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Andrew Luck, QB (Stanford)
Luck has the makeup of a future star, but the present transition will prove difficult for the Heisman runner-up.
At this point, it's safe to assume Luck is headed to the Colts who, though horrendous last season, have a few established weapons. Reggie Wayne returns, as do the underrated Austin Collie and recently signed Donnie Avery. Look for Luck to learn the playbook in a hurry and make plays both with his arm and feet.
Projected Stats: 3,450 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions; 210 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns
Robert Turbin, RB (Utah State)
Aside from Trent Richardson, Turbin is the most NFL-ready back in this year's draft. He runs with the power of Beast Mode 2.0, yet possesses the quickness and acceleration of players half his size.
At the combine, Turbin looked like the Hulk, and then ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, lifted 28 repetitions of 225 pounds and was a top performer in the broad and vertical jump. He has the physical tools to be an every-down back at the next level and has shown the ability to impact games as a receiver as well.
Projected Stats: 135 rushes, 710 yards and 7 touchdowns; 15 receptions, 172 yards and 2 touchdowns
Michael Floyd, WR (Notre Dame)
Floyd enters the league with extra baggage, but plays like a heady veteran. He has top-end speed (4.47 40-yard dash), runs polished routes and catches everything thrown his way.
Floyd is a potential No. 1 receiver and provides a big red-zone target. Expect a team to draft him in the Top 10 and never regret the decision once he gets on the field.
Projected Stats: 68 receptions, 920 yards and 9 touchdowns
Robert Griffin III, QB (Baylor)
The Washington Redskins, after searching high, low and rummaging through the John Becks of the league, have found their franchise quarterback.
It came at quite a cost (three first-round picks and a second-rounder), but they believe it was worth it.
Griffin is a rare talent with exceptional athleticism, superb arm strength and underrated accuracy (completed 72 percent of his throws last season). What separates him, above all else, is the intelligence to grasp a playbook and run an offense with precision.
Griffin is out to match, and possibly surpass, Newton's rookie stats.
Projected Stats: 3,510 yards, 24 touchdowns and 16 interceptions; 348 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns
Matt Kalil, OT (USC)
What Kalil or any offensive tackle does never appears in the box score next to his name. Rather, his value can by measured by the improvement in Christian Ponder and running back Adrian Peterson's numbers.
Again, I'm expecting the Vikings to nab Kalil with the third overall pick, and they would be wise to do so. Their young quarterback needs a bastion just as much as a receiver to throw to.
Projected Stats: Will start each game while providing consistent protection and surrendering a small amount of sacks.
T.Y. Hilton, WR (Florida International)
An absolute steal in the mid-rounds, Hilton is ideal for the slot and very dangerous in the return game. He has often been compared to Devin Hester, but may be faster and a more reliable pass-catcher.
In the right system, Hilton could flourish much like Victor Cruz did in New York this past season. At his recent pro day, Hilton clocked a 4.3 40-yard dash and showed scouts why he is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
Projected Stats: 39 receptions, 695 yards and 5 touchdowns; 9.2 yards per punt return and 1 touchdown