Baltimore Sun January 13, 2010 Baltimore Suns Top 10 Players in the Draft Here's my top 10 players coming out in this year's draft: 1. James English - QB, Stanford (6'3", 229) This kid has heard the rumors of him being a John Elway clone. He had a lot of pressure on him with those expectations going to Stanford. Well, he did not disappoint. At Stanford, he had 374 completions on 501 attempts, 3486 yards, and 42 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions. He has a ROCKET for an arm and can make any throw at any time. 2. Kelly James - QB, Miami (6'3", 225) There has been a lot of back and forth about who is the top QB in the draft. Some say English, but there are just as many that think that James will be the best. James was the QB for the national championship Miami Hurricanes, so he knows a little about winning. James did not have a lot of help at WR or a running game, which makes his stats even more impressive. James completed 425 passes on 601 attempts for 4413 yards and 47 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. English and James will be linked to each other their entire careers. If you give James a WR core that can make some plays, my money is on James coming out as the best. 3. Josh Snead - ROLB, Ole Miss (6'0", 240) I want you to for a minute forget the fact that Snead was injured last year. I want you to remember that as a junior, Snead had 135 tackles, 27 for loss, with 14 1/2 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 9 pass deflections. That was one of the greatest seasons that I have ever witnessed from a collegiate OLB. If Snead had come out last year, he would have been the #1 pick in a landslide. Snead is a physical specimen with all the tools you look for. If he can stay healthy (which I think he will), the kid will be a fixture in the OMFL Pro Bowl. 4. Torian Watts - LOLB, Alabama (6'0", 218) Watts had 103 tackles, 27 for loss. Watts also lead the team with 13 1/2 sacks. Watts is a little on the smaller side (he weighed in at 218 at the combine). Injuries are a bit of a concern, but when on the field, Watts has a chance to be a star. 5. Jevon Jackson - LT, Florida (6'8", 325) Do you remember former #1 overall pick Orlando Pace? Well this guy is Pace reincarnated. Jackson has been known to block an entire left side of a defensive line by himself. We know that LT's are not usually a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsexyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â pick, but if you are a running team looking to get better, this mammoth is the guy that you want. 6. Joey Keller - HB, Illinois (5'10", 208) In the OMFL, speed kills. Keller was the fastest man at the combine this year. He has the blazing speed that has brought comparisons to Chris Johnson and Felix Jones. The only knock on Keller is whether he can stay healthy, which he was not able to do in college. 7. Mark Jackson - MLB, New Mexico (6'0", 238) What can we say about Mark Jackson. He was my favorite college player to watch last season. An absolute tacking beast, Jackson shined in his junior year before declaring for the draft. Jackson led the WAC in tackles all 3 years he was there. In his junior year, he had 121 tackles, with 21 for loss. He also pitched in with 9 sacks. There may not be a tougher player in this draft. I (as well as others) have called him a young Brian Urlacher since the first time I saw him play as a true freshman starter. 8. Will Barkley -SS, Florida (5'11", 226) Hey Barkley, Bob Sanders just called me and his wants his playing style back. This kid has a nose for the ball like no other. Barkley is a tough player that enjoys making tackles. I can not say enough about how good I think he has the chance to be. 9. Laron James - HB, Northern Arizona (5'10", 222) James is a very talented back from 1-AA Northern Arizona. Last year he carried the ball 242 times for 2078 yards and 24 TDs. James has the speed (clocked at a 4.24) to be a very good back in the OMFL, but questions of how his game will translate from 1-AA seems to be the only thing holding him back from being a top 5 pick. We will see how this plays out on draft day. 10. Adam Saint - TE, Colorado State (6'2", 231) If you are looking for a pass catching tight end, then look no further. Saint is one of the best pass catching TEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s to enter the draft in recent memory. Last year at Colorado State, he led the team with 102 catches for 1572 yards and 14 touchdowns.