Each week after we update our mock draft ADP [average draft position], we will analyze the largest movers. We will look at the top three risers and the top three fallers.
Corey Coleman – It shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that the rookies are starting to make their way up the draft boards. Coleman is very likely to be one of the first rookie wide receivers to be taken, and truthfully, he probably has the best chance at immediate success. I’m cautiously optimistic with this Browns team, but there is certainly a great deal of upside.
Sterling Shepard – Sterling Shepard is another name that should be very popular come draft time. He was very skilled at Oklahoma, and should add an additional threat for Eli Manning to throw to. He was one of my favorites to watch in college, and it is hard to imagine him not making some kind of contribution in 016.
Josh Doctson – The third of the trio of rookie receivers is Doctson, who many believed immediately after the draft looked poised to be the top producing rookie receiver. I don’t think anyone has ruled that out, but there are a few more thrown into that equation as well. You can draft both Kirk Cousins and Josh Doctson in the late middle of your draft, and that could provide you with a very strong team.
Darren McFadden – I would say that part of Ezekiel Elliot’s rise would be Darren McFadden’s demise, but the reality is that the hype for Elliot has really started near the top. I am not a buyer in the top ten. You can tell me I’m wrong, but I am not passing on elite receivers with an unproven in the NFL running back, especially when many teams are splitting carries more and more. I still think McFadden makes a nice late round pick, even if you are looking at him as just a handcuff. He may go undrafted in many leagues.
Benjamin Watson – Watson is a bit of a head scratcher, as his situation really hasn’t changed much, so I’m not sure why he would be dropping. Some of it, I’m sure is due to the rise in the young talent. It could be due to the realization that both Crocket Gillmore and Maxx Williams exist in Baltimore. It could be a number of things. I really am not wild about choosing him this year, as I think even if you get him late, there are still far better options.
Charles Clay – This one is a bit of a head scratcher too, as he appeared to be in a very good position as the number two receiving option on the team. It also looks like former Florida State TE Nick O’Leary is on the roster bubble, which would give Clay an even more vital role. This week I am just chalking it up to more rookie presence. If he were to fall again next week, it is highly likely that something more is in play in people’s minds.