A real knock ‘em down, drag ‘em out match-up in the Granddaddy of them all.  This game could produce as many as ten top 100 picks.  Tony Pauline breaks down the top five.

David Yankey/G/Stanford: There is a wide variety of opinion on Yankey in the scouting community.  Everything from a first round starter to middle round back-up.  I am of the former opinion somewhat.  Yankey’s athleticism, ability to block on the move and fundamentally sound play leads me to grade him as a bottom third of round one prospect with immediate starting potential in the NFL.  Expect Yankey to enter the draft.  1st Round

Darqueze Dennard/CB/Michigan State: During our Big Ten preview last August, I spoke glowingly of Dennard and rated him as a potential first round pick.  He possesses terrific ball skills, a great feel in coverage and fights hard to defend throws.  On film Dennard does not seem to possess elite corner speed, which is why he may fall out of the first frame.  Still, he comes with an NFL ready game and brings starting potential.  2nd Round

Shilique Calhoun/DE-OLB/Michigan State: Calhoun was another Spartan we gave the heads up on in August and the red-shirt sophomore did not disappoint.  The athletic defender looks more like a power forward on the football field and is developing into a dominant force.  He’s not only a good pass rusher but also makes a lot of plays in space and pursuit.  People expect Calhoun to return for another season on the college field and continued progress in his game will push this talented prospect into the first round.  2nd Round

Cameron Fleming/T/Stanford: Though Yankey gets most of the headlines on Stanford’s offensive line, it would not be out of line to claim Fleming will be his equal at the next level.  The athletic right tackle combines power, movement skills and size to dominate opponents.  Many feel he has enough ability to move over to the left side as Fleming’s footwork and agility grade out well. No word on whether he’ll return to Stanford or opt for the draft but a big senior season could push Fleming into the first round in 2015.  2nd Round

Trent Murphy/OLB/Stanford: Moving towards the draft Murphy grades as one of the better 3-4 outside linebackers in the draft.  Though not in the class of Anthony Barr or Khalil Mack, the senior is a dominant force in his own right and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage.  Pre-draft testing will determine where Murphy ends up in the draft’s second day.  3rd Round