Top 5 players by position

Jan. 12, 2006 | Now that underclassmen are declaring for the NFL draft, the Top 5 list will take on a different look in the coming weeks. Instead of Top 5 Seniors by Position, it is now Top 5 Players by Position, based on seniors and underclassmen who are involved in the draft process. Expect many more changes in the next few weeks, since underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for April's draft.

1. Matt Leinart, USC
2. Vince Young, Texas (Junior)
3. Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
4. Brodie Croyle, Alabama
5. Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson
5a. Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green (Junior)