A four-year starter on Alabama's defensive line, registered 85 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 8 TFLs during his collegiate career. Notched a career-high 23 tackles during his senior season, including a season-best 6 and a fumble recovery vs. intrastate rival Auburn. Was an all-state performer during his senior season at Daphne (AL) HS, where he amassed 80 tackles and 9 sacks in helping his team to the state 6A championship.
WR Zac Collie (5-11, 187, BYU)
A two-time All-Academic Mountain West Conference honoree, set career-highs as a senior in recepts. (26), yds. (437) and TDs (2). In 20 career games for the Cougars, caught 37 passes for 595 yds. and 4 TDs. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2000, served a church mission in Joao Pessoa, Brazil from 2000-2002. A two-year letterman at Oakridge HS in El Dorado Hills, CA, was part of a team that posted a 25-1 record over his junior and senior seasons and won a CIF section title. His younger brother, Austin, is also a wide receiver at BYU and was the 2004 MWC freshman of the year. His father, Scott, played football at BYU from 1979-82 and in the CFL with Hamilton.
WR Dereck Faulkner (6-3, 228, Hampton)
A four-year letterman at Hampton, made a successful return in his senior season after missing the final five games of 2005 with a right fibula fracture. Hauled in 20 passes for 172 yds. in 2006. Played in 33 career games, posting 74 recepts. for 1,011 yds. and 5 TDs. Attended Moorestown (NJ) HS and earned 1st-team all-state, all-South Jersey, all-county, and all-conference honors as a senior after catching 40 passes for 898 yds. and 9 TDs. His father, Leonard, was a linebacker at Virginia State. Born 5/6/85 in Landstuhl, Germany.
CB Nick Graham (5-10, 191, Tulsa)
Graham … Appeared in 50 games (30 starts) during his Golden Hurricanes career, logging 180 tackles, 7 INTs and 26 KDs. A two-time 2nd-team All-Conference USA pick in each of his final two seasons, posted 53 tackles, I INT and 9 KDs as a senior. As a junior made 72 tackles and hauled in 6 INTs, which ranked him 8th in the nation in 2005. Led Millwood HS (Oklahoma City, OK) to three Class AA titles, including a 15-0 record in his senior year. An honorable mention all-state pick as a senior, also ran on the state champion 4x100-meter relay team. Individually, he placed 3rd in the 100 and 4th in the 200 state championships.
G Jacob Hobbs (6-3, 303, Albany)
A three-year starter at left tackle, earned Football Gazette 2nd-team Mid-Major All-America honors, 1st-team All-Northeast Conference honors and was voted as Albany's top offensive lineman in his senior season. Blocked for an offensive unit in 2006 that averaged 193.7 rushing yds. per game. As a sophomore in 2004, helped the nationally ranked offensive unit rush for 254.7 yds. per game, which included four games of 350 yds.-or-more. Did not play from 2002-03. Began his collegiate career as a defensive tackle. Earned 2nd-team all-state honors as a senior DE at Schenectady (NY) HS. Also lettered in track.
LB Akeem Jordan (6-1, 226, James Madison)
The Atlantic-10 Conference defensive POY in 2006, Jordan left JMU ranked 3rd on the school's all-time INT return yardage list (155, 6 INTs). In his Dukes career, appeared in all 50 games (26 starts) and logged 299 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 9 KDs. Following a 140-tackle effort as a senior, was named 1st-team all-conference, national defensive player of the year by College Sporting News and finished 2nd in the Buck Buchanan voting, which is given annually to division I-AA's top defender. Also posted 17 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, 4 KDs, 1 FR and 1 FF in 2006. As a sophomore, was a member of JMU's 2004 NCAA national championship team and logged 40 tackles, 2 INTs and 1 sack. Named 1st-team all-state as an LB and 2nd-team as a RB in 2002 at Harrisonburg (VA) HS. Was the Virginia Group AA POY in 2001, while leading his team to a state title.
DE Marques Murrell (6-2, 246, Appalachian State)
A two-time first team All-America performer at Division I-AA Appalachian State, finished his career with 36 sacks and a school-record 18 forced fumbles. Notched 13 sacks in both his junior and season seasons, fueling his school to two consecutive national championships in 2005 and 2006. In the 2005 title game, forced a key fumble that was returned by Jason Hunter for the winning TD in a 21-16 triumph over Northern Iowa. Registered 21 sacks over his final two seasons at Jack Britt HS in Fayatteville, NC, to earn all-region honors. Is the younger brother of former NFL running back Adrian Murrell.
T Jonathan Palmer (6-4, 336, Auburn)
A versatile lineman at Auburn, started in all 10 games at RG as a senior. Registered 55 key blocks in 2006, including 14.5 knockdowns, while producing eight TD-resulting blocks. Played in all 11 games and registered three starts, all at different positions (RG, RT, C) in 2005. Was a four-year starter at DT and OG at Cedar Grove HS in Ellenwood, GA. Selected to the Super Prep's All-Dixie team as a senior. His older brother, Michael, played LB at Georgia Tech. Born 12/3/83 in Conley, GA.
S Marcus Paschal (6-0, 201, Iowa)
Earned 2nd team all-Big Ten honors as a senior at Iowa, posting 67 tackles and one interception. During his four-year career with the Hawkeyes, totaled 199 tackles, 3 INTs, 17 KDs, one FF, and 3 FRs. A three-year starter, was a defensive backfield mate of current Eagles safety Sean Considine. As an option quarterback and defensive back at Largo (FL) HS, earned all-county and all-conference honors as a senior, rushing for 959 yards, while throwing 10 TDs and posting 8 INTs on defense.
S Chris Smith (5-10, 215, Florida International)
Lined up at both safety positions in his four-year career at FIU, registering 178 tackles and 12 tackles for a loss. Recorded six double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 14 on two different occasions. Posted a career-high 75 stops as a junior in 2005. Earned all-state honors as a senior at Gainesville (FL) HS. Also lettered in baseball and basketball.
G Chris White (6-3, 321, South Carolina)
Appeared in all 48 games (41 starts) during his Gamecocks career at both the center and guard positions. Over his final two seasons, started 25 straight games at center. As a senior, started all 13 games and was on the Rimington Award watch list, which recognizes the nation's top center. Started 12 games as a junior and was the co-recipient of the team's most improved offensive lineman award. Starred at Chester (SC) HS where he was an all-state pick, a Prep Star All-America choice and a Shrine Bowl participant as a senior.