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Big Ten shows it still has some playmakers

Updated: October 1, 2007, 4:17 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

The primary headliners at wide receiver for Ohio State so far this season have been junior Brian Robiskie and sophomore Brian Hartline, but the player with the most down-the-road NFL potential figures to be exciting sophomore Ray Small.

Ray Small
Bruce Kluckhohn/US PresswireRay Small has put himself on the radar with his recent performances.
The electrifying 5-foot-11, 175 pounder flashed his highlight-film ability on Saturday night against Minnesota. On a 37-yard reverse, Small kicked it into an extra gear that showcased his awesome speed and big-play potential. He also caught two passes for 20 yards.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst