As the nation gears up for the return of college and pro football, Mel Kiper unveils the most NFL-ready prospect at every NCAA program. So while you know all about Jake Locker at Washington, you can discover Kevin Kowalski at Toledo.
Mel has ranked the Top 5 overall players at each position, among those who are draft-eligible in 2011, but here he ranks the remaining juniors at each position. This group could rise to the other board, or factor greatly into the 2012 draft.
For a player like Dexter McCluster, that one game may have been the difference between a third- or fourth-round landing spot in April's draft, or maybe a more lucrative second-round slot. For others, the bowls reconfirmed more negative suspicions.
Mel Kiper re-evaluates his initial 2009 NFL draft grades. His thoughts (among many): the Packers, Pats, Ravens and Niners look good, the Raiders still look awful and this season's darlings -- Colts and Saints -- didn't draft well.