2016 Top 50 NFL Draft Prospects

Here's a look at the top 50 draft-eligible prospects for next year, led by quarterback Connor Cook, defensive lineman Joey Bosa, cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and Laremy Tunsil. Who's No. 1?

Below are the 'way too early draft rankings.' This group consists of players who are draft eligible in 2016. Certain players will elect to stay in college for another year.

Sure, the next NFL Draft is 50 weeks away, but you have to start building the next group of draft rankings at some point.

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa gets the nod as the top prospect in the next draft pool followed by Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves and Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley. Bosa is a multi-talented lineman that will draw a lot of comparisons to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Meanwhile, Hargreaves could be the draft's top-rated corner in some time while Stanley is your prototype offensive tackle.

I will have a keen interest on what happenings at the quarterback position. Michigan State signal caller Connor Cook is the top-rated player at this position right now but that could certainly change, especially considering two other quarterbacks. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg didn't have a great sophomore season but he certainly has all the physical tools that the pro scouts covet. Then you have a quarterback like Ohio State's Cardale Jones. He was fantastic in the Buckeyes' historic title run, but it was a body of work that encompassed only three games. With good seasons this fall both Jones and Hackenberg could really elevate their draft stock. The sleeper signal caller at this point has to be Indiana's Nate Sudfeld. He's big, strong and has a quick release. Scouts are falling in love with him.

It's another intriguing year at running back. A trio standouts with Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliot, Alabama's Derrick Henry and Pitt's James Conner. It doesn't appear to be as top heavy at wide receiver but it's early. I am quite confident players will emerge and rise with big 2015 seasons. Pitt's Tyler Boyd is the top-rated wide receiver at this time while Alabama's O.J. Howard has a chance to be one of the all-timers at this position from Tuscaloosa.

It's a good group of tackles, led by Stanley [mentioned above]. Will Ole Miss standout Laremy Tunsil catch him in the rankings or could it be someone else? Speaking of the Rebels, Ole Miss is well represented. Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche comes in at No. 5 overall. There's no question that if he shows up with his 'A' game in 2015 he could rise up the rankings and challenge for the top spot. It appears to be another fine year on the defensive front, led by Bosa and Nkemdiche. Keep a close eye on DeForest Buckner (Oregon), Shawn Oakman (Baylor), Emmanael Ogbah (Oklahoma State), Chris Jones (Mississippi State) and Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State).

Two of my favorite players in college football are linebackers that reside in the Pac 12 in Scooby Wright (Arizona) and Myles Jack (UCLA). Jack checks in inside the top 10 at No. 6 overall.

The secondary is pretty stacked led by Hargreaves. Other standouts are FSU's Jalen Ramsey, USC's Su'a Cravens, Tennessee's Cameron Sutton, and Ole Miss's Tony Conner. I would bet the farm more prospects emerge, especially cornerbacks.

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Joey Bosa
Ohio State / 6'6 / 275 lbs
  • DE
  • 2
  • 1

Analysis

Bosa may have been the first defensive player off the board in 2015 draft. He's a flat out dominating player who has all the tools - size (6-6/275), good speed, and athleticism. He can play defensive end or tackle but probably best suited as a 3-4 defensive end. Bosa posted 13.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss as a true sophomore. He plays the game so hard and is so tenacious.

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Vernon Hargreaves III
Florida / 5'11 / 192 lbs
  • CB
  • 7
  • 1

Analysis

Seeing Hargreaves here, on this list, was inevitable. I first saw him as a junior in high school and you knew then he had star written all over him. He signed with the Gators and made an immediate impact on Will Muschamp's defense. Now he's the top cornerback in college football with the skill set to be a potential top five pick in next year's draft. Hargreaves has very good size (5-11/192) and length. He plays with outstanding instincts and superior ball skills. Hargreaves is exceptional in press coverage and can play off. This is a confident corner that's as good as they come. Hargreaves led the SEC last season with 13 pass breakups and also recorded three interceptions.

