Higdon sees junior preseason All-American wide receiver and Heisman candidate Keenan Allen as a star in the draft saying "Allen is a good enough player to enter into first round discussion early on."
Higdon goes on to say "Allen's combination of size and speed make him a superior prospect to draft. He runs well after the catch and finishes his runs. He can snatch the ball out of the air and make tough catches amid contact."
The AFC2NFC blog is also high on running back Isi Sofele and quarterback Zach Maynard. Sofele will be a senior this fall, while Maynard is entering his junior season of eligibility.
Higdon calls Sofele a "workhorse" and a "quick runner who takes short, choppy steps and who changes directions pretty well."
He lists Maynard as a "good athlete" pointing to his standout game against a nationally-ranked Stanford team. Higdon goes on to state that "Maynard's connection to the talented Allen is crucial to the team's success."
You can read the complete AFC2NFC blog previewing Cal's 2013 NFL draft here.