The 2014 NFL draft being pushed back two weeks has left draft junkies craving seven rounds of non-stop draft coverage on ESPN and the NFL Network but the real problem with the draft being pushed back is player’s stocks are rising and falling without much reason as to why.
The latest victim who is reportedly falling in the eyes of one general manager is former Buffalo Bulls outside linebacker Khalil Mack who has been a lock for the top-five ever since the combine in February.
@SI_PeterKing Tis the season: Talked to GM recently who could see Mack falling.
— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@SandoESPN) May 2, 2014
What has Mack done to see put him in danger of falling?
Nothing, quite frankly, but this could be more of a case of this general manager believing some other players perhaps Mike Evans, Taylor Lewan and Johnny Manziel seeing their stock elevated more so than Mack doing anything to fall.
I had the same reaction as Football Outsiders Editor-in-Chief Aaron Schatz.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 2, 2014
The NCAA record holder for forced fumbles and tackles for loss still could be the No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans and should not drop any further than the Atlanta Falcons at No. 6 with the Jacksonville Jaguars the popular destination in mock drafts.
Would being the No. 6 pick in the draft be considered “falling?”