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Ronnie Stanley
Notre Dame / 6'5.5 / 315 lbs
  • OT
  • 6
  • 2

Analysis

Stanley is a big and long (6-5/315) offensive tackle from South Bend. He would have most certainly been one of the top OLs off the board last week. He plays with extraordinary balance, agility and has terrific feet. He can bend and he can move. Stanley can drive defenders off the ball and mirror rushers in pass pro. Stanley started 13 games at right tackle in 2013 and 13 games on the left side last season. Stanley only gave up one sack in 2014. That's remarkable considering he played against Leonard Williams (USC), Frank Clark (Michigan), Marcus Hardison (Arizona State), Lorenzo Mauldin (Louisville), Sheldon Rankins (Louisville) and Danielle Hunter (LSU). He also recorded 110 knockdown blocks last fall.

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Laremy Tunsil
Mississippi / 6'5 / 315 lbs
  • OT
  • 1
  • 1

Analysis

Tunsil is a former five-star recruit from the Sunshine State that held off Hargreaves for top honors in Florida in 2013. Like Stanley he's a massive tackle (6-5/305) with great length and athleticism out on the tackle island. Tunsil's strength is his ability to pass protect, using his feet and reach to keep pass rushers at bay. He has good agility, bends well and knows how to effectively uses his hands. Tunsil has been a starter since day one and has only given up two sacks in two seasons in the rugged SEC.

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Robert Nkemdiche
Mississippi / 6'4 / 285 lbs
  • DE
  • 13
  • 3

Analysis

Nkemdiche was Scout's top recruit in the 2013 class. This is a naturally strong and powerful defensive lineman best suited to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 or the ideal defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Nkemdiche is the leanest 285-pound lineman you will ever lay eyes on. He gets off the ball well and simply overpowers the opposition. He has good athleticism and speed for a big man but he will never be confused for a fast, twitchy edge rusher. Nkemdiche can stun blockers with his initial jolt. He plays with good leverage, a good motor and can dominate the line of scrimmage. Nkemdiche is still a work in progress as he continies to learn the game and develop more technique. He's sneaky athletic and actually played some running back in high school. There's no doubt Nkemdiche was one of the greatest high school prospects I have ever seen in 20 plus years.

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Myles Jack
UCLA / 6'1 / 232 lbs
  • OLB
  • 4
  • 1

Analysis

Myles Jack is the next Jack of all trades from the Pac 12. He's has been a big time playmaker on both sides of the ball for the Bruins at running back and linebacker. That's happens at the high school level but is a rarity in college. Jack's a dynamic and explosive athlete that's 6-1/232-pounds. He plays with a passion and aggression. He's physical and hard hitting and dynamic against the run. Jack needs to round out his overall game and that should come with time. Jack has 25 starts at linebacker over his first two seasons and one at running back. He has 163 tackles and 10 rushing touchdowns in two seasons at UCLA. Jack's one of my favorite players in college football.

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Jalen Ramsey
Florida State / 6'1 / 201 lbs
  • S
  • 3
  • 1

Analysis

Ramsey has done it all in the Seminole secondary, playing both cornerback and safety in Tallahassee. He has 28 career starts playing both positions. Last season Ramsey recorded 97 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, and has 12 pass breakups. In 2013, Ramsey became the first true freshman to start at cornerback since Deion Sanders.

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Jaylon Smith
Notre Dame / 6'2.5 / 240 lbs
  • OLB
  • 12
  • 2

Analysis

This is one of those recruits who see and meet in high school and you knew he would be on to great things. Smith just has that 'it' quality along with size, speed, athleticism and smarts. He was an immediate plug and play guy in South Bend, evnetually playing the middle and weakside linebacker positions for the Fighting Irish. He close last season with 112 tackles and nine tackles for a loss. Smith can pretty much do anything you ask, stuff the run, play inside-out and drop and make plays in covergae. This is an outstanding player and prospect from Notre Dame.

