Five players who came out of the 2010 Texas vs. Nation game -- OT Jared Veldheer, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Sam Shields, DE/OLB Arthur Moats and TE Clay Harbor -- were drafted or signed as rookie free agents and became contributors in their first year in the NFL.
Here's a look at five players taking part in the 2011 version of the game this weekend who could make similar impacts as rookies.
Which defensive lineman from the Texas vs. Nation game could be a third-rounder? Who is the talented wideout looking to answer character questions? And what makes another trio of defenders possible rookie contributors in the NFL? Become an ESPN Insider to find out.