Where NFL Draft first-rounders rated coming out of high school

No. 1 pick Jared Goff was a 4-star prospect out of high school. (Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports)

No. 1 pick Jared Goff was a 4-star prospect out of high school. (Photo: Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports)

There is no exact science to player evaluation. Sometimes, a five-star prospect out of high school will perform as projected and proceed to be a first round pick in the NFL Draft, but that’s certainly not always the case. Other times, players who had only two stars next to their name develop at the next level and emerge as NFL prospects.

For the first-rounders in the 2016 draft, five of the picks were five-star prospects in high school, but only one was chosen in the top 10. There were 17 former four-star prospects in the draft. Interestingly, three players without stars, including two in the top 10, were taken.

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Here’s a look at the 2016 first-rounders. We used the 247Sports Composite as our guide.

1. QB Jared Goff (Rams), California: 4-stars

2. QB Carson Wentz (Eagles), South Dakota: No stars

3. DE Joey Bosa (Chargers); Ohio State: 4-stars

4. RB Ezekiel Elliot (Cowboys); Ohio State: 4-stars

5. CB Jalen Ramsey (Jaguars); Florida State: 5-stars

6. OT Ronnie Stanley (Ravens), Notre Dame: 4-stars

7. DE DeForest Buckner (49ers), Oregon: 4-stars

8. OT Jack Conklin (Titans), Michigan State: No stars

9. OLB Leonard Floyd (Buccaneers), Georgia: 4-stars

10. CB Eli Apple (Giants), Ohio State: 4-stars

11. CB Vernon Hargreaves (Bears), Florida: 5-stars

12. DT Sheldon Rankins (Saints), Louisville: 3-stars

13. OT Laremy Tunsil (Dolphins), Ole Miss: 5-stars

14. S Karl Joseph (Raiders), West Virginia: 3-stars

15. WR Corey Coleman (Browns), Baylor: 4-stars

16. OT Taylor Decker (Lions), Ohio State: 4-stars

17. S Keanu Neal (Falcons), Florida: 4-stars

18. C Ryan Kelly (Colts); Alabama: 4-stars

19. DE Shaq Lawson (Bills); Clemson: 4-stars

20. OLB Darron Lee (Jets); Ohio State: 3-stars

21. WR Will Fuller (Redskins); Notre Dame: 4-stars

22. WR Josh Doctson (Texans); TCU: 3-stars

23. WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings); Ole Miss: 5-stars

24. CB William Jackson III (Bengals); Houston: No stars

25. CB Artie Burns (Steelers); Miami: 4-stars

26. QB Paxton Lynch (Broncos; Memphis: 2-stars

27. Green Bay Packers DT Kenny Clark; UCLA: 4-stars

28. OG Joshua Garnett (49ers); Stanford: 4-stars

29. Patriots (Forfeited)

29. DT Robert Nkemdiche (Cardinals); Ole Miss: 5-stars

30. DT Vernon Butler (Panthers); Louisiana Tech: no stars

31. OT Germain Ifedi (Seahawks); Texas A&M: 4-stars

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