Florida defenders lead Sugar Bowl prospects

Updated: January 1, 2010, 3:43 AM ET
By Todd McShay
Coaching changes and other subplots make the Sugar Bowl an intriguing game, but let's not forget about the impressive amount of future NFL talent that will be on the field. By our count Florida and Cincinnati have no fewer than nine prospects who should hear their names called in the middle rounds or earlier, including three potential first-round picks.

Below is a breakdown of the nine top prospects from the game -- including four Gators defenders and both starting quarterbacks -- and a listing of the remaining players who grade out as late-round picks or rookie free-agents.