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Draft Countdown: Top 10 Guards

Here is a breakdown of the Top 10 offensive guards available in the 2009 NFL Draft ...

1. Max Unger, Oregon

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 309 40-Yard: 5.30 Year: Sr.

Scouting Report: Unger is a solid prospect with the ability to be used at a number of positions on the offensive line. His eventual home in the NFL will likely be either center or guard. Unger is not a great prospect, but he has starting potential on the NFL level for years to come.

Grade: Second Round

2. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 329 40-Yard: 5.28 Year: Sr.

Scouting Report: Robinson has been a terrific player at Oklahoma, and he offers the skills to be a starter in the NFL. He is a solid, yet not spectacular, prospect who could flourish in a power blocking system that does not require him to move far from the line of scrimmage.

Grade: Second Round

3. T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 304 40-Yard: 5.11 Year:Sr.

Scouting Report: Lang is a prospect who's fallen under the radar screen in scouting circles, yet he is a lineman with the skills and work ethic to play at the next level. He may not have the size to stay offensive tackle, yet has enough ability to be pushed inside to guard or center, and he should get looks from a zone-blocking team.

Grade: Second or Third Round

4. Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 307 40-Yard: 5.30 Year: 5-Sr.

Scouting Report:Canfield has been a productive interior lineman at Cincinnati, and he offers the size and body type to play at the next level. He would benefit by increasing his flexibility, although he has the size and growth potential to be a productive starter in a power running offense.

Grade: Third Round


Oregon's Max Unger

5. Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech

Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 333 40-Yard: 5.24 Year: Sr.

Scouting Report: Vasquez is a powerful wide-bodied blocker with the ability to play in a number of systems at the next level. He has next-level size, and once Vasquez gets acclimated to playing in an NFL offense, he should quickly find a spot with the first team.

Grade: Third or Fourth Round

6. Jaimie Thomas, Maryland

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 332 40-Yard: 5.25 Year:5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Thomas possesses outstanding size and has the ability to be a starter at the next level. He must iron out the rough edges of his game and show that he is willing to play hard for 60 minutes, but he offers a good degree of upside.

Grade: Third or Fourth Round

7. Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin

Ht: 6-5 Wt: 328 40-Yard: 5.33 Year:5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Urbik has been tremendously durable and productive for Wisconsin, and he is a blocker with the ability to play several different positions on the offensive line. He lacks the great upside, yet he possesses enough skill to have a long NFL career.

Grade:Fourth or Fifth Round

8. Andy Levitre, Oregon State

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 305 40-Yard: 5.24 Year: 5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Levitre was a terrific college offensive lineman and has the ability to play at the next level. He's likely to be placed inside to guard and may be tried at center. As he physically matures and improves his playing strength, Levitre could be a fixture in a zone-blocking scheme.

Grade: Fourth Round

9. Travis Bright, BYU

Ht: 6-4.5 Wt:321 40-Yard: 5.26 Year: 5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Bright is a physically strong lineman with good size and above-average movement skills. He translates his classroom intelligence onto the football field and gets the most from his abilities. Physically mature, he offers starting potential at the next level.

Grade:Fourth or Fifth Round

10. Tyronne Green, Auburn

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 309 40-Yard: 5.25 Year: 5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Green has been a solid player at Auburn the past two seasons, and offers skills in a system that will consistently put him in motion. He must improve his strength, which would only make him a better player on the field.

Grade: Fifth Round

Profiles provided by Tony Pauline, NFL Draft analyst for and owner of

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