Commentary

Ohio State LB Laurinaitis, Michigan OT Long are first-round locks

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay breaks down the numerous NFL prospects taking the field for Michigan and Ohio State, and updates his list of the top 32 overall prospects.

Originally Published: November 14, 2007
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
The Big Game lost some of its luster when Illinois took down No.1 Ohio State last Saturday, essentially erasing the Buckeyes' chances of a repeat trip to the BCS title game. But the stakes are still enormously high for both Ohio State and Michigan, as the winner will claim yet another Big Ten title and earn a trip to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Bowl. Furthermore, from an NFL scouting perspective there is no better place to be this weekend than Ann Arbor, Mich.

Below is a breakdown of the 16 draftable NFL prospects (11 seniors and five eligible underclassmen) who will be on display when the Buckeyes and Wolverines square off in Michigan Stadium on Saturday. And while I never encourage juniors to leave school early, the fact is that several players on both teams will be faced with such a decision immediately following their respective bowl games and that is why Iíve chosen to add the top eligible underclassmen in the game to the following breakdown. Each player is listed with his height, weight, 40-yard dash time and Scouts Inc. grade.