Who Will Prove To Be “Real Steals” in Next Month’s NFL Draft?

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Published: March 19, 2009


... for reasons ranging from from physical measurables to probable position changes at the next level. Yet, the way these players have consistently led by example on the field of play, they have demonstrated their capability to make an impact in the NFL. 

Eventually, some of these players have the potential to be immediate steals for their respective teams, while others will exhibit their value further down the road. They each have their own unique abilities at their respective positions and could, subsequently, cause other teams to regret not choosing them earlier on in the draft. 

These are 10 of the top players that could exceed the expectations of their 2009 draft position.


No. 1) Brian Cushing (OLB) USC 6'3", 243

With great speed and size, Cushing has the girth to keep up with bigger, physical tight-ends, but the quickness to run with H-Back types like Chris Cooley. With such great measurables, Cus...

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