Updated 2009 NFL Draft Rankings: Defense
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Posted Mar 3, 2009

The NFL Draft is drawing closer each day and now is the time for this year's prospects to separate themselves. Some have already done so thanks to a standout performance during the Senior Bowl and Combine but others still need to impress at their upcoming Pro Day. Brad Wilbricht considers all the variables and unveils his updated draft rankings on defense.

Click here for Brad Wilbricht's updated 2009 NFL Draft offensive rankings.

Defensive Tackles
1 B.J. Raji, Boston College
2 Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
3 Evander Hood, Missouri
4 Ron Brace, Boston College
5 Jarron Gilbert, San Jose St
6 Fili Moala, USC
7 Roy Miller, Texas
8 Alex Magee, Purdue
9 Terrance Taylor, Michigan
10 Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn

Defensive Ends
1 Everette Brown, Florida State
2 Brian Orakpo, Texas
3 Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
4 Tyson Jackson, LSU
5 Aaron Maybin, Penn State
6 Robert Ayers, Tennessee
7 Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond
8 Brandon Williams, Texas Tech
9 Paul Kruger, Utah
10 Michael Bennett, Texas A&M

Inside Linebackers
1 Rey Maualuga, USC
2 James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
3 Gerald McRath, Southern Mississippi
4 Darry Beckwith, LSU
5 Jason Phillips, TCU
6 Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh
7 Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
8 Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia
9 Worrell Williams, California
10 Josh Mauga, Nevada

Outside Linebackers
1 Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
2 Connor Barwin, Cincinnati
3 Clay Matthews, USC
4 Larry English, Northern Illinois
5 Brian Cushing, USC
6 Clint Sintim, Virginia
7 Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida
8 Cody Brown, Connecticut
9 David Veikune, Hawaii
10 Marcus Freeman, Ohio St

1 Vontae Davis, Illinois
2 Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio St
3 Darius Butler, Connecticut
4 D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
5 Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
6 Sean Smith, Utah
7 Asher Allen, Georgia
8 Jairus Byrd, Oregon
9 Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
10 Keenan Lewis, Oregon St

1 Patrick Chung, Oregon
2 William Moore, Missouri
3 Rashad Johnson, Alabama
4 Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest
5 Michael Hamlin, Clemson
6 Louis Delmas, Western Michigan
7 Curtis Taylor, LSU
8 David Bruton, Notre Dame
9 Derek Pegues, Mississippi St
10 Chris Clemons, Clemson

Click here for Brad Wilbricht's updated 2009 NFL Draft offensive rankings.

Questions or comments? Contact Brad Wilbricht at brad.wilbricht@gmail.com
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