Gil Brandt sizes up NFL talent at Cotton

Gil Brandt, the longtime brilliant personnel director for the Dallas Cowboys and now the NFL Draft guru for NFL.com, provided his thoughts on who he believes are the top three draft prospects playing in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl.

The game features Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State (Brandt's list was provided by Cotton Bowl media relations).

(Drum roll, please...)

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State, OL - "He's a size guy that's got really good feet and has been well-coached. I think he's going to be a top pick. Ironically, I don't think he's as good as [former Ole Miss lineman Michael] Oher, but I think he will be drafted higher." (Note: Oher was drafted 23rd overall by the Ravens last spring).

2. Greg Hardy, Ole Miss, DE - "When he's healthy and wants to play, he's a pretty good football player."

3. Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State, CB - "He's short (Cox is listed at 6-0), but he plays a lot taller."

And one bonus scouting report from Brandt: "I think the real sleeper in this game is the Oklahoma State quarterback, Zac Robinson. I think he's the kind of guy you're going to take and develop. He's a lot like [Dolphins QB] Chad Henne. He's a smart guy and he moves around well."

There you have it folks, straight from the draft master himself, Gil Brandt.