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Numerology

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

WHO GETS PICKED

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

DRAFT ROUND

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8

7

6

5

4

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