With the NFL Scouting Combine only days away, we take time here to list the players whose stock has been on the move as of late.
There may not be any football to be played, as all-star games have long concluded, but as scouts dig deeper into film and whisper their thoughts into the ears of their media connections, trends by way of groupthink begin to swirl around the draft community.
Projecting the value of prospects is a continuous process that constantly evolves as new information is disclosed and/or discovered.
This particular stock report comes just before the scouting combine, which is a huge draft pivot for many prospect projections, as it has historically proven to significantly shake things up in the days that follow. Knowing which direction a player's momentum is heading beforehand could provide interesting contrast in how these tests can turn the tides of the draft.
To determine a stock report, it becomes necessary to familiarize oneself with the pulse of the draft community; this includes media speculation, league rumors and talking with current and former members of pro personnel departments.
For this slideshow, the change in a player's stock is not based on older information, although such past information may be referenced for context. This stock report is geared more toward changes within the last couple of months at the latest.