Mocking: Those Who May Fall

Every year there are players whose stock seems to drop in the months leading up to the draft. While this doesn't always coincide with them falling in the draft, I thought it would be fun to take a look at who some analysts, scouts, and mockers have slipping down their boards. Granted this can all change drastically with the combine. While some have just fallen under the radar others have had legitimate concerns arise about their athleticism, physical attributes, film, NCAAF all-star bowl performance, or their play last season. Rounds 2 and 3 are subjective enough so I decided not to take it any further. It was difficult to find archives from before

Round 1

  • OT Cyrus Kouandjio - The rise of one player ofter coincides with the fall of another. As Zack Martin stock is on the rise for many, Kouandjio stock is falling. I've seen him fall right around the Panther's pick in numerous mocks and into the 2nd round in one where taken behind Antonio Richardson and David Yankey.
  • S HaHa Clinton-Dix - The NFL mock draft community seems to have become split on who the #1 S is in the draft. This has Calvind Pryor rising into the top 20 of many mocks and Clinton-Dix falling to the late first round or early second round of many of those.
  • TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins - Due to some off the field concerns and the emergence of Ebron and Amaro, ASJ who had long been considered out of the reach for the 28th pick is now expected to be available well into the second round by many.

Round 2
- These prospects were seen in the first round of many mocks around the turn of the new year

  • WR Davante Adams
  • WR Brandin Cooks
  • OG Gabe Jackson
  • OG Xavier Su'a Filo
  • CB Bradley Roby
  • CB Jason Verrett

Round 3

  • OG Cyril Richardson
  • WR Brandon Coleman
  • CB E.J. Gaines
  • WR Donte Moncrief
  • S Craig Loston
  • OT James Hurst

My Picks

Rd 1: Cyrus Kouandjio - Honestly I was torn between him a Clinton-Dix, but right they're projecting a lot of cuts at S making it an easier position to address in free agency. While there are some quality OT available don't think many if any have the potential to be our future LT for 10+ years. We could definitely address our OT depth issues in FA though.

Rd 2: Jason Verrett - He's quite possibly the most complete package as far and speed and overall skill set goes for CBs in the draft, but many think he's might be a generous 5'8" and will be bullied in the NFL. TCU lists him at 5'10" though. Scouts are eagerly awaiting his measurements and strength and conditioning tests from the combine as am I.

Rd 3: Brandon Coleman - No one is under the radar more than Brandon Coleman. As far as tall WR prospects go Evans is getting all the praise an high expectations, Kelvin Benjamin and Martavius Bryant are getting all the buzz and intrigue, while Coleman seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle after having a lack luster season playing in a bad passing offense.

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