Poz and the 2007 NFL Draft

It's no secret the top two players going into next years draft Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn. But who else could climb the draft boards and which defensive player could be next year's Mario Williams and land the top pick?

The jokes began shortly after the news leaked that the Texans would draft Mario Williams with the number one overall pick in this year's draft. They all went something like "And with the number one pick in the 2007 NFL draft, the Houston Texans select…" With such a solid off-season, both in free agency and the draft, its highly unlikely the Texans will once again have the top overall selection, but whoever does will no doubt have their pick of impressive talents.

Here's a look at the top five NFL prospects currently in college.

Brady Quinn, Quarterback, Notre Dame

The Heisman hype machine is already in full mode for Quinn, who is already one of the best Irish quarterbacks of all time. He owns several passing records and is set to break more this season for Notre Dame. He likely would have been the third quarterback selected in this year's draft had he chosen to come out. Under head coach Charlie Weiss, the Irish already run a pro-style offense and Quinn has the tools and ability to be a star in the NFL. Potential suitors: Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders

Adrian Peterson, Running Back, Oklahoma

Peterson is a combination of both Len Dale White and Reggie Bush. He's quick and elusive with game breaking speed and also a powerful, bruising back who can run over linebackers. Peterson finished second in the Heisman race as a freshman and many believe he should have won it. An ankle injury slowed him last year, but he still managed 1,207 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. All signs point to a healthy junior year in Norman, and one that is sure to be his last one in a Sooners uniform. Potential suitors: New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers

Paul Posluszny, Linebacker, Penn State

Another player who, no doubt, would have been a sure-fire first round pick had he decided to come out after his junior season. Posluszny is probably the best defensive player in college football and could be sleeper Heisman candidate. He could be next year's Mario Williams. Don't be surprised if he's the top overall pick next season. Except that most everybody will have heard of him before the draft. Potential suitors: Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans

Ted Ginn, Jr., Wide Receiver, Ohio State

He burst onto the scene his freshman year like a tornado, but tapered off a bit during his sophomore season, partly due to ridiculous expectations. However, Ginn is an otherwordly talent and speedster. He's a constant threat at wide receiver, but is perhaps even more dangerous as a return man. Ginn is one of those players, like Reggie Bush and Vince Young, who has the ability to transcend the game and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Potential suitors: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos

Sam Keller, Quarterback, Arizona State

Keller will put up mind-boggling numbers at Arizona State, but don't let that fool you into thinking he is a product of some gimmicky offense. Keller has the size (6'4", 240), and arm to be successful in the NFL. Next year won't a particularly good one for quarterbacks. There may not be a first round draft pick outside of Quinn and Keller, but those two should prove to be good pros. Potential suitors: Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders


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