2011 NFL Mock Draft: Could Greg Little Be This Year's Mike Williams?

Casey CrailCorrespondent IMarch 27, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 22:  Greg Little #8 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dives past Florida State Seminole defenders for a first quarter touchdown at Kenan Stadium on October 22, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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When a number of top draft prospects from North Carolina were suspended for the 2010 season, their stock was plagued.

Robert Quinn, Marvin Austin and Greg Little have all felt the impact from their suspension.

However, at least one team should be getting a steal by selecting one of these players later due to suspension instead of talent.

In the most recent draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Mike Williams from Syracuse in the fourth round.

Williams was considered a second-round talent before suspension for the 2008 season and quitting the team during the 2009 season.

Leading all rookies with 65 receptions, 964 yards and 11 touchdowns, Williams has earned the title of a "steal."

Greg Little was also considered a second-round talent before his suspension. This suspension was for receiving jewelry and travel accommodations and then lying to the NCAA about it.

Mock drafts now see Little ranging from the third to fifth rounds.

Any team, especially one with a relatively significant need at receiving help should not hesitate on drafting Little at any point during or after the third round.

At 6'3", Little is a larger receiver, and there are some teams looking for a receiver with height in the mid rounds.

This list includes the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets.

Which ever team selects Little, whether it be in the third or later, could be getting a steal around the same caliber the Bucs had last season in Williams.