With less than two months remaining ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, FS1 college football analyst Joel Klatt breaks down his Top 50 prospects.
Garrett is a great talent with tremendous explosiveness. His elite athleticism and ability to bend on the edge is very similar to former Aggie Von Miller.
Allen is one of the most technically sound players on the defensive line in the last few years. I love his ability to play inside and outside.
Adams is an outstanding leader and is capable of playing all over the field. Further, he's physical upon contact and understands the game very well.
Hooker is a unique prospect. He hasn't played a ton of football – he started as an exceptional high school basketball player. But on the football field, he's always around the ball making plays.
Thomas is a more raw version of Jonathan Allen with more explosiveness and overall athletic ability who can and will play inside and outside.
Lattimore has solid awareness and recognition ability, which suggests a high football IQ. His physical game matches his mental game – he is good technically and a very fluid mover with the ability to support the run defense.
The most NFL ready offensive player in the draft, McCaffrey is a great running back but also has the ability to be used as a wide receiver and kick returner. Expect him to get 18-25 touches per game.
Potential No. 1 wide receiver with great size and ability to win in contested situations. Drawbacks include easy drops and route running.
Similar to Adrian Peterson, Fournette is coming into league fully prepared for the physical test. But when you break it down, he's just not as versatile as Christian McCaffrey.
Such an explosive player with ability to play very physical. Foster's speed is a great asset from sideline to sideline. He was sent home from Indy after an argument with a hospital worker.
Jones is a great competitor and really solid in coverage with good anticipation and technical skill. However, he suffered a leg injury over the weekend that could significantly impact his where he goes in the draft.
This is one of the better stories to come out of the draft. Ramczyk started at DIII Wisconsin-Stevens Point before transferring to play for the Badgers, where his career took off.
Howard had combine numbers: 4.51 40-yard dash, benched 225 pounds an astonishing 22 times, and ran a 6.85 in the 3-cone drill. He's such a gifted player and the prototype NFL TE. Oh yeah, he also has very good hands.
Lamp had a good showing at the combine, showcasing his strong technique. He played OT for Hilltoppers, but likely will move inside at the next level.
Kizer is a talented player who dropped off a bit this year for the Irish. That said, he can make every throw with ease and shows a good knowledge of the game.
Good athleticism and the ability to attack the underneath zones better than O.J. Howard. That said, Njoku's drawback is his lack of experience, which makes it tough to rate him higher than the Alabama TE.
Watson has won at every level and shown that he is a great leader. Further, he has shown the ability to play his best when his best is needed, although accuracy remains an issue.
McKinley has a very high ceiling and displayed as good of effort on tape as you will see in this draft. He wins with quickness and has excellent agility.
There are many red flags when you look at Cook. He has hamstring and shoulder issues, which contributed to fumbles during the season. Meanwhile, off the field he's had three separate issues with the law.
The man is fast. Ross set the 40 record at the Combine running a 4.22...which is insane. But perhaps more impressive is that for a speed guy, he has solid ability to adjust and catch.
Davis is a great route runner from inside and outside. He possesses good strength and ability to get open.
Barnett has great power in the pass rush and will finish with the best of them. He isn't overly athletic and needs work in the run game.
Peppers is a pretty raw talent who has gotten away with being supremely athletic. He has great change of direction and can play everywhere.
Good size and athleticism, but also plays with outstanding patience in coverage. Tabor's ball skills are elite, but his speed is questionable.
Excellent athletic ability and outstanding lateral movement for a tackle in college. Bolles is a smooth player with plenty of potential.
White comes with a wealth of experience, having played at LSU since his true freshman year. Very comfortable on the outside and in the slot and will always attack the ball.
Humphrey possesses excellent size and athletic ability to go with very good hands in the jam. He has struggled on deep balls in his career.
The talent is clear with outstanding length and athletic ability. That said, Charlton only started one year at Michigan and was very inconsistent.
Was better and more explosive at the Combine than some thought. Watt battled injuries at Wisconsin, but was outstanding last season.
Baker reminds me of Troy Polamalu. An excellent safety with above average cover skills and tremendous against the run.
Great size and length at corner and is excellent in off coverage and zone technique. Wilson is not quite quick enough to be great in man coverage.
A sleeper pick in the draft, Kamara doesn’t have nearly the mileage on his tires the others above him do. He has a solid slashing style with elite explosiveness.
Reddick showed excellent speed and explosiveness at the combine, posting a 4.52 in the 40. He also had a tremendous Senior Bowl, showing ability to cover.
Davis is a great run defender who is finding his way in space against the pass. Struggled with some leg injuries this season.
He is small, but Lewis plays hard and allows very few completions. Solid quickness and a first round talent, but definitely undersized.
Williams is a pass rushing specialist that didn’t really even start in college. He carries questions about character off the field and possible failed drug tests into the draft.
Only started for one year, but showed a solid understanding of the offense to complete 68% of his passes against only 6 interceptions. At the combine, Trubisky also showed a decent level of quickness, posting a 40 time of 4.67.
Many people talk about his lack of speed, but Smith-Schuster still finds plenty of ways to get open and catch the ball. I suspect a pro-style offense helps development here.
Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl last year. Despite that, he's the most complete tight end in the class for in-line ability.
Harris didn’t start playing football until late in his high school career, but shows the ability to get to the quarterback. He's likely a pass rush specialist as he doesn’t defend well against the run.
Won the 2015 Thorpe Award after 8 interceptions, which led teams to avoid his part of the field in 2016. King doesn’t have a very high ceiling, but has an incredibly high floor.
Will be hard for teams to pinpoint how they want to use Samuel, but he is so talented and dangerous with the ball they will figure it out.
Had a Lisfranc injury in his foot in 2015 which took away his season. Moreau is an explosive guy who will benefit from more reps.
Robinson has great size and power. Terrific in the run game and shows good potential in pass protection. That said, he gets off balance too often and was arrested with a handgun last summer.
Good toughness and overall consistency, but not overly powerful or fast.
True modern day tight end that rarely will play in-line but is excellent flexed out in the slot or in motion as an H-back.
Really solid in all coverages and has good length. Conley's technique is really good and if he can get better against the run he will be a starter come the fall.
Great talent, but has been very inconsistent. McDowell's ceiling is really high and could be a dominant player.
Tremendous player with ability to take it the distance at every moment with good hands out of back-field. Despite his skill, the now well-documented assault issue will continue to hang over him.
World class athlete that will fight size issues at next level. Despite his size, Jackson is able to impact the game in so many ways that he makes himself exceptionally valuable.