It has become an annual tradition to compare draft prospects to current NFL players—what's more fun?
The comparisons are drawn due to size, style of play and, sometimes, potential.
While the 2013 class doesn't have the transcendent quarterbacks we were treated to a year ago, there are plenty of appealing prospects who resemble many of today's greats.
NFL Comparison: Ryan Tannehill
Geno Smith is a sound pocket passer with a good but not great arm and the accuracy needed to become a franchise quarterback at the NFL level.
However, his upside outweighs his polish right now.
Sound like anyone?
Still, this West Virginia prospect is the best signal-caller in the 2013 class and will be a welcomed addition in Kansas City.
NFL Comparison: Von Miller
This Georgia star may not be quite the prospect Miller was when the Texas A&M stud entered the 2011 draft, but as a rangy pass-rushing outside linebacker who exudes athleticism and isn't a liability against the run, the comparison is nearly uncanny.
The Jaguars went into Week 15 with the fewest sacks in football.
NFL Comparison: Haloti Ngata
Star Lotulelei is a terrifying penetrator who makes a living disrupting the opposition's backfield with power, leverage and an incredible burst.
Yup, that's Ngata's game, too.
NFL Comparison: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
The Jets' blindside protector is a steady pass-blocking and run-blocking force and has imposing size at 6'6" and 310 pounds. Luke Joeckel has a similar stature and is extremely light on his feet when backpedaling.
While this Texas A&M standout may be more of a finesse left tackle than Ferguson was coming out of Virginia, their games are comparable.
NFL Comparison: Sione Pouha
Jesse Williams wins with tremendous strength and by delivering a vicious pop at the point of attack. He can plug running lanes with his size (6'4'', 320), but he's more of a penetrator—just like Sione Pouha.
NFL Comparison: Michael Johnson
Dion Jordan is a lanky 6'7'' and around 245 pounds with a good motor and stunning athleticism. He's almost identical to Johnson when he was coming out of Georgia Tech as a long and athletic defensive end.
However, Jordan's ceiling is much higher.
NFL Comparison: Joe Staley
Jake Matthews is not as impressive of a prospect as his teammate Luke Joeckel, but he has the tools to become a solid tackle at the next level. His workman-like attitude is reminiscent of the sometimes under-appreciated Joe Staley.
NFL Comparison: LaMarr Woodley
Damontre Moore plays with an angry streak and has prototypical pass-rusher size at 6'4'' and 250 pounds. He could be a situational edge-rusher in a 4-3 or a versatile 3-4 outside linebacker, just like Woodley.
NFL Comparison: Jake Long
Taylor Lewan isn't the super-safe pick Long was in the 2008 draft, but at 6'8'' with room to grow into his frame and vast experience in the Big 10 at Michigan, this was a no-brainer.
NFL Comparison: Chris Long
Chris Long is one of the most underrated yet well-rounded defensive ends in football. He uses deceptive speed and strength to get after the quarterback and is stout against the run.
All that sums up Bjoern Werner's game, but he's a bit more raw.
NFL Comparison: DeMeco Ryans
Manti Te'o is the consummate middle linebacker. He's aggressive yet fundamentally sound against the run, instinctive in coverage and is a great leader.
While some want to call him the next Patrick Willis, his game more closely resembles DeMeco Ryans'.
NFL Comparison: Matthew Stafford
Both these SEC quarterbacks have stellar arm strength but sometimes throw technique aside when pressured. With a clean pocket, Wilson can become a high-volume passer in the NFL, just like Stafford is today.
NFL Comparison: Darnell Dockett
Sheldon Richardson can play on the interior of a defensive line and beat centers and guards, but he has the natural athleticism to kick out and set the edge as a defensive end.
With a nice blend of power and agility, Richardson has Darnell Dockett written all over him.
NFL Comparison: Leon Hall
Hall does everything well and gets by with proper technique and surprising athletic ability and speed.
That's how Dee Milliner has become the top cornerback in the 2013 class.
A silky-smooth prospect.
NFL Comparison: Aldon Smith
When Aldon Smith was drafted, many thought the 49ers reached on a raw pass-rusher who'd be easily stymied by offensive linemen.
