Return men not always top prospects

Updated: March 26, 2010, 5:52 PM ET
By Kevin Weidl, Scouts Inc.

The problem for most college return specialists is that their lack of size and unique skill set make it hard to find a way to contribute offensively. Their contributions are often limited, and it takes a creative offensive coordinator to find a role for them on that side of the ball.

With that in mind, here is a look at the top return specialists in the 2010 NFL draft -- players who will be selected late or signed as free agents strictly for their return ability -- and the top players from other positions who have experience returning kicks and/or punts.