There aren't likely any first or second rounders in the bunch but CBS Sports predicts that as many as six Nevada Wolf Pack football players could be drafted next month by the National Football League.
The web site cbssports.com is predicting that four Wolf Pack players -- strong safety Duke Williams, tight end Zach Sudfeld, cornerback Khalid Wooten and linebacker Albert Rosette -- will likely be drafted in the sixth or seventh rounds. Two others -- offensive linemen Chris Barker and Jeff Nady -- have a slight chance of being drafted in the seventh round and another Pack player -- running back Stefphon Jefferson -- will likely have to settle for a free agent deal.
The cbssports.com Wolf Pack rankings . . .
- Williams, the web site says, could be picked as high as the sixth round. They rank Williams as the 219th best prospect overall and eighth best strong safety.
- Sudfeld is the 241st best prospect overall and 14th best tight end.
- Wooten is the 242nd best prospect and 30th best cornerback.
- Rosette is the 249th best prospect and 10th best inside linebacker.
- Barker is the No. 288 prospect and No. 16 guard.
- Nady is prospect No. 340 and offensive tackle No. 27.
- Jefferson is the 420th best prospect and No. 31 running back.
The web site predicts that five other Mountain West players will be drafted: Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor (2nd round), Fresno State free safety Phillip Thomas (second or third round), San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar (second, third round) and cornerback Leon McFadden (third or fourth round) and UNLV linebacker John Lotulelei (sixth or seventh round).