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 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.
Mel Kiper checks in right before the first weekend of bowl games with a few guys whose pro stock could be affected by how they play; notably, Anthony Davis of Rutgers and Ryan Mathews of Fresno State. Also: Arrelious Benn's probable draft slot.
Mel Kiper's weekly analysis focuses on an Ohio State defensive player who could be ideal in certain pro schemes, a young LSU defensive back who shined in a tough loss, plus several other unheralded prospects from around the country.
Iowa has produced plenty of defensive talent in recent seasons, and another linebacker is ready to make the jump tot he pros. Plus: a pair of awesome pass rushers; an unsung running back; and more analysis from Mel Kiper.