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McShay's Top 32: College Football Playoff stars dominate rankings

Both Mike Williams and Reuben Foster look like first-round talents after the 2016 regular season. Icon Sportswire

Here, we'll look at which players have moved up and down our Top 32, drawing on the same scouting reports as before and making changes only where necessary.

We'll continue to update our board as we get closer to the 2017 NFL draft. While it's a given that some players will move into the rankings and others will drop out, this provides a good snapshot of which players currently have the most NFL potential based on our evaluations.

Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.


1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU*

Fournette missed four games in the regular season -- and parts of many others -- because of a nagging left ankle injury. But from a big-picture wear-and-tear standpoint, it might be to his benefit. Fournette has endured only 144 touches this season, far below the 319 he had a season ago. When fully healthy, Fournette is a big-play machine with a rare combination of size, power, agility and speed for the position. His angry running style is something at which to marvel and will translate well to the next level.

2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M*

Garrett is the best pure pass-rusher in this class. He has played through an ankle injury for much of this season, and still finished fifth in the SEC with 15.0 tackles for loss. Garrett has a lethal combination of first-step quickness, bend, power and hand-to-hand combat skills. And after adding 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, he has been stronger setting the edge in the running game.