Since our last mock draft, four teams were eliminated from the NFL postseason and there were a few notable injuries (significant knee injuries to both RGIII and Seattle DE Chris Clemons). We also saw the college football season come to a close in dramatic fashion.
On Monday night, Alabama dismantled the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game. The performance – a historic one for both the program and Nick Saban – certainly helped the draft stock of some of their players, and could push a few underclassmen (running back Eddie Lacy specifically) into the NFL Draft.
For Notre Dame, some players (especially Manti Te’o) could see their draft stock drop; unfortunately, Irish defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore reportedly suffered a “significant” leg injury during the game that will likely impact where he is drafted.
With those factors in mind, we now update our series of mock drafts for this April’s NFL selections. Let us know what you think!