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Prospect a Day: Profiling the 2016 NFL Draft class

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Each day, NFL Fantasy is profiling a 2016 NFL Draft prospect and what impact they might have in fantasy football this season. Check back to this page daily to see what talented young prospect is being profiled next!

Running backs


Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

After running over Big Ten defenders, Ezekiel Elliott is poised to bring his immense talent to the NFL. But where exactly should you take the bruising Buckeye? More ...





Derrick Henry, Alabama

Despite winning the Heisman trophy in 2015, Derrick Henry still has plenty of haters. Should you listen to their noise, or believe the hype on Alabama's bruising runner? More ...




» Devontae Booker, Utah: Booker doesn't fit into any easy categories, but has all of the necessary skills to become a legitimate contributor at the NFL level. More...

» Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech: Combining elite college production with all-around ability, Dixon is ready to jump to the fantasy spotlight in 2016. More...

» C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame: Prosise hasn't been playing running back all that long, but the former Notre Dame standout could be an underrated fantasy prospect. More...

» Jonathan Williams, Arkansas: After missing all of 2015 with a foot injury, few people are talking about Jonathan Williams, but the Arkansas prospect could be a potential fantasy gem. More...

» Paul Perkins, UCLA: While he played the bell-cow role in college, could a switch to a more specialized job in the NFL turn Perkins into a fantasy sleeper? More...

» Kenyan Drake, Alabama: While Drake's blazing speed is apparent, is Alabama's "other" running back skilled enough to make a fantasy impact? More...

» Aaron Green, TCU: Green was a quality pass-catching back during his time at TCU. Can he offer the same potential to fantasy fans at the NFL level? More...

» Jordan Howard, Indiana: Howard made the jump from UAB to a tougher conference with Indiana, but is he ready to make an even bigger jump to the NFL? More...

» Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State: Coprich dominated FCS competition, but can his skill set translate to a much bigger level of competition in the NFL? More...

» Tre Madden, USC: Madden has the look and skill set of a starting NFL running back, but will a long list of injuries hurt his chances of success in the NFL? More...

» Devon Johnson, Marshall: As a big-bodied, bruising runner, Johnson could be slotted as a goal-line back, but does he have the additional skills to make a bigger fantasy impact? More...

» Josh Ferguson, Illinois: Ferguson has some size concerns, but his talent and skillset could set him up as an immediate fantasy contributor. More...

» Daniel Lasco, Cal: Lasco missed most of his senior season at Cal due to injuries, but a stellar combine performance (and productive junior season) offer hope for 2016. More...

» Tyler Ervin, San Jose State: San Jose State dynamo Tyler Ervin might be lacking in size, but has the skills to be a quality role player in the NFL. More...

» Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia: Smallwood's combination of quickness and agility could help him carve out a role as a third-down specialist early on. But does he have what it takes to be a featured back? More...

» Peyton Barber, Auburn: Barber had a good reason to leave Auburn early for the NFL, but it could take a little time before Barber is a consistent contributor in the NFL. More...

» Tra Carson, Texas A&M: Carson is built like a goal-line back, but will he be able to offer his NFL team (and fantasy owners) anything more? More...

» Alex Collins, Arkansas: After a disappointing combine performance, Collins' draft stock has taken a hit. But does his tape offer enough to overcome a subpar athletic profile? More...

Wide Receivers


Josh Doctson, TCU

TCU star Josh Doctson is making a push to be the top receiver in this year's class. How high is the ceiling for this talented pass-catcher? More ...


Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi

Many are concerned about Laquon Treadwell's speed, but is there enough from the former Ole Miss standout to keep him at the top of the wide receiver rankings? More ...


» Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma: Shepard is the clear-cut best route-runner in the 2016 class ... but what does that mean for his fantasy outlook? More ...

» Tyler Boyd, Pitt: An average junior year and lackluster combine have slowed Boyd's hype train after two stellar collegiate seasons. Is his game ready to make the jump to the NFL? More ...

» Kenny Lawler, Cal: Can he escape from Jared Goff's shadow and build a fantasy future of his own in the NFL? More ...

» Ricardo Louis, Auburn: After blowing up the combine with a stellar performance, is Louis ready for a seamless transition to the NFL? More ...

» Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts: Sharpe isn't mentioned among the top WRs in this class, but he does show the potential to be a productive NFL wideout. More ...

