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Miami's Taylor takes the top spot

Just a reminder -- the Top 100 doesn't reflect how guys figure to get drafted. It is directly off their impact on the field this season.

1. Sean Taylor, Miami, S: His game against FSU was the most impressive single performance this season. Has six picks.
2. Larry Fitzgerald, Pitt, WR: Unstoppable. Good for at least two TDs a game. He'd get Winslow's Heisman vote.

3. David Pollack, Georgia, DE: Proved how unblockable he is against Tennessee: eight tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass deflections and two quarterback pressures-and drew two holding penalties against Michael Munoz.
4. Kellen Winslow II, Miami, TE: The ultimate matchup problem. Can't be covered by linebackers or DBs. Also has become a relentless run blocker this fall.
5. Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma St., WR: The craftiest of the great wideouts. Only Fitzgerald is better when the ball is in the air.
6. Steven Jackson, Oregon St., RB: Would have more Heisman buzz if his team wasn't always playing when no one was watching.
7. Shawn Andrews, Arkansas, OT: The cornerstone to the SEC's top rushing offense averaging 5.0 yards per rush.
8. Mike Williams, USC, WR: No matter what defenses try, he still makes big plays.
9. Philip Rivers, NC State, QB: If his D were playing better, he'd be the Heisman frontrunner. Completing a sick 72 percent of his passes.
10. Tommie Harris, Oklahoma, DT: Stats never do him justice. Scouts say just watch the film of all the havoc he causes.
11. Roy Williams, Texas, WR: The only consistent weapon (33 catches, 485 yards) the Horns have on offense.
12. Cedric Cobbs, Arkansas, RB: Always has the explosive burst and power. Now has grown up. Leads SEC at 128 ypg and 6.2 yards per carry.
13. Jason White, Oklahoma, QB: Great comeback story. Even better numbers: 20 TDs-3 INTs; 69 percent completions.
14. DeAngelo Hall, Virginia Tech, CB/WR: The best thing to hit Blacksburg since Michael Vick.
15. Brad Smith, Missouri, QB: No sophomore jinx here, he's the most exciting QB around.
16. Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech, TB: Sure, he's got the 4.3 speed, but we love how he always seems to get three more yards after the first hit.

17. Stu Schweigert, Purdue, S: Top centerfielder, should be good for 7 or 8 picks this season.
18. Michael Clayton, LSU, WR/DB: Mr. Everything for the Tigers. Averaging 16.3 yards on his 33 catches.
19. Vince Wilfork, Miami, DT: He is the old Miami. Got challenged against BC and FSU and destroyed both opposing fronts.
20. Chris Gamble, Ohio State, CB/WR: Did get roasted by Lee Evans for game-winning TD, but that was about all he's given up thus far.
21. Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma, LB: Speedy big-playman has emerged as a leader for a young LB crew.
22. Darnell Dockett, FSU, DT: His return keyed all the talk about how the dominant FSU was back. 12 TFLs.
23. Robert Gallery, Iowa, OT: Great talent and a great technician.
24. D.J. Williams, Miami, OLB: Pro scouts have been drooling for years over the way he can attack the run and cover.
25. Reggie Williams, Washington, WR: Despite a nightmarish start for U-Dub, he'll still get his 80 catches.
26. Vontez Duff, Notre Dame, CB: Has gone up against most of the country's top receivers and more than held his own.
27. Derrick Johnson, Texas, LB: Would be higher if he wasn't on the 99th ranked run D.
28. Jammal Brimmer, UNLV, S: He's the biggest reason why Wisconsin isn't getting talked about as a BCS darkhorse.

