Clearly linebackers like Jarvis Jones and Manti Te'o have garnered much of the publicity in the college ranks at their positions. Both are likely first-round picks in the 2013 NFL draft, but where does Penn State's Michael Mauti stack up?
Mauti's rise to becoming the team's defensive leader parallels that of quarterback Matt McGloin. He's not getting the same attention that some of his peers at the position are but ESPN.com has him ranked as the fifth-best inside linebacker prospect in the draft.
So here's how Mauti stacks up against the best college linebackers when it comes to tackling, speed, pass coverage, pass rushing and intangibles.