I always like reading old NFL draft analyses to see which ones were way off. This quote was from CNN/SI's 1998 mock draft: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/footba ... mmock.html
15. SEAHAWKS—Randy Moss, WR, Marshall
Finally a place for this 6'4", 200-pounder, who ran a 4.31 40 in a private workout. Dennis Erickson fancies the passing game and he feels that this gifted athlete could really light it up for him. Personally, I'm not so sure. Actually, I'm really sure—that Moss will be a bust—but I'm too polite to say it. I have yet to see him do one tough thing on the field.
From the same site, listing the top 5 at each position:
1. Kevin Dyson, Utah. Big (6-foot-1, 199 pounds) and speedy (4.46), and showed good, disciplined route-running ability in his seven-catch Senior Bowl game.
2. Jacquez Green, Florida. A little guy, but all he does is make big plays.
3. Germane Crowell, Virginia. Impressive size (6'3", 210), untapped potential. A developmental project.
4. Marcus Nash, Tennessee. Peyton Manning's go-to guy. Fine hands, excellent athletic ability.
5. Joe Jurevicius, Penn State. Huge (6-foot-5, 231 pounds) wideout who might go inside in the NFL. No blazer (4.62), but interesting because of his size.
Note: If you're looking for Marshall's all-world Randy Moss, you won't find him in this list, even if it went 20 deep. Will get downfield in a hurry if they give him room, but he'll get buried by NFL-style bump and run.
There were also glowing about Ryan Leaf, who we all remember was rated neck and neck with Peyton.