Week 13 NFL Draft Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers

Risers

Ka’Deem Carey (RB, Arizona): The Wildcats were abe to pull a huge upset over Oregon and a big part of that was Carey’s running. He was decisive, quick and ran with attitude in tearing through the Ducks defense. There was some questions about his physicality as a runner but he has been answering them lately and his game against Oregon was his most recent statement.

Tyler Lockett (WR, Kansas State): Speed. Absolute speed from Lockett as he blew the top off of Oklahoma.  He is not the biggest guy in the world, but his speed is going to be very valuable to teams at the next level and his game against Oklahoma was a perfect example of what he offers.

Khalil Mack (OLB, Buffalo): Mack continues to be a one man wrecking crew for the Bulls and is shooting up draft boards everywhere. He continued to fly around the field and create havoc in the backfield of the opponent. He is as a complete a player as there is in the draft and it should only be a few minutes before he hears his name on draft day.

Fallers

Johnny Manziel (QB, Texas A&M): The whole “dancing around like a chicken with his head cut off” act doesn’t work against all teams against college football. Manziel’s hectic playing style has been my biggest issue with him and when things got out of hand against LSU he wasn’t able to create the way he usually does. He needs to be a more level-headed player if he wants to be an NFL player. He has the tools, he just needs to use his head.

Aaron Murray (QB, UGA): It is a damn shame. Murray was playing his best football this season before an ACL injury has put a damper on his NFL draft stock. He is a charismatic, field general who has potential in the NFL, but his injury definitely is not going to help the stock of an undersized QB prospect.

Louis Nix (NT, Notre Dame): The big defensive lineman also has had his collegiate season ended by a knee surgery on the knee that has bothered him this entire season. Nix is incredibly talented, but if his size is going to affect his health, teams might second guessing spending a high pick on him.

 

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