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

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Monday April 27th, 2015

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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CB, Florida State
63
DE, Stanford
62
WR, Central Florida
61
DT, Clemson

Player comparison: Kelly Gregg

VIDEO: Scouting Grady Jarrett

60
OT, Texas A&M
58
DE/OLB, Virginia
57
56
DE/OLB, Utah
55
WR, Kansas State
53
G, Florida State
51
G, South Carolina
50
DE, Mississippi State
49
RB, Boise State
48
OT, Florida
46
43
WR, Ohio State
41
WR, Arizona State

Player comparison: Muhsin Muhammad

VIDEO: Scouting Jaelen Strong

39
38
WR, Florida State
36
DE/OLB, Kentucky
35
DT, Florida State
33
31
28
LB, Mississippi State

Player comparison: Brandon Spikes

VIDEO: Scouting Benardrick McKinney

27
26
OT, Pittsburgh
24
G/C, Florida State
22
21
CB, Wake Forest
20
CB, Florida State
19
OT, Stanford
18
DE/OLB, Missouri
17
CB, Washington
16
14
LB, Washington
13
DT, Washington
11
10
OLB, Clemson
9
7
6
QB, Florida State
4
WR, West Virginia
3
DE/OLB, Nebraska
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