16 for '16: Top prospects from outside Power 5

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Much of the hype heading into each season surrounds stars from the Football Bowl Subdivision's Power 5 conferences: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Throw Notre Dame into that mix, as well.

But last year, Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) power North Dakota State had the No. 2 overall draft pick in QB Carson Wentz. In fact, four first-rounders were picked from schools outside the Power 5 (plus, Notre Dame) last April while nine others landed in the top 100.

As part of CFB 24/7's "16 for 16" series, I reviewed the top 16 players from outside the Power 5. Three stars from the FCS are included here, while the rest hail from the other FBS conferences.

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Chad Reuter

Draft Analyst

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