The 2016 NFL draft is only a few days away and teams are looking at a lot of top prospects. Getting players from the draft is the best way in having long term success. Sometimes one playe1r can be a cornerstone of a franchise. But sometimes they can be labeled as a bust, especially if the player is drafted in the 1st round. Here are three prospects to look out for as teams try to draft their superstar player.
1. RB Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State)
The 6-0, 225 pound running back may be the most athletic player out of the draft. He’s a strong and a complete running back, who finds hit holes within the offensive lineman based on his quickness and aggressiveness. Elliott’s a great blocker and a good pass catcher, which benefits him since it’s a passing league. His weakness can be him taking too many hits over the course of a season. Elliott will go up against some of the top linebackers and lineman in the league. Whoever drafts him should make sure that he is strong and durability for the rest of his career.
2. QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State)
One of the top two quarterbacks in the draft potentially a franchise player on any team. At 6-5, 237 pounds, Wentz has the tools to be a starting quarterback, arguably a star. He has the strength, size and athleticism to make every throw on the field. Some of the downside for Wentz is his competition in college. He didn’t face a lot of tough teams playing for North Dakota State. Whether it translates into good play, Wentz most likely will be a top five pick in the 1st round of the NFL draft.
3. WR Will Fuller (Notre Dame)
A home-run hitter at the wide receiver position with a 4.4 speed. As a deep threat, Fuller gets good release off the scrimmage at top speed. Two seasons with Notre Dame, he had 29 touchdowns and 2,354 yards. His weakness is having inconsistent hands and a slight frame. Fuller’s physical attributes overcome most of his weakness, but if he wants to stay in the league, up to par skills are important. Potential a late 1st round pick, most likely going in the 2nd or 3rd.