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Jan. 1 could be defensive showcase

Updated: December 31, 2010, 2:56 PM ET
By Kevin Weidl

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.

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