Every draft prospect has a story. Here's an inside look at several NFL hopefuls, the top 10 as reflected in Mel Kiper's latest mock draft.
Video View Of Mel Kiper's 2009 Projected Top Ten Draft Picks
1. Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
QB connections -- Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, and others compare themselves to NFL players.
2. Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
First Draft: Jason Smith -- Get to know Jason Smith, the top OT on many draft lists, as he prepares for the draft.
3. Chiefs: Aaron Curry,
OLB, Wake Forest
First Draft: Aaron Curry -- The Wake Forest linebacker shares his football memories as he prepares for the 2009 draft.
4. Seahawks: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
NFL Draft Vignette: Eugene Monroe -- An inside look at offensive tackle Eugene Monroe from Virginia.
5. Browns: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
NFL Draft Vignette: Michael Crabtree -- An inside look at wide receiver Michael Crabtree from Texas Tech.
6. Bengals: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
First Draft: Andre Smith -- Andre Smith talks about his desire and drive to play at the NFL level.
7. Raiders: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
First Draft: Jeremy Maclin -- Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin talks about his versatile style of play and looks forward to draft day.
8. Jaguars: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
First Draft: Brian Orakpo -- Orakpo shares his unique background and what makes him such a fierce competitor.
9. Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, B.C.
First Draft: B.J. Raji -- Boston College DT B.J. Raji talks about his style of play as he prepares for the 2009 Draft.
10. 49ers: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
First Draft: Aaron Maybin -- Maybin discusses his play on the field and his passion for the game.