2014 NFL Draft: Updated Stock Report Based on Early Free-Agency Trends

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2014 NFL Draft: Updated Stock Report Based on Early Free-Agency Trends
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Between the combine and the beginning of free agency, it's hard to get a real handle on how NFL teams feel about the incoming rookies and impossible to truly know which positions they are targeting in the draft and which they aren't.

After a week of free agency, it's no longer impossible, just difficult.

This is all about perception—the dropping and rising of value—and media perception tends to lag behind actual value anyway.

That said, we can try to read the tea leaves and, using what teams have done in free agency, decide how those moves might affect this year's draft class. Of course, again, we don't really know what a team's draft board looks like and we all know there are no sure things.

Just because a team addresses a position in free agency doesn't preclude the possibility that they might still grab a player at that same position in May.

Again, it's about perception.

So, here are eight players or position groups whose perception has either gotten better or worse over the past week.

 

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