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A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama / 6'4 / 312 lbs
  • DT
  • 10
  • 1

Analysis

This big man started for Alabama at two different spots on the defensive front and that versatility will only make him even more valuable. This 312-pounder is incredibly light on his feet. His outstanding quickness allow him to penetrate and make plays or move laterally and make plays. That's a dangerous combination for this young player from Tuscaloosa. In addition, he has tremendous strength and does a nice job of keep his pad level low. There's no question with a big season and growth in the development department he could elevate his draft status into the top ten. Robinson has serious upside written all over him.

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DeForest Buckner
Oregon / 6'7 / 290 lbs
  • DE
  • 5
  • 2

Analysis

Buckner is a tall and rangy player that has played several positions on the Oregon defensive front both inside and out. This is a big Duck at 6-foot-7. For his size, he moves like a basketball small forward, showing good short area quickness and the ability to play in space. This lateral range coupled with his speed, athleticism and length makes him a dangerous defenisve end prospect. Buckner has recorded 19.5 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks over his Oregon career. This is a players that goes hard on every down. He's on track for a big season this fall that could set him on for life.

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Connor Cook
Michigan State / 6'4 / 220 lbs
  • QB
  • 35
  • 4

Analysis

Cook is your classic NFL prospect at this position with good size and a good arm. He has been highly productive and efficient the past two seasons at Michigan State, throwing 45 touchdown passes and close to 5,800 passing yards. When he's tight with his mechanics and steps into his throws Cook's as accurate as they come.

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Leonard Floyd
Georgia / 6'4 / 231 lbs
  • OLB
  • 24
  • 3

Analysis

Floyd may have very well snuck into the first round last week. But he surprised many and elected to stay in Athens for one more season. Floyd is a terrific athlete, sound tackler and shows excellent versatility because he can play anywhere at the linebacker position. Floyd has really developed his pass rush skills and excels in coverage. This is a well rounded linebacker already with athleticism and upside. Floyd has posted some good numbers in two playing seasons at Georgia - 110 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss.

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Su'a Cravens
USC / 6'1 / 225 lbs
  • S
  • 13
  • 2

Analysis

Cravens has been a two-year starter for the Trojans and has racked up 120 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, seven interceptions and 10 pass breakups. At 6-1/225 he has showed the ability to make plays all over the field for USC since day one as a Trojan. He's played both strong safety and linebacker and projects best in the secondary because of his size. This player is extremely athletic, has good speed and excellent range.

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Shawn Oakman
Baylor / 6'9 / 280 lbs
  • DE
  • 63
  • 12

Analysis

Oakman is a monster with incredible size at 6-foot-8. He elected to stay in school and come back for another season at Baylor. Last season he recorded 48 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks. He transferred from Happy Valley after having some off the field problems at Penn State. He literally has enormous talent, as Oakman is long, quick and strong at right defensive end.

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Christian Hackenberg
Penn State / 6'4 / 223 lbs
  • QB
  • 155
  • 9

Analysis

I knew a few years ago when I saw Hackenberg in high school that he had the physical traits to one day soon be a high level pro prospect. He has prototype size at 6-4/236. Hackenberg has arm talent and can make all the throws. Hackenberg is football smart and plays with a sense of calmness and poise. He's a pocket passer all the way but has shown the ability to throw on the run. In two seasons as the Penn State starter he has throws for 5,932 and 32 touchdown passes. On the flip side he has thrown way too many interceptions (25) and has struggled with consistency. Hackenberg had a bumpy 2014 season, caused in part by a poor Nittany Lion offensive front. He needs to clean things up and work on ball security. There's no doubt a big '15 campaign will make him very coveted by the NFL.

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Tyler Boyd
Pittsburgh / 6'2 / 190 lbs
  • WR
  • 48
  • 6

Analysis

Boyd took college football by storm as a true freshman in 2013, catching 85 balls for 1,174 yards and scoring seven times. Last season he hauled in 78 catches for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns. At 6-2/190 Boyd possesses good size. This is a player that can make the spectacular look easy. He has a wide catch radius, terrific body control and hand-eye coordination.

