Should the winner of the SEC play for a BCS crown even if there are two other undefeated teams? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay debate the merits. Plus, top prospects, under-the-radar guys and a key question.
Scouts Inc. offers up its cheat sheet for the 2011 offensive line class, including the best tackles, guards and centers in a variety of position-specific categories and a ranking of all draftable prospects.
Rodney Hudson might be only 283 pounds -- a smaller frame for a guard -- but he makes up for it with athleticism. Nevada has more than a solid QB, as Mel learns. And UNC's once-backups are showing they can fill in fine.
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.
In the 2010 NFL draft, the SEC led all conferences in players selected -- but the Big 12 had the first four picks. The ACC had claims of its own (a run of years with a top-10 pick) and the Big Ten was No. 2 overall. What does all this mean?