Many prospects were helped by college growth

Updated: June 26, 2006, 3:31 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb | Special to ESPN Insider
Some believe this is a terrible draft, the worst in years. Others have said it is solid and deep. I think this draft is a dramatic confluence of big-name prospects and late bloomers.

The late bloomers are the guys who were under-recruited coming out of high school. Yet because of their efforts and later development, they have surpassed guys who were overhyped coming into college. If these two groups of players had entered the draft together last year, some overhyped guys would have gone before the late bloomers. But now it's a different story.