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Is being a 5-star recruit a solid predictor for being a 1st-round pick? Thursday's draft results say yes

The first round of the 2019 NFL draft is in the books, and the speculation can begin about which teams' front offices and scouting staffs got it right and which ones got it wrong.

But we don't have to speculate when it comes to whether the recruiting services got it right or wrong on these players coming out of high school. We just have to look back at their ratings from three, four or five years ago.

The report is mostly positive for the recruiting composite, which aggregates ratings from the major services (247, ESPN and ).

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