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Player comparisons for the 2015 NFL draft's top 64 prospects

Which NFL standouts do this year's crop of top prospects call to mind? Marcus Mariota's similarity to Aaron Rodgers, what Jameis Winston has in common with Jay Cutler, and the rest of our player comparisons for potential first- and second-round picks.

Last year, SI set aside the negative buzz surrounding Teddy Bridgewater's pre-draft workouts to name him the top prospect available in the 2014 NFL draft. In his scouting report, Doug Farrar compared the Louisville star to "a slightly taller and less mobile Russell Wilson," and Bridgewater followed through on some of that promise in his rookie season, throwing for 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns as he kept the Vikings competitive with a thin receiving corps and no Adrian Peterson to lean on in the backfield.

Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald reminded Chris Burke of Bengals Pro Bowler Geno Atkins, and Donald went on to earn Defensive Rookie of the Year honors for his work along the Rams' loaded defensive front. As for future Offensive Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham Jr.? His insane speed and body control earned him a Kendall Wright comparison, and Beckham has already outpaced that projection after just 12 games in a Giants uniform.

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Which NFL standouts do this year's crop of top prospects call to mind? Read on for the player comparisons Chris Burke and Doug Farrar assigned to each prospect on this year's SI 64, and click on each player's name to read an extended scouting report.

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64. Ronald Darby

CB, Florida State

Player comparison: Desmond Trufant VIDEO: Scouting Ronald Darby

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63. Henry Anderson

DE, Stanford

Player comparison: Tyson Jackson VIDEO: Scouting Henry Anderson

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62. Breshad Perriman

WR, Central Florida

Player comparison: Sidney Rice VIDEO: Scouting Breshad Perriman

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61. Grady Jarrett

DT, Clemson

Player comparison: Kelly Gregg VIDEO: Scouting Grady Jarrett

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60. Cedric Ogbuehi

OT, Texas A&M

Player comparison: Derek Sherrod VIDEO: Scouting Cedric Ogbuehi

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59. Phillip Dorsett

WR, Miami

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Player comparison: Ted Ginn Jr. VIDEO: Scouting Phillip Dorsett

