Which 2014 NFL draft prospects benefited from great summers to propel their draft stocks up as we head into the season? Which guys had issues on and off the field that resulted in downward-trending draft stocks?
Our first "Stock Watch" of the season isn't about on-field play, at least not yet. It focuses on the players who saw their draft stocks change the most over the summer. That might be due to increased time, study film, off-field issues or lost starting jobs.
The good news is that players with poor stock momentum have time to reverse their fortunes on the field. And those players who see their stocks moving up? All they have to do is continue doing what's working.
You will also notice something new this year—a weekly pro-player comparison tracker. This will give you an idea of the type of player the prospect is projected to be like on any given week. Tracking Matt Barkley last year would have seen him go from a Drew Brees-like passer to an Alex Smith-style ranking instead.