Few college football awards do a better job of recognizing truly deserving talent than the Pac-12's Morris Trophy, which asks the conference's offensive linemen who is the top defensive lineman and vice-versa. With prior winners a virtual Who's Who among Pro Bowlers (and even Hall of Famers), the award is a strong indicator of future success in the NFL.
Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston may be the headliners but a strong class of defensive linemen could prove the real story of the 2015 NFL draft. With the NFL and NCAA seasons under way, Senior Analyst Rob Rang projects what may happen in the first round.
Sure, there is a whole season of NFL and college football action left to determine what will happen in the 2015 draft, but given a projected selection order (including a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch), here is how NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang envisions the first 32 picks going.
There's an old adage you often hear from football coaches, 'Don't let a team beat you two weeks in a row.' In examining what kind of carryover facing a very physical opponent can have, I looked at the toll it takes facing the Stanford Cardinal.