Through two years at Alabama, Julio Jones was seen as something of an enigma. He could block, but at 6-4, 222 pounds, he's a prototype WR built to dominate. Now, he's taken his game to a new level. Justin Blackmon has joined him.
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.
An LSU safety is starting to live up to expectations, a Stanford RB on the rise, another unheralded QB from Ohio, a Bama corner inching up the draft boards, a pair of big receiving targets bust out, plus more stock notes from Mel Kiper.
A North Carolina defensive tackle is coming into his own, and pro scouts are sure to notice. Plus, the refinement of Washington QB Jake Locker, a Syracuse WR gaining notice, the heir to Orakpo at Texas and a can't-miss MEAC star.