1. Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
NFL Comparison Julius Peppers
Rare combination of size, athleticism and natural power. An explosive player who flashes greatness. Should be one of the greatest of all time if he dedicates himself. His work ethic has been questioned.
2. Greg Robinson OT Auburn
NFL Comparison Trent Williams
Powerful run blocker. Combination of size and power with a huge upside. Should dominate at running blocking from the beginning. Needs some work at pass blocking.
3. Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
NFL Comparison Joe Thomas
Smooth in pass protection. Excellent lateral quickness and balance to handle speed and counter moves. Lacks the nasty mean streak.
4. Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
NFL Comparison Torry Holt
An explosive player, who can take it the distance at any time. A smooth route runner, who has the vertical to go up and get the ball. Is tough to bring down after the catch.
5. Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
NFL Comparison Alshon Jeffery
A big WR who uses his size to shield off defenders. Has big strong hands and snatches everything thrown his way. Not a blazer, but ran well at the combine. A big time red zone threat.
6. Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
NFL Comparison Drew Brees
Very accurate. Mobile, who can throw on the run. Makes smart, good decisions. Doesn’t have the strongest arm.
7. Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
NFL Comparison Demarcus Ware
Elite playmaker off the edge. Possesses an explosive burst. Has long arms and reach. Disappears at times.
8. Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
NFL Comparison James Harrison
A complete linebacker. Could play in a 4-3 or 3-4. Explosive pass rusher, who uses power to get to the QB. Can play the run and cover on passing plays. Didn’t play top competition.
9. Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
NFL Comparison Ben Roethlisberger
Throws the ball with touch. Possesses an NFL arm. Smart player. Can avoid the rush and pick up yards with his legs. Extends plays and always has his eyes up looking downfield. Can be inaccurate at times.
10. Louis Nix NT Notre Dame
NFL Comparison Vince Wilfork
A dominant run stuffer. Hard to move such a big frame. Very strong at the point of attack. More athletic than most would think. Not much of a pass rusher.
11. Dominique Easley DT/DE Florida
NFL Comparison Justin Tuck
A versatile player who can play multiple positions on the line. Has quick hands and is strong enough to redirect offensive lineman. Explosive off the ball. Major injury concerns will drop him, but in 2-3 years should be a top 15 player in this draft.
12. Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St
NFL Comparison Champ Bailey
Very athletic, who uses great technique. Fast and fluid. Can be used in the return game. Needs to become more physical.
13. Eric Ebron TE UNC
NFL Comparison Jermaine Gresham
Very athletic, who can get down the field. Impressive after the catch. Has great body control. Needs to work on his blocking.
14. Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St
NFL Comparison Charles Tillman
Uses his hands well on WRs. Is physical, and isn’t afraid to tackle. Not the fastest player.
15. Calvin Pryor S Louisville
NFL Comparison Brian Dawkins
Good straight line speed, agility, balance, and hip flexibility. Loves to come up and hit. A sure tackler. Can get lost in coverage at times.
16. CJ Mosley MLB Alabama
NFL Comparison Navarro Bowman
Has the burst and athleticism to beat offensive lineman to the spot. A very smart player. Can overpursue at times.
17. Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
NFL Comparison Joe Staley
Has very quick feet. Good balance and has the strength to move defenders. Needs to get tougher.
18. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
NFL Comparison Kenny Vaccaro
Has good ball skills. Aggressive playing style. Will come up and hit. Takes bad angles.
19. Kareem Martin DE UNC
NFL Comparison Charles Johnson
Explosive off the ball. Plays the run and can get after the QB. A complete player. Needs to play faster at times.
20. Timmy Jernigan DT Florida St
NFL Comparison Nick Fairley
Very powerful in his lower body. Terrific burst off the ball. Needs to get better pass rushing moves.
21. Jason Verrett CB TCU
NFL comparison Brent Grimes
Fluid athlete who uses his hips well. A ballhawk. Not the best tackler in space.
22. Marqise Lee WR USC
NFL Comparison Marvin Harrison
A great route runner. Quick out of his break. Elusive with the ball. Dangerous after the catch. Injury concerns.
23. Morgan Moses OT Virginia
NFL Comparison Ryan Clady
Athletic for a big man. Quick feet. Better at pass blocking than run blocking.
24. Odell Beckham WR LSU
NFL Comparison Steve Smith
Plays much bigger than his size. Can go up and get the ball at the highest point. Excellent route runner. Not the tallest WR.
25. Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
NFL Comparison Russell Wilson
Very elusive. Can extend plays. Throws well on the run. Has a quick release. One of the hardest players to evaluate. Will his running style last in the NFL at his size? A competitor who seems to always come up with the big play.
26. Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
NFL Comparison Justin Smith
A run stuffing DE in the 3-4 defense. Big body frame. Some weight concerns.
27. Kony Ealy DE Missouri
NFL Comparison Greg Hardy
Quick first step off the edge. Has a nice spin move as well as dipping under lineman. Needs to play the run better.
28. Deone Bucannon S Washington St
NFL Comparison Matt Elam
Has a knack of making big plays. Loves to hit players with a force. Not the best in coverage.
29. Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
NFL Comparison Tyson Alualu
Quick burst off the ball. Strong, heavy hands to control opponents. Dominated at the Senior Bowl. Inconsistent
30. Derek Carr QB Fresno St
NFL Comparison Marc Bulger
Quick release. Has zip on his passes. Very accurate on short to intermediate passes. Not that accurate on the long ball.
31. Dee Ford DE/OLB Auburn
NFL Comparison Trent Cole
Very quick first step off the ball. Shows great athleticism. Productive against great competition. Needs to get stronger.
32. Davonte Adams WR Fresno St
NFL Comparison Greg Jennings
Explosive after the catch. Has the agility to make defenders miss after the catch. Has speed but not a burner.
33. Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida St
NFL Comparison Plaxico Burress
Uses his height and size to go up and get a ball at its highest point. Big time red zone threat. Not the fastest or best route runner.
34. Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
NFL comparison Brandon Flowers
Fast athlete, who will come up and tackle. Has great ball skills. Injury concerns.
35. Jake Amaro TE Texas Tech
NFL Comparison Jason Witten
A big nice target. Uses his body well to post up on defenders. Not the greatest athlete.
36. Ra’Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
NFL Comparison Jay Ratliff
Very strong at the point of attack. Is athletic enough to run side to side. Lazy at times.
37. Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
NFL comparison DJ Fluker
Very strong. If he gets a hold of a defender he usually dominates him. Struggles against quick pass rushers. Better suited to play RT. Might have to move to OG. Huge injury concerns.
38. Roby Bradley CB Ohio St
NFL Comparison Brandon Carr
Uses his hands well, and can turn and run with WRs. Not as productive as I had hoped he would be.
39. Jarvis Landry WR LSU
NFL Comparison James Jones
Has the speed, and acceleration. Needs to be more consistent.
40. Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
NFL comparison Jake Long
Has the length, balance, and power. Many will have him much higher, but I question him on run blocking. Doesn’t seem to finish. Has some off the field issues.
41. Brandin Cooks WR Oregon St
NFL comparison Antonio Brown
A very fast, quick WR. Most likely will be lined up in the slot with his size. Has great hands. Not big enough to be a pro typical number one.
42. Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
NFL Comparison Derrick Johnson
Versatile linebacker who can line up in different spots. Can attack the line of scrimmage as well as drop back in coverage. Not the most physical
43. Lamarcus Joyner CB/S Florida St
NFL Comparison Honeybadger
Versatile player who is at his best covering the slot and close to the line of scrimmage. Can play safety as well as corner. Loves to come up and hit despite his size. He is a great athlete. Height is his biggest concern.
44. David Yankey OG Stanford
NFL Comparison Ben Grubbs
He fires off the ball in the running game. He moves well getting to the second level. Has a tendency to lunge.
45. Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio St
NFL Comparison DeAndre Levy
He is very athletic. Can cover well, and run down ball carriers from sideline to sideline. Needs a little more explosion.
46. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
NFL Comparison Aaron Hernandez
A huge, athletic player who has big hands. Can really extend and catch ball at a high point. Has huge off the field issues.
47. Loucheiz Purifoy CB Florida
NFL Comparison Chris Houston
A fluid player, who has excellent body control. Takes a lot of risks.
48. Allen Robinson WR Penn St
NFL comparison Dwayne Bowe
A good route runner, who can do damage after the catch. Can go up and get the ball. Will go over the middle. Occasionally drops the ball.
49. Carlos Hyde RB Ohio St
NFL Comparison Beanie Wells
Strong and physical downhill runner who punishes defenders. Very good balance. Has nimble feet for being so big. Lacks the extra gear to break long runs.
50. Marcus Roberson CB Florida
NFL Comparison Marcus Gilchrist
Good technique. Aggressive and strong in run defense. Has enough quickness play in the slot. Weak at the point of contest against bigger WRs.
Thanks go out to Craig Medeiros for another solid contribution to BoltBlitz.com with this piece. I have little doubt that this post will stir up some comments. Great job, Craig. Be sure to give Craig a follow on Twitter @craigmedy.