The top 10
Who's hot: No player in the 2011 draft class is hotter right now that LSU CB Pat Peterson following his dominating performance at last month's combine where he ran a sub-4.35 40 at 220 pounds. Peterson still may not be the #1 pick this year - and in fact no CB has ever been selected either first or second overall in the modern era - but he at least has the skill set to be the highest graded propect entering the draft. There is a similar story for Alabama DT Marcel Dareus, a 320-pound rock who ran under 4.95 at the combine, and as a result, may, if nothing else, have edged ahead of Auburn's Nick Fairley, whom he outweighs by almost 30 pounds, for the top grade at the position. Meanwhile, North Carolina DE Robert Quinn is lukewarm, but could have been much hotter if he had been able to run in the sub-4.6 range at the combine. Quinn, though, was clocked in 4.70 seconds, which is still good for a 265-270-pound edge rusher, and likely currently is still in the discussion for the #1 pick because of his explosiveness off the snap.
Who's not: Despite running a very quick sub-4.9 40 at the combine, the stock of Auburn's Fairley may have slipped a tad over concerns that he only weighs in the 290 range; there are also concerns about a shoulder injury - Fairley didn't lift at the combine - as well as some concerns over the fact that he may not always go full out on every snap. A health issue has also resulted in a bit of a slide for Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers. Bowers had surgery to repair an MCL at the end of the season and while he claims to be 100% did not workout at the combine and won't participate in the Tigers' pro day this week. Instead, Bowers, who led the country with 15.5 sacks last fall despite the injury, won't workout until April 1st when he holds a private workout. Georgia WR A.J. Green also had a somewhat disappointing combine where his numbers were al middle-of-the-pack among WRs including a 4.50 40 clocking. That's not bad, but not quite the stuff of #1 picks in a loaded draft.