20 of the Top Players for 2017 nfl draft
AND THE TOP 100 COLLEGE DRAFT PROSPECTS
2. Desmond King, CB, Iowa: The reigning Thorpe Award winner is a ballhawk who may have earned first-round consideration had he entered the 2016 NFL Draft.
3. DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State : The 6-3, 281-pound Walker led the Seminoles with 15.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles and he's just scratching the surface of his potential.
4. Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU: Few programs produce NFL-caliber defensive backs like the Tigers, and White is as fluid in coverage as any of the recent LSU prospects.
5. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama: Scouts have a tendency to remember national title breakout performances.
6. Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson: Leggett may not be quite as athletic as his Alabama counterpart, but he's more consistent and offers an intriguing blend of size (6-4, 255 pounds), athleticism and strength.
7. Zach Banner, OT, Southern Cal: Not a fit for every scheme at 6-8, 360 pounds, but Banner's combination of size and athleticism will draw plenty of interest.
8. Skai Moore, OLB, South Carolina: While perhaps lacking elite size at 6-2, 220 pounds, Moore is athletic, instinctive and possesses a knack for making the game-changing play.
9. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan: He may lack imposing size at just 5-9, 176 pounds, but Lewis just might be the most dynamic athlete among the 2017 senior class.
10. Chad Kelly, QB, Mississippi: Dismissed by Clemson, Kelly comes with off-field questions, but his strong arm and bloodlines (nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly) earns him our top spot among senior QBs.
11. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU: Earning comparisons to Adrian Peterson and Bo Jackson, Fournette just has to stay healthy to earn a top 10 pick in 2016.
12. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M: Explosive off the edge at 6-5, 260 pounds, Garrett paced the SEC with 12.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss (19.5) and five forced fumbles as a true sophomore.
13. DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson: The 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist lacks ideal size, but his arm, mobility and composure are certainly NFL-caliber.
14. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State: In a "normal" draft, Cook might top the chart - and not just among running backs. Quick, elusive and surprisingly powerful, he's a future franchise back in an era missing them.
15. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Southern Cal: At 6-2, 215 pounds, Smith-Schuster's frame and game are similar to another star who used to play out west - Terrell Owens.
16. Jamal Adams, S, LSU: Looking for the next superstar safety? Here's a hint. He plays at LSU, wears No. 33 and has the look of a future Pro Bowler.
17. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford: Arguably the most dynamic player on this list, McCaffrey offers a terrific blend of vision, burst and agility - just like his boyhood idol, Reggie Bush.
18. Adoree Jackson, CB, Southern California: A triple threat as a receiver, returner and cornerback, Jackson simply offers a different level of athleticism than most.
19. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn: Possessing a compact, powerful frame and an explosive burst off the edge, Lawson is an NFL-ready defensive end right now.
20. Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech: A former quarterback, Hodges is raw as sushi now, but the 6-5, 249-pounder has the athleticism to develop.