Hot 100 list for 2006 features plenty of talent

It's time to check out Bruce Feldman's fourth annual preseason Hot 100 list.

Updated: August 30, 2006, 6:14 PM ET
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine
It's time for the fourth annual preseason Hot 100 list.

This is a reflection of how I think the season will break, not just a reflection of past work. As always, I don't include punters or kickers (sorry Mason Crosby) or guys outside of 1-A football. I also left off a few guys due to injury status (most notably Arkansas' Darren McFadden).

Adrian Peterson
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1. Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson: He should go for 2,000 yards even behind a very suspect O-line.

2. Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn: Great arm. Great system. Great poise. Great fit. It's his Heisman to lose.

3. Mississippi LB Patrick Willis: A 4.46 forty guy who almost single-handedly made the Ole Miss D respectable last year. He led the nation in solo tackles last season, despite playing with a broken middle finger on his right hand, a sprained left knee, a sprained right foot and a partially separated shoulder.


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