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19. WR Jason Hill, Sr. Washington State

In one of the biggest surprises in college football this off-season, the fringe All-America candidate decided to return for his senior season when he could've been a first day draft pick. He's has the size at 6-2 and 208 pounds and the deep speed to be this year's star you need to watch. Not just flashy, he's consistent and clutch. Of course, his big performances are what get him noticed with a 240-yard, three touchdown day against Cal and a 190-yard, one score performance against Oregon State. He has only gone six games over the last two seasons without a touchdown.

24. RB Kenny Irons, Sr. Auburn

The South Carolina transfer ripped it up in spring practice of 2005, but didn't get into the mix until the third game of the season when he tore off 147 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Ball State on just 11 carries. He then went on to be one of the SEC's best players with eight 100-yard days showing off tremendous home-run hitting speed highlighted by a brilliant 218-yard day in the loss to LSU. He's not necessarily a power runner, but he's physical and doesn't go down easily. When he has a sliver of daylight, he'll tear off a huge gain

35. WR Davone Bess, Soph. Hawaii

UH head coach June Jones has gone as far as to call Bess the best receiver he has ever coached. Remember, Jones coached in the NFL. Bess spent his senior year in high school as a quarterback, sat out the 2004 season, and then ripped it up as a true freshman with seven 100-yard games highlighted by a two game stretch against Fresno State and Nevada when he caught 26 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns. He's as tough as they come with phenomenal hands and great concentration around the goal line.

36. DE Mkristo Bruce, Sr. Washington State

One of the nation's top all-around ends, the 6-6, 250-pound senior can do it all. He's an unstoppable pass rusher when he sees one-on-one blocking, but he's also solid against the run finishing fourth on the team in tackles. There are few better at getting around the corner and closing on the quarterback[/quote[

60. QB Colt Brennan, Jr. Hawaii

Think Timmy Chang with a bigger arm and some mobility. After a long, tough road being exiled from Colorado, Brennan ended up at Hawaii from Saddleback Community College. He turned out to be one of the nation's best all-around quarterbacks leading the country in total offense while becoming the WAC's most prolific passer. He's 6-3 and 190 pounds with the mobility to buy himself time to throw and occasionally take off. Of course, at Hawaii, it's all about throwing the ball, and Brennan threw for over 300 yards in ten games including the final seven with four 400-yard days and a 515-yard, seven touchdown explosion against New Mexico State. While he threw 13 interceptions, he spread them out with no more than two in any one game. Considering he threw 515 times, that's not bad.

94. RB Ken Darby, Sr. Alabama

All fears of a hernia problem last off-season quickly dissipated as Darby ripped off 145 yards in the SEC opener against South Carolina and wasn't held below 81 yards the rest of the season. Considering all the great Alabama running backs, Darby could set an impressive mark by being the first to run for three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons after tearing off 1,062 in 2004. He's not a special back when it comes to moves, speed or flash, but he's as rock-solid as they come and always seems to be coming up with productive carries cranking out over five yards per carry last year when everyone was focused on stopping him. While he has nice hands as a receiver, he only averaged 4.6 yards per catch

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