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10 NFL Draft prospects on the rise

Devin White

Most impressions about NFL Draft prospects are formed or finalized at the NFL Combine, which seems to be enough to send draft stock either rising or sinking for the remainder of the pre-draft season. Still, some players are finding out that it’s not too late to change their trajectory, with Pro Days still very much a factor.

In light of those, and a month removed from the Combine, we’re getting a much clearer idea of whose stock is really on the rise. Here are ten of the hottest prospects in the NFL Draft who have done themselves plenty of favors with their pre-draft workouts and interviews.

Devin White, LB, LSU

White made headlines at the Combine with a 4.42 40 time, and he understandably opted against running it again at LSU’s Pro Day. He hardly needed to, as he looked to be his usual tidy self during positional workouts. While questions linger about his lack of pass rushing, he’s a tremendous athlete who looks like he could be working his way into the top ten of draft boards. That’s in no small part because of his successful series of workouts.

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Each top 25 college football team’s most important player

Tua Tagovailoa

The college football season is upon us, which should have fans pumped across the country. Though it will take a while to get a sense for the best 25 teams in the country, we do have our preseason top 25 entering the first full slate of games. Those teams will be relying on some key players all season. Here is a look at the most important player for each of the preseason’s top 25 teams.

1) Alabama — Tua Tagovailoa, QB

After taking over the second half of the national championship game, Tagovailoa showed what he can do. He is mobile, fearless, and has a big arm. He can give Alabama the kind of big-play ability at quarterback they haven’t seen for a while — possibly ever. He has no shortage of talent around him, much of it NFL-level, and he has already demonstrated skill and poise in the most pressure-filled situation. Expect him to have a solid year at minimum.

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