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O.J. Howard
Alabama / 6'6 / 242 lbs
  • TE
  • NR
  • 22

Analysis

Howard is an intriguing draft prospect just like he was as a high school recuit a few years ago. He's blessed with outstanding size, speed and athleticism. Howard has been productive for the Crimson Tide in the run game. In two seasons he has over 110 knockdown blocks in the Alabama run game. But where he will make a living is as a huge receiving threat. He's tall and long and uses that to his advantage. Howard can catch the football and become a yacker. In today's NFL he could be an outstanding weapon.

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Kendall Fuller
Virginia Tech / 6'0 / 197 lbs
  • CB
  • 45
  • 4

Analysis

This Fuller will be the fourth Fuller to make a living in the NFL. In 2014 Kyle Fuller was drafted in the first round by the Bears. Vincent Fuller also played cornerback in the pros while Corey was a wide receiver. That's amazing. Back to Kendall - this Hokie was a star from day one in Blacksburg. In fact he was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman, recording 58 tackles, 11 pass deflections and six picks for the 2013 season. Last year he played with a nagging wrist injury and still registered 54 tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups. This Fuller is blessed with a combination of good size and speed. Add his athleticism and you have the makings of a first round draft pick next spring.

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Shilique Calhoun
Michigan State / 6'5 / 250 lbs
  • DE
  • 19
  • 4

Analysis

Calhoun had a shot to go in the first round had he elected to bail on Michigan State. Instead, he returns to East Lansing hoping to carve out a good 2015 campaign and solidifying himself as a slam dunk first rounder next spring. Look for this Spartan to be a 3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 strong side defenisve end. He's not a tackle machine but when he makes plays he makes big plays. 37% of his tackles have come from behind the line of scrimmage with tackles for a loss (30) and sacks (16.5). Calhoun is quick, especially off the ball. He's strong, shows the ability to play in space and make plays on the other side of the field.

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Chris Jones
Mississippi State / 6'4 / 308 lbs
  • DE
  • 244
  • 24

Analysis

Chris Jones can be as good as he wants to be. This defensive line prospect is blessed with an incredible combination of size, speed and athleticism. He's also extremely versatile and can play inside and out. At 6-4/300, he's long and explosive. With departurnes to the NFL from Starkville, Jones will have a chance to put up monster numbers and have a dominating 2015 season.

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Duke Williams
Auburn / 6'2 / 224 lbs
  • WR
  • 222
  • 27

Analysis

Dhaquille's nickname is Duke. This junior college transfer recorded 45 receptions for 730 yards and five touchdowns in his first season at Auburn. He was a good transition for Williams but could have been better. He just needs to play with more consistency and dropped too many easy ball. It's a concentration issue. Other than that, Williams has everything - size, speed and athleticism. This kid has serious talent and just needs to put it all together.

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Spencer Drango
Baylor / 6'6 / 310 lbs
  • OG
  • 129
  • 8

Analysis

Drango wisely returned for another season at Baylor. He has now recorded 34 starts at both tackle positions. Last season Drango only allowed one sack. He also graded out at 88%, had 31 knockdown blocks and 16 touchdown resulting blocks. He gets off the ball very well and plays with good leverage. Drango could be a swing player in the NFL at guard and tackle.

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Cameron Sutton
Tennessee / 6'1 / 189 lbs
  • CB
  • NR
  • 46

Analysis

Sutton has been a starter since day one in Knoxville. In fact, he has started in all 25 games he has played for the Vols. Sutton has recorded 76 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 25 passes defended, and four interceptions over his Tennessee career. This is a cornerback with outstanding size, instincts, and ball skills. He has above average speed and very good quickness. Sutton is just a sound player all the way around.

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Laquon Treadwell
Mississippi / 6'2 / 224 lbs
  • WR
  • 11
  • 1

Analysis

Treadwell could move into the top ten if he's truly healthy and has productive season this fall. He had a horrible injury late last season breaking his fibula and ankle. When healthy and roaring, Treadwell is one of the most dangerous players in the game. He has good size, athleticism, speed and quickness. He's strong and runs good routes, creating separation out of his breaks. Treadwell catches the ball cleanly and then is tough to deal with afterwards. He has 120 passes for over 1,240 yards and 10 touchdowns in 22 games played. Ole Miss kept him out of spring practice.

