They have made their lists and checked them (at least) twice.
And now, the final NFL draft boards from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and the NFL Network's Mike Mayock are out. Kiper's list has his top 300 prospects who could be taken during the three-day draft that begins Thursday night. Mayock kept his list to just his top 100 players.
One common thread between the two (other than Penn State's Saquon Barkley being ranked No. 1): The state of Florida is well represented.
Twenty-seven players on Kiper's list — 9 percent — went to college in the Sunshine State. Another four played their high school careers in South Florida. As for Mayock, 13 of his 100 fit one of those two criteria.
Florida State and Miami each had seven players land inside Kiper's top 300. The University of Florida had six, UCF had four and the University of South Florida had three.
Below is the order in which those Florida groomed players appeared on Kiper's list, with their ranking by Mayock in parenthesis (if applicable). If we have written about any of these prospects recently, links to more in-depth coverage is also provided:
7: Florida State safety Derwin James (No. 6 by Mayock)
15: Pomapno Beach native and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (No. 23 by Mayock)
16: University of Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan (No. 26 by Mayock)
17: Coconut Creek native and Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (No. 27 by Mayock)
25: UCF cornerback Mike Hughes (No. 30 by Mayock)
28: Fort Lauderdale native and Georgia running back Sony Michel (No. 32 by Mayock)
61: UCF tight end Jordan Akins
71: Florida State defensive lineman Josh Sweat (No. 91 by Mayock)
80: Florida cornerback Duke Dawson (No. 90 by Mayock)
82: UCF wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (No. 82 by Mayock)
101: Florida State defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (No. 47 by Mayock)
118: University of South Florida defensive tackle Deadrin Senat (No. 98 by Mayock)
124: Florida State wide receiver Auden Tate
142: Miami running back Mark Walton (No. 86 by Mayock)
151: Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden
153: Florida punter Johnny Townsend
158: Miami tight end Chris Herndon (No. 68 by Mayock)
170: Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas
226: Florida safety Marcell Harris
238: Miami defensive back Dee Delaney
247: University of South Florida wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scanting
268: Florida State linebacker Jacob Pugh
276: Fort Lauderdale native and South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore
295: University of South Florida cornerback Deatrick Nichols