29. B.J. Symons, Texas Tech, QB: It ain't all the system. He's averaging nearly 200 more passing yards than anybody else in the Big 12.
30. Jon Vilma, Miami, MLB: Worked to use his hands better. We like him because he has really stepped up as the team's leader.
31. Derrick Strait, Oklahoma, CB: Big 12 player of the week against Texas.
32. Dave Ball, UCLA, DE: Crafty pass rusher; knows how to attack OT's flaws. Leads Pac-10 with 8.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.
33. Eli Manning, Ole Miss, QB: Taking the next step to becoming a great QB, by cutting down on the picks. Has 14 TDs and just 6 INTs.
34. Brandon Everage, Oklahoma, S: Hits like an LB, should be a great pro if he can avoid the off-field problems.
35. Key Fox, Georgia Tech, LB: A complete linebacker-can rush the QB, play the run and cover. A leader on the ACC's top run D.
36. Will Smith, Ohio State, DE: The best of a great D-line.
37. Michael Turner, Northern Illinois, RB: Starting to pile up numbers for America's top off-the-radar team.
38. Richard Seigler, Oregon State, LB: Will be the next Beaver LB to be a first-day draft pick.
39. Bryan Randall, Virginia Tech, QB: No QB is more underrated. Deserves props for learning to take of the ball better.
40. Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma, CB/KR: Fireworks against UCLA (3 punt return TDs) overshadow his skills as a coverman.
41. Grant Wiley, West Virginia, LB: The Big East's leading tackler also has forced six fumbles.
42. Rodney Leisle, UCLA, DT: An ornery powerhouse, he's the reason why people aren't calling the Bruins soft any more.
43. Demorrio Williams, Nebraska, LB: Has flourished in Bo Pelini's new aggressive defense as a pass-rushing terror on third downs.
44. Shaud Williams, Alabama, RB: Adjusted to (another) new system very well. Averaging 117 rushing yards per game and has 9 TDs.
45. Lee Evans, Wisconsin, WR: Masterful route runner, burned Chris Gamble to end the Buckeyes' win streak.
46. David Greene, Georgia, QB: Almost never makes a mistake. Completes 62 percent of his passes and only throws 1 INT for every 45 attempts.
47. Marlin Jackson, Michigan, DB: Great talent has shaken off the tackling woes he had against Oregon.
48. Darren Sproles, Kansas State, RB: Should be good for 1,400 yards this season.
49. Karlos Dansby, Auburn, LB: The Tigers are only allowing 2.8 yards per rush. He also has three sacks.
50. Bradlee Van Pelt, Colorado St., QB: Has become more accurate and no QB is tougher. Heck, not many nose tackles are either.
51. Matt Ware, UCLA, CB: We like Reggie Williams, but he's dead wrong. Ware doesn't "suck."
52. Rod Rutherford, Pitt, QB: Nobody questions his arm now. Not with throwing 18 TDs and just 3 picks.
53. Derrick Knight, BC, RB: Awesome lower body strength. If the Eagles go bowling, it's because he carried them there.
54. Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (Ohio), QB: Struggled against Iowa and watched his Heisman hopes vanish, but has bounced back to connect on 69 percent of his passes.
55. Randy Starks, Maryland DT: The rock of the Terps D. Has 8 TFLs.
56. Kenechi Udeze, USC, DE: Has the power to play inside and the agility to play off the edge, he ate up Stanford for three sacks last week.
57. Richie Incognito, Nebraska, OT: Still nasty but has learned to tone down the extra.
58. Thomas Davis, Georgia, S: A revelation for the 'Dogs. Big hitter is also their leading tackler (8.2) and has made three sacks as a blitzer.
59. Jason Babin, Western Michigan, DE: Best pass rusher in the Midwest (yep, including the Big Ten). Should get 15 sacks.
60. J.P. Losman, Tulane, QB: Scouts knew about his arm, wheels and confidence. Now they knew he's tough as hell too. Has throw 19 TDs, just 6 INTs and completing 63 percent.
61. Matt Grootegoed, USC, OLB: Great instincts and is more of a problem for offenses now that he's on the weakside.
62. Chris Perry, Michigan, RB: Cooled after great start, but still shining as a run/catch threat.
63. Bo Schobel, TCU, DE: Great player in a great scheme. The Horned Frogs has 26 sacks -- 10 more than anyone else in C-USA and he has eight of 'em.
