"The 2010 NFL Draft has the potential to be the most talented draft in the past 15 years. It is simply on an elite level, comparable to 2004, but possibly with more depth. Just listing my top 25 players for next season doesn't do next year's projection justice. There could be 45-50 players with first-round grades come next April."
Looking at the names on his list and the various other 2010 mock drafts we've seen this week, it's hard to argue that the draft has a lot of potential. Like McGuire though, I firmly believe the main value could come on the defensive side of the ball.
"Next year's class looks strong at both linebacker and defensive line. I am not impressed with the current quarterback or running back talent. Watch out for Sam Bradford's game to get picked apart next season."
Of course a lot can change over the course of a college football season. This time last year, nobody was talking about Jason Smith, Aaron Curry, Mark Sanchez and Tyson Jackson as top five picks. Lists like McGuire's are fun to look at and can be used as a 'watch list'. However, expect a few changes by the time we're looking at the 2010 draft in greater depth.