With all of the mock drafts that come out this time of year, there are bound to be some wide ranges for players.

This expert says he’s a first-round pick, but this expert says he’s a third-rounder at best. Ultimately, it’s one person’s opinion. Sometimes, those opinions don’t agree with the majority.

Who NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor put at No. 8 in his first mock draft definitely didn’t agree with the majority. He had the Philadelphia Eagles, like many expect, taking a running back. But that running back wasn’t Ezekiel Elliott.

It was Indiana’s Jordan Howard.

To be fair, he had Elliott going off the board at No. 4 to the Dallas Cowboys. But Taylor had Howard, projected as a possible Day 2 or early-Day 3 pick by many, going ahead of some notable draft prospects.

He put Howard one pick ahead of Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, who some suspect will go No. 2 to the Cleveland Browns if they don’t take a quarterback. Taylor also had Howard three spots ahead of Ohio State’s Joey Bosa, who he actually dropped out of his top 10. For perspective, Taylor’s slot of Howard was two picks higher than where Todd Gurley went last year.

Here’s the rest of Taylor’s unconventional top 16 picks:

1. Tennessee Titans OT Laremy Tunsil Mississippi
2. Cleveland Browns QB Jared Goff California
3. San Diego Chargers DE Deforest Buckner Oregon
4. Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars LB Myles Jack UCLA
6. Baltimore Ravens CB Vernon Hargreaves Florida
7. San Francisco 49ers WR Laquon Treadwell Mississippi
8. Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard Indiana
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Jalen Ramsey Florida State
10. New York Giants WR Will Fuller Notre Dame
11. Chicago Bears DE Joey Bosa Ohio State
12. New Orleans Saints NT Andrew Billings Baylor
13. Miami Dolphins CB Eli Apple Ohio State
14. Oakland Raiders OT Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame
15. Los Angeles Rams C Ryan Kelly Alabama
16. Detroit Lions CB Mackensie Alexander Clemson

In regards to Howard, Taylor wrote that he’s ready to be a No. 2 now and that he could develop into a No. 1 with Ryan Mathews.

That isn’t necessarily that much of a surprise. NFL.com graded him as a 6.1, which is the fourth-highest grade among all B1G prospects. Howard did run for a UAB-record 1,587 yards before his one year of dominance at Indiana, where he earned all-conference honors despite being banged up for a significant chunk of B1G play.

But there are questions about his durability with the amount of contact he takes when he runs. Even though the 230-pound back has the size to be successful at the next level, his shelf life — and the shelf life of running backs in general — are why publications like CBS Sports have him as a second- or third-round pick.

So where will Howard go? That remains to be seen. If he has it his way, front offices will see what Taylor sees in him.