Halfway mark: Six months 'til draft, how the top 45 prospects stack up
The NFL draft is less than six months away and scouts from all 32 teams continue to travel the country searching for the nation's best next level talent. The league's worst teams (including the winless Lions and Bengals) already have an eye on April 25.26 and are targeting players they hope can turn around the fortunes of their losing franchises. Here's a list of the top 45 players eligible for next April's draft. All have a realistic opportunity to be first-round picks.
• Based on the talent available, cornerback will be a position of strength if the top underclassmen enter next April's draft. Besides the prospects listed above another half dozen underclassmen cornerbacks presently carry at least a second round grade.
• Hawaii defensive end
• Wisconsin tight end