There comes a time during every NFL draft season when you really need to filter everything you hear.
Players rising, players falling—it's all a part of the master plan, really.
You see, in an age where internet is king, almost nothing goes unseen or unread.
And it's not by pure coincidence either.
Team's benefit by swaying public opinion and the internet plays a very prominent role.
Think of it simply like this.
Remember the last time you went out to eat and had a great meal overall?
I'm assuming you probably told somebody about it afterwards?
If so, then you engaged in what is known as grassroots or guerilla marketing, which is reaching a select small group of people initially, and hoping they in turn spread your message to a larger group or audience by shear word of mouth.
It's a domino effect of sorts, but it certainly can and has worked before, and NFL teams understand that fans are some of their biggest allies in helping spread the messages they want you to hear.
So what are you to do? After all, they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true, right?
Well, not entirely.
But, luckily there is one sure-fire way in which you can protect yourself.
Trust your own gut—simple as that.
Stick to this one rule and you'll be able to cloud out some of the "white noise" and false claims that are ever so prevalent during this time of year.
Which is something I have tried to do for you here.
I've listed 10 NFL draft prospects whose stocks are currently declining, backing them up with pure unbiased opinions for your reading pleasure.
*All combine results courtesy of NFL.com*