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Taylor Decker
Ohio State / 6'8 / 315 lbs
  • OT
  • 25
  • 4

Analysis

Decker has a ton of experience and starts at both right and left tackle in Columbus. He has super size (6-7/315) and length. He played well in 2014, earning 2nd Team All-Big Ten honors. Decker developed as the Buckeyes most consistent offensive linemen last year, which is saying something considering the talent in the trenches.

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Nate Sudfeld
Indiana / 6'5 / 240 lbs
  • QB
  • 202
  • 14

Analysis

The Hoosiers are led by an outstanding QB prospect in Sudfield. This player is technically as sound as they come. He has a beautiful and quick release and nice mechanics. In this area of the position he's further along than most. He can make all the passes, throw with velocity of change speeds. Sudfield has also shown the ability to throw with anticipation and to spots. He has completed 60% of his passes for 4,306 yards and 34 touchdowns. Sudfield has 14 career starts.

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Emmanuel Ogbah
Oklahoma State / 6'4 / 275 lbs
  • DE
  • 19
  • 5

Analysis

Ogbah is the first Oklahoma State Cowboy to be named defensive linemen of the year by the league's coaches. He played in every game as a freshman and started every game last season, even going one stretch with a sack in six consecutive games. He finished last season with 49 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and five pass breakups. Ogbah could have declared for the 2014 draft but this red-shirt junior is coming back. If Ogbah improves this season like he did last than it will prove to be a wise decision. Look for his stock to continue to rise.

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Scooby Wright
Arizona / 6'1 / 246 lbs
  • ILB
  • 52
  • 2

Analysis

I am not sure there has been a more productive defensive player in the country that this cat from Arizona. Wright was an under the radar recruit that has been a star in the desert from day one. His numbers are incredible - 41 tackles for a loss 182 tackles, and 14.5 sacks in two years while playing outside linebacker, inside linebacker and defensive end. This is a physical player with deceptive athleticism. He's versatile and can make plays within the box or in space. At times he can be explosive. This guy is just a football player.

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Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State / 5'11.5 / 225 lbs
  • RB
  • 8
  • 1

Analysis

The only player hotter than Elliot in college football over the final month of the season was Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones. Still, Elliot was incredible for the Buckeyes, rushing for over 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has good size and speed. Elliot possesses an incredible burst of speed and lateral agility. Add to that his strength, as Elliot is a powerful runner. If he picks up where he left off after winning the national title Ohio State will be in great position to defend their championship.

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Pharoh Cooper
South Carolina / 5'11 / 208 lbs
  • WR
  • 125
  • 14

Analysis

All you need to know about Cooper is that he's one of the top athletes in the SEC. That's a pretty impressive statement considering the talent in that conference. Cooper made first team in that league in 2014, after recording 69 receptions for 1,136 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He's also an excellent return man. In two seasons in Columbia, Cooper has five plays of 70-yards or more. He's built like a running back and is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands because he has speed and quickness. Cooper is just a playmaker.

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Antonio Conner
Mississippi / 6'0 / 217 lbs
  • S
  • NR
  • 36

Analysis

Conner is one of a handful of Rebels who are on this list from that outstanding Ole Miss recruiting class of 2013. The best part of Conner's game is his versatility. You can line him up in the box or he can drop into coverage. Conner is just a football player that excels in everything he does. He has 130 tackles over two years of starting in the Rebels secondary.

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Cardale Jones
Ohio State / 6'5 / 250 lbs
  • QB
  • 165
  • 12

Analysis

Where do you put a player like Jones with only a few starts? He's so difficult to project on such a small body of work. Will he continue to blow college football away with his combination of size, arm strength, athletic ability and poise under pressure? Or will he come back down to earth after leading Ohio State through the Big 10 Championship Game, playoff and national title? There's no question he played outstanding when called upon during his three starts. It's still unknown if he will even be the Ohio State starter in 2015.

