One of the bigger draft stories looking at this class is the lack of a truly elite offensive lineman -- at least for much of the season. We've seen one name crack the top 10 from that group, and as the draft approaches, more overall depth in the class has emerged. I now see a likely top-10 pick, plus about four to five others who could land in the first round.
Other moves this week involve another slight drop for our top two quarterbacks. Let's be clear: the need clearly outweighs the overall talent when it comes to this quarterback class. There are still a few pro days left on the calendar, and evaluations that could change. As always, juniors and draft-eligible sophomores are noted with an asterisk.
Analysis: An extraordinary athlete, Peterson has 4.3 speed, safety size, good cover skills and a willingness to hit. He also offers help in the return game. Last week: No. 1
Analysis: Miller can impact NFL games early in his career as a pass-rushing 3-4 outside linebacker, but he's shown coverage skills, too. Big-time athlete. Last week: No. 2
Analysis: After facing some questions about his size, has had great workouts, and the pile of tape is still immense. Versatility and skills imply star potential. Last week: No. 3
Analysis: Dareus is a gifted penetrator with pass-rush skills to burn and a good motor. Well-liked, scheme-versatile, he has impressed during draft lead-up. Last week: No. 4
Analysis: Premier wideout in the draft. Good route-runner, great size and hands, good speed (4.48 in Indy). No pro day hiccups. Last week: No. 5