2. D.J. Williams, LB, Miami "An every-down linebacker, big enough to play the run and fast enough to cover backs out of the backfield. His fundamentals are great."
3. Will Smith, DE, Ohio State "The ability to rush the passer is so important at the pro level, and this kid is a natural at it. He's relentless, and he doesn't get frustrated when he is double-teamed."
4. Eli Manning, QB, Mississippi "He does the little things right—footwork, body position and release point. Put top-notch pro talent around him, and he might be scary good."
5. Vernon Carey, OL, Miami "He can play both tackle spots, and he's got a nice mean streak. Even when he's pass-blocking, he can put people on their backs."
Who'll replace John Mackovic at Arizona? Some boosters want Ricky Hunley, a former Wildcat who's the Cincinnati Bengals' linebackers coach. But Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator Mike Stoops may be the top choice. Arizona reportedly got permission from Oklahoma to do a background check on Stoops....
Despite Florida's 3-3 record, athletic director Jeremy Foley insists that embattled coach Ron Zook will get a full three years, which would take him through the end of next season, to put the program back on track.