Week 12 NFL Draft Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers


Risers

Arthur Lynch (TE, UGA): It seems that when the Georgia passing game gets Lynch involved, it is when they are most successful. Despite a loss to Auburn, Lynch’s receiving ability and his nasty run blocking keyed one Georgia’s best offensive performances. Lynch is not the dynamic threat that some of the Tight Ends are in this class, but how well rounded he is will be very sought after come draft day.

Carlos Hyde (RB, Ohio State): Hyde, almost single handily , destroyed Illinois. He spent the entire game using his size and tough running style to wear down the Illini defense and when they were down on their game, Hyde used his speed to gash them for long runs. Hyde is continuing to show that he is as well rounded a back as anyone in this class and he will be a big time contributor at the next level.

Jeremiah Attoachu (DE, Georgia Tech): Despite the overall defense struggling, mostly on the back end, Attoachu was able to have one of his best performances against Clemson. The athletic edge defender is finally showing an ability to consistently get off of blocks instead of just trying to speed rush.  This ability will make his game a lot more translatable to being an every down NFL player.

Fallers

Keith Price  (QB, Washington): After starting the year pretty hot, Price has regressed back to 2012 form. Despite being as gifted as he is, Price still has issues with decision making and accuracy, both of which showed against UCLA.  He can still get drafted based off of his tools, but his mental game is lacking.

Jonathan Brown (LB, Illinois): One of many talented Big Ten linebackers, Brown had a performance to forget against Ohio State. Remember that Carlos Hyde guy that ran through Illinois? Yeah, well Brown’s trouble with angles and reacting to a play were a big part of that. Brown is supposed to key that defense and he was just not able to get it done against Ohio State.

Brett Smith (QB, Wyoming): I am one of Smith’s biggest fans as a prospect and physically he really has it all. My issues with him recently, as evident in Wyoming’s latest loss to Boise State, is accuracy. Though his offensive line did not help at all, Smith was uncomfortable all game it seems and his accuracy suffered big time. It would be nice to see Smith with a more talented supporting cast, but he has not looked great as of late.

 

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