Names of Note: Eric Turner (1987-90), Matt Darby (1988-91), Marvin Goodwin (1991-93), Shaun Williams (1994-97)
Cornerbacks Kansas State
Who would think you could resuscitate a dead program starting at the corners? Wildcats coach Bill Snyder did just that after taking over in 1989. K-State was playing ambitious, man-to-man, bump-and-run defense years before it became all the rage in college football.
Names of Note: Thomas Randolph (1990-93), Joe Gordon (1993-96), Chris Canty (1994-96)
Alfred Williams and Matt Russell were Butkus Award winners and Ted Johnson a runner-up. Nine Buffaloes linebackers have been drafted since 1991, none lower than the seventh round.
Names of Note: Alfred Williams (1987-90), Kanavis McGhee (1987-90), Chad Brown (1989-92), Greg Biekert (1989-92), Ron Wool fork (1991-93), Ted Johnson (1991-94), Matt Russell (1993-96)
Defensive Ends Florida State
In the mid-1990s the Seminoles began putting their best athletes at defensive end and giving them orders to attack on every play. "They don't read nothin'," says coach Bobby Bowden. Nothin' except dollar signs and lots of zeroes: Three of them have been drafted in the first round in the last two NFL drafts.
Names of Note: Derrick Alexander (1992-94), Peter Boulware (1994-96), Reinard Wilson (1993-96), Andre Wadsworth (1994-97)