No 5. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
2009 numbers: He finished with 42 tackles, six tackles for losses, four sacks, three pass breakups, six quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Most recent ranking: Not ranked.
Making the case for Austin: He’s strong, fast, and has the ability to fight off blocks. He was good enough to start as a true freshman, and has only gotten better since. He’s best against the run, but consistency has been his biggest enemy. If Austin can build off of last year’s numbers, he should be one of the top interior linemen in the country.
No. 6 Quan Sturdivant, LB, UNC
No. 7 Russell Wilson, QB, NC State
No. 8 Joshua Nesbitt, QB, Georgia Tech
No. 9 Rodney Hudson, LG, Florida State
No. 10 Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
No. 11 Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
No. 12 (tie) S Deunta Williams, CB Kendric Burney, UNC
No. 13 Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
No. 14 Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
No. 15 Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
No. 16 Jacory Harris, QB, Miami
No. 17 Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
No. 18 Donovan Varner, WR, Duke
No. 19 Alex Wujciak, LB, Maryland
No. 20 Montel Harris, RB, Boston College
No. 21 Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
No. 22 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State
No. 23 Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech
No. 24 Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
No. 25 Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College