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58. Eli Harold

DE/OLB, Virginia

Player comparison: Chad Greenway VIDEO: Scouting Eli Harold

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57. Duke Johnson

RB, Miami

Player comparison: Reggie Bush VIDEO: Scouting Duke Johnson

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56. Nate Orchard

DE/OLB, Utah

Player comparison: Aaron Maybin VIDEO: Scouting Nate Orchard

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55. Tyler Lockett

WR, Kansas State

Player comparison: Kenny Stills VIDEO: Scouting Tyler Lockett

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54. Brett Hundley


Player comparison: Colin Kaepernick VIDEO: Scouting Brett Hundley

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53. Tre' Jackson

G, Florida State

Player comparison: Gabe Jackson VIDEO: Scouting Tre' Jackson

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52. Jordan Phillips

DT, Oklahoma

Player comparison: Haloti Ngata VIDEO: Scouting Jordan Phillips

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51. A.J. Cann

G, South Carolina

Player comparison: Larry Warford VIDEO: Scouting A.J. Cann

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50. Preston Smith

DE, Mississippi State

Player comparison: Antonio Smith VIDEO: Scouting Preston Smith

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49. Jay Ajayi

RB, Boise State

Player comparison: Darren McFadden VIDEO: Scouting Jay Ajayi

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48. D.J. Humphries

OT, Florida

Player comparison: Duane Brown VIDEO: Scouting D.J. Humphries

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47. Nelson Agholor


Player comparison: Jarvis Landry VIDEO: Scouting Nelson Agholor

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46. Carl Davis

DT, Iowa

Player comparison: Linval Joseph VIDEO: Scouting Carl Davis

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45. Laken Tomlinson

G, Duke

Player comparison: Trai Turner VIDEO: Scouting Laken Tomlinson

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44. Owamagbe Odighizuwa


Player comparison: Everson Griffen VIDEO: Scouting Owamagbe Odighizuwa

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43. Devin Smith

WR, Ohio State

Player comparison: Torrey Smith VIDEO: Scouting Devin Smith

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42. Ameer Abdullah

RB, Nebraska

Player comparison: Andre Ellington VIDEO: Scouting Ameer Abdullah

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41. Jaelen Strong

WR, Arizona State

Player comparison: Muhsin Muhammad VIDEO: Scouting Jaelen Strong

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40. Jalen Collins


Player comparison: Prince Amukamara VIDEO: Scouting Jalen Collins

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39. Paul Dawson


Player comparison: Pat Angerer VIDEO: Scouting Paul Dawson

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38. Rashad Greene

WR, Florida State

Player comparison: Doug Baldwin VIDEO: Scouting Rashad Greene

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37. Ereck Flowers

OT, Miami

Player comparison: Cordy Glenn VIDEO: Scouting Ereck Flowers

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36. Bud Dupree

DE/OLB, Kentucky

Player comparison: Akeem Ayers VIDEO: Scouting Bud Dupree

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35. Eddie Goldman

DT, Florida State

Player comparison: Shaun Rogers VIDEO: Scouting Eddie Goldman

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34. Denzel Perryman

LB, Miami

Player comparison: Brandon Spikes VIDEO: Scouting Denzel Perryman

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33. Devin Funchess

WR/TE, Michigan

Player comparison: Kelvin Benjamin VIDEO: Scouting Devin Funchess

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32. Arik Armstead

DE, Oregon

Player comparison: Calais Campbell VIDEO: Scouting Arik Armstead

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31. Michael Bennett

DT, Ohio State

Player comparison: Henry Melton VIDEO: Scouting Michael Bennett

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30. Jake Fisher

OT, Oregon

Player comparison: Sebastian Vollmer VIDEO: Scouting Jake Fisher

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29. Eric Kendricks


Player comparison: Sean Lee VIDEO: Scouting Eric Kendricks

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28. Benardrick McKinney

LB, Mississippi State

Player comparison: Brandon Spikes VIDEO: Scouting Benardrick McKinney

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27. Maxx Williams

TE, Minnesota

Player comparison: Kyle Rudolph VIDEO: Scouting Maxx Williams

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26. T.J. Clemmings

OT, Pittsburgh

Player comparison: Tyron Smith VIDEO: Scouting T.J. Clemmings

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25. Malcom Brown

DT, Texas

Player comparison: Terrance Knighton VIDEO: Scouting Malcom Brown

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24. Cameron Erving

G/C, Florida State

Player comparison: Weston Richburg VIDEO: Scouting Cameron Erving

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23. Dorial Green-Beckham

WR, Missouri/Oklahoma

Player comparison: Plaxico Burress VIDEO: Scouting Dorial Green-Beckham

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22. Melvin Gordon

RB, Wisconsin

Player comparison: Jamaal Charles VIDEO: Scouting Melvin Gordon

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21. Kevin Johnson

CB, Wake Forest

Player comparison: Brent Grimes VIDEO: Scouting Kevin Johnson

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20. P.J. Williams

CB, Florida State

Player comparison: Xavier Rhodes VIDEO: Scouting P.J. Williams

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19. Andrus Peat

OT, Stanford

Player comparison: Nate Solder VIDEO: Scouting Andrus Peat

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18. Shane Ray

DE/OLB, Missouri

Player comparison: Bruce Irvin VIDEO: Scouting Shane Ray

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17. Marcus Peters

CB, Washington

Player comparison: Joe Haden VIDEO: Scouting Marcus Peters

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16. Todd Gurley

RB, Georgia

Player comparison: Adrian Peterson VIDEO: Scouting Todd Gurley

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15. Landon Collins

S, Alabama

Player comparison: Donte Whitner VIDEO: Scouting Landon Collins

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14. Shaq Thompson

LB, Washington

Player comparison: DeAndre Levy VIDEO: Scouting Shaq Thompson

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13. Danny Shelton

DT, Washington

Player comparison: Vince Wilfork VIDEO: Scouting Danny Shelton

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12. La'el Collins


Player comparison: Orlando Franklin VIDEO: Scouting La'el Collins

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11. Trae Waynes

CB, Michigan State

Player comparison: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie VIDEO: Scouting Trae Waynes

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10. Vic Beasley

OLB, Clemson

Player comparison: Von Miller VIDEO: Scouting Vic Beasley

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9. DeVante Parker

WR, Louisville

Player comparison: Alshon Jeffery VIDEO: Scouting DeVante Parker

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8. Brandon Scherff

OT, Iowa

Player comparison: Jake Long VIDEO: Scouting Brandon Scherff

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7. Amari Cooper

WR, Alabama

Player comparison: Jordy Nelson VIDEO: Scouting Amari Cooper

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6. Jameis Winston

QB, Florida State

Player comparison: Jay Cutler VIDEO: Scouting Jameis Winston

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5. Dante Fowler Jr.

DE, Florida

Player comparison: Justin Houston VIDEO: Scouting Dante Fowler Jr.

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4. Kevin White

WR, West Virginia

Player comparison: Larry Fitzgerald VIDEO: Scouting Kevin White

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3. Randy Gregory

DE/OLB, Nebraska

Player comparison: Clay Matthews Jr. VIDEO: Scouting Randy Gregory

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2. Marcus Mariota

QB, Oregon

Player comparison: Aaron Rodgers VIDEO: Scouting Marcus Mariota

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1. Leonard Williams


Player comparison: Gerald McCoy VIDEO: Scouting Leonard Williams