HIGHLIGHTS: All-America ('05, '06); 3.5 GPA
versatility: Thomas played TE and DE as a freshman, then moved to tackle, at
which he found his groove, allowing just six sacks in 39 career starts. Only
seven offensive tackles have ever been selected higher than Thomas in the NFL
draft; he was taken third overall in '07.
HIGHLIGHTS: All-America ('06, '07)
At 6' 4" his
size has proved a headache for ball-hawking DBs, as here against Iowa. Despite
playing in the Badgers' run-first offense, Beckum made 136 catches over two
full seasons, which means he'll enter 2008 as Wisconsin's No. 3 alltime
receiver—regardless of position.
HIGHLIGHTS: Biletnikoff finalist ('01)
But Evans supplemented his 5' 10" frame with 4.37 speed and immeasurable
heart. In '01 he led the Big Ten in receiving, then lost a season to an ACL
tear. He picked up where he left off in '03 with a game-winner against No. 3
Ohio State and five TDs in East Lansing.
HIGHLIGHTS: All-America ('99, '00); Thorpe Award winner ('00); Big Ten
defensive player of the year ('00)
A converted QB who
never lost his taste for the end zone, Fletcher made his first big splash by
sealing the '99 Rose Bowl with a pick-six. His biggest day would come a year
later: Matched up against Michigan State All-America Plaxico Burress (left),
Fletcher had two INTs in a 40-10 upset win.+-
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