Some are already questioning, "What was it worth to give up a future 2008 first round pick for Brady Quinn? Was it too much?" Well here is an early look at those players who are likely to be in said range just less than a year from now.
6. James Laurunitis* LB Ohio St.
-- Arguably as talented as another former Buckeye linebacker who was drafted in the top five recently.
8. Desean Jackson* WR Cal
-- A weapon extraordinaire, if teams can overlook his slight stature.
9. Glen Dorsey DT LSU
-- Disruptive interior defensive lineman who demands the bulk of attention from opposing offenses.
12. Jake Ikewuonu* CB Wisconsin
-- Top notch ball skills and coverage ability.
13. Mario Manningham* WR Michigan
-- Can stretch the field like no other in this class.
15. Vernon Gholston* DE Ohio St.
-- Physically amazing, Gholston has the upside to be an elite pass rushing end.
17. Sam Baker OT USC
-- Consistent, technically sound, and experienced.
19. Dan Conner LB Penn St.
-- Linebacker U has another tackling machine prowling for running backs.
21. Eric Ainge QB Tennessee
-- Another year under offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe could push Ainge's stock through the roof.
22. Mario Urrutia* WR Louisville
-- Big physical receiver who will be Brian Brohm's top target this season.
24. Xavier Adibi LB VaTech
-- Undersized linebacker with speed to burn. A sideline to sideline beast.
25. Ryan Clady* OT Boise St.
-- Small school stud. More talented than another Bronco left tackle who went in the second round recently.
26. Lawrence Jackson DE USC
-- Found his zen…and the quarterback the second half of last season. Now a full season of that production will put him back on the map.
27. Keith Rivers* LB USC
-- Actually led the loaded Trojan defense in tackles last season.
29. Tom Zbikowski S Notre Dame
-- Hardnosed football player who needs to elevate the play of those around him.
30. Colt Brennan QB Hawai'i
-- Can his phenomenal production overshadow his technique and physical limitations?