Based on film study and years of personal experience as a college football All-American and former NFL player, I turn my attention and expertise of the game toward this annual passion of breaking down nearly every potential prospect preparing for the NFL draft this April.
In this slideshow, I focus on five of the most over-hyped, over-valued prospects entering the NFL draft in an attempt to identify which players are most likely to be drafted considerably higher than their actual value.
I assess their actual value by identifying prospects who have been gliding on reputations that will not carry over as smoothly into their NFL careers as many have predicted. Most are prospects highly touted by a wide array of expert sources.
Well, it's time to fly in the face of the experts who are never batting 1.000.
This exercise, as with all scouting, is entirely subjective. Furthermore, my assessments of these players are subject to change as the draft process continues to shed new light on the overall value of each player.
I would also like to add that these prospects are all highly talented individuals with skill sets far exceeding the average person. These men have worked hard throughout their careers to get to this point and deserve a great deal of credit for distinguishing themselves as some of the best in the nation.
Now, it's time to have some fun breaking down how and why these five guys made my list as over-glorified prospects likely to be drafted substantially earlier than warranted.