It’s April, and that means the NFL Draft is only a mere 23 days away. Let’s take a look at some former SEC players and their NFL stock watch post combine and pro days.
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia: Jones neglected to work out at the NFL Combine and just participate in Georgia’s pro day. But after a sluggish and lackluster pro day, NFL scouts and GMs are asking just how good Jarvis Jones really is. He ran a slow 4.92 40 and posted just 20 reps of 225 pounds. Still, despite 28 sacks and 44 tackles for loss in two seasons, some are asking whether his non-impressive workouts and former neck injury are a concern.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee: Patterson was once projected as a top ten pick and realistically the first receiver off the board, but scouts and the overall buzz surrounding Patterson seems to have cooled somewhat because of his ‘lack of major college experience and his unrefined route running’. He won’t escape the first round, though.
Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M: Moore was a boss on the field in the SEC, but his weak combine has many asking questions. He only posted 12 reps of 225 pounds – the lowest of any defensive linemen, and his 4.95 40 was much slower than anticipated. Moore’s stock may have fallen, but he’ll prove why he was worthy of a top ten pick in the NFL.
Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: Believe it or not – Warmack is in the conversation of being the first pick by the Chiefs as an offensive guard. His stock has been high all season, and game tape doesn’t lie: Chance Warmack is a road grader. He’s one of the highest projected guards ever in any NFL Draft.
Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: Ever since the combine last month, Sharrif Floyd has been in the conversation of being a top three pick. He’s arguably the most physically impressive player in the draft with a crazy high ceiling, and his success story draws you completely in.
Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU: Yes, Mathieu didn’t play the 2012 season, but he’s a former SEC member who’s stock is soaring as of late. He turned out a solid performance at the NFL Combine and an even better pro day, and there’s a buzz about the (former) Honey Badger in the NFL right now. Coaches and decision makers have to decide how much of a risk are they willing to take on the former All-American.
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