Found January 07, 2013 on College Football Universe:
With the NFL Draft just a few months away, there still looms much uncertainty as to whom will be drafted number one overall in 2013. The upper echelon of this year's NFL prospects is full of offensive and defensive linemen, but this class lacks in premiere skill players. 13 total linemen are in the top 20 rated NFL prospects below on the big board, six on offense and seven on defense. This preseason, Alabama OG Chance Warmack was on my radar and was listed 11th on the list of best college offensive linemen, but has jumped up to one of the top O-linemen for the 2013 NFL Draft. During the preseason, USC QB Matt Barkley was widely thought of as the top prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft, but his status dropped after the Trojans had a disappointing season and an injury occurred to his shoulder. There is no doubt that Barkley is still highly talented, but it is questionable whether he can recover mentally and physically enough to become a top caliber pro quarterback. There seems to be a...
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