UCLA's Lewis: A weapon at the next level

A look at Mel Kiper's top five senior NFL prospects at each position.

Originally Published: September 21, 2005
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
September has shown us that USC isn't the only team worth watching in Los Angeles. UCLA is 3-0 for the first time since 2001, thanks to the play of two of its top seniors. Tight end Marcedes Lewis leads the Bruins in receptions, while on defense outside linebacker Justin London has a team-best 17 solo tackles. USC's Matt Leinart remains the top quarterback in the country, but Saturday the Trojans face an Oregon team that has senior leadership at all four skill positions on offense, led by QB Kellen Clemens. With their potent offense, the Ducks will be one of the few teams this season that could give the Trojans trouble for four quarters.

Here's a look at the Top 5 seniors by position.

OFFENSE
Quarterback
1. Matt Leinart, USC
2. Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
3. Darrell Hackney, UAB
4. Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M
5. Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson
5A. Kellen Clemens, Oregon
DROPPED
Paul Pinegar, Fresno State (5)


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