Recruiting is a difficult science. It's hard to look at grainy YouTube footage of 17-year-olds and project their success at the next level.
Words like "wingspan," "burst" and "leverage" are thrown around, but it's tough to pull all of those adjectives together into an accurate picture of a football player.
Comparing these players to existing NFL stars makes it much easier to put their potential in perspective.
Keep in mind that these comparisons are less "this recruit is as good as ______" and more "this recruit plays a lot like _____."