Jabrill Peppers, Dalvin Cook among best prospects after Myles Garrett

The entire football world will be shocked if Myles Garrett doesn't go off the board first overall at the 2017 NFL Draft, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on April 27 in Philadelpiha. With his size, athleticism and game-changing ability, the Texas A&M defensive end is viewed as the ultimate prospect -- as all NFL Network analysts have Garrett going to Cleveland at No. 1 in their mock drafts.

That's not to say other prospects in this draft class haven't generated hype. The class is loaded with defensive standouts (including Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker, Jabrill Peppers and Solomon Thomas) and offensive playmakers (such as Leonard Fournette, Deshaun Watson and O.J. Howard).

There's plenty more talent in this draft class, which leads to this question: After Myles Garrett, who is the best overall prospect?

This answer is Jabrill Peppers. He can do so many things on defense and is a weapon in the return game. The Michigan product will add so much value on a team. He has the mindset of a dominant player and reminds me of Troy Polamalu the way he can come into the box. Peppers ultimately can play wherever you need him, and I think he's going to transition well into the NFL. This is a debate between Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey. Cook is one of the most complete running backs to come through the draft in a long time, while McCaffrey has the explosive, big-play ability. The Stanford product runs it between the tackles, contributes in the screen gam and plays the slot as a receiver. All of this makes him a dangerous player in the right offense. Both of these players can contribute on an NFL team in Week 1. Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen is amazing when you combine his explosiveness, size (6-foot-3, 286 pounds) and football IQ. It doesn't get any better than that when it comes to a D-lineman. Everything in the NFL starts at the line of scrimmage, and the kid never gets moved. The best prospect after Garrett is safety Jamal Adams. He has everything you look for in an elite prospect. His character is outstanding, he has great leadership skills and is a terrific player on tape. Also, Adams' athleticism has been underrated. He's a guy who should be a plug-and-play starter who plays at a Pro Bowl level for the next 10 years. Even before Myles Garrett, the best prospect in this draft class is Dalvin Cook. Many players will go before Cook because of his off-the-field concerns, but he's a sure-fire talent. If you move everything aside and look purely at football talent, he might be the No. 1 player off the board.

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