NFL recruiting is in the midst of a recruiting renaissance and this year has seen a lot of high-profile moves.
There have been a lot more high-quality offers, some of which have resulted in some interesting results for the players.
But who are the most valuable recruits?
We looked at the top recruits in each class in each of the past 10 years and came up with our top five picks.
And if you’re curious to see which players were the most overrated, we have some analysis to show you how.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: Marcus Mariotta had a stellar year at Oregon, but he wasn’t exactly a high-impact player on offense.
He had five interceptions and just one touchdown and he finished the year with a rating of 30.4.
The quarterback position was probably the most important position on the field for Mariota this season, and he should be a top-10 pick.
The best way to get a top pick is to draft a quarterback with an elite arm and athleticism.
Vernon Hargreaves III, WR, Florida: The Gators had one of the best seasons of the season in 2015, with the No. 1 receiver getting all the attention.
Vernon Hill was an absolute monster for Florida, leading the nation in receiving yards (2,078) and touchdowns (28).
It was an extremely good season for Hargar, who had 16 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill was the No .1 wide receiver in the nation and he won’t be overlooked by any other team.
Calvin Ridley, WR/KR, LSU: The Tigers were the best team in the country at the end of 2015, but it was Ridley who won the award.
Ridley was a huge threat for LSU, who went 6-0 in the SEC and finished as the nation’s top scoring offense.
Ridley averaged more than 3 yards per carry for the Tigers, including a team-high of 11.2 yards per touch, and was one of only two players in the FBS to rush for over 100 yards and record three rushing touchdowns.
Ridley had a very good year, but the top five players in this class were the No 2 and 3 receivers, and they weren’t going to have much impact.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State: Cook had a phenomenal season, averaging a career-high 1,924 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, but that didn’t mean he was going to be a high first-round pick.
Cook had just two rushing touchdowns, but those were both in the second half of the year and were pretty impressive.
His 4.4 yards per rush was the highest by a Florida player since Jameis Winston at 4.6 yards per rushing attempt in 2015.
He finished with 2,051 yards and nine touchdowns on just 841 carries.
Jaelen Strong, WR: Strong has had some success at the college level, and in 2016 he led the nation with 519 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
He averaged just 5.3 yards per reception and finished with eight receptions for 73 yards.
But the 6-foot-1 receiver had a down year at the combine in 2017, where he was a shade under 6 feet tall and weighed in at just 210 pounds.
Strong will be a first-rounder in the NFL Draft, and the best way for the Vikings to move up to take him would be to draft him.