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.
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.
Waynes is the top cornerback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.