Todd Gurley, Running Back, Georgia
6-1, 232 pounds
The NFL is changing. It’s a passing league. For the last two years, a running back has not been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. Also, the every down running back is becoming extinct. Teams are opting for smaller backs who can catch the ball out of the backfield and play in the slot as needed. Todd Gurley is a throwback to the old NFL. He’s big, he’s fast and he can get you the tough yards when you need them. What makes Gurley special is his ability to take it to the house from any given point on the field.
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Stefon Diggs, Wide Receiver, Maryland
6-0, 195 pounds
Look, when Diggs gets the ball he’s nastier than a public bathroom. What he does after the catch is just that sick. He reminds me of DeSean Jackson and Reggie Bush in college. Split Diggs out wide, throw him a five-yard hitch and there’s a chance he’s going to the house. In 2014, there were five wide receivers drafted in the first round. With the number of running backs being drafted dropping and receivers increasing, expect Diggs, who’s also a great return man, to be one of the first wideouts picked in 2015.
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Live in the now. Enjoy the moment. The late great Maya Angelou put it best: “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
Make sure you enjoy the 2014-2015 college football season. It’s going to go by faster than you think. Also, appreciate the players that will make the season great, because they’re top-notch ballers that will be eligible for the NFL Draft next season. You have five months to enjoy these studs before they get paid to entertain you on Sunday afternoons.
While there are other prospects than the ones on this list that are bound to go within the top 10 picks in 2015 — like Randy Gregory, Leonard Williams, and Brandon Scherff — these are the eight players we’re really anxious to see get picked high. Here are some of our favorite top 2015 NFL Draft prospects.
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