Value of Georgia Tech's Morgan slowly rising as draft nears


College pro days are coming to a close, but the evaluation process is not close to being done.

Teams are scheduling visits and private workouts with the top prospects, and those one-on-one sessions could determine the fate of several draft hopefuls.

Additionally, teams are receiving the official medical and background information from the NFL Scouting Combine, and those findings will result in some prospect being taken off the board completely due to the inherent risks that come along with selecting them in the draft.

The draft board is also being reshaped by the results of the psychological tests taken by prospects during the process. These studies provide decision makers with detailed insight on the mental makeup of each prospect.

While some of the comments listed in the findings are subjective in nature, they help complete the profile of a prospect and provide an indication of how a draft hopeful will handle the rigors of playing the game at the highest level.

With a steady stream of information impacting the status of several prospects, let's take an updated look at the top 25 players in this year's draft.

1. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

Bradford's value continues to rise in the eyes of scouts after they spend extensive time watching tape from the 2008 season. If he dazzles during his pro day on March 29, Bradford will be the Rams' choice at No. 1.

2. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

Suh may be the top defender on the board, but some teams rate his counterpart higher based on a potential fit within their respective schemes.

3. Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

McCoy is a disruptive force in the middle, and an ideal fit as a "three-technique" defender in a one-gap system.

4. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

Okung is a polished left tackle with outstanding skills, and has the potential to be an all-star caliber player early in his career.

5. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

As a big-play safety with outstanding skills, Berry's abilities to cover receivers are so highly regarded that some teams view him as a corner on the next level.

6. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

Williams is an exceptional athlete with multi-positional versatility. He has logged snaps at both tackle spots and at center during his career in Norman, Okla.

7. Joe Haden, CB, Florida

As an outstanding cover corner with exceptional instincts, Haden boosted his status with an impressive workout at Florida's pro day and has salvaged his spot in the top 10 of this draft.

8. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

Spiller has the ability to score from anywhere on the field.

9. Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

Bulaga is a savvy technician with excellent skills. While arm length is a concern, Bulaga has shown no issues handling edge rushers on tape.

10. Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

McClain is a big hitter with outstanding instincts and intangibles. The recent revelation of McClain's medical condition (Crohn's disease) shouldn't impact his draft status.

11. Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

Kindle is an explosive athlete with intriguing skills as an edge rusher. Some teams are projecting him as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

12. Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

A steady player with solid skills as an edge rusher, Morgan's value is slowly rising as the draft nears.

13. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

Bryant is a big, physical receiver with outstanding hands, but off-field issues and speed concerns are dropping his stock in the scouting community.

14. Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

Davis is a good athlete with immense talent and potential for the position. Davis must convince scouts that he has shed his underachiever label to remain near the top of the board.

15. Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

A tenacious interior defender with explosive strength and power, Williams' versatility makes him a coveted prospect by 3-4 and 4-3 teams.

16. Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

Iupati is an aggressive "mauler" with exceptional strength and power, and flashes the potential to possibly play right tackle as a pro.

17. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

A raw player with outstanding athleticism, Pierre-Paul carries the "one-year wonder" tag due to his limited experience, but potential makes him an enticing prospect.

18. Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan

Graham is a high-motor edge rusher with dynamic rush skills. Some teams view him as 3-4 hybrid rusher.

19. Earl Thomas, S, Texas

A ball-hawking safety with great instincts and awareness, Thomas could provide an immediate impact to a secondary in desperate need of a playmaker.

20. Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri

Weatherspoon is an athletic playmaker with good instincts and awareness, and his potential to play middle linebacker has enhanced his value on some boards.

21. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

Clausen is well-schooled in the mechanics of the quarterback position, but needs to convince scouts that he has the requisite intangibles to be a franchise quarterback.

22. Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State

As a hard-nosed runner with home run ability, Mathews is one of the few "big" backs in the draft with the speed to take it the distance.

23. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

Thomas is a big-time receiver with exceptional physical tools. While Thomas may not work out prior to the draft, several teams are willing to gamble on his immense talent and potential.

24. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

Gresham is a big-play tight end with outstanding hands and skills. He has shown progress in workouts and remains the top tight end in the draft.

25. Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

Wilson is a polished cover man with outstanding skills. While size may concern some teams, Wilson's grit and instincts make him a very intriguing prospect in the minds of scouts.