Following combine, Todd McShay moves around B1G players in Mock Draft 3.0
It’s always interesting to see how the combine effects a player’s draft stock.
For some, it can be the showcase that puts them in the first-round discussion. For others, it can result in some pumping of the brakes.
ESPN’s NFL draft expert Todd McShay did a little bit of both with B1G players in his Mock Draft 3.0.
Joey Bosa, who came to the combine around 17 pounds lighter than the weight he played in an effort to show off his versatility, dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 in McShay’s mock. And Braxton Miller, who McShay vaulted into his first round in his last mock draft, fell out of the first-round discussion this time.
But every other B1G player either stayed the same or rose.
The two non-Buckeyes, Jack Conklin and Jason Spriggs, both came in at the exact same spots.
The noticeable jumps came from Eli Apple, Ezekiel Elliott and Darron Lee. Apple and Elliott moved up 11 and 10 spots, respectively, which put both into the top half of the first round. Lee, after his impressive combine showing, climbed six spots to No. 17.
Here’s where McShay had each B1G player:
|OVERALL PICK, NFL TEAM||POSITION, PLAYER||SCHOOL|
|4. Dallas Cowboys||DE Joey Bosa||Ohio State|
|10. New York Giants||RB Ezekiel Elliott||Ohio State|
|13. Philadelphia Eagles||OT Jack Conklin||Michigan State|
|14. Oakland Raiders||CB Eli Apple||Ohio State|
|16. Detroit Lions||OT Taylor Decker||Ohio State|
|17. Atlanta Falcons||LB Darron Lee||Ohio State|
|23. Minnesota Vikings||S Vonn Bell||Ohio State|
|31. Denver Broncos||OT Jason Spriggs||Indiana|
McShay also had a list of his top 20 prospects outside of the first round. The B1G had five players make the cut.
1. Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
2. Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
3. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
4. Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
5. Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
6. Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame
7. Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
8. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
9. Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
10. Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
11. Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
12. Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
13. Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
14. Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
15. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
16. Ryan Kelly, OC, Alabama
17. William Jackson III, CB, Houston
18. Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
19. Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina
20. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State