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Top five non-seniors by position

Nick Foles arrives on this list, as does Pac-10 counterpart LaMichael James

Originally Published: September 22, 2010
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

The lists of top NFL prospects below are comprised of non-seniors. Here you'll find guys like Andrew Luck, Robert Quinn and Akeem Ayers. These guys could enter the 2011 NFL draft -- or they could stick around for another year. We'll know more about that this winter.

The biggest adds this week in this category were Pac-10 guys: Nick Foles and LaMichael James. Two new TEs -- interestingly, both also from the Pac-10 -- also joined the list, as did a new DE, a new DT, a new OLB and two new punters.

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.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst