The Commodores aren't as talented as many of their SEC competitors but a couple of seniors could aid new head coach Derek Mason's transition from Stanford and boost their own NFL chances along the way. This is the last in a summer-long series from NFLDraftScout.com breaking down the top prospects from every D-I program.
Early jumps to the NFL from Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans and others has left the draft-eligible talent surprisingly shallow for the Aggies. One notable exception, of course, is Cedric Ogbuehi, the top-rated senior prospect in the land, regardless of position.
Due to a broken bone in his left foot, Louisville's top wide receiver is expected to miss most of the 2014 college football season, which not only hurts the Cardinals chances in the ACC, but also Parker's NFL Draft stock
The Vols haven't qualified for a bowl game the last three years but remain very much on the NFL radar with eight draft picks over that time, including two first round selections (Ju'Wuan James, Cordarrelle Patterson). Defenders A.J. Johnson and Brian Randolph (among others) will have the scouts returning to Knoxville this fall.
Despite losing Jadeveon Clowney (and Kelcy Quarles) early to the NFL, the Gamecocks remain quite talented along the line of scrimmage and feature a new big man on campus in junior running back Mike Davis.
Losing star pass rushers Michael Sam and Kony Ealy to the NFL would decimate most defenses. Missouri's extraordinary run of defensive linemen is in good hands with Markus Golden and Shane Ray, however. They top the Tigers' list of NFL prospects.
There are hundreds of small schoolers on the NFL radar who have an uphill climb to impress pro scouts and prove they're worthy of a draft pick next spring. Harvard defensive end Zach Hodges is up for the challenge and doesn't worry about getting overlooked.
Seeking a team-record fifth consecutive bowl appearance, the Bulldogs offer some intriguing talent for NFL scouts, including junior Benardrick McKinney, one of the most athletic linebackers in the country.