This big, athletic, possession receiver has seen his stock fall dramatically after a thigh injury and over concerns about his knees. He ran poorly at his pro day, with a second effort that was only slightly better. He probably falls out of the first round.
This big defensive back had foot surgery that hindered his postseason. He ran a 40 time that was slower than 4.6. Because of that, he projects as only a "Cover 2" corner or may have to switch to safety permanently. He probably falls into the middle of the second round.
This fast scatback did not distinguish himself in the postseason, and he is part of a deep running back class. He probably falls to the middle rounds, which is a surprise – and indicative that he should have stayed another season at West Virginia.
This record-setting passer had a disastrous postseason, which included an illness and a 22-pound weight swing from the Senior Bowl to the NFL Combine. He has been labeled a "system" quarterback and did nothing to dispel that notion. Incredibly, he may not even be drafted.
He did not distinguish himself in the postseason. He is a good pass-catching tight end, but has only adequate speed and marginal blocking skills. He likely will last beyond the top 125 picks and into the late rounds.
A quick but smallish linebacker, Highsmith's stock has slipped. He had an average performance at the Senior Bowl and failed to impress with a weak NFL Combine effort. He should last until the late rounds.
He has fallen hard after an injury-riddled final season. He followed that up with a poor NFL Combine performance and pro day, which pushes him to the late rounds. There is a chance Hart won't be selected.
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