D-linemen poised to ascend the board 

December, 7, 2012
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As the college season winds down, the pre-draft process is kicking into gear. That means intense film study has begun and players are starting to stand out.

A few prospects in particular have impressed me recently. The five players below -- listed in order of their current Scouts Inc. grade -- show the potential to rise up the board as the process unfolds, culminating with draft weekend in late April.