"Daymeion Hughes, Sr. California - 62 tackles, 5 interceptions, 12 broken up passes, 1.5 TFL
"The first-team All-Pac 10 star of last year should blossom into a superstar this season. He's an experienced defender with 118 tackles and seven career interceptions, and he put it all together with a fantastic 2005, turning into the lock-down corner the defense was looking for. At 6-2 and 188 pounds he's a great-sized corner with the speed to stay with just about any receiver in the conference."
Who's better than Hughes? According to CFN.com, only one guy – South Carolina's Fred Bennett – and the Vols get an up-close look at him Oct. 28 at Neyland Stadium. CFN.com tabs the Gamecocks standout No. 1 among NCAA corners. Here's the explanation:
"Fred Bennett, Sr. South Carolina - 31 tackles, 1 sack, 3 interceptions, 10 broken up passes
"At 6-1 and 199 pounds with lights-out speed, Bennett will emerge as one of the SEC's best corners this year and is the next top NFL prospect from the USC defensive backfield. He has been steady over the last two seasons with good open-field tackling ability, seven interceptions and 13 broken up passes."