Ranking the top 25 draft-eligible sophomores

With a possible record number of redshirt sophomores entering the 2010 NFL Draft, it might be a good idea to start thinking about some of the best.

The clear-cut top third-year sophomores are Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and Texas strong safety Earl Thomas. After them there is a moderate drop in talent, but the top six in the list could all go in the first two rounds of the upcoming draft.

1. Ryan Mallett | QB | 6'6, 238 pounds | Arkansas
2. Earl Thomas | SS | 5'10, 197 pounds | Texas
3. Travis Lewis | OLB | 6'2, 232 pounds | Oklahoma
4. Chris Galippo | ILB | 6'2, 250 pounds | Southern California
5. Blake DeChristopher | OT | 6'5, 313 pounds | Virginia Tech
6. Jared Crick | DT | 6'6, 285 pounds | Nebraska
7. Caleb King | RB | 5'11, 212 pounds | Georgia
8. Brandon Maye | ILB | 6'3, 230 pounds | Clemson
9. Tyler Sash | S | 6'1, 210 pounds | Iowa
10. Akeem Ayers | OLB | 6'4, 252 pounds | UCLA
11. John Clay | RB | 6'1, 248 pounds | Wisconsin
12. Nick Foles | QB | 6'5, 235 pounds | Arizona
13. Chris Rainey | RB | 5'9, 178 pounds | Florida
14. Matt Conrath | DE | 67, 270 pounds | Virginia
15. Clint Boling | OT | 6'5, 298 pounds | Georgia
16. Ryan Van Bergen | DE | 6'6, 271 pounds | Michigan
17. Jerrard Tarrant | CB | 6'0, 202 pounds | Georgia Tech
18. Josh Oglesby | OT | 6'7, 330 pounds | Wisconsin
19. Barquell Rivers | ILB | 6'0, 237 pounds | Virginia Tech
20. Michael Williams | SS | 5'11, 192 pounds | Michigan
21. Tank Carder | ILB | 6'2, 232 pounds | TCU
22. Chase Minnifield | CB | 6'0, 185 pounds | Virginia
23. Ryan Broyles | WR | 5'11, 178 pounds | Oklahoma
24. James Wilson | G | 6'5, 329 pounds | Florida
25. Tydreke Powell | DT | 6'3, 310 pounds | North Carolina

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