The week that the NFL invades Mobile, Alabama, has come to a close. While players have their first opportunities to meet with teams and play in the game on Saturday, the week can be either won or lost during the practices. Here are 10 players whose draft stock is on the rise/fall as we head towards the NFL Combine. -- Ross Jones
Rise: North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz
The 6-foot-5, 233-pound product came in with a lot of momentum and enthusiasm surrounding him. It seemed that he lived up to the bill by distancing himself from the pack of quarterbacks. And while his performance during Saturday's game wasn't great -- 6 of 10 for 50 yards -- he's made quite the impression on NFL scouts.
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Rise: Ohio State WR Braxton Miller
Last year former Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett came to Mobile and tore it up. He ended up going in Round 1 to the Indianapolis Colts. Miller had a promising week of practices, but his numbers didn't jump off the page in the Senior Bowl. He caught two passes -- with one drop -- for 8 yards and had a 5-yard run. He was open in the end zone on one play in the second half but QB Cody Kessler couldn't hit him. Miller also had a 31-yard kick return, which was interesting because he never did that during his time at Ohio State. If Miller can follow this week up with some solid showings in individual workouts with teams, he could be flirting with a premium pick.
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Rise: Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins
The 6-foot-1, 303-pounder flashed his versatility and ability to maul linemen at the line of scrimmage. While Rankins never played in the Senior Bowl due to a knee injury, he arguably helped himself the most because of his rare combination of speed and power.
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Rise: Alabama LB Reggie Ragland
Ragland had a really good week showing off his versatility as an outside linebacker who can come off the edge. Some scouts believe he fits remarkably as a middle linebacker who can call a defense from Day 1.
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Rise: Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Noah Spence
Spence, who transferred from Ohio State a couple years ago, dominated the competition at the lower level. It was no different this past week. Spence showed his ability to be a great edge defender, challenging opposing offensive linemen consistently. Spence has a turbulent past, but his upside might be too much to pass on.
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Fall: USC QB Cody Kessler
Kessler appeared to be a bit limited, lacking some arm strength and not being pinpoint accurate. On Saturday, he wasn't much better, as he completed just 4-of-10 throws for 45 yards and missed Braxton Miller for an easy touchdown. However, he did rush for a touchdown on a sneak from the 1-yard line. Kessler has a ton of experience, starting three seasons for USC. He finished his career with more than 10,000 career passing yards, 88 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions.
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Fall: Alabama QB Jake Coker
Nobody was expecting Coker to light it up this week, but again, Coker had a rare opportunity to piggyback a national championship with a premier performance in Mobile. He got a chance to play in the first quarter on Saturday and hit on 3-of-8 throws for 23 yards. However, he did lead a scoring drive that ended with a 25-yard touchdown run by TCU's Aaron Green. The local favorite certainly has the prototypical size that teams look for, but can he clean up his decision-making?
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Fall: Texas Tech OT Le’Raven Clark
The massive offensive tackle from Lubbock had some issues during the week. While he has great measurables, his stock may have taken a slight hit after getting exposed in a few areas. Though he did seem to settle in as the week went on.
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Fall: Georgia OT John Theus
Theus had a good opportunity to enter his name into the Round 1 conversation this week. While he has proven to be a run mauler, he was burnt a couple times by Oklahoma’s Eric Striker and Alabama’s Reggie Ragland.
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Fall: Baylor DE Shawn Oakman
Oakman certainly looks the part with a chiseled up 6-foot-8, 270-pound frame. Some talent evaluators are perplexed because he happens to get stalemated more often than not. It’s early in the process for Oakman, but scouts have certainly cooled on him since last season.