Wright started for the 2004 national champion USC Trojans, but transferred to UNLV after an alleged assault and possible drug possession (no criminal charges were ever filed). Wright boasts superior quickness and coverage ability.
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Nobody can stop talking about David Cutcliffe's unbelievable impact on QB Erik Ainge, but the Vols' new offensive coordinator also had a profound influence on Meachem. Prior to this season, the 6- 3, 210-pounder had been somewhat of a letdown. But in 2006, Meachem has become one of the nation's premier targets, averaging 105.42 yards receiving yards per game (third nationally).
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Just a redshirt sophomore, Rice already holds the South Carolina career record for touchdown catches (22), and if he were to return next season, he'd most likely surpass every school receiving mark.
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At 6-foot, 187 pounds, Cason has the size to guard the NFL's bigger receivers. Cason's a pure corner with fabulous instincts, technique and athleticism. In 'Zona's upset win over Cal, Cason intercepted Nate Longshore and took it back 39 yards for a game-breaking score.
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One of three finalists for the Thorpe Award (given to the nation's top defensive back), Nelson's a pure playmaker who mans centerfield with superior coverage ability. Nelson's developed ever year at Florida and now headlines the nation's No. 10 overall defense.
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Nicknamed "Nightmare" by his teammates, Okam is one of the nation's premier run stuffers. Many believe that Okam (6- 5, 315) is just coming into his own and that he has a high ceiling.
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In just his third year in Troy, Jarrett has already posted 39 touchdown catches (an ongoing Pac-10 record). He doesn't possess burner speed, but he's 6- 5, 215 pounds and boasts elite acrobatic ability.
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Ted Ginn Jr.
Quite possibly the fastest player in college football -- in high school, he won the national title in the 110-meter high hurdles -- Ginn Jr. excites NFL scouts with his abilities as a big play receiver and special teams stud. His effort against archrival Michigan -- eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown -- didn't hurt his draft stock.
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Over the last few years, the Trojans have produced some high quality offensive linemen, but Baker looks to be the best of the bunch. He has started the last three years for USC and has earned multiple All-America honors for the second consecutive season.
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He averaged 8.8 yards a carry backing up J.J. Arrington as a true freshman, and he's effectively carried the load as Cal's No. 1 running back the last two seasons (going over 1,000 yards in each). Lynch is a constant big play threat with the size (5-foot-11, 220 pounds) to mix it up between the tackles, as well as the speed to burn defenses down the sidelines.
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Massive hype has surrounded Brohm since his days at Trinity High, and the big-armed QB has always lived up to the billing. Brohm was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2004 and Big East Offensive Player of the Year last season.
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A three-year starter, Long received the rare honor of being named one of Michigan's team captains as a junior. He has NFL size (6- 7, 313 pounds) and was named first team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year this season.
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This 6- 6, 331 pound tackle is absolute mass of man and the centerpiece of Michigan's talented front four. He has a motor that never quits and unparalleled athleticism for his size. (He played running back during his high school days in New Mexico.)
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At 6- 5, 235 pounds with highly dependable hands and 4.3 40-yard dash speed, Johnson has it all. He should quickly become a No. 1 receiver in the NFL. Some scouts believe he could be the No. 1 overall pick.
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A broken collarbone has forced Peterson to miss seven games, but many believe this only upped his draft stock by lowering his workload. At 6- 2, 220 pounds, Peterson's a lightning-fast beast that only comes around once every few decades.
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