Underclassmen have until Jan. 15, 2006, to file their paperwork with the league office in order to qualify for entry in the 2006 NFL draft. The following is a list of the top underclassmen prospects, broken down into three categories: those that are already gone, those that should stay and those that should go.
Ray Edwards, DE, Purdue -- second round
Possesses a massive frame, long arms and room to grow. Naturally athletic DE with above-average speed. Shows explosive pass-rushing potential, but is still very raw. Needs to improve technique and lower body strength. Had a better season as a sophomore (2004) than he did as a junior (2005).
Bernard Pollard, S, Purdue -- second or third round
A big safety with good versatility. Is aggressive versus the run and shows good instincts in coverage. Lack of ideal top-end speed and explosive power will keep him out of the first round.