Comparing recruits to NFL players allows people to see specifically which type of player the recruit is. NFL players are seen by millions of fans on Sundays, while college football recruits are mainly only read about.
As the series continues, the position of linebacker is the subject of this piece. The 2015 class has a solid crop of 'backers, and many of them figure to be cornerstones in college.
The nation's best linebacker compares to a player on the Tennessee Titans, while a 4-star linebacker was awfully tough to find a professional comparison for. Also, a linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys has a similar skill set to a recruit from Los Angeles.