• Taylor Lewan*/T/Michigan: Lewan is the first of three offensive linemen rising up draft boards and an underclassman who continues to impress scouts. He looked outstanding in all areas against the athletic Illinois defense. His skills in pass protection were outstanding as Lewan had no problem controlling defensive ends or oncoming blitzers. Watching the big left tackle easily move down the field blocking in motion was especially impressive. There's a very good chance Lewan will be the first offensive tackle selected if he enters the 2013 NFL Draft.
• Travis Frederick/OL/Wisconsin: The Badgers offensive line has recently seen a resurgence and Frederick is leading the way. The athletic blocker moved to center this season after spending his sophomore campaign at guard and was a one-man wrecking crew against Purdue. Frederick dominated on the line of scrimmage, opening large holes in the middle of the field for the running game. He also displayed terrific skill in motion, annihilating linebackers on the second level. Frederick looks NFL ready and will be a top-75 choice if he enters the draft.
• Lane Johnson/T/Oklahoma: Johnson was dominant during the Sooners' lopsided victory over Texas, manhandling a pair of talented Longhorns defensive ends. Johnson is known for his pass protection skills, yet he has displayed improved run-blocking strength and also showed great ability blocking in motion. His play was responsible for several long gainers early in the game which set the tone for Oklahoma. Johnson entered the season with middle-round grades yet has moved into the draft's second day and now ranks as a top-100 choice.
• Manti Te'o/ILB/Notre Dame: Te'o was criticized by some after bypassing the NFL draft last April, yet no one is questioning his decision anymore.
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