Dan Durkin has been a football writer for CBSChicago.com since 2011, when he joined the company after finishing runner-up in the Pepsi Max Score Search. He was CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in 2014 and now serves as an NFL columnist. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
Iowa’s Brandon Scherff is the top offensive lineman prospect in the 2015 draft class.
Here are the top 50 prospects in the NFL Draft in Dan Durkin’s eyes.
Given his measurables and position versatility, Jones projects as an early second-round prospect.
Lockett’s versatility as a returner and receiver makes him a quality value pick.
Edwards is projected to be a late first-round or early second-round pick.
Grasu is the second-best center prospect in the 2015 draft.
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Mariota’s drawing attention from many teams with top-10 selections.
Smith is one of the best pure athletes in the 2015 draft and will make an immediate impact as a rookie.
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Dorsett’s big-play potential and elite speed make him an intriguing prospect.
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Edwards is stout against the run but needs polish as a pass rusher.
Given his massive frame and movement skills, Davis is an intriguing prospect.
Agholor will contribute immediately to a team’s passing attack and return units as a rookie.
Darby’s athleticism and top-end speed will be coveted in any pass defense.
Perriman’s pro day results have sent his draft stock soaring.
Harold is raw, but his athletic upside will make him a coveted prospect.
Ryan Pace has shown patience early in his tenure, keeping the big picture in mind.
Parker is a prospect who is flying under the radar in the 2015 NFL Draft.