Think they made the right choice on the rather lanky Missouri product?
Barkevious Mingo is oozing with athleticism and playing with solid interior defensive linemen. He could become just as productive just as fast as Smith.
NFL Comparison: Steve Johnson
Keenan Allen won't "wow" you in any one area, but he has above-average size (6'3'', 210 pounds), runs good routes and is a consistent chain-mover.
Precisely how Johnson has emerged as one of the game's better possession wideouts.
NFL Comparison: Torrey Smith
Terrance Williams excels when he can shift in into top gear and get down the field. Couple that strength with the fact that he's 6'2'' and 205 pounds, and you'll see why he compares closely to Smith.
NFL Comparison: Casey Hampton
Johnathan Hankins is slightly taller than Hampton, but both defensive tackles are run-pluggers who move surprisingly well for guys well over 300 pounds.
NFL Comparison: Chandler Jones
Sam Montgomery's potential will entice NFL front offices, and he has ideal size and speed around the edge to ultimately become a franchise pass-rusher. His length will make him a tough matchup at the next level.
NFL Comparison: Ben Grubbs
Chance Warmack is a devastating guard prospect who will render some of the game's better interior defensive linemen useless at the professional ranks. Grubbs has been doing that for years.
NFL Comparison: Sean Weatherspoon
C.J. Mosley is another Alabama linebacker who'll be taken early due to supreme athletic talents and a high football IQ. At 6'1'' and 232 pounds, he's the prototypical sideline-to-sideline outside linebacker.
NFL Comparison: Nate Solder
Eric Fisher is an imposing 6'8'' and 305 pounds. Just like Solder was when he came out of Colorado, head coaches and GMs will love Fisher's inherent size and reach.
NFL Comparison: Cordy Glenn
D.J. Fluker is a mammoth SEC left tackle prospect at 6'6" and 335 pounds. Some clubs may see him as a mauling guard, or as was the case with Cordy Glenn in 2012, he could be selected early to be a blindside protector.
NFL Comparison: Ryan Clady
Dallas Thomas isn't a super flashy prospect, but he played against quality competition nearly every week in college and is extremely sound as a pass-protector—Ryan Clady 2.0 potential.
NFL Comparison: Daryl Washington
Alec Ogletree plays fast and is ultra ferocious as an outside linebacker. He has a striking resemblance to Daryl Washington, a guy who's played well for the Arizona Cardinals this season.
In a 3-4, Ogletree would be an inside backer like Washington is, but in a 4-3 alignment, both would flourish on the outside.
NFL Prospect: Dennis Pitta
Tyler Eifert thrives when asked to go up and snag the jump ball. Frankly, Eifert is a unique prospect, but he does have some similarities to the 6'4'', 245-pound Baltimore Ravens tight end, especially in regards to red-zone prowess.
NFL Comparison: Thomas Decoud
Eric Reid wasn't as productive in 2012 as he was with Morris Claiborne in 2011, but he is best utilized in center field as a ball-hawking safety, and like Decoud, his instincts are superb when tracking the football.
NFL Comparison: Pierre Garcon
DeAndre Hopkins has more top-end speed than Pierre Garcon, but both wideouts are tremendous after the catch and are of similar size.
NFL Comparison: Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb has become the dangerous underneath option for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Tavon Austin is just as explosive out of the backfield and on bubble screens.
NFL Comparison: DeMarcus Ware
Ezekiel Ansah is one of the most intriguing prospects in the entire 2013. Though his game is rather raw, he's 6'6'' and 270 pounds, and he flashes moments of absolute dominance. In some instances, he looks awkward when in space, but most of the time he's fluid dropping into coverage and when setting the edge against the run.
NFL Comparison: Terrence Cody
John Jenkins has imposing size at nearly 360 pounds. However, he needs to get stronger and demonstrate the ability to shed blocks if he wants to make an impact against the run in the NFL.
NFL Comparison: Chris Culliver
Johnathan Banks has intimidating size at 6'2'' and nearly 200 pounds, nearly the same size as emerging 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver. Both play aggressively and have good speed to stay with more athletic wide receivers.