64. Michael Jenkins, Ohio State, WR: The Buckeyes go-to guy figures to be even more of a factor in the second half of the season.
65. Antrel Rolle, Miami, CB/PR: A gambler. He has good size and speed and has been solid.
66. Kirk Morrison, San Diego State, LB: Is playing more "downhill" this year. Would be a Butkus contender if he played in the Pac-10.
67. Braylon Edwards, Michigan, WR: Is better than last year, but still drops too many passes.
68. Josh Harris, Bowling Green, QB: Great run/pass guy still making big plays even without Urban Meyer around.
69. Shaun Cody, USC, DT: Superb pass rushing tackle. Would be higher if he was 100 percent.
70. Matt Roth, Iowa, DE: The biggest reason why the Hawkeyes don't have to blitz to get a pass rush.
71. Bill Whittemore, Kansas, QB: No a one-man show in Lawrence, but no player is more valuable in the Big 12 with the possible exception of Rashaun Woods.
72. Leroy Hill, Clemson, LB: The ACC's most improved player. Might get 30 tackles behind the line.
73. Nathaniel Adibi, Virginia Tech, DE: Hasn't quite had the huge games yet, but still getting loads of offense's attention.
74. Marion Barber III, Minnesota, RB: The best of a four-pronged running back attack. Averaging 6.9 ypc and has scored 14 TDs.
75. Wes Welker, Texas Tech, WR/KR: Gritty little do-everything guy is thriving in Leach's offense.
76. Jeff Smoker, Michigan State, QB: Quick, accurate arm is finally putting it all together for Spartans.
77. Quincy Wilson, West Virginia, RB: Showed against Miami what he's made of.
78. Matt Schaub, Virginia, QB: Very accurate, would be higher if he didn't miss more action.
79. Will Allen, Ohio State, S: The QB of the Buckeye D. Has a knack for big plays.
80. Jammal Brown, Oklahoma, OT: No longer looks like a converted D-lineman.
81. Eric Moore, FSU, DE: Has grown up nicely for FSU and looks like the next great 'Nole DE.
82. Kevin Simon, Tennessee, LB: Third in the SEC in tackles (9 per game) also has made three sacks.
83. Cadillac Williams, Auburn, RB: Got off to a shaky start, but is keying the Tigers surge. He has 92 yards per game; 4.5 yards per rush.
84. Greg Eslinger, Minnesota, C: Keys the Big Ten's best ground attack and pulls better than any center in the country.
85. Igor Olshansky, Oregon, DL: Ukrainian strongman has done well (7 TFLs) playing both inside and out for depleted Duck D-line.
86. Ben Troupe, Florida, TE: Not in Winslow's class, but still has enough tools to be considered a first-round prospect.
87. A.J. Hawk, Ohio State, OLB: OSU's top tackler has jumped in and become a star in Cie Grant's old spot.
88. Orien Harris, Miami, DT: Overshadowed by Wilfork, the agile 300-pound sophomore is really coming on.
89. Jonathan Jackson, Oklahoma, DE: Had a great Rose Bowl and has continued to shine. Has a team-best 19 hurries.
90. Jorge Cordova, Nevada, DE: Pulling off a unique triple crown: leading the WAC in tackles (10.3 per game), sacks (10) and TFLs (13).
91. Chad Lavalais, LSU, DT: Gives the Tigers a rugged inside presence. Has 8 TFLs and 5 sacks.
92. Dunta Robinson, South Carolina, CB: Leads SEC in passes defensed. The main reason why the Gamecocks are leading the SEC in pass D despite not having a pass rush.
93. Jake Grove, Virginia Tech, C: The nastiest center around helps pave the way for a great running game.
94. James Newson, Oregon State, WR: Gets lost in Steven Jackson's shadow, but he can play. Averaging 19 yards per catch.
95. Mark Clayton, Oklahoma, WR: Averaging 19.3 yards on 30 catches.
96. Eric Winston, Miami, OT: Converted TE is still learning the position, but already living up to the hype having shut down three stud rushers (Bobby McCray, Mathias Kiwanuka and Eric Moore.
97. Will Derting, Washington State, LB: One of the top tacklers on the west coast.
98. Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin., DB/KR: Has four picks and also a top punt returner.
99. Michael Boulware, FSU, LB: Good against the run. Very good against the pass.
100. Walter Reyes, Syracuse, RB: Slowed down a lot after great start but still averaging 6.7 ypc.

Bruce Feldman covers college football for ESPN The Magazine. E-mail him at bruce.feldman@espnmag.com.