Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 NFL Draft Stock Watch

Here's a consensus from ten sources of the prospects who did the most to improve or hurt their draft status during Senior Bowl week. My tally (the number to the left of the player names below) is drawn from various "risers and sliders" type of articles, as referenced in the sources.

One of the surprising things here is Leodis McKelvin with two "falling" mentions from a couple of respectable sources. From what I saw McKelvin solidified his standing as a first-round pick; I even jumped him ahead of South Florida cornerback Mike Jenkins in my position rankings, and took him from the twenty-second pick to the tenth in my mock draft. I'm also surprised Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DRC) didn't garner more positive notice as he clearly will jump from late-second/early-third round status to late-first/early-second. Similarly, Trevor Laws showed that he's a force to be reckoned with and moved himself up from a fifth or sixth round pick to a third or fourth rounder. I hope to add more thoughts to this tomorrow night.

Stock Rising
9 - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC (FC, CR, AC, TH, CFN, TP, RL, DP, CS)
7 - Chad Henne, QB, Michigan (FC, LZ, CR, AC, TP, DP, CS)
6 - Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware (LZ, CR, AC, TH, TP, DP)
6 - Justin Forsett, RB, California (FC, LZ, CR, AC, TP, DP)
6 - Lavelle Hawkins, WR, California (FC, CFN, TP, RL, DP, CS)
5 - Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt (AC, TH, CFN, RL, DP)
5 - Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn (FC, AC, TH, TP, DP)
4 - Matt Forte, RB, Tulane (AC, RL, DP, CS)
4 - Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame (FC, TH, DP, CS)
4 - Dan Connor, LB, Penn State (FC, CR, AC, CFN)
4 - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St. (AC, TH, DP, CS)
3 - Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech (AC, RL, DP)
3 - Fred Davis, TE, USC (AC, RL, DP)
3 - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy (FC, LZ, TH)
2 - John David Booty, QB, USC (FC, CR)
2 - Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida (FC, RL)
2 - Donnie Avery, WR, Houston (AC, RL)
2 - Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee (CR, DP)
2 - Oniel Cousins, OT, UTEP (LZ, DP)
2 - Dre Moore, DT, Maryland (RL, DP)
2 - Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M (TP, CS)
2 - Keith Rivers, LB, USC (CR, DP)
2 - Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU (FC, DP)
2 - Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana (RL, DP)
1 - Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech (FC)
1 - Rafael Little, RB, Kentucky (FC)
1 - Jacob Hester, FB, LSU (TH)
1 - Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas (TH)
1 - D.J Hall, WR, Alabama (FC)
1 - Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian St (TP)
1 - Sam Baker, OT, USC (LZ)
1 - Chad Rinehart, OT, Northern Iowa (RL)
1 - Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College (CFN)
1 - Mike Pollack, C, Arizona State (TP)
1 - Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan (FC)
1 - Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama (TH)
1 - Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida State (RL)
1 - Xavier Adibi, LB, Virginia Tech (FC)
1 - Jordan Dizon, LB, Colorado (RL)
1 - Simeon Castille, CB, Alabama (DP)
1 - Thomas DeCoud, FS, Cal (LZ)

Stock Falling
9 - Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii (LZ, CR, AC, TH, CFN, TP, RL, DP, CS)
8 - Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky (LZ, CR, AC, TH, TP, RL, DP, CS)
5 - Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State (LZ, CR, AC, TP, CS)
3 - Dejuan Tribble, CB, Boston College (LZ, CFN, RL)
2 - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy (RL, DP)
2 - Terrence Wheatley, CB Colorado (CFN, TP)
1 - Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee (CR)
1 - Limas Sweed, WR, Texas (LZ)
1 - Marcus Smith, WR, New Mexico (RL)
1 - D.J Hall, WR, Alabama (TH)
1 - Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri (LZ)
1 - Jacob Tamme, TE, Kentucky (CS)
1 - Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College (TP)
1 - Sam Baker, OT, USC (RL)
1 - Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State (RL)
1 - Barry Richardson, OT, Clemson (RL)
1 - Oniel Cousins, OT, UTEP (RL)
1 - Cody Wallace, C, Texas A&M (LZ)
1 - Beau Bell, LB, UNLV (CR)
1 - Shawn Crable, LB, Michigan (RL)
1 - Simeon Castille, CB, Alabama (TH)

AC: Adam Caplan,, "Scouting the All-Stars"

CFN: staff,, "Who's Hot & Not - 2008 Senior Bowl Week"

CR: Chad Reuter,, "Senior Bowl Risers and Fallers"

CS: Chris Steuber,, "UA Senior Bowl Risers, Fallers, Up-and-Coming"

DP: Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune, "Scout talk: Senior Bowl winners and losers"

FC: Frank Coyle, Draft Insiders, "Rising Pro Prospects to Watch"

LZ: Lance Zierlein, The Z Report, "Senior Bowl Insiders say who is rising and falling"

RL: Russ Lande, GMjr/SportingNews, "Senior Bowl Dish: Wrap-up"

TH: Tommy Hicks,, "Judgment week"

TP: Tony Pauline, TFY Draft Preview/ "Senior Bowl: Final analysis"

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