2008 Defensive/Special Teams Rankings

DE
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Chris Long Virginia 6′ 3″ 272 SR 4.75
2 Vernon Gholston Ohio St. 6′ 3″ 266 JR 4.58
3 Derrick Harvey Florida 6′ 4 271 JR 4.83
4 Phillip Merling Clemson 6′ 4 ¼ 276 JR N/A
5 Lawrence Jackson USC 6′ 4 ⅜ 271 SR 4.76
6 Calais Cambell Miami 6′ 7 ¾” 290 JR 5.00
7 Jason Jones Eastern Michigan 6′ 5 ¼” 273 SR 4.74
8 Jeremy Thompson Wake Forest 6′ 4 ⅜ 264 SR 4.75
9 Kendall Langford Hampton 6′ 6 ½” 287 SR 4.89
10 Chris Ellis Virginia Tech 6′ 4 ¼” 263 SR 4.71
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16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Kenny Iwebema
Darrell Robertson
Johnny Dingle
Wallace Gilberry
Brian Johnston
Chris Harrington
Tommy Blake
Rudolph Hardie
Louis Holmes
Trevor Scott
Jeremy Geathers
Eric Foster
Adamm Oliver
Eric Bakhtiari
Dorian Smith
Iowa
Georgia Tech
West Virginia
Alabama
Gardner Webb
Texas A&M
TCU
Howard
Arizona
Buffalo
UNLV
Rutgers
Georgia Tech
San Diego
Oregon St.
6′ 4″
6′ 4″
6′ 1″
6′ 2″
6′ 6″
6′ 4″
6′ 3″
6′ 4″
6′ 4″
6′ 5″
6′ 2″
6′ 2″
6′ 4″
6′ 3″
6′ 2″
274
255
265
268
276
264
272
292
263
263
256
273
268
258
264
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
DT
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Glen Dorsey LSU 6′ 1 ½ 297 SR 5.14
2 Serick Ellis USC 6′ 0 ½” 309 SR 5.05
3 Kentwan Balmer North Carolina 6′ 4 ½ 308 SR 5.09
4 Trevor Laws Notre Dame 6′ 0 ⅞ 304 SR 5.06
5 Marcus Harrison Arkansas 6′ 2 ¾” 317 SR 4.98
6 Dre Moore Maryland 6′ 4″ 305 SR 4.86
7 Pat Sims Auburn 6′ 2 ⅛” 310 JR 5.06
8 Red Bryant Texas A&M 6′ 4 ⅛” 318 SR 4.90
9 Andre Fluellen Florida State 6′ 1 ⅞” 296 SR 5.00
10 Letroy Guion Florida State 6′ 0 ½” 309 SR 5.20
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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Ahtyba Rubin
Frank Okam
DeMario Pressley
Keilen Dykes
Nick Hayden
Carlton Powell
Lionel Dotson
Barry Booker
Jason Shirley
Derek Lokey
Maurice Murray
James McClinton
George Chukwu
Iowa St.
Texas
North Carolina St.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Virginia Tech
Arizona
Virginia Tech
Fresno St.
Texas
New Mexico St.
Kansas
Rice
6′ 3″
6′ 5″
6′ 3″
6′ 5″
6′ 4″
6′ 2″
6′ 4″
6′ 4″
6′ 5″
6′ 2″
6′ 3″
6′ 0″
6′ 1″
315
347
301
295
291
292
296
285
332
280
290
293
305
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
OLB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Keith Rivers USC 6′ 2 ¼ 241 SR 4.51
2 Quentin Groves Auburn 6′ 3″ 259 SR 4.57
3 Cliff Avril Purdue 6′ 2 ⅞” 253 SR 4.51
4 Xavier Adibi Virginia Tech 6′ 1 ¾” 232 SR 4.62
5 Tavares Gooden Miami 6′ 1 ¼” 234 SR 4.53
6 Bruce Davis UCLA 6′ 2 252 SR 4.78
7 Erin Henderson Maryland 6′ 2 ¾” 244 JR 4.73
8 Jordan Dizon Colorado 5′ 11 ⅞” 229 SR 4.63
9 Geno Hayes Florida St. 6′ 0 ⅞” 226 JR 4.64
10 Wesley Woodyard Kentucky 6′ 0 227 SR 4.51
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20
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22
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24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Notables:34

