NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock recently released an updated set of rankings. Interestingly, the latest edition of his rankings seems to fall more into consensus than previous versions.
1. Deshaun Watson, Clemson
2. Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
3. Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech
4. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
5. Davis Webb, California
Rise: Watson (2), Trubisky (3), Mahomes (4)
Fall: Kizer (1)
Kizer falls all the way from 1 to 4 in Mayock’s latest rankings. It seems like Watson, Trubisky, and Mahomes have emerged as the top 3 in some order on most big boards I have seen recently.
Let’s take a look at the secondary.
1. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
2. Gareon Conley, Ohio State
3. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
4. Tre'Davious White, LSU
T-5. Adoree' Jackson, USC
T-5. Kevin King, Washington
Rise: Conley (4), White (NR), Jackson (previously No. 1 in special exceptions)
Fall: Humphrey (2), King (3), Fabian Moreau, UCLA (5, added to special exceptions)
Conley is the big riser here. Kevin King, who had seemed very high as the third corner, falls to number five, which is more in line with general rankings. King’s teammate Sidney Jones is on a separate list of injured players.
Mayock’s safety rankings also have found the consensus.
1. Jamal Adams, LSU
2. Malik Hooker, Ohio State
3. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
4. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
5. Marcus Williams, Utah
Rise: Adams (2), Hooker (3)
Fall: Peppers (1), Marcus Maye, Florida (T-5)
Peppers had previously topped the list. He is a polarizing prospect. People seem to either love him or hate him. Even among those who are high on him, I don’t sense there are many who would have rated him above Adams and Hooker, though.
For the entire list of Mayock ratings, go here.