Rising Players

The much anticipated NFL draft is upon us. Every year in the weeks leading up to the draft some players start shooting up boards and raising their draft stock. Sometimes these players are physically impressive or they just are under studied by scouts. A lot of the times this will happen with quarterbacks because it is such an important position. This year I certainly see a few players raising their stock and certainly a QB.


Deshaun Watson – QB, Clemson

He certainly has not gone unnoticed leading his team to the past two national championships and winning the past year. Watson is an athletic QB who consistently makes winning plays when it matters most. It should be no surprise if Watson is a top 3 pick. His throwing mechanics need some work so he might not be the starter right away. Watson has all the tools he needs to be a great NFL quarterback.

Solomon Thomas – DL, Stanford

His draft rise really started when he had a phenomenal bowl game against UNC. He was absolutely the best player on the field that day. He also made the most important stop of the game to give his team the ball back when UNC was pushing to tie the game. He has great quickness for a man of his size. He probably is best suited for a defensive end but could slide inside on passing downs.

Chistian McCaffey – RB. Stanford

He has been raising his draft stock that much more since the Combine. He actually made the decision to sit out of the bowl game to avoid injury. He was highly scrutinized by the media for his decision and may have slightly hurt his stock. However, his performance at the Combine showed why he was a Heisman caliber talent. His father played WR for the Broncos, but he might not be available by the time they pick. McCaffrey could get selected at the top half of this year’s draft.


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