Assessing the top NFL prospects on offense as the 2008 season begins
The college season kicks off this weekend, and with it another year of NFL scouting begins in earnest. Tight end, tackle and center offer the greatest depth on offense, with the skill positions lacking top prospects from the senior class. No senior quarterback, in fact, grades out as a first-round pick. But as you'll see in this early rundown of the top offensive prospects for April's draft, that position could be helped immensely by an infusion of underclassmen talent. (Defensive prospects coming on Wednesday.)
Like quarterback, the top prospects at running back can be found in the ranks of the underclassmen.
The senior class is loaded with talented tight ends with the ability to turn into NFL starters. On the flip side is wide receiver, which is very thin on quality prospects.
Seven offensive tackles were selected in last year's first round, a league record, and this April could come close to matching that number. The center crop is also very good and there is strong talent at the top of the guard position too.