Every Friday, the Friday Five will rank something in the world of college football -- anything and everything from the logical to the illogical. This week we rank five rule changes you may not be aware of.
College football officially returned Thursday and in front of national television audience that no doubt included plenty of NFL scouts, prospects from both the victorious South Carolina Gamecocks and tough-luck UNC Tar Heels served notice that they are players to watch.
A year after three Commodores were selected (including splashy wide receiver Jordan Matthews), Vanderbilt was shut out of the 2015 NFL Draft. Scouts won't want to skip Vanderbilt this fall, however, with emerging seniors Steve Scheu (tight end) and Caleb Azubike (defensive end) worthy prospects.
With not a single player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Volunteers broke a 54-year streak of sending prospects to the pros. But with a talented quarterback in junior Joshua Dobbs and a defense stacked with talent, head coach Butch Jones and the Vols appear poised for a resounding comeback this year.
The NFL loves playmakers but scouts will have to think twice about investing a draft pick in UCLA's star, who prior to being arrested on theft charges checked in as the No. 11 cornerback on NFLDraftScout.com's 2017 rankings.
Pharoh Cooper earned All-SEC recognition as both a wide receiver and return specialist in 2014 and could be on the verge of even greater things as a junior. He joins offensive tackle Brandon Shell and South Carolina's top defensive playmaker Skai Moore as South Carolina's NFL prospects to watch this season.
2013 super recruits Robert Nkemdiche, Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell could give the Rebels its first trio of first round picks in school history but if you're looking for the best NFL prospect in the SEC, you'll have to look elsewhere.
With Marcus Mariota and Leonard Williams gone, the Pac-12 may have a hard time duplicating last year's success in the NFL draft. But make no mistake, the conference is once again loaded with talent. How good is it? Arizona's All-Galaxy linebacker Scooby Wright III barely makes the cut. In fact, the Pac-12 boasts arguably the nation's top quarterback, senior prospect regardless of position and even best overall player.
With a modern-day record NFL-record 29 draft picks over the past three years, it's no surprise Florida State has dominated the ACC. The Seminoles once again boast the top prospect in the conference with the versatile Jalen Ramsey.