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The NFL Draft is risky business. There are no sure things when searching for future stars, and countless players considered locks for greatness have fallen flat.

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Of course, the inevitably of failure won’t stop projection models from trying.

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As detailed by Mike Band, NFL Next Gen Stats released its list of this year’s “cant-miss prospects.”

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Its “new-and-improved ensemble of machine-learning models combines size, athleticism and college production to predict a prospect’s odds of pro success” with a score ranging from 50 to 99.

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Any player rated above 90 ranks with the top-five percentile of historical prospects from the same position. Those prospects are considered highly likely to achieve NFL success.

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Seven players from the 20222 draft class made the cut.

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Most of the names aren’t too shocking. Aidan Hutchinson will likely get taken with the first or second pick.

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No non-quarterback will lever go so high unless teams are convinced they’re landing an elite contributor.

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Offensive linemen Evan Neal and Ickey Ekwonu are likely top-10 choices.

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Sauce Gardner should merit the same consideration, and it’s unlikely Kayvon Thibodeaux falls much further despite his draft stock presenting one of Thursday’s biggest mysteries atop the draft board.

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However, the two players to earn a perfect 99 score are certainly interesting.

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Among six different mock drafts from NFL.com analysts, only two have Tyler Linderbaum going in the first round

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both to the Dallas Cowboys at pick No. 24. Band said “there might not be a prospect with a higher floor” than the Iowa Hawkeyes center.

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Breece Hall also may not go in the first round, a more difficult feat for any running back to now accomplish

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Yet the Iowa State standout earned a 99 athleticism score with a 4.39 40-yard dash time and a 40-inch vertical jump.