Cam Newton can win with his arm
Determining a college football player's NFL potential based on height, weight and speed is the easy part of a scout's job. Figuring out whether that prospect can play sound football and make plays when it matters most is substantially harder.
Last week's rivalry games gave us a chance to see how some of our top prospects perform in high-pressure situations, and here are four who passed the test with flying colors. Underclassmen are denoted with an asterisk.
Which big-name quarterbacks proved their mettle in big wins over bitter rivals? What did a top safety do to help his stock? And which wide receiver could be on his way up? Steve Muench has the answers for ESPN Insiders.