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James Conner
Pittsburgh / 6'2 / 250 lbs
  • RB
  • NR
  • 32

Analysis

Yea, that size is correct. At 250-pounds, this Pitt running back moves much better than you would ever imagine which translates well into the NFL. Conner was the first All-American running back for the Panthers since Craig Heyward. He rushed for 1,765 yards and scored 26 touchdowns last season. Conner uses his size and can be a physical runner who shows balance and the ability to stay on his feet.

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Marquez North
Tennessee / 6'4 / 223 lbs
  • WR
  • NR
  • 49

Analysis

As the Vols offense matures and grows up so to should North and his numbers… if he can stay healthy. North has all the physical tools to warrant a spot this high in the coming draft if he can stay on the field. He has size, good speed and soft hands. North is exactly the big target at this position that the NFL covets. He missed the final three games last year with a shoulder injury. North should be ready for a breakout 2015 season.

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Derrick Henry
Alabama / 6'3 / 242 lbs
  • RB
  • 28
  • 2

Analysis

I keep waiting for Henry to have that breakout season at Alabama. He's been very good his first two seasons but hasn't been asked to be the bell-cow because of their talent and depth at the positon. Henry has a very unique skills set, running hard at 240-pounds. It's funny, because I was not a believer in Henry initially as a runner. Then I went and saw him play live his senior year. In that game he rushed for over 300-yards and six scored and I was blown away. He's the perfect illustration that running backs come in all shapes and sizes. henry can run with power, has deceptive speed and just makes big time splash plays.

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Vadal Alexander
LSU / 6'5 / 342 lbs
  • OG
  • 80
  • 5

Analysis

Alexander has played a ton of football the last two seasons in Baton Rouge. This is a massive offensive lineman that has cranked out 26 starts over the last two seasons at left guard and right tackle. He posted 73 knockdown blocks in 2014. Alexander is best when he can get his big body on a defender quickly. He's strong at the point of attack and shows above average drive blocking ability. Alexander will have to watch his weight, as that's a potential issue with him.

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Jack Conklin
Michigan State / 6'6 / 317 lbs
  • OT
  • 23
  • 3

Analysis

This second team All-Big 10 member has played in 27 games over two season and started 26 times, mainly at left tackle (23). It's that kind of experience, size, length, feet and athleticism that scouts covet. This former walk-on is a true junior that allowed 2.5 sacks last year.

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Eddie Vanderdoes
UCLA / 6'3 / 305 lbs
  • DT
  • NR
  • 33

Analysis

Vanderdoes has played for two seasons at UCLA, starting 19 times. He has a combined 89 tackles so far for the Bruins. Vanderdoes plays with passion and energy. He gets off the ball well and has a nice combination of speed, power and quickness.

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Demarcus Robinson
Florida / 6'2 / 201 lbs
  • WR
  • 247
  • 29

Analysis

If Florida can figure out the quarterback position than Robinson could be in store for a monster '15 season. He was one of the best wide receivers in the SEC in '14 despite the Gators very poor quarterback play. Robinson has good size. He's smooth, shows excellent body control and hand-eye coordination. Robinson has made some big time plays for this offense. At the same time, he's had his share of easy drops. Like North, he's due for a huge season this fall. There's no question he has the talent to be here.

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Josh Augusta
Missouri / 6'4 / 335 lbs
  • DT
  • NR
  • 34

Analysis

What's with Missouri and defensive linemen? The Tigers have produced their share and Augusta is the next in line. He's a 300-pound plus tackle that recorded 23 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, a sack and interception in 2014. Those are not mind-blowing numbers but this player ties up blockers and does his job. He's strong at the point of attack and tough to move off his spot.