37

40

Stanford Keglar
Marcus Howard
Bryan Kehl
Shawn Crable
Ali Highsmith
Bryan Smith
Ezra Butler
Curtis Johnson
Gary Guyton
Thomas Williams
Robert James
Titus Brown
Larry Grant
Vincent Redd
David Vobora
Durell Mapp
Curtis Gatewood
Steve Octavien
Chase Ortiz
Hilee Taylor

Andy Studebaker

Erik Walden

Kroy Bierman

Purdue
Georgia
BYU
Michigan
LSU
Boston College
Nevada
Clark Atlanta
Georgia Tech
USC
Arizona St.
Mississippi St.
Ohio St.
USC
Arizona
Michigan St.
Oregon
Ball St.
TCU
North Carolina

Wheaton

Middle Tennessee St.

Montana

6′ 2″
6′ 1″
6′ 2″
6′ 5″
6′ 0″
6′ 2″
6′ 2″
6′ 3″
6′ 2″
6′ 1″
5′ 11″
6′ 3″
6′ 1″
6′ 6″
6′ 1″
6′ 1″
6′ 2″
6′ 0″
6′ 2″
6′ 3″

6’3″

6’2″

6’3″

239
237
242
245
230
231
245
242
245
238
219
246
235
263
236
227
248
238
249
242

245

232

246

SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR

SR

SR

SR

ILB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Jerod Mayo Tennessee 6′ 1 ¼” 242 JR 4.54
2 Dan Connor Penn St. 6′ 2 231 SR 4.67
3 Curtis Lofton Oklahoma 6′ 0″ 246 JR 4.67
4 Phillip Wheeler Georgia Tech 6′ 2″ 248 SR 4.67
5 Jonathan Goff Vanderbilt 6′ 2″ 245 SR 4.63
6 Beau Bell UNLV 6′ 1 244 SR 4.90
7 Ben Moffitt South Florida 6′ 1″ 234 SR 4.58
8 Spencer Larsen Arizona 6′ 1 ¾” 238 SR 4.82
9 JoLonn Dunbar Boston College 6′ 0 ½” 231 SR 4.79
10 Jameel McClain Syracuse 6′ 0 ¾” 249 SR 4.73
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15
Vince Hall
Joe Mays
Rodrick Johnson
Jeremy Leman
Danny Lansanah
Virginia Tech
North Dakota St.
Oklahoma St.
Illinois
Connecticut
5′ 11″
5′ 11″
6′ 2″
6′ 2″
6′ 0″
232
245
255
245
248
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
CB
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Leodis McKelvin Troy 5′ 10 190 SR 4.38
2 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tennessee St. 6′ 1 ½” 184 SR 4.29
3 Mike Jenkins South Florida 5′ 10 ¼” 197 SR 4.38
4 Aqib Talib Kansas 6′ 0 ¾” 202 JR 4.42
5 Brandon Flowers Virginia Tech 5′ 9 ¾” 189 JR 4.54
6 Antoine Cason Arizona 6′ 0 ¼” 191 SR 4.45
7 Tracy Porter Indiana 5′ 10 ⅞” 188 SR 4.37
8 Patrick Lee Auburn 6′ 0″ 200 SR 4.41
9 Justin King Penn St. 5′ 10 ⅞” 192 JR 4.31
10 Reggie Smith Oklahoma 6′ 0 ½” 199 JR 4.61
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15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Tyvon Branch
Charles Godfrey
Antwaun Molden
Terrell Thomas
Terrance Wheatley
Chevis Jackson
Orlando Scandrick
Dwight Lowery
Jack Ikegwuonu
Trae Williams
Jack Williams
Jonathan Hefney
Justin Tryon
Jonathan Wilhite
Jonathan Zenon
DeJuan Tribble
Brandon Carr
Zachary Bowman
Isaiah Gardner
Wilrey Fontenot
