all have at least first-day potential for the upcoming draft. Plus there is remarkable depth at the position including primarily pass-receivers such as Tim Massaquoi of Michigan, a former WR, David Jones of LSU, David Thomas of Texas and Garrett Mills of Tulsa, while huge hombres like 275-pound Cedric Hampton of Alabama-Birmingham, 280-pound Jared Hicks of Arkansas and 265-pound John Doucette of Memphis are pure blockers. Other juniors to watch this fall include Anthony Fasano of Notre Dame, Clark Harris of Rutgers, Matt Spaeth of Minnesota, Dukeâ€™s Ben Patrick, Vernon Davis of Maryland, Samuel Smith of Florida International, Brent Celek of Cincinnati, Derek Schouman of Boise State and Ryan Kennedy of Rice are all also very promising prospects. Meanwhile, a case can be made that the best TEs in the country could ultimately be sophomores Greg Olsen of Miami and Zach Miller of Arizona State.
WIDE RECEIVERS: WR has been the position of choice at the past two drafts, however, there could be something of a drop-off this coming year. There is plenty of talent â€“ and certainly a lot of depth â€“ but thereâ€™s still a lot of sorting out to be done at the very top of the WR value board. Martin Nance of Miami of Ohio, 2005 NFL rookie of the year Ben Roethlisbergersâ€™ go-to receiver two years ago at Miami of Ohio, for example, had been expected to be a high pick this past April, but was limited to just 5 games last fall by a knee injury. If healthy, though, Nance is a potential top 10 pick, but â€œifâ€ remains the operative word. Meanwhile, there are a number of very productive senior WRs in this yearâ€™s draft class including Derek Hagen of Arizona State, Mike Hass of Oregon State, Vincent Marshall of Houston, Todd Watkins of BYU and Greg Jennings of Western Michigan, but all have questions to answer before their final grade is confirmed: in the case of Hagen, Hass and Jennings itâ€™s do they have that next gear, while Watkins is coming off ankle surgery and Marshall, who does have sub-4.4 speed, is on the smallish side at just 5-9, 175. The 2006 receiver class, though, could get richer in a hurry if a number of top juniors such as Greg Lee of Pittsburgh, Steve Smith of Southern Cal, Santonio Holmes of Ohio State, and Jason Hill of Washington State, all of whom have the potential to go very high, opt to enter the upcoming draft.
What makes the 2006 senior WR class intriguing, though, is that while there are few, if any, receivers who have a lock on an opening round selection, there are what seems like an inordinate number of players with the potential to elevate themselves into, or near, the first-round level. Others to keep an eye on in that regard include Travis Wilson of Oklahoma, who becomes the Soonersâ€™ go-to receiver this fall with the graduation of three players who were first-day selections in 2005; Jovon Bouknight of Wyoming, Nichiren Flowers of Nevada, who had 91 receptions last fall; and athletic â€“ heâ€™s the WACâ€™s reigning high jump champ â€“ Hank Baskett of New Mexico. Then thereâ€™s Skyler Green of LSU and Michiganâ€™s Steve Breaston, a pair of very athletic players, both of whom are explosive kick returners, but neither has yet been able to fully translate that skill to the receiver position.
If there is a bit of a downturn at receiver this coming draft year, the slump shouldnâ€™t last long as most of the very best receiving prospects in the country are underclassmen. And thatâ€™s not counting Ohio State super soph Ted Ginn, who will most likely play WR this fall, but will likely ultimately end up at CB in the pros. Rangy sophomore Dwayne Jarrett of Southern Cal, for example, had Trojan fans asking â€œMike who!â€ last fall, while 6-5 Georgia Tech sophomore Calvin Johnson is the most dangerous receiver on the other coast. Meanwhile fellow sophs Robert Meacham of Tennessee, Lance Leggett of Miami, 6-5 Todd Blythe of Iowa State, 6-6 Ernie Wheelwright of Minneota, 6-5 Johnny Peyton of South Florida and LSU speedsters Early Doucet and Xaver Carter are all just as scary. Carter, in fact, is so fast he has visions of running the 200M at the 2008 Olympics. Meanwhile, Fred Rouse of Florida State and Derrick Williams of Penn State are the top incoming freshman WRs, while Derrick Jones of Oregon, another freshman, could give LSUâ€™s Carter a run for his money as the fastest player in the country in any class.
FULLBACKS: FB has never been a position of choice on draft day, indeed, only one FB â€“ Heath Evans, a 3rd round pick by Seattle in 2001 â€“ has been a first day selection during the 2000s. Thereâ€™s a chance, though, that that number could go up this coming April. In fact, Matt Bernstein of Wisconsin could very well head into the 2006 draft with the highest rating for a FB in a long time. The 266-pound Bernstein is a punishing lead blocker and decent receiver who is also a good enough rusher to have filled in as the Badgersâ€™ feature back on occasion. Meanwhile, Brian Leonard of Rutgers should be one of the better stories during the run-up to the 2006 draft. Leonard is a Mike Alstott-type FB in that he is a better runner than blocker; plus, Leonard is also a terrific receiver with over 130 receptions the past couple of years. The question leading up to the draft, though, will be whether Leonard is a small FB or a big RB. Same story for Quadtrine Hill of Miami and Jason Davis of Illinois, both of whom are also as much big RBs who line up at FB. Hill, though, is very good blocker, while Davis is a fine receiver who had 41 catches in 2004.
