The best: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia; Winston Justice, USC; Eric Winston, Miami; Marcus McNeill, Auburn.
The next wave: Daryn Colledge, Boise State; Jonathan Scott, Texas; Andrew Whitworth, LSU; Ryan O'Callaghan, California; Joe Toledo, Washington; Jeremy Trueblood, Boston College.
Possible sleepers: Paul McQuistan, Weber State; E.J. Whitley, Texas Tech; Donald Penn, Utah State.
First-round projections: Ferguson, Justice, Winston, McNeill.
Quick hits: McNeill has a lot of ability and we project him as a first-round pick, but word is some teams have scratched him off their draft board because of a back condition (narrowing of the spinal column). ... Justice was suspended for the 2004 season for pointing a pellet gun at a student and for solicitation of a prostitute. ... Winston began his career at the University of Miami as a tight end before switching positions. ... McQuistan had a twin brother who played with him on the Weber State offensive line but isn't nearly as good a prospect.