Class of '07 Big Ten team recruiting needs

Taking into consideration depth, graduation and players who will leave early for the NFL, here are the recruiting needs of each team in the Big Ten:

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Rashard Mendenhall had a strong spring game, and the sophomore should play a much bigger role this year, but both Pierre Thomas and E.B. Halsey are seniors, so depth at running back is an issue. Illinois uses a lot of three-receiver sets, so the emphasis will be on recruiting backs with the burst and vision to excel in a one-back spread set.