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Adolphus Washington
Ohio State / 6'4 / 290 lbs
  • DE
  • 53
  • 11

Analysis

You know you are in a great situation when you can play alongside Joey Bosa on the Ohio State defenisve front. With Bosa getting most of the double teams that should give Washington many one on one situations. He's a strong player, who gets off the ball well and knows how to play with pretty good leverage and the use of his hands. That's a winning combination in the trenches. Washington doesn't post mind blowing numbers but he makes his share of plays. Last season he finished with 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

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Will Redmond
Mississippi State / 6'0 / 186 lbs
  • CB
  • 128
  • 12

Analysis

Redmond is a very good cornerback with good size and speed. He's a big play guy that also excels on special teams. Redmond roams the secondary and shows and instincts and the ability to make plays all over the field. Last season he recorded 51 tackles, three tackles for a loss, five breakups and three picks.

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Darron Lee
Ohio State / 6'2 / 235 lbs
  • OLB
  • 26
  • 4

Analysis

In his first season starting for Ohio State at linebacker Lee recorded 54 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, 7.5 sacks and three pass breakups. This former quarterback has very good speed and athleticism on the defensive side of the ball. Another big season in 2014 and we will all see his draft stock ascend.

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Le'Raven Clark
Texas Tech / 6'6 / 316 lbs
  • OG
  • 44
  • 1

Analysis

Clark will finish as a three-year starter at left tackle but could project inside at the next level. In 2014 he had 100 knockdown blocks and 11 touchdown resulting blocks. Clark is better blocking in tight quarters than in space which is odd for someone with his agility, footwork and balance. He has good length and gets off the ball well.

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Sheldon Day
Notre Dame / 6'2 / 285 lbs
  • DT
  • 85
  • 9

Analysis

Day has 19 starts over the last two seasons, including 11 last year before missing some time late in the year because of a knee injury. He still recorded 40 tackles and 7.5 tackles for a loss. Day does an excellent job against the run and has shown the ability to put pressure on the QB. He has a good first step and uses his hands pretty well.

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Patrick Elflein
Ohio State / 6'2.5 / 300 lbs
  • OG
  • NR
  • 25

Analysis

Elfein is living his dream, playing for Ohio State and coming off a national title. In 2014 he manned both the left and right guard positions. He produced 14 touchdown resulting blocks and recorded 101 knockdown blocks. That's some production. He excels in pass pro because he's tough to move and get around because of his base, balance and feet. Then Elfein has a long reach and strong hands. He's very effective in the run game as well.

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Max Tuerk
USC / 6'5 / 285 lbs
  • C
  • 95
  • 4

Analysis

Tuerk has 33 starts at both tackles positions as well as left guard. Last season he made the move to center and was fantastic in both the run and pass game. He's got size, experience, quickness and agility. Tuerk has a fast get off and just jumps on the opposition. He can get to the second level and finish off linebackers. Tuerk plays with good pad level and drives people off the ball.

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Travin Dural
LSU / 6'2 / 192 lbs
  • WR
  • NR
  • 50

Analysis

Dural is one of the big play wide receivers in college football even with a struggling quarterback position in Baton Rouge. Last season he caught 35 passes for 758 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Dural has good size and runs very well. Dural shows good concentration and catches the ball cleanly.

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Landon Turner
North Carolina / 6'4 / 325 lbs
  • OG
  • 56
  • 2

Analysis

Tuner has played in Chapel Hill since his true freshman season and has started 27 times over his career at North Carolina. Last season was a big one for Turner and he graded out at 87%. This is a pretty good athlete that can play with some power in the run game while his pass pro has shown improvement each season.

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Stacy Coley
Miami (Fl) / 6'1 / 187 lbs
  • WR
  • NR
  • 51

Analysis

Athletically, Coley may be the most gifted of this group of potential wide receiver prospects in this draft class. He has good size and length. Coley can run like a deer and has very good quickness. He has made some big plays at Miami but he's also had his share of drops. With quarterback Brad Kaaya having a year of experience under his belt, Coley could be on track for a huge campaign this fall. If that happens look for his draft stock to skyrocket. Coley played with focus this spring at Miami and showed signs that this next season could be a big one for this true junior.

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