Posted: April 22, 2012
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Illustration by Chris Steuber
Alabama running back Trent Richardson compares favorably to former NFL RB Ricky Williams.
An extension of my Top 25 Big Board, the Top 25 Prospect Reflections features the 25 prospects listed on my Big Board and previous NFL prospects to whom they compare. Some of the comparisons may seem obvious, but the goal isn't to identify every prospect with an All-Pro or Hall of Fame NFL player; it's to compare this year's talent to current and past NFL players as collegiate prospects entering the NFL.
Again, these comparisons are not a reflection of how the prospects' careers will unfold at the next level; I'm comparing them as prospects. For example, Robert Griffin III reflects Andre Ware as a prospect. They possess similar body types, throwing styles, athleticism, collegiate production, accolades, etc. How Griffin III develops at the next level will be determined by many factors, including the coaching, patience of the organization, situation and talent that surrounds him. The same goes for every prospect.
With that said, here are my Top 25 Prospect Relections...
Chris Steuber has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for multiple media outlets over the last decade, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including: The Colin Cowherd Show, NFL Network's Path to the Draft and Daily News Live on Comcast SportsNet (Philadelphia)... full biography