And none of them, according to an NFL talent evaluator who spoke to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport, measures up to Georgia's Todd Gurley. The evaluator said Gurley rates as the best prospect the league has seen since Peterson came out of Oklahoma. That's a bold statement, although strangely enough, there are those who believe Gurley won't even be the first back chosen in his own draft.
Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, who unlike Gurley isn't recovering from ACL surgery, could get the nod. At this point, however, all six NFL Media analysts who have posted mock drafts project Gurley to go ahead of Gordon -- including one mock that has him going No. 6 overall. Analyst Bryan Baldinger believes Gurley is the most talented player in the entire draft.
Gurley, for his part, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that his rehabilitation remains on schedule, and that he is planning to return to Indianapolis on April 17 to have his knee checked by combine doctors.