NFL Combine 2011: Comparing Top 25 Combine Invitees to Their NFL Counterparts

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NFL Combine 2011: Comparing Top 25 Combine Invitees to Their NFL Counterparts
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The who's-who of college football are headed to Indianapolis.

The NFL's annual combine is set to kick off once again this weekend, and it will feature many of college football's premiere players who are set to enter the NFL Draft. Among them are Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Anyone who wants a thorough list of who's there can view this great piece.

I'll be using it once again here, but I'm going to throw a curve into it: Who are the NFL counterparts to the top 25 players who will be attending?

This is the third time I've done this—the other two have been with quarterbacks and running backs. I'll repeat myself again: I'm not about to sit here and tell you that one of these players is the next Tom Brady or Julius Peppers.

I'm simply trying to spot qualities in the college players and similarities that are like those well-known NFL players. 

Let's get to work:

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