Arkansas featured some big-time superstars last fall, as well. Star tailback Darren McFadden is Scout's top-rated player for the entire draft. Backfield running mate Felix Jones checks in at No. 31 and Razorback defensive tackle Marcus Harrison at No. 47. How the Hogs lost 34-13 to Tennessee is a major mystery.
Speaking of the Vols, they can claim but one top-50 player, linebacker Jerod Mayo checking in at No. 22. For what it's worth, that's the same number of top-50 prospects as Vanderbilt (offensive tackle Chris Williams at No. 10) and Tennessee State (cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at No. 32).
National champ LSU also benefited from having two of Scout's top 50 NFL prospects last season – defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (No. 2) and wideout Early Doucet (No. 42).
As you might expect, seven members of Scout's top 50 played high school ball in Florida, and six more honed their skills in California. Four of the Scout superstars played earned their prep spurs in Texas. Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia produced three each.
Interestingly enough, all three of the Pennsylvanians can be found in the top dozen prospects – Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan of Philadelphia (No. 4), Penn State linebacker Dan Connor of Wallingford (No. 9) and Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah of Wayne (No. 11).
Scout's positional rankings list six Vols as potential draftees. They are as follows:
Mayo, ranked No. 2 at linebacker, is rated a 5-star prospect.
Brad Cottam, ranked No. 6 at tight end, is rated a 3-star prospect.
Jonathan Hefney, ranked No. 11 at safety, is rated a 3-star prospect.
Erik Ainge, ranked No. 9 at quarterback, is rated a 2-star prospect.
Eric Young, ranked No. 17 at guard, is rated a 2-star prospect.
Antonio Reynolds, ranked No. 27 at defensive end, is rated a 2-star prospect.
To check out Scout.com's complete NFL Draft rankings, here's the link: