Jan. 1 could be defensive showcase
New Year's Day is traditionally the biggest day on the college football calendar, with big-name teams playing in big-time bowl games across the nation. Of course, that also means many of the top NFL prospects in the country will be taking the field, as well.
Below are 10 prospects to keep an eye on as you flip around the ESPN family of networks on Jan. 1. And keep in mind that this list doesn't include Florida CB Janoris Jenkins (Scouts Inc. grade: 95), who will miss the Outback Bowl with a shoulder injury. As always, draft-eligible underclassmen are noted with an asterisk.
Which defensive lineman tops the list? Which Big 12 program has three defenders among the prospects to watch? Who are the Big Ten linemen facing challenges on New Year's Day? Who is the top offensive player to keep an eye on? Kevin Weidl has all the answers for ESPN Insiders.