As the NFL combine continues in Indianapolis, LaRue Cook of ESPN The Magazine looks at the programs that have produced the most NFL-caliber talent from the past two seasons to see which teams have done it with elite recruits, and which haven't.
LaRue Cook previews the Baylor Bears' 2011-12 season as part of ESPN Insider's Summer Buzz series. Behind a rising star (Perry Jones) and a pair of stud recruits (Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello), the Bears look poised for a big year.
The Summer Buzz series makes its way to Tennessee to preview a Vols team in the early stages of what promises to be an arduous year of rebuilding in a revitalized SEC. Plus, analysis from Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb, Fran Fraschilla and Joe Lunardi.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the Clemson Tigers actually performed better last season than their record showed, and some changes could have them among the nation's elite in 2011.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the LSU Tigers are set up well to make a run at the SEC and BCS titles. A lot will depend on the team's QB play, but there are positive signs there as well.
In a preview article for Insider's Summer Stock series, LaRue Cook writes that the Alabama Crimson Tide are poised to return to their dominant stature of 2009, behind a defense that could reach an elite level.