NFL Draft Reflections

When NFL teams make a selection in the first round, they're projecting that player to become an impact star. But how big of a star will they become?'s NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber compares the 32 prospects he had going in his most recent mock draft to a current NFL player.

Last week, I released my updated first round mock draft to give you an idea of what direction 30 NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers don’t have a first round pick) may pursue, as we get closer to the April spectacle.

Conducting a mock draft and assigning prospects to a certain team based on fit or by being the best available player is one thing. But trying to distinguish the type of player that prospect may become is not an exact science.

After extensive film study, research and consideration, I decided to follow my most recent mock draft and compare the prospects (in order) to a current NFL player. The comparisons were based on measurables, style of play and potential.

With that said, find out who the 32 prospects in my mock draft most reflect in the NFL today:

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A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber's features are published across the network and on If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at:

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