These young players are on track to make TSN's top 100 list next year.
Kevan Barlow, RB, 49ers. Neither Garrison Hearst nor opposing defenses will be able to hold him back this year.
Nick Barnett, MLB, Packers. If Barnett can avoid mistakes, he won't be able to avoid being a top 100 player.
Shaun Ellis, DE, Jets. He almost made the list this year after a breakthrough 2003 season.
Jeff Faine, C, Browns. He probably is the most promising young center.
Charles Grant, DE, Saints. If he can beat the Saints' other talented pass rushers to the quarterback, he will earn a place with the game's elite pass rushers.
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans. There's room for more than one Johnson in the top 100.
Michael Lewis, S, Eagles. There's room for more than one Eagles safety in the top 100.
Santana Moss, WR, Jets. A healthy Chad Pennington could be his ticket to the Pro Bowl.
Shaun Rogers, DT, Lions. Keeping his weight under control should put him over the top.
Kevin Williams, DT, Vikings. Moving to tackle from end was the beginning of his ascension.
Charles Tillman, CB, Bears. Mothers won't want to see him hanging around their wide receiver sons.
Pisa Tinoisamoa, OLB, Rams. Playing like a pinball will give him lots of points in our rankings.
Senior writer Dan Pompei covers the NFL for Sporting News. Email him at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just reading over this....I think Santana Moss shouldn't be on this list, as he is already way past it. And about Barlow...isn't that what they said LAST year...?