The NFL draft picks were announced on Tuesday, but who will be in the spotlight during the combine?
Here are some of the biggest names to make the leap from the 2014 class.
Eric Fisher, DE, Florida State University, 6-2, 272 pounds Source: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports In this file photo from 2014, Florida quarterback Eric Fisher is the starting quarterback at Florida State in 2014.
He is the first first defensive end selected in the first round since the 2007 draft.
Fisher has had a lot of interest in the draft since his junior year of high school, but his college career is in jeopardy due to NCAA sanctions for repeated violations of the school’s rules regarding alcohol and drug use.
More: Eric Fisher will have a better chance to get drafted than most because of his height and ability to move with the ball, said Matt Kartazian of ESPN.
A four-star recruit out of high-school, Fisher was the top prospect for Florida State during the 2014 recruiting cycle.
The Seminoles were in a deep quarterback hole heading into the season, but Fisher was among the top quarterbacks in the country.
Fisher will get a chance to make an impact in the NFL this year, as he is expected to be the starter at Florida as a junior.
Justin Houston, DE/OLB, LSU, 6, 6ft 1, 220 pounds Source.
Al Bello/Getty Images Justin Houston, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, has been playing for LSU in the second half of the season.
He has been a key cog on the defensive line, allowing four sacks in five games.
Houston was a third-team All-SEC pick last season after starting all 13 games at LSU.
The LSU product is a former four-year starter at left tackle, where he has been battling injuries for years.
Houston could be a key to LSU’s defense this year as he will likely play at left linebacker.
Corey Davis, CB, UCLA, 6’1, 198 pounds Source Jonathan Daniel/Getty the Getty Images Corey Davis is a cornerback who will compete for a starting spot opposite Darqueze Dennard in the Los Angeles Rams’ secondary.
Davis is one of the top cornerbacks in the 2017 class, and his versatility and physical play should be a big plus for the Rams.
Davis is a five-star prospect, and he is ranked No. 1 on this list based on his overall potential.
A’Shawn Robinson, DE (6-2), Ohio State, 6′-3, 280 pounds Source Al Bellom/Getty The Ohio State product is one-half of a four-man line that will make an immediate impact in Cleveland.
Robinson will be the team’s first-round pick, but he is also a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
He started all 13 of Ohio State’s games in 2015, making 16 tackles and recording one sack.
Jarrad Davis, DT, Oklahoma, 6′, 310 pounds Source Jason Getz/Getty Davis, a fourth-round draft pick, will have the most impressive athletic ability of any defensive tackle in this draft.
He also has outstanding athleticism and great speed.
The 6-foot-2-inch defensive tackle is considered one of Ohio’s best talents in this class.
Davis could also compete for the starting spot next to Myles Garrett, who is also an incredible athlete.
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia, 6′; 220 pounds source Al Bellow/Getty, Al Belloman/GettyThe Georgia product is expected, along with teammate Alvin Kamara, to be one of this year’s most explosive backs.
Chubb will be a dominant runner and playmaker in the passing game, and the Bulldogs should be in great shape for the NFL draft.
David Njoku, RB/WR, Miami, 6’/220, 198-pound source Al Bohanan/Getty This is the second year in a row that Miami’s top two running backs are on the same draft board.
The Hurricanes will also have one of its top receivers in Devin Funchess in the final year of his contract.
John Ross, RB (6′-0, 202), Alabama, 6.5, 220-pound Source Al Shihabi/Getty Ross will be competing with Jarrid Reid, the team toiled for the past two seasons in a backup role.
Ross is an athletic, big-bodied runner with a great combination of speed and speed, and has a strong arm.
Rashard Higgins, DE Louisville, 6/220, 220.5-pound, Florida source Al Shabazz/Getty Higgins will compete with Jameel McClain, who was the team captain last season.
Higgins will be considered one-and-done in the class,