August 31, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; San Jose State Spartans quarterback David Fales (10) passes the ball during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers Week 14

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Oct 26, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose State Spartans quarterback David Fales (10) in the end zone after scoring on a 1 yard run during the fourth quarter against the Wyoming Cowboys at Spartan Stadium. San Jose State won 51-44. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Risers

Jackson Jeffcoat (DE, Texas): Last weekend the Longhorns moved Jeffcoat all over the front seven and in may different ways and the result was him absolutely dominating the backfield of TTU. Jeffcoat may not wow anyone with his athletic ability, but he is a savvy player with a high motor who showed he has a spot in the NFL.

David Fales (QB, SJSU): Fales and Derek Carr put on an absolute air-show in their duel last Friday and put points on the board like a basketball game. Fales was incredibly on point the entire game. His accuracy, decision making and touch really showed up against Fresno State and it reminded me of the Quarterback that made me think he was a first rounder a year ago. Fales is not going to win with arm strength, but he has everything else to be a successful pocket passer in the NFL

Ifo Ekpre Olomu (CB, Oregon): Olomu finished off his regular season with a bang. When matched up against Oregon State’s talented receivers, he absolutely locked them down. Olomu continued to display the athletic ability, ball skills and physicality that make him a top tier corner prospect and he should be hearing his name called fairly early in May.

Fallers

Bené Benwikere (DB, SJSU): There was a reason the SJSU game was a shootout… Benikwere, along with the other Spartan defensive backs, seemed absolutely shell shocked by Fresno’s offense. Benikwere often found himself out of position and really lacked the physicality  to matchup with with a group of stud wideouts. Benikewere’s natural ability gives him a place in the NFL, but he needs to improve his field IQ if he wants to see the field in the pros.

Ha Ha Clinton Dix (DB, Alabama): Dix still has every chance to be the first safety selected and he is a potential Top 15 pick, but a poor game against Auburn where he gave up too many big plays and was integral to Auburn’s win. He often was too aggressive and took poor angles in coverage and in the run game. He is a talented play, but just needs to keep his head in the right place on the field.

Tajh Boyd (QB, Clemson): Boyd has been one of the more consistent fallers of the year. Boyd has a ton of gifts and a ton of character, but he has been seemingly stunned by the abuse he has taken behind the Clemson line. He becomes paranoid and conservative once he gets knocked around a bit and that showed against South Carolina’s monstrous front 4. Boyd still has the physical tools to get his name called relatively high, but he timidity hurst his stock and his chances of NFL success.

 

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