Consensus opinion is trending toward Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins realizing his dream of being a first-round NFL draft pick, heading into the league's Combine next weekend.
A dissenting opinion is NFL.com's Combine analyst, Mark Mayock, who leaves Hopkins out of his top-five position rankings.
Mayock, however, gives Clemson's Andre Ellington his highest projection yet, listing him as the nation's No. 3 running back behind Alabama's Eddie Lacy and Wisconsin's Montee Ball, just ahead of UNC's Giovanni Bernard and South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore.
Mayock's top five wide receivers are Cordarrelle Patterson of Tennessee, Keenan Allen of California, Terrance Williams of Baylor, Tavon Austin of West Virginia, and Quinton Patton of Louisiana Tech.
The panel of analysts with first-round mock drafts published on NFL.com have Hopkins rated as high as the No. 2 wide receiver in the draft.
The latest list, by Josh Norris, projects Hopkins as the No. 27 pick of the Houston Texans, and third overall among wide receivers behind Patterson and Allen.
Daniel Jeremiah sees the Minnesota Vikings taking Hopkins with the No. 23 pick, and as the No. 2 wide receiver selected.
Albert Breer predicts a No. 21 pick for Hopkins by the Cincinnati Bengals, while Gil Brandt has him going No. 25 to the Seattle Seahawks. Neither Bucky Brodus nor Charles Davis has Hopkins being selected in the first round.
Ellington, meanwhile, is generally projected as a second to third-round pick.
The NFL Combine gets underway on Feb. 23 in Indianapolis, and runs through Feb. 26.
Mark Mayock's NFL.com Top 5 Position Rankings
1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
2. Matt Barkley, USC
3. Mike Glennon, NC State
4. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
5. Landry Jones, Oklahoma
1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
3. Andre Ellington, Clemson
4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
5. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
2. Keenan Allen, Cal
3. Terrance Williams, Baylor
4. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
5. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
2. Zach Ertz, Stanford
3. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
4. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
5. Jordan Reed, Florida
1. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
2. Brian Schwenke, Cal
3. Barrett Jones, Alabama
4. Khaled Holmes, USC
5. Braxston Cave, Notre Dame
1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
3. Larry Warford, Kentucky
4. Kyle Long, Oregon
5. Brian Winters, Kent State
1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
T-5. Menelik Watson, Florida State
T-5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Sam Montgomery, LSU
T-5. Datone Jones, UCLA
T-5. Margus Hunt, SMU
1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
2. Star Lotulelei, Utah
3. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
4. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
T-5. Kawann Short, Purdue
T-5. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
1. Dion Jordan, Oregon
2. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
3. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
5. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
1. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
3. Kevin Minter, LSU
4. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
5. Kiko Alonso, Oregon
1. Dee Milliner, Alabama
2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
5. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam, Florida
3. Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
4. Eric Reid, LSU
5. Zeke Motta, Notre Dame