The NFL season is a long, arduous process that takes up much of everyone's time from August until early February. In the minutes after the Super Bowl, fans really start to take notice of the upcoming offseason.

But why wait?

Before you know it, the NFL draft will be here. Don't be caught off guard; take a look at these five players moving up and and five players moving down our big board before the season ends.

A new week brings new names to the table—Georgia underclassman Alec Ogletree makes his debut on the big board—and sees big changes from players who entered the season as projected Top 10 picks. Injuries to Keenan Allen and Tank Carradine have their stock tumbling, but just how far will they fall?


The 2013 NFL draft doesn't have an Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. There is no Trent Richardson. What this class lacks in offensive skill players, it makes up for with an amazing amount of talent at offensive tackle and on the defensive front seven. 

If your favorite team needs a pass-rusher, this is your year. The 2013 class is loaded at defensive tackle, defensive end, outside linebacker and safety. There's even good second-tier depth at cornerback. To combat that, we have three offensive tackles rated in the top 12. 

How is the top 300 board shaking out with only one weekend left in November?


With another week of college football in the bag, fan attention continues to turn to the upcoming 2013 NFL draft. Which players are moving up and down the board this week?

Our weekly stock watch isn't always based on just the last week. Some players may move up after several strong weeks, while others can topple after one bad game or many. There's no set criteria here, but the idea is to give the reader a snapshot look at five players moving up and five players moving down. This is by no means an all-inclusive list of the top players, just those who make notable moves in this week's rankings.

So who had a worthwhile week to move up or down?


The NFL season starts with 32 fan bases believing they have a shot at the playoffs. That will soon be whittled down to 20 teams on the outside looking in, but already there is a clear picture of which teams will be filling out the top five picks of the 2013 NFL draft. But which players will they be looking at?

Unlike the 2012 draft class, this year's crop has no one truly elite player like Andrew Luck standing solidly above the rest. A lot like this year's NFL season, the 2013 NFL draft is made up of many solid players with them all still vying for the chance to be No. 1.

With the April draft nearing, here's a look at 10 top players and their odds on being the No. 1 overall pick.

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Turn on the TV or radio lately, and there's a good chance if someone is talking about the NFL draft, they are telling you a falsehood about who the top quarterback—and in some cases overall player—is for the 2013 NFL draft.

Because it's not Matt Barkley.

Before the 2012 college football season began, all you heard about the 2013 NFL draft class was Matt Barkley this and Matt Barkley that. It's time to set those myths to bed once and for all. America, Matt Barkley is not your No. 1 overall quarterback. 

This isn't a personal attack on someone who seems to be a very good kid and elite college quarterback, but the record needs to be set straight.

Draftniks and those who worship the annual spring draft religiously need to know that when Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium to announce the first overall pick in the draft, Matt Barkley's name won't even be in consideration—no matter what ESPN or the NFL Network tell you between now and the draft.


Draft season is upon us—did it ever really go away?

Whether you're an NFL fan or a fan of college football, everyone loves the NFL draft. The event is loved especially those fans who are looking ahead to the offseason to see how their team can improve. 

Which players are worth checking out in the final weeks of the college football season? We've got you covered with the Top 300 players eligible for the 2013 NFL draft.


What a difference a week can make.

While USC players find themselves free-falling down the board, Texas A&M's big win over Alabama allowed one of their top prospects to show he belongs in the top-10 conversation, while one of the Crimson Tide defenders also moved himself up the board considerably with a strong showing against the high-flying Aggie offense.

The 2013 NFL draft gets closer and closer, and as it does, here are five players moving up the board and five who find themselves falling this week.

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Being wrong isn't easy. It happens, and quite often in the NFL draft world, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow—especially thanks to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube commenters reminding you of just how wrong you were.

It happens, and the key as a college football and NFL player evaluator is to learn from it. What went wrong, what did I see wrong and what can I learn from this player? Such is the case with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Before the 2012 NFL draft, Tannehill was ranked as the No. 4 quarterback on my board. That wasn't a prediction of how high he would be drafted, but a projection of which quarterbacks would be the most talented from this class over the long haul. Through 11 weeks, it's clear that Tannehill should have been at No. 3.

What can we learn from Ryan Tannehill's pre-draft scouting report and a look at how he's playing today? Quite a bit.


The 2013 NFL draft class is shaping up, and from the outside looking in, this class appears to be weaker than any in recent memory at the most important position in football: quarterback.

Will the quarterback of college football's best-stocked program find his place in the NFL?

A.J. McCarron has won a national championship. He's been a Heisman Trophy candidate. But how does his NFL future look? Until this writing, McCarron hasn't been looked at on my big board as a potential 2013 prospect due to his status as a junior, but in a weak year of quarterbacks, could McCarron be tempted to head to the NFL?

Before a future as a professional can be considered, just how does McCarron project at the next level?


If you're a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers or Cleveland Browns, chances are you're already scouring the Internet for updates on team needs and mock drafts. You've come to the right place.

Fans of many NFL franchises have just one thing to look forward to as we head into Week 11—the NFL draft. As the NFL landscape starts to unfold, so does the NFL draft picture. Which juniors will be foregoing their final year of eligibility for the draft remains a guessing game at this point, but a good idea can be developed by now. Same for the draft order, which is starting to take shape.

Let's kick off our offseason projections with an updated two-round mock draft and updated team needs. We call that one-stop-shopping.