Forget about ranking recruiting classes, it's purely a crap shoot. The only way you can truly rank a class is four years down the pike. Broncoblitz looks at the class of 2005 and ranks it by position.[details]
Personal: Delmas is one of the top SS in the country. Could go very high in the 2009 draft. An extremely hard hitter our Miami Florida, Delmas has started since his freshmen year, making All-MAC as a freshmen.
The Good: A tough, physical hitter who plays with little regard for his body and consistently flies all over the field. Breaks down well in space and is an excellent open-field tackler. Is very fluid in his drop and gets cleanly in and out of his breaks. Has good range in the deep half and possesses the closing speed to ball-hawk and find the football. Showcases natural man-to-man skills and can line up over the slot. The Bad: Is a bit undersized for the position and lacks great deep speed. Both are adequate, however. Never played against a real high level of competition. Needs to do a better job using his hands and keeping himself clean inside.
Positives: Aggressive football temperament. Will launch and sacrifice his body for the big hit. Good striker. Efficient tackler. Plays with controlled abandon. Fills the alley very quickly. Able to man the back end and shows a knack for the ball. Good coverage awareness. Fluid mover. Shows very good agility changing direction. Breaks down in space and can secure the open-field tackle. Vocal, on-field leader. Has special-teams experience. Posted a 37-inch vertical at the Combine. Negatives: Durability is an issue - always could struggle to stay healthy given his slight frame and physical striking style. Can be overly aggressive and bite on play-action. Misses some tackles in space dipping his head submarining. Does not have top-end speed and range from the hash marks and does not always flip his hips and transition in time. Did not face top competition week in and week out. Lacks great strength. Summary: Athletic, wiry, back-half defender with extensive starting experience and the versatility to effectively roam center field or bang in the box. Performed well at the Senior Bowl and the Combine and ought to be able to compete for a job from Day One. The big question is how long will he be able to stay healthy. Grade: Second-to-third-round talent.