» Will Fuller, Notre Dame: At Notre Dame, Will Fuller became known for his speed and his drops. Can the good outweigh the bad at the next level? More ...

» Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia: Mitchell fell off the national radar after he tores his ACL in 2013, but after an impressive senior season, does Mitchell deserve more attention than he's getting? More ...

» Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa: Garrett has the size, long arms and speed to be an NFL receiver, but will he his game be refined enough for immediate success? More ...

» Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina: Cooper did a little bit of everything at South Carolina. Can he find a defined role at the NFL level? More ...

» Kolby Listenbee, TCU: Listenbee is finally out of Josh Doctson's shadow, but will he be able to develop his game beyond being a deep threat? More ...

» Mekale McKay, Cincinnati: McKay has the ideal size and speed to be an NFL wideout, but can he refine and improve his game enough to be a difference maker? More ...

» Paul McRoberts, Southeast Missouri State: McRoberts rewrote his school's record books, but does he have the skillset for a seamless transition to the NFL? More ...

» Corey Coleman, Baylor: In a draft class lacking No. 1 wide receiver potential, Corey Coleman has the skill set to stand out from his peers. More ...

» Braxton Miller, Illinois: Miller might be raw as a wide receiver (did you know he used to play quarterback?!?!), but his remarkable athleticism and football savvy could help him succeed in the right role. More ...

» Alonzo Russell, Toledo: Russell has the makings of a quality wideout at the NFL level. But there is just something missing with the former Toledo standout. More ...

» Nelson Spruce, Colorado: What Nelson Spruce lacks speed in speed, he makes up for in his route running and physicality. But will those skills allow him to consistently beat much more athletic NFL corners? More ...

» Leonte Carroo, Rutgers: After an extremely productive collegiate career, Carroo is making the jump to the NFL. But what do his past production and athletic profile say about his fantasy future? More ...

» Devon Cajuste, Stanford: Cajuste boasts great size (6-foot-4, 234 pounds) for the position, but is lacking a bit in the athleticism department. Could a switch to TE improve his fantasy future? More ...

» Rashard Higgins, Colorado State: Not many people are talking about Higgins in this year's draft but the Colorado State star has the ability to be an impact pass-catcher. More ...

» Chris Moore, Cincinnati: Chris Moore used his speed to his advantage in college. But he'll need to develop some other skills to be a factor at the next level. More ...

» Daniel Braverman, Western Michigan: Braverman hasn't received a lot of pre-draft hype. However, his elite quickness has caught the eye of scouts, and should catch the eye of fantasy owners as well. More ...

» Michael Thomas, Ohio State: The pre-draft opinions on Thomas vary wildly. We sift through the noise to find the truth in his fantasy future. More ...

» Geronimo Allison, Illinois: Allison flashes plenty of natural ability but he'll need a little polish before he's a consistent fantasy contributor. More ...

» D.J. Foster, Arizona State: Foster made the switch from running back to receiver and has the skills to be a productive player in the right offense. More ...

» K.J. Maye, Minnesota: After leading Minnesota in every receiving category as a senior, Maye is making the jump to the NFL. How will the small superstar fare against bigger competition? More ...

» Charone Peake, Clemson: Buried behind great wide receivers at Clemson like Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins, is Peake now ready to follow their path to fantasy stardom? More ...

» Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State Burbridge was highly recruited out of high school, but didn't make a splash in college until his final year. Should that have fantasy owners concerned? More ...

» Bralon Addison, Oregon: Oregon hasn't had a great track record in recent years of skill position players turning into fantasy assets, but could dynamic wide receiver Bralon Addison break the mold? More ...

Quarterbacks


Jared Goff, Cal

Jared Goff could be the top quarterback selected in the draft, but does that mean he's automatically draftable in fantasy, too? More ...


» Carson Wentz, North Dakota State: Wentz is a big-bodied passer with a cannon arm from a small school. Is that a recipe for NFL and fantasy success? More ...

» Paxton Lynch, Memphis: Lynch checks many of the boxes to be a starting NFL quarterback (size, arm strength, etc.), but will those be enough to allow him to immediately transition to the NFL as a starter? More ...

Tight Ends


Hunter Henry, Arkansas

Rookie tight ends rarely make a splash in fantasy football, but is Hunter Henry talented enough to buck that trend? More ...


» Austin Hooper, Stanford: Hooper has the makings of another quality tight end from Stanford. But the need to develop more skills has the deck stacked against him early. More ...

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