However, as we study game film from the first half of the season it's becoming clear that plenty of quality prospects are flying under the national radar. As a result, this week's edition of the Nickel Package looks at five players not getting the attention they deserve based on their skills and production. As always, underclassmen are noted with an asterisk.
Which Pac-10 running back appears ready to challenge the top backs on the board? Who are the defenders quietly putting together solid tape for NFL scouts? ESPN Insiders get the answers.