In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will be looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and counting down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, No. 82 in 2010 class
Fiedorowicz, a tight end, initially committed to Illinois in July of 2009 after considering offers from Notre dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa, but had a change of heart during his senior season. He made the switch to Iowa in late November of 2009 after a visit to Iowa for the Hawkeyes regular-season finale. Fiedorowicz was part of an Iowa 2010 class that included offensive tackle Brandon Sherff, who is projected to be a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL draft.
Fiedorowicz headed to Iowa with lofty expectations. Though his career got off to a slow start as he developed, he finished with a flurry. As a freshman, he saw action in all 13 games for the Hawkeyes and followed with five starts in 13 games as a sophomore, finishing with 16 receptions for 167 yards and three touchdowns.
As a junior, Fiedorowicz started to become a true NFL prospect, starting 12 games and earning honorable mention All-Big 10 following a season that included 45 receptions for 433 yards and one touchdown.
He followed his junior campaign with a first-team All-Big 10 senior season. He caught 30 passes for 299 yards and six scores in 13 games, with 12 being starts.
Fiedorowicz was selected in the third round (No. 65-overall) of the 2014 NFL draft by the Houston Texans.
Honorable mention: Tyler Wilson, No. 82 in 2008 class. Wilson was a record-setting quarterback at Arkansas, passing for more than 7,500 yards and 52 touchdowns in 37 games, including 24 starts and more than 7,000 yards over his last two seasons. He was named First-team All-SEC in 2011, and the 2012 Cotton Bowl Offensive MVP. Wilson was selected in the fourth round (No. 112-overall) in the 2013 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. He is currently with the Cincinnati Bengals.