It's always tough determining which players are being overlooked and which are getting a little to much praise. I'll do my best to give you a handful of prospects on each side of the aisle. Also just because I see a player being overrated doesn't mean I don't think he'll be a good pro. It may just mean I view him as a second rounder and not an early first.
Also take into account that its hard to determine which players the media networks are in "love" with and what scouts/front office guys really feel about them. Each year it seems the media hypes a guy up to be a first rounder but they wind up being drafted in the third round.
With that being said lets dive into this.
1. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida, 5'11'', 199
I know, I probably lose a ton of credibility calling Hargreaves overrated off the start. Hell you probably won't read the rest of this article, but hear me out. Most see Hargreaves as a top-10 talent in this year's draft and a can't miss cornerback prospect. I'm not here to say that Hargreaves isn't a talented player, but I don't see him as a once in a decade prospect. In my mind, he's close to a mid to late first rounder. He had a down season last year and at times appeared to be packing it in to stay healthy for the draft. I question his size and his recovery speed. He also had two of his worst games last year in big games against Alabama in the SEC Championship and Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. At the end of the day he's talented and will come off the board in the top-15, but I could see a Morris Claiborne type bust.
2. A'Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama, 6'4'', 307
Not a big fan of Robinson. Mock drafts all over have him going top-15 and very few have him dropping out of the first. Right now his tape to me projects him as a second or third round talent in this draft. He's simply to one dimensional to be a lock in the first round of a draft filled with interior play makers. There is not question he has upside with a scary blend of size and athletic ability, but he lacks the ability to rush the passer and plays way to upright. He dominated at Alabama because of his size which allowed him to push around college lineman. The NFL is a different game and Robinson to me doesn't project as an every down lineman.
3. Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE, Oklahoma St., 6'4'', 275
Ogbah was one of the more productive pass rushers in college football last season. However, the big question is will his ability to win off the edge in college translate to the NFL. Ogbah is a fantastic athlete but it didn't really translate to his film. He lacks bend and struggled with change of direction at the NFL Combine. Teams will wonder if he can fit their scheme or not as he projects much better as a defensive end then linebacker. Ogbah is a bit of a project but a team will take a chance on him in the late first round or early second.
4. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame, 6'0'', 186
Fuller is a perfect example of a one-trick pony. He's very fast (4.32 40-yd) and catches the deep ball well (caught 17-of-29 targets thrown 20-plus yards downfield). Recently, he's been getting first round considerations which isn't a surprise because the NFL loves speed. He's a good football player and on the right team can make an immediate impact as a deep threat. He's not on the level of Josh Doctson, Michael Thomas, or Corey Coleman, who recently he's been projected ahead of by some. Fuller dropped 21 of 159 catchable balls between 2014 and 2015. His drop rate, size, and route running ability are all concerns. I don't see him as a number one receiver in the NFL, but could wind up being a Ted Ginn Jr. or Mike Wallace type.
5. Cody Whitehair, OL, Kansas St., 6'4'', 301
Most teams have already decided that Whitehair can't play tackle because of his length. At his recent Pro Day, Whitehair worked out for teams at guard and center. Those are the two positions that Whitehair is going to see success at the NFL level. There's simply nothing about Whitehair's game that truly impresses me. A high motor and smart offensive lineman there is no doubt that Whitehair could have a long NFL career. He's just not a first round prospect and fits as more of a mid-second or early third round guy.
1. Kyle Fackrell, LB, Utah St., 6'5'', 245
This year's draft lacks edge play makers so I'm a bit confused why Fackrell has gotten so little love. Scouts and front offices know about him but the media has been slow to mention him. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if a team at the end of the first took a shot on Fackrell. Scouts have compared him to Clay Matthews and Connor Barwin because of his ability to drop into coverage. He should be a starting caliber drop end/linebacker right off the start and has the ability to develop into a very good pass rusher. After missing the entire 2014 season with a knee injury Fackrell came out and impressed last season.
2. Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas, 5'10'', 223
Arkansas had one of the best running backs in the nation last year with Alex Collins. Scouts like Collins and see him as a second or third round pick. If you take a moment to think back to Arkansas' 2014 season there was another running back that paired with Collins. That back was Williams who suffered a foot injury in August that cost him all of last season. In 2014, both Collins and him rushed for over 1,000 yards. He's still recovering but signs point to him being ready for training camp. Most see Collins as the superior prospect, but if you can grab Williams in the later rounds he's going to wind up a steal. He has good size, quickness, and lateral agility to be very good. If healthy he would give a team a starting caliber running back in the second half of the draft. He could be this years Karlos Williams.
3. Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee St., 5'11'', 215
One of the many snubs from the NFL Combine, Byard has been generally overlooked from the start. The safety lacks ideal size for the safety position but makes up for it with his play making ability. There are few safeties in this draft that play a deep center field much better then Byard. A four-year starter at Middle Tennessee State, Byard has been very consistent and shown well against top competition when given the chance. He has a versatile skill set that teams will love and has a nose for the ball. A team would be wise to use a mid-round pick on Byard.
4. Le'Raven Clark, OL, Texas Tech, 6'5'', 316
Scouts and teams are on the fence with Clark. Some see a an upside talent that could be an early round pick and others see a Day 3 offensive lineman. Clark plays with tenacity and a mean streak that teams will love, but are also worried about his technique. He played at Texas Tech, which runs an air raid offense so he wasn't coached up a ton. It might take Clark a season or two but I think he is going to be very good. It will be interesting to see if teams see him as a guard or tackle at the next level. Either way a team willing to coach up his raw skill set could have a Pro Bowl talent in a few years.
5. Marquez North, WR, Tennessee, 6'2'', 223
When it comes to size/speed type receivers in this year's draft North has to be high on the list. North has good size (6'2'', 223), speed (4.48), and has great hands. At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Tennessee product had an 89.5% similarity score with former Baylor/current Browns WR Josh Gordon thanks to a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, 35-inch vertical leap and 123-inch broad jump. Injuries have cost him 13 games while at Tennessee and he's never lived up to his hype. If your looking for a late round wide out with upside North is the guy.