Riser 4: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
If you’re not an avid follower of the NFL Draft then you won’t know who Fabian Moreau is. However, Moreau is a first round talent who lost his stock due to injuries while being in a stacked cornerback class. Moreau can’t look back at the lost season though, he has to prove himself where he can, and that he did. Standing at 6-foot and weighing 206 pounds, Moreau already meets the eye of many teams but his 4.35 40-yard dash, and great jumps both broad and vertical, have put Moreau into the conversation as he pushes his way further up the draft boards of many teams. Before the combine, Moreau’s stock was uncertain, but after a great performance, I believe he’s cemented himself in the second round.
Faller 4: Corey Clement, HB, Wisconsin
Wisconsin-system running backs leave a lot of doubt as to if they’re actually capable of being an efficient running back in the NFL. While the combine won’t determine that, a poor athletic testing is definitely bound to make teams write you off as not capable. So when Corey Clement tested a 4.68-40, he gets himself added to the list. Being the predecessor to Melvin Gordon III, the most successful running back in Wisconsin history (who also struggled early in the NFL) you already seem lesser quality when providing lesser numbers but a poor combine pushes Clement further down draft boards and he could find himself undrafted when it’s all said and done.
He still has time to prove himself and likely a team will draft him but it’s obvious Clement has a lot of work to do to impress teams again for a fair shot in the NFL.