Half of the NFL season is gone and with it, we heave seen some big swings in momentum and some tide changing events. Arguably some of the biggest swings won’t take effect until april, because they were Draft swings. Here is how the draft is shaking up right now.
Preseason best: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
Current best: Dee Miliner, CB, Alabama:
Biggest Riser: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama: Milliner came into the season as a wait and see type prospect. Everyone knew he was talented. He had shown as much in his limited action. But no one, and i mean no one, expected Milliner to be this good. He has been almost impossible to throw at for opposing quarterbacks. Milliner has gone from mid orotund prospect to being a likely top ten pick.
Player Most Relevant to the Ravens: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina St.: Amerson has been a major faller this year. He started the season with many thinking he could be a top 3 pick, but he has fallen quickly because of some major struggles this year. that said Amerson is still terrifically talented and would be a strong second round value pick with huge upside.
Top Preseason Player:Tony Jefferson
Top Half Season Player:Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma: Jefferson has maintained his stock as a mid to late first round pick. Jefferson has good instincts and is always around the ball. Jefferson isn’t a flashy player, but he always is doing the right thing. Jeffers0n is an extremely sound player.
Biggest Riser: Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas: Vaccaro was seen as a mid round prospect coming into the season after his first year as a starter. His second year he has shown monster improvement. Vaccaro is a solid second rounder who has a chance to sneak into the first round if he finishes the season strong.
Player most relevant to the Ravens: Robert Lester, FS, Alabama: Lester has been good all season. He looks better than he did last year in coverage and he has rarely been caught out of position. I love his game and the way he fits in the Alabama defense(which is remarkably similar to the Ravens defense). Lester would step in at FS whenever Ed Reed decides to retire. The Ravens could probably get him in the second round.