The 2006 draft class also features a solid group of pure run-blocking FBs including J.D. Runnels of Oklahoma, B.J. Dean of Florida State, Tim Slaughter of Auburn, Victor Mann of Kansas State, and Rashon Powers-Neal of Notre Dame, while TE/H-backs Lawrence Vickers of Colorado and Mike Rueggar of South Florida, both of whom are undersized for TE, but are good blockers and receivers, will also likely grade out as potentially useful FBs prior to the draft.
FBs generally play out their eligibility, however, junior FBs that pro scouts will be watching this fall include Brandon Schnittker of Ohio State, Tim Castille of Alabama, Bryson Davis of Mississippi State, 275-pound Cory Anderson of Tennessee, Jason Snelling of Virginia, Brandon Hancock of Southern California, Keith Steltz of LSU, Dane Todd of Nebraska, Mark Palmer of Boston College, and Dante Rosario of Oregon. Meanwhile, sophomores who have already made an impression at the position include 282-pound Doug Jones of Cincinnati, a very athletic former TE; Chris Pressley of Wisconsin, who combines with Matt Bernstein to give the Badgersâ€™ the top 1-2 punch at the position in the country; Michael Pitre of UCLA; and Owen Schmitt of West Virginia.
RUNNING BACKS: The 2005 draft was something of a comeback year for RBs. Indeed, after going three full years without a back being taken in the top 10 picks, 3 RBs â€“ Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams of Auburn and Cedric Benson of Texas â€“ were all chosen within the first 5 selections this past April. And it could be more of the same in 2006 if a couple of top juniors have their say as both Reggie Bush and Laurence Maroney of Minnesota are potential elite prospects. Neither is overly big, but both have explosive speed and quickness. Bush, for example, a big-play waiting to happen every time he touches the ball, piled up over 2,300 yards of total offense last fall as he averaged 6.3 yards per carry and caught 43 passes; indeed, Bush, not Trojansâ€™ QB Matt Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, was voted by his teammates as the national champsâ€™ MVP! For his part, Maroney, who ran for over 1,300 yards last fall despite sharing the job with Marion Barber, has terrific instincts and acceleration once he finds a crease. San Diego State sophomore Lynell Hamilton, who is technically draft-eligible this coming April, also has the physical potential to be a high pick this coming April if he is fully recovered from a broken ankle which forced him to miss all of the 2004 campaign. Hamilton is a 220-pounder with speed, power and that â€˜make-you-missâ€™ agility who was an all-conference selection in 2003 as a true freshman when he rushed for 1,100 yards despite missing two full games.
Meanwhile, Memphis senior DeAngelo Williams appeared primed to be a 4th RB taken in the opening round of last Aprilâ€™s draft after rushing for almost 2,000 yards last fall, but suffered a broken leg in the Tigersâ€™ bowl game and opted to return to school for his senior season. If healthy, Williams is a powerful, low-slung 5-10, 217-pounder with the speed and quickness to go all the way on just about every carry and shouldnâ€™t last much beyond the middle of the opening round mix this coming April. A pair of veteran late-bloomers â€“ Gerald Riggs of Tennessee and Florida Stateâ€™s Leon Washington â€“ could also figure in the opening round mix this coming April. Riggs is a 220-pounder with a burst, while Washington is barely over 200 pounds, but is very fast and elusive.
There is also the potential for a solid second-tier cadre of RBs this year including P.J. Daniels of Georgia Tech, Wali Lundy of Virginia, Damien Rhodes of Syracuse, P.J. Pope of Bowling Green, Andre Hall of South Florida, Joseph Addai of LSU, and Taurean Henderson of Texas Tech, the latter a very good receiver out of the backfield. DonTrell Moore of New Mexico will also be in that group if heâ€™s healthy after tearing an ACL in the Lobosâ€™ bowl game last December. Meanwhile, this yearâ€™s leading nominee for the â€˜Maurice Clarett draft wild cardâ€™ award is South Carolina junior Demetris Summers, a former #1 recruit who is reportedly working out in preparation for the 2006 draft after being booted from the team for a failed drug test. Other underclassmen who could impact the 2006 draft include Fresno State junior Dwayne Wright, a 210-pounder with power and speed who gained over 1,000 yards in 2003, but didnâ€™t play last fall because of a knee injury, along with Ken Darby of Alabama, LenDale White of Southern Cal, who is actually the Trojansâ€™ nominal starter ahead of Reggie Bush, and 250-pound Michael Bush of Louisville. Then there is Germaine Race of Pittsburg State, arguably the top prospect outside the ranks of Division 1-A programs. Race is a 217-pound power back with speed who ran for 2,200 yards last fall, along the way averaging a remarkable 9 yards per carry.
