These players should go higher than their press warrants. Some a few spots higher, some a few rounds. These are mostly day one picks. We'll get deeper into the late-round sleepers in the postseason.
QB - Darrell Hackney, UAB - A shorter version of Daunte Cullpepper.
RB - Joseph Addai, LSU - Great all-around back. Catches, blocks, has speed, not getting hype of others.
RB/WR - Brad Smith, Missouri - Former QB with great running skills and naturally big hands. In the Anquan Boldin(Arizona Cardinals) mold.
WR - Johnathan Orr, Wisconsin - Size and speed guy. Doesn't get many opportunities at Wisconsin.
TE - Vernon Davis, Maryland - Guy is a freak. Faster than most WRs. Will be a 1st rounder if he declares.
OT - Daryn Colledge, Boise State - Potential 2nd round steal due to size and OT depth.
OG - Matt Lentz, Michigan - Workmanlike, steady interior lineman from an NFL lineman factory in Michigan.
DE - Elvis Dumervil, Louisville - Undersized as a DE. Projects higher as 3-4 OLB. May break NCAA sack record.
DT - Jesse Mahelona, Tennessee - Unblockable with a motor. Thats a killer combo.
LB - Bobby Carpenter, Ohio State - Prototype size. Has production to match talent.
CB - Dion Byrum, Ohio University - Small school playmaker with good size (5'11") and sub 4.4 speed.
S - Nate Salley, Ohio State - Misses tackles going for big hit, but flashes in on every play.