Quote Originally Posted by TheEnigma View Post
It's not that cut and dry really though. Some guys climb due to other kids going back to college (Lewan and Matthews) so that's why you see Fisher and Johnson surging ahead in the mocks and then you have some kids who see a fall because their arms are too short or they look too slow for the outside. Even if they are just 1-on-1 drills, you get a more deep insight into these linemen going up against other NFL caliber players. Eric Fisher was a little shady to some before the Senior Bowl since he came from a small football program but he solidified his status as a top 10 selection in those drills.
Really, none of it matters with underclassmen invloved.. Becasue so many of those underclassmen are either 1st rd picks or at least better then where there ranked now, assuming they raised there stocks had they gone back to school, so so many times ur getting guys that would be 1st rd picks and possibly top 10picks(look at Joeckl's rise this yr) a yr early is all.. Look at Barkley, he'd of been a top 5pick last yr, and goes back to school, and now hes possibly not even a 1st rder.. So if he did go last yr and was taken 5th or 6th overall or something like that, that team would of taken a guy who if only a yr later would of been possibly not even a 1st rder..

My point is, its so hard to tell whos the better prospects and why alot of teams simply go with "there" guy, regardless of ranking..