The prospects atop our NFL mock drafts have been household names for months, and will be picked apart to death before the end of April when the draft finally arrives. But these players can ball, and feature special traits that allowed them to dominate at the collegiate level. The difficulty in evaluating them is whether those traits are strong enough to elevate above their competition in the NFL.
Comparisons are hard because usage is affected by many outside factors. We’ve already covered the best comparisons for the top prospects but now we’ll look at the worst case. Where a player is drafted matters, and there’s a slew of factors that lead to letdown careers.