As good as the likes of Bush and Maroney are, the best RBs in the country may be true sophomores Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma and Marshawn Lynch of California. Indeed, the case can be made that the 210-pound Peterson, a speedster who ran for over 1,900 yards as a true freshman last season and looks all the part of a future #1 pick overall if he can stay healthy, is the best player in college football period. Peterson, though, needed off-season shoulder surgery this year. Meanwhile, Calâ€™s Lynch is starting to remind some folks of a young Barry Sanders. Lynch, who averaged a remarkable 8.8 yards per carry last fall as J.J. Arringtonâ€™s backup, is not that big at 5-11, 200, but heâ€™s fast, has amazing balance and can change direction on the fly. Then there is Michigan sophomore Mike Hart, who is neither very big nor particularly fast, but is a tough, instinctive runner who ran for 1,455 yards as the Wolverinesâ€™ feature back last season. In fact, the future of the pro ground game looks promising as there are a number of outstanding young RBs in college football such as sophomores Chris Henry of Arizona, a 230-pounder with reported 4.35 speed, and Jamario Thomas of North Texas, a slasher who ran for over 1,800 yards last fall.
QUARTERBACK: A QB has been chosen first overall in each of the past five years and the odds are pretty good that the 2006 draft will make it an even half dozen. Indeed, Southern California QB Matt Leinart had been expected to be the first player selected at the 2005 draft, however, Leinart surprisingly announced that he would be returning to school for his senior season. And barring a debilitating injury â€“ Leinart did have what was reported as minor elbow surgery just days after announcing his decision to stay in school - Leinart is certainly the early consensus favorite to be the highest-rated player heading into the 2006 draft. Leinart, though, could get a real challenge from talented Bowling Green junior QB Omar Jacobs if the latter opts to leave school early and enter next springâ€™s draft. Indeed, Jacobs has the total package for a top pick overall including size, terrific arm strength and decent mobility.
In fact, 2006 could be a decent year at QB, especially if a trio of strong secondâ€“tier prospects can answer some lingering questions. For example, Reggie McNeal of Texas A&M is a terrific athlete, but does he have the arm strength and accuracy to be more than a great athlete who plays QB. Bruce Gradkowski of Toledo, who is also a fine athlete, is as accurate as any QB in college history â€“ heâ€™s also as gutsy as they come - but there are concerns about his overall arm strength. Thereâ€™s also the question which Charlie Whitehurst will show up at Clemson this fall: the guy who looked like an emerging superstar in 2003 or the guy who couldnâ€™t throw the ball in the ocean much of last season.
<>Meanwhile, there are several intriguing QB prospects for the 2006 draft who havenâ€™t received much national attention to date, including Jay Cutler of Vanderbilt and Kent Smith of Central Michigan, both of whom have excellent tools and would be real stars if they played on better teams. Meanwhile, Josh Betts did about as well as anyone could have expected when he replaced Roethlisberger at Miami of Ohio last fall, while 6-5 Quinton Porter of Boston College, who like Cutler and Smith, has a nice combination of size and arm strength could be something of a sleeper after he redshirted last season. Then there is multi-talented Brad Smith of Missouri, one of the best all-around players in the country who likely lacks the pure arm strength and accuracy to play the position at the next level, but heâ€™ll still be one of the most entertaining players to watch this coming season, while Paul Pinegar of Fresno State, Darrell Hackney of Alabama-Birmingham, Kellen Clemens of Oregon, and Tye Gunn of TCU add depth.
And speaking of great athletes playing QB, especially in the Big XII, Texas junior Vince Young should be one of the better stories of the 2005 season. If Texas makes any kind of run at the national title this fall, the athletic Young figures to be right in the thick of the balloting for the Heisman Trophy, although he needs to drastically improve his throwing mechanics to ultimately rate as better than a fringe prospect at the position. One other junior who could have a major impact on the 2006 draft is Tyler Palko of Pittsburgh, while juniors Kevin Kolb of Houston, Sam Keller of Arizona State, UTEPâ€™s Jordan Palmer, brother Carson Palmer the #1 pick overall at the 2003 draft, Brandon Kirsch of Purdue, Jared Zabransky of Boise State, Lester Ricard of Tulane and Jeff Rowe of Nevada should be prime prospects for 2007, although none looks like a first-round lock.
Teams that donâ€™t get a potential super star young QB this coming April, though, shouldnâ€™t have long to wait to fill their needs at the position as the college ranks are filled with a bevy of fine young arms including Louisville super sophomore Brian Brohm, the #1 recruit in the country a couple of years back who has the size, arm strength, smarts and mobility to rate as a potential top pick overall at some point down the road. Same story for Miami sophomore Kyle Wright, another former recruit of the year, who takes over the Hurricanesâ€™ offense this fall. Meanwhile, 6-5 Kentucky sophomore Andre Woodson wasnâ€™t quite as highly recruited, but also appears to have all tools of a future superstar. Other top young QBs include sophomores Erik Ainge of Tennessee, Chad Henne of Michigan of Michigan, and John David Booty of Southern California. The Trojans, in fact, have a second terrific young QB prospect in freshman Mark Sanchez, who joins heralded LSU recruit Ryan Perilloux as the top incoming QBs in college football this fall.