Kiper: My position rankings are a good place to start. LSU’s Derrius Guice is a known quantity, but he needs to stay healthy. Oregon’s Royce Freeman is a big-play threat with 54 career rushing touchdowns. Alabama has Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough, and I like Harris a little more. There’s also Bryce Love (Stanford), Ronald Jones II (USC), Rashaad Penny (San Diego State) and Nick Chubb (Georgia). The 2018 class has a chance to be deep.
McShay: I think Guice is a very good player and could go in Round 1, but as Mel mentioned health is a concern. Same issue with Scarbrough, who already has an NFL body, but is coming off a serious leg injury in the title game last season. Chubb and Jones are other names to watch for Day 2. Love is also off to a fast start and Mark Walton was rising; we’ll see how he recovers from his season-ending injury. This could be a deep class.
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