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All-Time Rivals100: Nos. 21-30

VOTE: Who was the best player ever ranked 21-30 in the Rivals100?
Rivals.com's analysts recently got together and picked an all-time Rivals100 consisting of what we thought was the best player ever ranked at each spot in the ranking.
We took into consideration players that have at least one year out of high school, so each spot on the all-time list will be one of the seven players ever ranked at that position from 2002 to 2008. For example, the group in the running for No. 1 consists of Vince Young (No. 1 overall in 2002), Ernie Sims (2003), Adrian Peterson (2004), Derrick Williams (2005), Percy Harvin (2006), Jimmy Clausen (2007) and Terrelle Pryor (2008).
Today we take a look at the best from Nos. 21 to 30.
MORE: Best from 91-100 | 81-90 | 71-80 | 61-70 | 51-60 | 41-50 | 31-40
All-Time Rivals100: Best by the numbers
30. WR Steve Smith
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Year: 2003
College/NFL: USC/New York Giants
Career: Had 190 career catches for 3,019 yards and 22 touchdowns at USC. Selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Giants. Has 65 receptions for 637 yards and one touchdown in two NFL seasons.
The others: QB James Banks (2002, Tennessee); OT Herman Johnson (2004, LSU); LB Derek Nicholson (2005, Florida State); OT Daron Rose (2006, Florida State); RB Enrique Davis (2007, Auburn); OT Tyler Love (2008, Alabama)
29. WR Mohamed Massaquoi
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Year: 2005
College/NFL: Georgia/Cleveland Browns
Career: Finished career at Georgia with 158 catches for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns. Second-round pick by the Browns in the 2009 NFL Draft.
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Mohamed Massaquoi high school highlightsClick The others: LB Mike D'Andrea (2002, Ohio State); DT Lawrence Dampeer (2003, Oklahoma); OT Roland Martin (2004, Michigan State); S Antwine Perez (2006, USC); OT Kristofer O'Dowd (2007, USC); OT Stephen Good (2008, Oklahoma)Here to view this Link.
28. RB Marshawn Lynch
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Year: 2004
College/NFL: Cal/Buffalo Bills
Career: 2006 All-American and Pac-10 offensive player of the year rushed for 3,230 yards and 29 career touchdowns in three seasons at Cal. Selected in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft (12th overall) and has 2,151 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns in two seasons with the Bills.
The others: DB Devin Hester (2002, Miami); ATH Michael Bush (2003, Louisville); ATH Victor Harris (2005, Virginia Tech); OT Carl Johnson (2006, Florida); QB Cameron Newton (2007, Florida); ATH Burton Scott (2008, Alabama)
27. CB Donte Whitner
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Year: 2003
College/NFL: Ohio State/Buffalo Bills
Career: First-team All-Big Ten selection in 2005 was selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by Buffalo. Has 255 tackles and two interceptions in three seasons with the Bills.
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Donte Whitner high school highlightsClick The others: LB Ahmad Brooks (2002, Virginia); DT William Morrisey (2004, Texas A&M); OT Dan Doering (2005, Iowa); RB James Aldridge (2006, Notre Dame); QB Tyrod Taylor (2007, Virginia Tech); WR Michael Floyd (2008, Notre Dame)Here to view this Link.
26. QB Chris Leak
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Year: 2003
College: Florida
Career: Started 47 games for the Gators and holds school records for passing yardage (11,213), completions (895) and attempts (1,458). Was the offensive MVP of the 2007 BCS National Championship Game.
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Chris Leak high school highlightsClick The others: S Pat Watkins (2002, Florida State); ATH Alonzo Bryant (2004, Georgia); LB Ryan Reynolds (2005, Oklahoma); OT Stephen Schilling (2006, Michigan); DE Martez Wilson (2007, Illinois); WR Jonathan Baldwin (2008, Pittsburgh)Here to view this Link.
25. DE Jarvis Moss
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Year: 2003
College/NFL: Florida/Denver Broncos
Career: Totaled 15 sacks in final two seasons at Florida. First-round pick (17th overall) by the Broncos in the 2007 NFL Draft. Has 24 tackles and 3.5 sacks in two seasons with Denver.
The others: S Darren Williams (2002, Mississippi State); LB Brian Toal (2004, Boston College); RB Antone Smith (2005, Florida State); DE Eddie Jones (2006, Texas); CB Donovan Warren (2007, Michigan); QB Dayne Crist (2008, Notre Dame)
24. WR Arrelious Benn
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Year: 2007
College: Illinois
Career: Has 121 receptions for 1,731 yards in just two seasons at Illinois to rank eighth and seventh on the Illini career lists in those respective categories.
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Arrelious Benn high school highlightsClick The others: OT Derek Morris (2002, NC State); S Quinton Culberson (2003, Mississippi State); LB Dan Connor (2004, Penn State); DT Jerrell Powe (2005, Ole Miss); DE Brandon Warren (2006, Florida State); ATH Richard Samuel (2008, Georgia)Here to view this Link.
23. RB Darren McFadden
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Year: 2004
College/NFL: Arkansas/Oakland Raiders
Career: Rushed for 4,590 yards and 41 touchdowns in three seasons at Arkansas. First-round pick (fourth overall) by the Raiders in the 2008 NFL Draft. Rushed for 499 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.
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Darren McFadden high school highlightsClick The others: WR Marquis Johnson (2002, Texas); DE Victor Abiamiri (2003, Notre Dame); OT Thomas Herring (2004, USC); ATH C.J. Gable (2006, USC); OT Ryan Miller (2007, Colorado); LB Arthur Brown (2008, Miami)Here to view this Link.
22. QB Tim Tebow
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Year: 2006
College: Florida
Career: Was the only sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy, the Sullivan Award, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Maxwell Award (2007). Only player in NCAA history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in a season
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Tim Tebow high school highlightsClick The others: RB Jerious Norwood (2002, Mississippi State); DE Justin Ostrowski (2003, Wisconsin); WR Xavier Carter (2004, LSU); RB Kevin Grady (2005, Michigan); WR Dwight Jones (2007, North Carolina); WR DeAndre Brown (2008, Southern Miss)Here to view this Link.
21. DE Deljuan Robinson
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Year: 2002
College/NFL: Mississippi State/Houston Texans
Career: Recorded 104 tackles, including 18 for loss and 2.5 sacks at Mississippi State. Has 28 tackles and one forced fumble in two seasons with Houston.
The others: RB Demetris Summers (2003, South Carolina); WR Lance Leggett (2004, Miami); S Demetrice Morley (2005, Tennessee); DE Ricky Sapp (2006, Clemson); CB Curtis Brown (2007, Texas); WR DeVier Posey (2008, Ohio State)
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