Seniorbowl week: biggest risers and fallers

Risers:

Brandon Weeden, QB, Okla St.- there were a lot of questions about Weedens ability. he played in a high octane numbers producing offense at Oklahoma State and he threw to arguably the best WR in college football for two years. Weeden did as well as he could have hoped to do this week. he was a 2nd or 3rd rounder coming into the week, coming out i think there is a decent chance he pulls a Christian Ponder and finds himself in the first round(Mike Shanahan couldnt say enough good things about him), at worst he is a second round pick.

Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia- it was commonly accepted coming in that Janoris Jenkins was the best corner at the senior bowl, that is still true but the gap wasnt anywhere near as big as i expected it to be. Boykin played tight coverage all week and really turned a lot of heads, he was a third rounder coming in, i think he probably raised his stock to mid-second round.

Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas- Joe Adams will draw comparisons to D. Jackson of the eagles, and those comparisons are pretty fair. they are both essentially the same size and roughly the same speed(Jackson is slightly faster). Adams seems much more willing to go over the middle and made a number of good catches throughout the week, Adams went from a 4th-5th round guy to a likely third rounder who might sneak into the last few picks of the second round.

Chris Rainey, RB/WR, Florida- Rainey didnt have a huge game on saturday but he had a monster week of practice, he is similar to dexter McCluster but he is significantly faster than McCluster. he has great athleticism and could also be a great return man in addition to playing WR or scatback, he is a third rounder as long as he has a good 40 time at the combine.

Quenton Coples, DE(/OLB?), UNC- Coples stock has been plummeting all season, he was a top 5 lock at the beginning of the season but a perceived lack of effort throughout the season combined with some character questions had really hurt him. Coples was a mid to late first rounder coming in, he is a top 10 lock now.

Mike Adams, LT, Ohio St- when Mike Adams was in the game, no one got near the QB. he was excellent all week. i had some questions about his game coming into the week(im not crazy about big 10 players) but he proved he is one of the best LTs in the country. he was a late first early second round guy, now i would be shocked if he was on the board at 29 when the Ravens come on the clock.

Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.- he reminded me of Ray Rice all week long. he was powerful in the lower body, broke takcles, showed alot of burst and was an excellent blocker all week. he was the only RB who shined running the ball during the game and went from a 3rd-5th round pick to a late 2nd early 3rd type player. he was very impressive.

Fallers:


Kellen Moore, QB, Boise St- how fitting is it that Moore had a terrible week of practice, struggled to throw and find lanes, but on saturday when the game started, he might have been the best QB on the field. his stats were affected by a trio of blatant drops by his WRs on perfect throws but the Week of practice is going to hurt him. Moore is a 6th or 7th round pick if he isnt undrafted.

Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M- Fuller had a terrible week in practice, he showed a lack of effort, dropped half the balls thrown his way and looked like he didnt belong in the same game as the big boys. during the game he was thrown to 2 times…he had 2 drops. Fuller was a 3rd-5th round guy(similar to Tandon Doss last year), he is a 5th rounder at best now.

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska- Dennard may have played his way out of the first round this week. he only played the first 2 days of practice, he was constantly overmatched, he really struggled to match up 1-on-1 and looked lost dropping onto zone coverage. he was injured after 2 days which may have been a blessing in disguise because it meant he couldt do any more damage to his stock from the sidelines.

 

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