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Signing Day spurs talk of impact players, sleepers and star ratings. Here's what it all means, with an eye toward the next level
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WHO GETS PICKED

HOW HIGH SCHOOL RATINGS RELATE TO NFL DRAFT RESULTS (2005 THROUGH '09)

DRAFT ROUND

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3

2

1

0

DB

DE

DT

LB

C/G

QB

RB

OT

TE

WR

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DONALD MIRALLE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Mariota, a three-star, might be the top pick this year.

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SCOTT BOEHM/AP

Seahawks linebacker Obrien Schofield was a three-star Badger.

FOUR CHARTS

TWENTY EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS