Under-the-radar prospects on the rise

Updated: October 13, 2011, 7:42 AM ET
By Todd McShay

The college football season is at the midway point, and among NFL prospects the big names like Andrew Luck, Landry Jones, Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne are getting most of the attention.

However, as we study game film from the first half of the season it's becoming clear that plenty of quality prospects are flying under the national radar. As a result, this week's edition of the Nickel Package looks at five players not getting the attention they deserve based on their skills and production. As always, underclassmen are noted with an asterisk.