NFL Draft 2016: The Best Pro-Player Comparisons

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NFL Draft 2016: The Best Pro-Player Comparisons
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Too often, jargon clutters the NFL draft world. It's hard to get a grasp on what a scouting report really means when it's pumped with cliches and slang you'd imagine being said around a flickering projector in a dark room.

The opposite of vague tiptoeing are player comparisons. Nothing is a stronger statement than saying Prospect A is Player B, either as a production, style or body parallel.

After spending the good part of the past nine months focused on this draft class, there are 10 draft prospects whose comparisons stick out more than others. There's usually one rare trait or narrative that ties two players together strongly, separating the run-of-the-mill comparison from a really good one. There's no Derrick Henry-Brandon Jacobs layup in this group, either.

We'll break down these 10 prospects and who they perform like, due to similar traits and what to expect from their early careers.

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