SEC football players hear their names called every spring during the NFL draft.
How they get to the point of an NFL organization deciding to select them varies tremendously.
Some, such as former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, have obvious paths to professional careers from the day they set foot on campus. Clowney, unsurprisingly, went No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans in this year’s draft.
Conversely, other players must work their way into draft position.
Auburn tackle Greg Robinson entered the 2013 season with a high ceiling but little success to indicate he would end up as the No. 2 pick.
Yet, that’s exactly where the St. Louis Rams selected Robinson.
Here, we attempt to spotlight players who, like Robinson, could see substantial steps forward in their draft statuses.
Because this list will focus on players whose draft stock will rise this year, only those eligible for the 2015 NFL draft have been considered for this list.
Furthermore, players considered first-round picks will receive only limited consideration because it would be difficult to climb much higher.
Here is our list.