1 Myles Garrett
DE Texas A&M
Craig’s take: Consensus No. 1 player, but … beware of the combine “freak” who gets the draftniks droolin’ over 40 times, bench presses and three-cone results. Garrett’s sacks vs. Power 5 teams: 16½ in 26 games. Sacks vs. non-Power 5: 16 in nine games.
2 Jonathan Allen
Craig’s take: On the flip side, I don’t fret about below-average underwear workouts when the prospect produces the way this guy did on Saturdays for Nick Saban. Run-stopper who can rush.
3 Jamal Adams
S Louisiana State
Craig’s take: From Hall of Fame selections down to the draft, it’s good to see that safeties continue to get their due respect. The best of the bunch is right here.
4 Marshon Lattimore
CB Ohio State
Craig’s take: Could be a great with all the tools and demeanor. But he’s an injury risk and doesn’t have a lot of film on his résumé.
5 Deshaun Watson
Craig’s take: Went 35-3 with a title. A leader, clutch player, mobile, instinctive. I’ll put him this high because QBs are so much more valuable. Trust him, take him and teach him.
6 Leonard Fournette
RB Louisiana State
Craig’s take: This guy looks incredible. He could be the next Bo Jackson. Of course, he’s also a running back. And know this about Bo: He lasted only 38 NFL games.
7 Solomon Thomas
Craig’s take: Considered the second-best edge rusher behind Garrett. These guys don’t last long.
8 O.J. Howard
Craig’s take: A quality Crimson Tide guy with 57 games played. And, oh yeah, great hands, 250 pounds and runs a 4.5.
9 Reuben Foster
Craig’s take: Can we just make Alabama the 33rd NFL team? Foster can blast people, make plays sideline to sideline and cover.
10 Mitchell Trubisky
QB North Carolina
Craig’s take: He’s raw, this is too high and, well, so what? As we saw in 2011, teams that need QBs take QBs. Potential is high.
11 Mike Williams
Craig’s take: Looks like a legit No. 1 receiver in skills and size (6-4, 218). Fractured neck in ’15 appears to be no problem.
12 Malik Hooker
S Ohio State
Craig’s take: Like Lattimore, film is limited. Great NFL potential. Surgery (labrum) in January shouldn’t hurt stock.
13 Forrest Lamp
G Western Kentucky
Craig’s take: As free agency proved again, guards are valued people, too. Considered a dominant run blocker.
14 Cam Robinson
Craig’s take: Yes, there actually are some worthy tackles. Robinson has ideal size and experience vs. SEC rushers.
15 Patrick Mahomes II
QB Texas Tech
Craig’s take: Spread QBs from Texas Tech can be fool’s gold. He needs work, obviously, but the talent is there.
16 Corey Davis
WR Western Michigan
Craig’s take: Decent size, staggering stats and known for knowing where to be and when to be there. The latter is key.
17 Christian McCaffrey
Craig’s take: He could be an evolutionary-type of running back. Or he could get squashed like a relatively little bug.
18 Gareon Conley
CB Ohio State
Craig’s take: Another big (6-0, 195) OSU corner who can fit into a variety of NFL schemes.
19 Dalvin Cook
RB Florida State
Craig’s take: Three-time 1,000-yard rusher who can catch the ball. But three shoulder surgeries for a RB is concerning.
20 Derek Barnett
Craig’s take: SEC edge rusher with double-digit sacks the past three seasons.
21 Takkarist McKinley
Craig’s take: Considered raw, but had 18 TFLs, 10 sacks and broke up six passes in 2016. That’s raw you can work with.
22 Malik McDowell
DT Michigan State
Craig’s take: Could be an elite interior rusher with the size (6-6, 295) to move along the front line.
23 Joe Mixon
Craig’s take: Grabbing this hot potato requires due diligence, strong leadership and a costly exit plan if Joe’s deplorable behavior resurfaces.
24 Garrett Bolles
Craig’s take: Needs to add size and polish after only one year at the FBS level. But considered to be best athlete of the OTs.
25 John Ross
Craig’s take: Seventeen TDs in ’16 and a record 4.22 40 at the combine overshadow slight build. Should they? At least he was productive before we learned that he’s also crazy fast.