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Bradford, Davis lead top underclass prospects for 2009

Todd McShay's latest Draft Buzz examines the top underclass prospects for the 2009 draft and updates Scouts Inc.'s top 32 accordingly.

Originally Published: October 16, 2008
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
It's the midway point of the college football season, which means it's time to add eligible underclassmen to the NFL draft mix. Here's a brief breakdown of the 10 best juniors and third-year sophomores at this point (* denotes juniors; ** denotes third-year sophomores):

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesQB Sam Bradford could trade Oklahoma's crimson and cream for Detroit's silver and blue.
1. Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford** -- A third-year sophomore who displays a better understanding of the game than most fifth-year seniors. Rare accuracy and instincts should make him a high NFL draft pick whenever he chooses to make the leap.

2. Illinois DC Vontae Davis* -- Brother of 49ers TE Vernon Davis, Vontae is the premier cover corner in the nation. He's blessed with the size, fluid hips and closing burst to play on an island in the NFL.