staff, September 5, 2012

On Tuesday's season debut of "The Next Level," our resident NFL draft expert Russ Lande released his first Big Board of the 2012 season. Michigan State's William Gholston and Purdue's Kawann Short top the list that includes seven defensive players. The lone offensive guys: Michigan's Taylor Lewan, Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell and Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Watch Lande break down his top five Big Ten NFL draft prospects now.

[Related: Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Purdue DT Kawann Short]

Russ Lande's Big Board (9/4/12)
1. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
2. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
3. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
4. Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
5. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
6. Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
7. Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan
8. Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue
9. Jonathan Brown, LB, Illinois
10. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

Catch "The Next Level" at 8 p.m. ET every Tuesday throughout the football season. And don't forget to check out the show's Twitter handle (@BTNNextLevel).

Penn State product and current NFL free agent Anthony Adams visited the show Tuesday to talk about his alma mater and his popular YouTube videos. Watch the interview below: