Top five seniors by position
Within senior ranks, Jake Locker doesn't fall -- as Lance Kendricks rises
The big story of the last week was Locker's poor showing against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Locker doesn't drop here, however. He's still a better pro prospect among seniors than the No. 2 on this list, Christian Ponder, although guys like Andrew Luck and Ryan Mallett -- whom you can find on the non-seniors list -- will push him to be the first QB taken overall in 2011, if they declare for the draft. One of those three QBs might be No. 1 overall.
Lance Kendricks of Wisconsin has moved up to the No. 1 overall TE, and there are new names at kicker, punter, ILB and DT.
Note: We're still using 2009 stats; as conference play ramps up, we'll use 2010 stats for everyone on these lists. Otherwise, the massive disparities in competition levels thus far throw everyone off.
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