Bumper crop of small-school players making draft noise

The 2008 draft class features more legitimate small-school prospects than any class in recent memory, writes Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay

Originally Published: December 14, 2007
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
The NCAA will play its Division I (FCS), Division II and Division III championship games this weekend, and for the vast majority of participating seniors there will be no more organized football after they take off the pads on Saturday or Sunday -- a harsh reality that thousands of other seniors across the country have been dealing with for several weeks now.

A select few have not been forced to give up the dream quite yet, though. At this early stage in the draft process there seems to be more legitimate small-school prospects in the 2008 class than any other year in recent history. The following is a look at the cream of that crop: