NFL Draft 2009: Risers and Sliders
Another week in college football saw yet another shake-up in the BCS rankings. And as the season nears its end, NFL scouts saw several special performances by defensive players, specifically athletically gifted pass rushers who caused a lot of turmoil.
Kruger was a constant presence in BYU's backfield and a disruptive force all evening during the Utes final regular season game. He's a 22-year-old redshirt sophomore who took two years service to complete a Mormon mission. Kruger does have previous medical issues that scouts will investigate, yet is every bit an impact type of player who can line up in a three-point stance or stand up over tackle.
• With the regular season now ending for some college teams, petitions to the NFL Advisory Committee from players seeking opinions on their draft grades will begin to pour in. Sources expect there will be a deluge of inquiries from draft eligible players over the next five weeks. Don't be surprised if a record number of underclassmen opt for the draft. Thirty-nine underclassmen were selected in the 2008 draft, the largest amount ever.
• After Ohio State's convincing victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor, running back