Connecticut
Iowa
Eastern Kentucky
USC
Colorado
LSU
Boise St.
San Jose St.
Wisconsin
South Florida
Kent St.
Tennessee
Arizona St.
Auburn
LSU
Boston College
Grand Valley St.
Nebraska
Maryland
Arizona
5′ 11″
6′ 0″
6′ 1″
6′ 1″
5′ 9″
6′ 0″
5′ 11″
5′ 11″
5′ 11″
5′ 9″
5′ 9″
5′ 8″
5′ 9″
5′ 10″
6′ 0″
5′ 9″
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
5′ 11″
5′ 9″
204
207
198
202
187
192
192
201
194
193
186
190
190
185
191
190
206
197
195
171
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
JR
SR
JR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
S
Rank Name School Height Weight Year 40 Yard
1 Kenny Phillips Miami 6′ 2 ¼” 212 JR 4.48
2 Tyrell Johnson Arkansas St. 5′ 11 ⅞” 207 SR 4.41
3 DaJuan Morgan North Carolina St. 6′ 0 ⅛” 205 JR 4.50
4 Thomas DeCoud Cal 6′ 1 ½” 191 SR 4.50
5 Quintin Demps UTEP 5′ 11 ⅞” 197 SR 4.38
6 Tom Zbikowski Notre Dame 5′ 11 ¼” 211 SR 4.44
7 Craig Steltz LSU 6′ 1 ⅜” 205 SR 4.63
8 Josh Barrett Arizona St. 6′ 1 ¾” 199 SR 4.35
9 Marcus Griffin Texas 5′ 10 ¼” 217 SR 4.51
10 Jamie Silva Boston College 5′ 10 ¾” 212 SR 4.78
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26
27
28
29
30
Jamar Adams
Dominique Barber
Simeon Castille
D.J. Parker
Brian Bonner
Caleb Campbell
D.J. Wolfe
Corey Lynch
Nehemia Warrick
David Roach
Bobbie Williams
Hussain Abdullah
Derrick Doggett
Brandon Sumrall
Ryan Mundy
Chris Horton
Dennis Keyes
Darien Williams
Ron Girault
Haruki Nakamura
Michigan
Minnesota
Alabama
Virginia Tech
TCU
Army
Oklahoma
Appalachian St.
Michigan St.
TCU
Bethune Cookman
Washington St.
Oregon St.
Southern Miss
West Virginia
UCLA
UCLA
Oklahoma
Rutgers
Cincinnati
6′ 2″
6′ 0″
6′ 0″
5′ 11″
5′ 11″
6′ 2″
5′ 11″
6′ 0″
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
6′ 0″
6′ 0″
6′ 3″
5′ 10″
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
5′ 11″
5′ 10″
212
210
195
192
196
229
207
200
211
210
190
204
210
195
215
212
205
197
200
185
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
SR
K
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Brandon Coutu Georgia 5′ 11″ 187 SR
2 Art Carmody Louisville 5′ 9″ 177 SR
3 Taylor Mehlhaff Tulane 5′ 11″ 183 SR
4 Shane Longest Northwestern 5′ 10″ 177 SR
5Notable:  7

8

Jeremy ItoConnor Barth

Garrett Hartley

Washington St.North Carolina

Oklahoma

5′ 11″6’1″

5’9″

190192

198

SRSR

SR

P
Rank Name School Height Weight Year
1 Durant Brooks Georgia Tech 6′ 0″ 205 SR
2 Mike Dragosavich North Dakota St. 6′ 5″ 212 SR
3 Brett Kern Toledo 6′ 3″ 195 SR
4 Andrew Larsen Cal 6′ 0″ 202 SR
5 Owen Tolson Army 6′ 2″ 210 SR

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