Fiesta: Buckeyes, 'Canes loaded

Updated: January 3, 2003, 7:19 AM ET
Editor's note: Mel Kiper Jr. looks at the top senior NFL prospects playing in the Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Miami.

Kenny Peterson, DT, Ohio State
Now checking in at 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, Peterson has the imposing frame and consistent performance level to ultimately figure in round 2 of the NFL Draft. Definitely a player on the rise, he operates extremely well within the framework of the defensive structure.

Mike Doss, DB, Ohio State
Team leader for the Buckeyes, proving to be an extremely reliable performer throughout his stay in Columbus. The size factor, however, could push Doss into the third-round area. He checks in at 5-10, 199 pounds.