Each year some guy no one expects gets drafted much higher than all of the pre draft speculation and each year one guy falls who was thought to be a solid high end player.
Who are your surprises for each of these categories?
My surprise riser is Sheldon Richardson, I think he will go higher than expected.
My surprise slider is Dee Milliner (Not the 1st Cb off the board, might not be the 2nd either and slides further than expected.)
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As for everyone else, I think Fluker goes extremely high. Perhaps by a team looking to use him at guard. Don't think it's out of the question for us either. Gives versatility in that he can also play tackle, but has ability to be pro bowl guard.
In terms of a player dropping, I'm going to go with Vaccaro. He's a safety and that will hold him back no matter how good he is.
Surprise Riser: Bacarri Rambo, FS (projected 3-4 rounder)
He just looks too good on tape to fall this far. I understand he had 2 failed drug tests but that just means he wasn't as smart as the other guys who didn't get caught. If he interviews well and puts that behind him, his skillset is more like rounds 2-3.
Surprise Faller: Cordarelle Patterson, WR (projected in top 25)
He doesn't really interview well and that might turn teams off. Still a raw prospect in a deep WR class. If I were a GM, I'd prefer someone like Hopkins who has more of a WR skillset than Patterson who is more of an athlete.
Riser: Swearinger. I say he goes in the early second round.
Faller: I'm going to go with Geno because I think there's a shot he falls out of the first round after being considered for a time in the Top 3 overall.
Agree with Poli on Lattimore as a riser.
For slider, I will say Keenan Allen.
Wouldn't be surprised if Lattimore is the second RB off the board and Allen falls to Round 3.
Surprise riser: Justin hunter. This kid has nothing wrong with him like some of the other prospects in the draft and has prototypical size.
Faller: Jarvis jones who's stenosis will have a bigger effect on his stock than we think.
I'm with you when I think Keenan Allen is a bit overrated in this draft class. I just don't see first round draft prospect on tape or even with his athleticism.
I don't know if i can come up with "surprise" risers... they've all been outted. Cyprien, Haden, Brown, Nassib...
Escobar gets picked late 1st.
Nathan Stanley is the 4th QB drafted
Catapano goes in the 3rd.
Ansah. middle to late 1st round. Too many polished prospect with less concerns.
C. Patterson. All the way into the second round. Hopkins has replaced him.
what few games i could find on him, looked pretty damn good.Nathan Stanley, QB, Southeastern Louisiana
Height: 6-5. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.95.
Projected Round (2013): 6-FA.
4/23/13: Stanley started out his career at Ole Miss before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana. The senior completed 53 percent of his passes for 1,705 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions this year. Stanley also performed well at the East-West Shrine. He was not at the Combine.
Stanley displays all the physical tools NFL teams look for with a strong arm and good pocket presence. He will need some development, but could be a good sleeper for the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
D.L Hayden on the rise, Dee Millner falling.
Fading away - Chance Warmack
Rising - Brian Winters
Riser: Tank Carradine in the top 20
I also agree on Fluker. He seems like a lock for he top 25.
Faller: Warmack -- I think he might be outside the top 20 and I would not be shocked to see Fluker get picked before him.
Rising - WR/ HOPKINS
Falling - LB/ & M I N G O was hiz Name O ( ruff ruff) crowd. grrrrrrrr!!!
Rising: Fluker, Hayden
Falling: Mingo, Millner
I can see Jets taking Fluker at #9