NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock compared Northern Iowa redshirt senior RB David Johnson to Charles Sims.
Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Ole Miss sophomore DL Robert Nkemdiche "hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations attached to him coming out of high school."
Louisville announced that junior ILB James Burgess plans to return to school.
When called upon, Alabama sophomore tight end O.J. Howard has "flashed the talent that made him the No. 2 tight end recruit coming out of high school in 2013," according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.
Georgia junior DE/OLB Jordan Jenkins will return for his senior season.
Auburn HC Gus Malzahn confirmed the school will file for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board on behalf of redshirt sophomore OT Avery Young.
Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen said redshirt junior LB Benardrick McKinney is "indeed likely to turn pro."
USC sophomore S Su'a Cravens "doesn't have the man cover skills to match up with quicker slot receivers, but his length and instincts help mask his lack of ideal fluidity," wrote Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.
Auburn junior ILB Cassanova McKinzy is "weighing whether to go pro," reports Brandon Marcello of the Alabama Media Group.
Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg didn't make Scout Inc.'s list of the most intriguing non-draft eligible prospects.
Auburn redshirt junior OLB Kris Frost filed paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
Cal sophomore QB Jared Goff boasts sound mechanics and natural accuracy as a thrower, according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.
Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Maxx Williams declined to comment on his NFL Draft intentions when asked by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Former Louisville redshirt junior OT Ryan Mack will transfer to Memphis.
Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl wrote that FSU freshman RB Dalvin Cook's "emergence in the second half of the season played a huge role in the Seminoles' berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff."