Earlier this morning, ESPN unveiled a list of the top 100 prospects available in this year's NFL Draft, which kicks off April 28 in Chicago. The list was built by Jeff Legwold, an ESPN staff writer who has attended every single NFL combine since the first one in 1987.
DeForest Buckner found himself near the top of the list, coming in as the No. 5 overall prospect available in this year's draft. Legwood ranked Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa as the No. 2 overall prospect in the draft, calling him a "safe pick."
Of course, these rankings aren't accurate projections of where these players could land. The Los Angeles Rams hold the No. 1 overall pick, and it is almost guaranteed they'll take either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, not Myles Jack (Legwood's No. 1 overall prospect in the rankings).
When talking about Buckner, Legwood brought up how consistent Buckner took the field, playing in all 54 games of his career in Eugene, including starting for the last two years.
Most projections have Buckner as a top 10 pick, with possible landing spots including San Diego, San Francisco, Baltimore or Cleveland.