The best: Michael Huff, Texas; Donte Whitner, Ohio State; Jason Allen, Tennessee; Ko Simpson, South Carolina; Darnell Bing, USC
The next wave: Daniel Bullocks, Nebraska; Anthony Smith, Syracuse; Pat Watkins, Florida State; Bernard Pollard, Purdue
Possible sleepers: Antoine Bethea, Howard; Reed Doughty, Northern Colorado
First-round projections: Huff, Whitner, Allen
Quick hits: Huff is such a good athlete that some have projected him as a cornerback in the NFL. … Simpson was able to enter the NFL as an underclassman after his sophomore year at South Carolina because he was three years removed from high school. … Bullocks is the younger brother of Josh Bullocks, a second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints last year. … UCLA's Jarrad Page was drafted in the fifth round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.