The 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were more than just a fake kneel-down in the Boca Raton Bowl.
The squad's two best players are highly evaluated NFL Draft prospects, both of which could be selected in the Top 50.
MORE: NFL Draft Order
Here are the Hilltoppers' top draft prospects and a quick assessment of the player from HEROSports.com's NFL Draft Analyst Todd Worly:
Lamp played left tackle for WKU, but likely projects at guard at the next level due to his lack of length. He has the hands,to be one of the best guards in the NFL when it comes to protecting the passer, and his explosiveness and knee bend are good enough to make him a solid run blocker on the interior.
I can’t wait to see what 40 time Taylor registers at the NFL Combine and/or the Western Kentucky Pro Day. You want a player that can take the top off a defense, take it the distance from anywhere on the field? Stop on a dime and make people miss in the open field? Give the QB confidence he'll make the catch every time? Then Taylor's your guy.
Lamp is widely considered the top guard prospects in the draft and projects as a Top 25 pick.
Taylor, at 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds, has size and strength to go with his speed and caught 98 balls for 1,730 yards and 17 TD this past season.
The Hilltoppers also boast late-round prospects in center Max Halpin and ILB Keith Brown, and prospects such as RBs Leon Allen and Anthony Wales, and WR Nicholas Harris that have a chance to sign as non-drafted free agents.