2017 NFL Mock Draft: Post Underclassmen Declaration Deadline

January 17, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The field is set for the 2017 NFL draft. 
Another loaded group of underclassmen is set to enter the NFL prospect pool. In total, 94 sophomores and juniors will forego their amateur status and begin the path to a pro career.
Some are ready. Others aren't. And their perceived value may be higher or lower than expected. 
Evaluations take place over a matter of years. Too many become prisoners of the moment. Whoever produced the latest best bowl performance will drive the conversation even if said player isn't the top prospect. 
For example, Clemson's Deshaun Watson stole the show during the College Football Playoff National Championship against a loaded Alabama defense. His performance, particularly in the second half, was special. However, pro scouts are split on the type of prospect he is. 
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah stated that he hasn't spoken with a single team that considers Watson a first-rounder. On the flip side, ESPN.com's Ada...

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