Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton will almost surely declare for the 2011 NFL Draft after Monday's BCS Championship against the Oregon Ducks.
He has little reason to return to Auburn, where he would remain under a cloud of NCAA scrutiny and where he could hardly prove more than he has en route to winning the Heisman Trophy.
Therefore, Newton will almost certainly be a first-round pick, going to one of the fistful of teams searching for a new signal-caller in 2011. He will not be the only prospective first-round pick on the field on Monday, either. Teammate Nick Fairley could actually go ahead of Newton.
Read on for the six best draft prospects who will appear in Monday's title contest for each side.